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Web users to see surge in 30-day Mobile broadband contracts

Short contracts a response to economic climate

In six months, one fifth of all mobile broadband deals will feature a 30-day contract, as ISPs respond to the economic climate, says Top 10 Broadband.

The broadband comparison site says it has seen a rise in short and no-contract home broadband deals, which allow users to give just 30 days notice to swap to another ISP, over the past few months and expects the mobile broadband market to follow suit.

Jessica McArdle, marketing manager at Top 10 Broadband said: "One-month mobile broadband deals are soaring in popularity during the current recession as wary users are shunning long-term broadband contracts in favour of 'light' commitments".

O2 is currently the only UK ISP offering mobile broadband on a 30-day contract, however Top 10 Broadband expects the other providers to roll-out similar offerings very soon.

"Last year, mobile broadband changed the UK broadband industry forever; now with new one-month deals, mobile broadband is continuing to cause game-changing shockwaves. Many fixed-line only broadband providers must be quivering in their cabled boots," added McArdle.

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See also: O2 launches mobile broadband and laptop deals


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