Once upon a time, the majority of internet service providers existed solely to supply you with a home broadband connection. However, as the UK broadband market has matured, we’ve seen companies diversify so that you can now get everything from your home phone, mobile phone, digital TV and home broadband from a single provider.
Alongside, these services, long-standing home broadband providers have also launched mobile broadband services. Conversely, companies that were once just able to provide you with a mobile phone service or mobile broadband now offer home broadband too. That means they're plenty of scope to bundle those services together and cut your outgoings.
What are home and mobile broadband packages?
As the name suggests, home and mobile broadband packages combine both services and are intended to keep you online wherever you are - whether that’s in your house or in the most far-flung corner of the globe.
If you choose a home and mobile broadband package, you’ll get a fixed line broadband connection for use with your home computer and any other broadband compatible devices in your house.
And for when you’re on the move, you’ll also receive a mobile broadband dongle or MiFi unit that harnesses signals from a mobile phone network to get you online with your laptop or tablet.
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What are the advantages of choosing a home and mobile broadband package?
Home and mobile broadband packages are often cheaper than taking the two services separately from different providers. Furthermore, as mobile broadband has become more popular, more and more internet service providers have unveiled both home and mobile broadband packages. This has created more competition in the market which is continuously driving prices down.
Consumers who choose a home and mobile broadband package also benefit from a single bill. This makes keeping track of outgoings much simpler.
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What are the disadvantages of home and mobile broadband packages?
If you’re not likely to make much use of your mobile broadband but like to have a dongle around in case of emergencies, it may be cheaper to opt for a pay as you go mobile broadband dongle offer.
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