Operators in England seem to go out their way to make this particular product obscure. Worse is that in some cases, you don't get the special rate unless you call up in advance and register for it. Very weird. I hope I'm wrong.
I had to spend a lot of time just to find out that:
- £1 bundle, for all day mobile access
- £2.00 daily capped rate, so you never pay more than this a day (contract?)
£5 for a week of anytime mobile internet access (contract?)
It's not clear if you have to register in advance for this service or not.
- It's not clear what the usage limit is.
- It's not clear what happens if you exceed the "fair usage limit"
Vodafone -- Pay as you browse - 25MB
50p a day
Subject to a 25MB daily data limit.
Virgin mobile (uses T-mobile)
30 pence per day for 25M and after than if I understand the pricing correctly, you're charged at 'normal' rates. Whatever they are.
50p per day.
This weekend I'm going to France. What will any of these PAYG SIM cards cost to roam in France is anyone's guess. I've use H3G in Europe whilst travelling a year or two ago... I never received a bill. This makes me suspect their billing networks are up shit creek.
Difference between this and mobile broadband for laptops
This 'mobile Internet' offered by these sorts of SIM cards seem to use APN configured to be:
- Slower then the dongles performance
- Use a content transformation proxy with mangles images
If you know better, please let me know!