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  • Compare wireless mobile broadband deals to get online anywhere
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  • Access mobile broadband on multiple devices with a MiFi deal
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*The "average" speed displayed in Mb represents the speed available to 50% of customers with this product during peak time (between 8pm and 10pm). The actual speed you will get depends on your cabling, your area and (with non-fibre optic products) time of day and how far you are from the telephone exchange. Most providers will tell you the likely speed you will receive when you begin your online sign up — this may differ from the average speed displayed on our table.

Contract discount compares the promotional price currently offered across all services (broadband, line rental, TV, etc.) against the monthly cost of the same package without promotions, multiplied by the duration of the contract.

The deals available at your postcode are subject to local availability. The provider will confirm availability for your line.

We aim to take the strain out of broadband comparison. Good broadband deals aren't just about the price, it's also about what's included in the product, the speeds offered and any extra incentives providers are offering. To balance all of these, we have developed a ranking formula that takes into account deals that are proving to be popular with our customers, that are competitive in the market and have a smooth buying process.

If you prefer, you can sort deals by monthly cost, speed or contract length. You can also choose to show costs as monthly or full contract, which lets you see the total spend over the contract period, including any setup costs.

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Broadband deals explained

Wireless mobile broadband refers to the kind of connections provided by MiFi units. These are handy, pocket-sized gadgets that enable you to share a wireless mobile broadband connection between multiple users simultaneously.

As with dongles, MiFi broadband users can buy credit on a pay-as-you-go monthly basis or sign up for a longer annual contract.

The main difference between a MiFi and a dongle is that dongles only allow you to connect one device to the Internet. Conversely, a MiFi lets multiple people share the same connection.

How does a MiFi broadband device work?

MiFis work in much the same way as wireless broadband hotspots. In a nutshell, a MiFi taps into cellular 3G or 4G networks and generates a mini, localised wireless broadband cloud with a radius of over 30 feet. This signal can be picked up by any devices in the vicinity.

How to use wireless mobile broadband:

  1. Turn on your MiFi unit, then wait for your computer to pick up the signal it emits.

That’s all you have to do — it’s a one-step process.

Which mobile broadband providers offer MiFis?

Currently, providers offering 3G or 4G MiFis are Three, Vodafone and O2. Short contract, pay-as-you-go deals or longer contracts are all available.

Advantages of wireless mobile broadband:

  • You can share your broadband connection with the rest of your house
  • More than one person can connect to the internet at any time
  • No need for a landline, which spells massive savings on rental
  • You can create a wireless area wherever you go, at work or in the home

Disadvantages of wireless mobile broadband:

  • If your broadband download speed is extremely slow, sharing the connection between more than two or more people will exacerbate this problem, even make it impossible to connect to the internet.

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