Following O2′s recent mobile broadband launch, they’re currently running a promotion where anyone buying mobile broadband will get a free Sony Ericsson T280 prepay handset (worth £49). The promotion runs until Christmas Eve.
Just a few weeks after the arrival of Virgin’s mobile broadband service, Trusted Reviews have announced that Virgin will be offering discounts when you take mobile broadband with a fixed line broadband subscription. From next Monday, Virgin broadband subscribers with XL, L or ADSL 1 packages will be able to add mobile broadband from as [...]
Given the popularity of mobile broadband, many people are now asking if they can access mobile broadband via a mobile phone. If your handset supports mobile broadband, then you can probably use it with your laptop to access the internet. First, you’ll need to find out if there’s a broadband modem in the mobile phone. [...]
Virgin has become the latest operator in the UK to enter into the mobile broadband market. Virgin, who use T-Mobile’s HSDPA network, have pitched their service on a par with Vodafone – charging £15 per month for 3GB, with a £15 per GB out of bundle charge. Their offering is only available on an 18 [...]
BT has launched a mobile broadband offering, aimed at small business customers. BT’s “Business Mobile Broadband” is available to business customers for £17.50 per month, plus VAT. The service includes 3GB of data (fair usage), plus 4000 BT openzone WiFi minutes per month and comes with either a Huawei E270 or E170 USB modem. They’re [...]
Qualcomm – the guys who make the chips inside the majority of USB modems – have just completed their first tests on a new chipset, the MDM8200. This chipset is designed to support HSPA+ – the technology behind the next generation of mobile broadband networks. HSPA+ will offer download speeds of up to 42Mbps and [...]
Orange has just announced it’s planning on upgrading it’s 3G network in the North of the UK to improve performance in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North-East. They’re doing this to provide a more reliable voice and data service and improve mobile broadband coverage.
O2 have just announced their intention to give away free fixed line ADSL broadband with their mobile broadband packages. Customers who choose “O2 Home Broadband Takeaway” will get an 8Mbps ADSL connection free of charge when they sign up to a £20 mobile broadband price plan. O2 are charging a £30 connection charge, but oddly [...]
For most users, the connection manager supplied with the USB modem is sufficient for getting connected and managing your modem. However, some users (especially those not using Windows computers) prefer to manage their modem directly, using AT commands. Here’s some useful commands for USB modems. Selecting an APN +CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”apn name” e.g. for Vodafone UK – [...]
As mobile broadband grows in popularity, more people are asking what they can do to improve the speed of their connections. In this post we explore some of the factors that impact your throughput, and what you can do to improve it. Network capability The top speed of your connection will be limited by the [...]