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    Broadband WITHOUT a stable phoneline?

    Greetings! Whilst on holiday from University I live in a house without a dedicated phone line (no need - my mobile is enough!). Its a real killer though, living without the internet for 4 months of the year!

    What I'm looking for is a way to use the internet without a phone line and without a lengthy contract. Is this possible/practical?

    Any advice would be appreciated, and of course rep given generously to anyone who takes the time to post something useful!

    Chris

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    p&g dongle

    yeah! pay as you go mobile broadband. I'm using a 'Three' one to type this on. got it on this offer (before they added the albums carrot:
    hotukdeals.com/ite…um/

    check your coverage here:
    three.co.uk/_po…mbb

    prices etc:
    three.co.uk/Mob…_Go

    One thing I will say is that the modem on that offer is fairly pants but your milage may vary!

    All the mobile networks do mobile broadband, but I've found 3's coverage to be the best.. if congsted in places. The best thing about this dongle is that it's a) its cheap! and b)it can be unlocked if you want to use another network

    02 payg mobile broadband if no 3 coverage

    Original Poster

    Using huggychairs coverage checker I get the best coverage, which is good. Is it possible at all to get an unlimited(ish) use on like youd get at home, but mobile, like these? I wont be downloading masses of stuff but I would be leaving the internet running almost constantly (theres a few of us here and so theres almost always someone surfing or playing a game at some point...).

    Thanks all, repped

    An O2 iphone sim on ebay thrown into a cheap dongle.

    get a iphone sim off ebay and use a o2 dongle to get free net for a year £20 odd all in :thumbsup: as above lol too slow

    dcx_badass;5793059

    No way could you game on mobile broadband.



    flash games at a push :-D

    Original Poster

    Shame about the gaming, i'll pass the message on to my flatmates. I'll look into the iPhone suggestion - thanks guys. I actually have an iPhone (original) myself, but I need something much quicker for browsing etc, its a pain!

    Anyone reckon 02 would give me a better deal considering ive been a customer for 3 years?

    (repped all again ;D)

    Isn't it about time some phone company started to an offer internet only line ?
    They keep banging on about using mobiles for everything, but then you have to pay for a phone line you never use... Nice little money earner for them . . .

    Mobile Internet's no use to me, my monthly download is over 100 gig. . .

    we have this in my area w3z.co.uk/ there may be something like near you

    Original Poster

    steve1221;5793165

    Isn't it about time some phone company started to an offer internet only … Isn't it about time some phone company started to an offer internet only line ?They keep banging on about using mobiles for everything, but then you have to pay for a phone line you never use... Nice little money earner for them . . .Mobile Internet's no use to me, my monthly download is over 100 gig. . .



    my thoughts exactly.

    @leemole: id have no idea where to start looking!

    leemole101;5793198

    we have this in my area http://www.w3z.co.uk/ there may be something like … we have this in my area http://www.w3z.co.uk/ there may be something like near you



    I maybe remembering wrong here, but their site say, 'as fast as an ISDN service costing three times as much.' I haven't used ISDN much but isn't it a max of 8k ?

    It would take a week to download the last episode of Fringe or 24 at that speed !!

    i dont use it as i dont live too far into the sticks i can still get full 8meg adsl

    leemole101;5793198

    we have this in my area http://www.w3z.co.uk/ there may be something like … we have this in my area http://www.w3z.co.uk/ there may be something like near you



    http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/867/dfghjkl.png


    bit dear :lol

    steve1221;5793953

    I maybe remembering wrong here, but their site say, 'as fast as an ISDN … I maybe remembering wrong here, but their site say, 'as fast as an ISDN service costing three times as much.' I haven't used ISDN much but isn't it a max of 8k ?



    No, IDSN was the premium service in the days of dial-up. It went at either 64k or 128k.
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