9/25/2008 12:22:00 PM
Top three networks to snub prepay mobile broadband
T-Mobile will compete with 3 over prepay dongles in the run-up to Christmas, while all the other major operators have told Mobile they have no imminent plans to move into that area.
T-Mobile’s new pay-as-you-go mobile broadband offer connects users from £2 per day, down from the £4 per day it previously charged.
The operator has brought in seven-day packages for the first time costing £10, and connectivity for one month still costs £20.
Richard Warmsley, head of internet and entertainment at T-Mobile UK, said: ‘Mobile broadband has hit the mainstream and we have made it simple for anyone to buy, use and understand.’ He also commented about the network’s fair use policy:
‘T-Mobile is the only network that doesn’t punish its customers with run-on rates.’
3 says it isn’t currently considering refreshing its tariffs, claiming to be confident that it still offers the best-value tariffs on the market in comparison (see below).
3 vs T-mobile
Dongle price £49.99
(Download speeds of up to 3.6Mbps, up to 8GB of memory with microSD card)
£2 for one day
£10 for seven days
£20 for 30 days
Dongle price £49.99 (Download speeds of up to 3.6Mbps, 3GB of internal memory)
£15 for 30 days