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Group test: what's the best 3G dongle?

The best mobile broadband packages in the UK

PC Advisor reveals the best 3G dongle and mobile broadband package available in the UK right now.

5. Edimax 3G-6210n

Edimax 3G-6210n
  • Reviewed on: 15 September 10
  • RRP: £60.48 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 0 out of 10

With good range but very slow throughput the Edimax 3G-6210n is one of the better 3G routers out. However, it can’t quite cut the mustard when compared with other standalone wireless routers. A good travelling companion.

4. T-Mobile Web n Walk mobile broadband service

T-Mobile Web n Walk mobile broadband service
  • Reviewed on: 3 October 08
  • RRP: 12 month contracts: £20 for 3GB download limit, £35 for 10GB
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

All in all, T-Mobile has a strong mobile broadband offering, providing decent speeds and coverage. Definitely one to consider.

3. Three Broadband Lite

Three Broadband Lite
  • Reviewed on: 19 August 08
  • RRP: From £10 a month
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

Reasonably priced, with solid coverage and a good selection of easy-to-use dongles, Three is indeed a magic number.

2. Virgin Media Mobile Broadband

Virgin Media Mobile Broadband
  • Reviewed on: 10 October 08
  • RRP: 18-month contract; £15 for 3GB
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

Running on T-Mobile's network, Virgin Media Mobile Broadband provides decent 3G speeds, and the subscription cost is in line with the best deals on the market.

1. Vodafone USB Modem Stick

Vodafone USB Modem Stick
  • Reviewed on: 2 April 08
  • RRP: £49 on monthly contract; £20-per month; Free on 24-month contract, £15 per-month
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

While HSDPA and even traditional 3G isn't available everywhere, those able to access Vodafone's faster networks could find the USB Modem Stick a life saver.

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