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Vodafone offers pay-as-you-go mobile broadband



19.12.2008

Consumers can now access Vodafone’s mobile broadband network, which covers over 80% of the UK, on a no-contract deal from the mobile giant.


Bringing it into direct competition with similar offerings from rivals O2, Orange and T-Mobile, Vodafone has launched what is essentially pay-as-you-go mobile broadband called, 'TopUP and Go.'


Customers initially purchase a USB modem for £39, which comes with £15 of credit which entitles them to 1GB of data. This 1GB, unlike with its rivals’ products, does not expire after 30 days and can be used until it runs out. Arguably, this increases value-for-money for the user.


Further £15 vouchers can then be bought to top-up the data available. The USB dongle can also be used as a 4GB memory stick.


Customers are expected to be people wanting casual broadband use for backup connection or simply for casual use outside the home or office. Users have been told to expect speeds of between 1Mbps to 2Mbps from the service, although it is theoretically capable of speeds of up to 3.6Mbps.

 

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