How and where to get the best deals to get internet for your clients.
Mobile Broadband WiFi Routers work well if If you want to give someone better access to the internet but don’t want them to have to change the sim card in their phone. They are also suitable if you want to provide data for a whole household without having to top-up multiple devices. The routers work with SIM cards that have a data allowance. It’s recommended that you purchase a data-only SIM card for use with a mobile broadband WiFi router.
Mobile Broadband WiFi Routers come in a range, depending on the download speed required and number of people & devices which will be accessing the internet from the WiFi Router.
To save money, it's important to understand how much mobile data you need. uSwitch have useful guidance to help understand the potential data you might use.
uSwitch recommend the following as a good guide:
1000MBs make 1GB, when you're looking for deals - deals that have GB instead of MB can be more preferable if your client uses data for video calling and entertainment.
Value can vary significantly across each mobile provider, so it's important to shop around to find the best deals for you
Argos sell routers that include a SIM card loaded with data, which can be convenient.
You can also purchase the Mobile Broadband WiFi Router and SIM card separately. Other retailers which sell Mobile Broadband WiFi Routers are:
A number of organisations that we've spoken with recommend the mobile provider Lyca, which works well for their clients.
Easy to use
Light and compact
Not the fastest
Easy to use
Very bad sound
Slow to charge
Loads apps quickly
Drab screen lacks clarity
Sounds dull and harsh
Responsive touch controls
Lacks support for Google services
Mediocre battery life
Great battery life
Small and light
Screen could be better
Outstanding full-charge battery life
Simple to use
Terrible battery use after short charge
Cameras aren’t great
Processor isn’t very fast
External speaker is horrible
Display isn’t bad
Nicely laid-out menu
Usability issues due to lack of Google
Poor cameras and speakers
Average battery life
Weaker battery life from a short charge
Average to poor camera quality
Incredibly long-lasting battery
Fast and responsive security features
Easy to use
Front camera isn’t great
Poor quality manual