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

1. Vodafone USB Modem Stick

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

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.

Read our Vodafone USB Modem Stick review.

2. Virgin Media Mobile Broadband

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

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.

Read our Virgin Media Mobile Broadband review.

3. Three Broadband Lite

Three Broadband Lite
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  • Reviewed on: 19 August 08
  • RRP: From £10 a month

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

Read our Three Broadband Lite review.

4. T-Mobile Web n Walk mobile broadband service

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

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

Read our T-Mobile Web n Walk mobile broadband service review.

5. Edimax 3G-6210n

Edimax 3G-6210n
  • Reviewed on: 15 September 10
  • RRP: £60.48

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.

Read our Edimax 3G-6210n review.