3 Mobile Broadband Explored
This page contains information on how to use 3's Mobile Broadband service for Internet access on a laptop. We're using UK network 3's ZTE USB Modem
3 Mobile Broadband:
Network Operator 3's main selling point is their 3G Internet connectivity, and it's not surprising that as well as offering Internet-enabled mobiles, they also offer connectivity for laptops and desktops. 3 offers a range of USB 3G modems to connect into a USB port and provide a wireless broadband service.
With 3, you can choose to get a USB dongle on a contract (from £10 a month), or on a pay-as-you-go basis. Packages range from 1 gig to 15 gig a month download limits.
3 offers a range of mobile dongles. On this page, we look at the ZTE model. For the full range, go to 3's Mobile Broadband section
3's 3G USB Modem Availability
Available on 3 Broadband to Go. These USB dongles are available on three different packages: Lite, Plus or Max. These contracts offer download limits of between 1GB and 15GB a month.
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Useful Mobile Broadband Links:
- Mobile Internet - Mobile access on laptops, mobile phones and PDAs
- wi-fi Mobile Broadband - Get 3's mobile broadband using a wi-fi modem
- 3G in the UK - More information about 3G data networks in the UK
- UK Mobile Phone FAQ - Need help with UK phone settings or networks? Try here
- Internet abroad - Want to get net access from overseas
- Dell laptops - Need a laptop? Try Dell
- Mobile phone connectivity - Help with getting your mobile phone online for mobile surfing.