PC Advisor Broadband Survey 2008
Broadband connection speeds, subscription prices and terms vary hugely - as do customers' experiences. Our annual broadband survey, sponsored by Broadband Genie, lets you have your say about your ISP. PLUS: advice on how to get better-value broadband.
When we asked about broadband ISPs in our survey, we weren't surprised to find a handful of readers telling us that they had made the switch to Vodafone, T-Mobile or 3. The polling company YouGov believes that consumer take-up of mobile broadband could have a major impact on fixed-line ISPs.
Increasing numbers of households are dispensing with their landlines, and Ofcom reports that as many as 13 percent of households have made this switch.
As one reader, Julia Hodge, told us: "I don't bother with a landline any more. I use my laptop and my 3G dongle and get online wherever I like in the house. It's cheaper and more convenient."
YouGov goes on to report that 5 percent of those who have both fixed-line and mobile broadband are intending to dump their landline connection when their subscription expires and just use their 3G dongle - a not-inconsiderable 0.6 percent of you gleefully told us you have already done so.
Richard Warmsely, head of internet and entertainment at T-Mobile, says: "We've seen sales of mobile broadband devices soar by 360 percent in the past 12 months and more than a quarter of our new customers are asking for mobile broadband."
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