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4G Mobile Broadband 3GB Pay As You Go
O2 Mobile Broadband
  • 3GB PAYG data allowance
  • Up to 42Mb mobile broadband
  • ZTE 4G dongle

    42Mb
    up to
    3GB
    usage limit
    5.8Mb
    up to
    £35
    one-off-fee
    £35
    first year
    PAYG
    pay as you go+ £0 line rental1st year cost: £35no contract
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    • Upfront cost: £35
    • Average monthly: £0
    • First year cost: £35
    • Lifetime cost: £35
    • Contract length: -1
    Price details
    4G Mobile Broadband with 2GB
    O2 Mobile Broadband
    • 2GB monthly data allowance
    • Up to 42Mb mobile broadband
    • ZTE 4G dongle

      42Mb
      up to
      2GB
      usage limit
      5.8Mb
      up to
      Free
      of charge
      £138
      first year
      £11.50
      per monthprice details+ £0 line rental1st year cost: £13824 month contract
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      • Upfront cost: Free
      • Average monthly: £11.50
      • First year cost: £138
      • Lifetime cost: £276
      • Contract length: 24
      Price details
      4G Mobile WiFi Hotspot with 2GB
      O2 Mobile Broadband
      • 2GB monthly data allowance
      • Up to 42Mb mobile broadband
      • Netgear AC762S WiFi device

        42Mb
        up to
        2GB
        usage limit
        5.8Mb
        up to
        £12
        one-off-fee
        £162
        first year
        £12.50
        per monthprice details+ £0 line rental1st year cost: £16224 month contract
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        • Upfront cost: £12
        • Average monthly: £13
        • First year cost: £162
        • Lifetime cost: £312
        • Contract length: 24
        Price details
        4G Mobile Broadband with 6GB
        O2 Mobile Broadband
        • 6GB monthly data allowance
        • Up to 42Mb mobile broadband
        • ZTE 4G dongle

          42Mb
          up to
          6GB
          usage limit
          5.8Mb
          up to
          Free
          of charge
          £198
          first year
          £16.50
          per monthprice details+ £0 line rental1st year cost: £19824 month contract
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          • Upfront cost: Free
          • Average monthly: £16.50
          • First year cost: £198
          • Lifetime cost: £396
          • Contract length: 24
          Price details
          4G Mobile WiFi Hotspot with 6GB
          O2 Mobile Broadband
          • 6GB monthly data allowance
          • Up to 42Mb mobile broadband
          • Netgear AC762S WiFi device

            42Mb
            up to
            6GB
            usage limit
            5.8Mb
            up to
            £12
            one-off-fee
            £222
            first year
            £17.50
            per monthprice details+ £0 line rental1st year cost: £22224 month contract
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            • Upfront cost: £12
            • Average monthly: £18
            • First year cost: £222
            • Lifetime cost: £432
            • Contract length: 24
            Price details
            4G Mobile Broadband with 10GB
            O2 Mobile Broadband
            • 10GB monthly data allowance
            • Up to 42Mb mobile broadband
            • ZTE 4G dongle

              42Mb
              up to
              10GB
              usage limit
              5.8Mb
              up to
              Free
              of charge
              £264
              first year
              £22
              per monthprice details+ £0 line rental1st year cost: £26424 month contract
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              • Upfront cost: Free
              • Average monthly: £22
              • First year cost: £264
              • Lifetime cost: £528
              • Contract length: 24
              Price details
              4G Mobile WiFi Hotspot with 10GB
              O2 Mobile Broadband
              • 10GB monthly data allowance
              • Up to 42Mb mobile broadband
              • Netgear AC762S WiFi device

                42Mb
                up to
                10GB
                usage limit
                5.8Mb
                up to
                £12
                one-off-fee
                £288
                first year
                £23
                per monthprice details+ £0 line rental1st year cost: £28824 month contract
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                • Upfront cost: £12
                • Average monthly: £23.50
                • First year cost: £288
                • Lifetime cost: £564
                • Contract length: 24
                Price details
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                What you need to know

                • Prices last checked and verified 3rd July 2015
                • Broadband speeds may vary
                • Monthly costs exclude line rental unless indicated
                • All prices are inclusive of VAT except business packages
                • You should have the right to cancel without penalty if your provider increases charges during the minimum term of your contract
                • The line rental prices shown are for payment on a monthly basis. Some providers offer reduced prices on line rental when an upfront payment is made for 12 months

                O2 broadband customers benefit from free 24 hour-a-day, award-winning UK-based customer support, double-strength wireless routers and flexible contracts from just 30 days. Optional extras with O2 broadband include a range of inclusive call packages, static IP addresses and monthly discounts for existing O2 mobile customers.

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                About O2

                O2 are part of one of the world's largest telecommunications provider businesses, Telefonica Europe, which developed from BT when its mobile phone interests were divested at the start of the 2000s. At the time their operations were limited to mobile phone services and an internet portal in the UK. Since then O2 has been taken over by the Spanish operator, Telefonica, and the O2 brand operates in a number of countries around the world, with the company now being a strong player in the landline broadband internet market as well as its traditional mobile focus.

                With the advent of 3G technology, the company has been able to combine its interests in mobile phones and fixed line broadband to offer 'mobile' broadband. This does not refer to the internet services available via the company's mobile phones, rather it is a service allowing customers to access the internet from a personal computer using a mobile internet modem via O2's 3G mobile network, which offers the transfer of more data than the previous 2G mobile network. This is the same technology that is used to deliver services such as video telephony to mobile phones.

                The company currently offers four different options for those seeking mobile broadband services. The most straightforward option is the 'pay as you go' service, which works in a similar way to pay as you go mobile phone arrangements. This allows you to buy a 'bundle' of usage in advance without being tied down to a contract. The bundle will include a certain amount of download usage (e.g. 0.5GB, 1GB or 3GB), which must be used within a set period (e.g. one day, one week or one month respectively for the download usages given).

                The pay as you go option requires you to purchase a USB modem, which plugs into your PC or Mac, and is necessary to enable your computer to receive mobile broadband data, unless the computer already has Wi Fi connectivity built in. This is currently around £30 from O2, and features 'plug and play' functioning, with minimal set up required.

                If you expect to use mobile broadband a lot, then pay monthly contracts are available. Many providers only offer these on long term contracts, and indeed, O2's best packages are typically on its 18 month and 24 month deals, which currently feature the same download usage (3GB or 10GB, depending on monthly price) at cut price for the first few months, and also include a free USB modem. In the past the firm has also offered additional usage for longer term packages for the same cost.

                However, as has been the trend with mobile packages, the firm is hoping to attract those who expect to use the service regularly but do not want such a long term commitment and, therefore, O2 also offer monthly 'rolling' contracts.

                This arrangement means that customers can choose to leave the service at any time, and only have to pay for the remainder of that month's fee, whilst benefiting from better prices than the pay and go arrangement. O2 also offers packages that include a wireless laptop, for anybody looking to upgrade their computer at the same time, whilst separate tariffs are available for business users.

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