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Philde
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With the current trend for BTOR to increase landline charges way above inflation/value, I am cosidering abandoning my landline and useing 4G mobile broadband at home. I can get 4G at reasonable speed and wonder what options there are, tethering to my smartphone, dongle, other mobile device? What are the best options, I understand that O2 dongles are limited to 10GB per month and I would perfer to leave my smartphone separate, has anyone tried other options. I guess I am looking for around 32GB per month and a device with an external aerial would be usefull.

 

Any comments?

 

Regards Phil...

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have you seen the offers from plusnet and talk talk where you get a year free broadband if you take their landline? not sure of availability in location but certainly an option...

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I too would suggest TalkTalk or sky have a similar offer.

However yes, I did this a while back when my bb was faulty. You get mifi dongles that push out a WiFi signal in your home and tethers upto 5 devices at one time. They might even have better units available now. You can also tether from your mobile etc too. What you looking to do, steam out general browsing?
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Mobile data is not, as yet, a viable alternative to BB.
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@MI5 wrote:
Mobile data is not, as yet, a viable alternative to BB.

 

Physically or financially........both ?

 

Speed isn't a problem, download/upload GB limit doesn't seem to be a problem, cost around £30pm (less than a landline calls+rental package) not too bad.

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@Beenherebefore wrote:

@MI5 wrote:
Mobile data is not, as yet, a viable alternative to BB.

 

Physically or financially........both ?

 

Speed isn't a problem, download/upload GB limit doesn't seem to be a problem, cost around £30pm (less than a landline calls+rental package) not too bad.


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@Philde what price can you get your 32gb a month of mobile 4g data for?

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And I didn't even take into account the broadband package saving so a BT Fibre+phone cost could be in excess of £55pm

 

Edit : current BT non-offer prices for the top whack up to 76Mb Infinity (comparable to a good 4G signal) with phone line and Anytime calls = £56pm, there also a once-off £49 activation fee.

 

https://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/broadband-packages

 

https://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/phone-packages

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