T-Mobile Launches £2 Per Day Mobile Broadband
By: MarkJ - 19 September, 2008 (8:51 AM)

T-Mobile has launched an interesting range of new off-the-shelf Mobile Broadband products that do not require customers to sign-up under a long-term contract. The pay-as-you-go (PAYG) style products cost from only £2 per day for "unlimited" access (3GB Fair Usage Policy applies). Options are as follows:

1 Day
Mobile Broadband 1 Day is available for just £2 a day. Ideal for customers who occasionally want access to the internet when they’re out and about, either visiting friends or taking advantage of the occasional day of sunshine we get by logging on in the park. A recent T-Mobile survey found that 44% of Brits think we should have access to the internet anywhere in the UK.

7 Day
Suited to customers that want to stay connected when they’re away from their home connection either on business or on holiday – Mobile Broadband for seven days offers unlimited broadband access for seven days for only £10.

30 Day
For customers that will use mobile broadband regularly but do not want to commit to a year-long contract, Mobile Broadband 30 Day is the option. Mobile Broadband for thirty days offers unlimited broadband access for only £20.

To access T-Mobile pre-pay Mobile Broadband, customers simply need to purchase a USB (Modem) Stick 110, which includes a memory stick, for just £49.99 and plug it into a laptop to access their favourite sites. Credit can be topped up direct from the laptop and customers are able to select whichever package suits them at the time:

Richard Warmsley, Head of Internet and Entertainment, T-Mobile UK, said: “We’ve seen massive demand for mobile broadband from a range of people, so we’re creating ways for customers to only pay for days they actually need. We have removed all complexity from the mobile broadband story, giving customers the confidence to simply pick it up off the shelf and start using it. Mobile broadband has hit the mainstream and we have made it simple for anyone to buy, use and understand.

Warmsley continues: “Our simple approach to pricing is also reflected in our fair use policy, T-Mobile is the only network that doesn’t punish its customers with run-on rates.

This seems like an excellent idea for people who only travel long distances occasionally but still need to remain connected. In fact I may give this service a bash myself next weekend when on the way to Plymouth and write up a report about it.

T-Mobile’s Mobile Broadband 110 Stick offers download speeds of up to 3.6Mbps and upload speeds of 0.3 Mbps, though like all such networks the coverage can be patchy.


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