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‘Mobile Broadband’ : A “Luxury Turned Necessity”

mobile_broadbandIn this article we will tell you about cheap mobile broadband plans. ‘Mobile Broadband’ is basically a wireless internet facility.

A decade ago, Mobile phones were considered more of a ‘luxury’ than ‘requirement’ and it didn’t take much time for the entire equation to change. Today, Mobile phones have become a basic necessity for everybody. Same scenario holds for ‘Internet’, which has now become one of the primary requirements in every household or industry.

And during the last couple of years, the two basic requirements described above (Mobile Phones and Internet) have amalgamated to give rise to the latest ‘Luxury turned necessity’, which is popularly known to us as ‘Mobile Internet‘.

Mobile Internet‘ refers to 3G internet access on your Mobile phone at broadband speed. ‘Mobile Internet‘ is often confused with ‘Mobile Broadband‘ which is basically a wireless internet facility at broadband speed on your laptop or PC using an ‘Internet dongle’ or USB modem.

An Internet dongle is a USB device that plugs into your PC or laptop and provides you instant internet access at broadband speed.  With plenty of service providers competing against each other in ‘Mobile Broadband’ market, the prices are getting lower and more affordable to end consumers.

Every service provider has some set of advantages over others and therefore it might be a tough task to choose the best mobile broadband service provider around, especially when you have to get into an yearly or even longer contract while signing up for any of the services.

It’s ideal to make a feature-by-feature comparison of various service providers in your country and in case you reside in U.K. , you can simply refer to, which will help you compare the available Mobile broadband service providers and get you the the precise details of network coverage of the service providers.

‘Mobile broadband’ is getting so popular these days that industry analysts are predicting that ‘Mobile broadband’ will soon takeover ‘Fixed broadband’ and even ‘Mobile Internet’.



  1. Andrew

    June 1, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I think this is a great idea, I know I have grown accustomed to taking my laptop and work with me everywhere I go.

  2. Andy

    June 1, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I bought an MC727 for my laptop last year when I moved to thailand, and it has sometimes been faster than my nieghbours fixed line broadband. I have read that there is a revision B version of my dongle coming out that is 3x faster than I currently have. So yes, I belive that mobile broadband will overtake fixed line broadband! I also think we will see a lot of consumer goods with built in mobile broadband in the future.

  3. Mujtaba

    June 2, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    i would like to know if mobile broadband is available in India, coz i am sick of using gprs coz its awefully slow (max speed 6kbps!)

    • Prashant Sharma

      June 2, 2009 at 10:23 pm

      It’s there in India as well. For Mobile Internet(Internet on Mobile handsets/smartphones), 3G services are being provided by BSNL and recently Reliance has announced its 3G services as well. Soon, most of the service providers will start providing 3G services(more competition, cheaper service).
      In case of Mobile Broadband(Wireless Internet on laptop/PC), EV-DO services are provided by BSNL only and sooner TATA will also start providing HSDPA services(They have named it “Photon+”).
      But if i were to suggest you any of the providers that i have mentioned for either ‘Mobile Internet’ or ‘Mobile Broadband’, i would suggest “Nobody”, simply bcoz most of the providers have just started out and coverage is very limited in metros. If you’re a kind of guy who will hardly go out of your local area and if your local area is covered by the xyz service provider then go for it….Pricing is also a concern…Wait for 6-8 months and you will see service rentals going down like never before.

  4. Viz

    November 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    My experience of ‘dongles’ is plain awful. I prefer to plan my journey around free Wifi zones so that I know i’ll get connected. There’s no point in the hardware when network reception’s so poor where I commute.

  5. minime

    March 4, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I have used and I am still using an internet dongle and work pretty nice, though the speed is a bit small.

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