Mobile Broadband V Tethering

What is Tethering?

Phones that use the 3G network to connect you to the web in the same way as a mobile broadband dongle. So by connecting certain phones to your laptop, you’re able to turn it into a modem to go online.

3G mobile phones have been capable of tethering for some time, but the rise in popularity of smartphones like the iPhone, HTC Desire and the new Windows 7 phones has made it much easier to do.

How Much Does it Cost?

You won’t have to buy a mobile broadband dongle, but you might have to pay an extra fee on top of your monthly mobile line rental to use tethering.

A tethering add-on is unlikely to save you any money compared to a standard mobile broadband package that uses a dongle or mobile Wi-Fi modem.

However, enabling tethering on your phone means that you’ll never have to remember to take your dongle with you when you go to meetings or on long train journeys – simply plug your phone into your laptop and you’ll have instant internet access.

Mobile Broadband

However if you wish to go online more frequently, the mobile broadband dongle may be the solution for you.  There are lots of offers from o2 at the moment offering you a great mobile broadband package!

Before you sign up to Mobile Broadband it is advised that you check the signal strength in your area, otherwise you may be paying a monthly subscription for a poor signal strength. You’ll get two results  – one for the mobile broadband, and one for O2 Wifi hotspots. We treat everyone on O2 to thousands of wifi hotspots, on us. So you can get online without eating into your data.

If you are interested in the mobile broadband or tethering solution, please call Welcomm on 01858 410010

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