Dongles are plummeting in price after starting life as expensive items, one expert has highlighted.
Szu Ping Chan, of independent financial advisor the Motley Fool, has drawn attention to the reductions mobile broadband providers are on USB modems.
The devices have had their prices slashed numerous times as the market for portable broadband technology heats up in the UK.
"Mobile broadband dongles were all the rage at the start of the year, enabling you to surf the net wherever you are, whenever you like," says Ms Ping Chan. "The only trouble was they were rather expensive."
She then went on to use 3's £5 per month mobile broadband deal for mobile phone subscribers as an example of the reduced rates now on offer.
A recent review by PC Pro revealed 3's mobile broadband boasted the fastest average connection speeds in the UK.