USB Pre-Pay Broadband Modem Dongle On 3 (White) £59.99 @ Play (£52.79 with discounts) - HotUKDeals
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Ideal if you're not a current 3 customer
Use £5 voucher to bring price down to £54.99
Use Quidco (4%) To get £2.20 Cashback = £52.79 final price


Dimensions: 14.5 x 89.4 x 42.6 mm
Weight: 50g
Maximum download speed: 3600 kbps
Maximum upload speed: 384 kbps
Network interface: USB
Description

The Internet is now mobile. The 3 USB modem gives you truly mobile broadband that's easy to use and won't cost you an arm and a leg. It means freedom from wires and hotspots, and access to the Internet at breakneck speeds.

Once you've got your hands on your shiny new USB modem you can be up and running in just five minutes. And when you're in a Turbo Network area you'll get lightening web access speeds of up to 2.8MBps. Which means you'll be able to download files at the same speed as you would at home, but without being chained to your computer. It's Internet access whenever and wherever you want.

To use your 3 USB modem you'll need a few things. Your computer or laptop needs a minimum of 50MB hard disk space, 1 free USB port, a Windows 2000, XP, Vista or and Mac OSX operating system. Installation is quick and easy. And the great user-friendly Modem Manager interface not only manages your connection, it displays all the messages you receive on your mobile broadband number. You can even reply to your text messages while logged in.
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[admin]#1
Here's a review by "mazzacomputers" on Play.com:

[SIZE="1"]I needed to be able to connect to the web when I was out and about without having to find hotspots etc. I had a look at other mobile broadband providers e.g. Vodafone etc, and 3 came out the best, especially because it didn't go on about daily download limits. 3 has monthly contracts and the modem is free, but I opted for the pay as you go option and paid £99 for the modem.

The installation couldn't have been easier - plug the modem in to a USB port and the software (which is stored on the modem itself) installs straightaway. You can only access the 3 website at first where you must top up some credit and then purchase one of their mobile broadband monthy options (1gb £10, 3gb £15, 7gb £25). Registering a credit card can take up to a week, so if you want to start surfing immediatly you''re best to buy a top up voucher in advance and credit your account that way.[/SIZE]
[SIZE="1"]I purchased 3gb because I was going to look at some property sites which of course contain a lot of images. I also expected these images would make the whole thing take a long time - but I was very wrong.

The speed of surfing was excellent - no fingers tapping on the table waiting for the pages to load. It's definitly better than an old-fashioned dial up connection and I would go so far as to say it was as fast as the first broadband fixed line connections. Even after an afternoon of very heavy surfing, I still had amples of my 3gb allowance left.

When researching mobile broadband I had read that this was a superb option for people who didn't want a twelve-month fixed line contract (e.g they moved house frequently) but still needed a decent connection.

You can connect to the internet anywhere where a mobile phone signal can be picked up - in the park, on the beach, round your friend's house etc. And you don't have to take your own laptop to your friend's house - just take the modem and use it on their computer.

I think this could be the way forward and I'm now a convert.[/SIZE]
#2
Only for existing customer, I believe.
#3
garbage456
still better off with there 18 month contract for £7.50 a month for 3gb usage


Which is sadly only for existing customers. I went in-store and tried to wangle it, but the kind lady said they weren't for budging....

However, she did tell me that first week in april they will launch a smaller, USB stick-style wireless broadband modem, like the vodaphone one.

She anticipated that this might drive down the cost of the existing two larger dongles.

I'll wait and see!
#4
garbage456
still better off with there 18 month contract for £7.50 a month for 3gb usage


Can you still get this deal?

I just got the payg for £19.99 but I have a feeling that I am going to easily use a gig a month so the £7.50 for 3 gig would be a bargain for me.

I am not a three contract customer, I just got someone else to buy the payg modem for me.

Cheers
#5
I was in the shop yesterday and the deal was still available.

I don't know anyone who has a 3 contract, you see. Sadly - coverage in Scotland with 3 is pretty poor. Fine when you're in towns, but if you wanna do any travelling up north then you're stuffed.

Otherwise, I'd consider switching to 3, since their price plans are really competitive now, and the handsets are becoming smaller and better.

Plus - I like supporting the underdog!
#6
thekanester
I was in the shop yesterday and the deal was still available.

I don't know anyone who has a 3 contract, you see. Sadly - coverage in Scotland with 3 is pretty poor. Fine when you're in towns, but if you wanna do any travelling up north then you're stuffed.

Otherwise, I'd consider switching to 3, since their price plans are really competitive now, and the handsets are becoming smaller and better.

Plus - I like supporting the underdog!


Cheers for the info:thumbsup:

I will pop into a shop tomorrow.

I live in scotland (east kilbride) and I have the 3.6 connection:-D
#7
Ps, would an existing customer include a payg customer?
#8
I went on 3 last night and it seems they are only giving £20 off the cost now.

Rathen than the £50 posted on here.
#9
payg customer does not apply. If it did, then I'd have bought a skype payg phone for £50 and sold it on ebay!
banned#10
I can confirm that the £50 discount they were offering has finished now and i only £20 making £49 for existing customers so this is a good deal if you dont know anyone on three.
#11
thekanester
Which is sadly only for existing customers. I went in-store and tried to wangle it, but the kind lady said they weren't for budging....

However, she did tell me that first week in april they will launch a smaller, USB stick-style wireless broadband modem, like the vodaphone one.

She anticipated that this might drive down the cost of the existing two larger dongles.

I'll wait and see!


VERY NICE... I'V BEEN WITH 3 FROM THE START, ALWAYS GO VIA QUIDCO OR SOMETHING AND NOW I GET TALK AND TEXT 900 FOR £8 A MONTH.

THE £7.50 DEAL SOUNDS GREAT, BUT I THINK I'LL WAIT AND SEE WHAT THEY DO SHOULD THIS NEW MODEM COME OUT :) :thumbsup:
#12
I took the 1g £5.00 per month deal out for 24 months last weekend that is enough for me as I only use it when we go away in a touring caravan. I decided on the longest contract available as its unlikely to get any cheaper than that. I had already got the PAYG £49.99 student deal via my son in February but have managed to sell that & get my money back, it worked brilliantly when we were away, both in Shopshire & Devon.
#13
Is play.com still the cheapest for one of these USB modems?
#14
Has any one manage to find these cheaper than at Play?

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