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Vodafone USB Pay As You Go / Pre-Pay Broadband Dongle

Released on 09 January 2009

Manufacturer: Vodafone

4.0 out of 5 (16 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Instant access when you need it - and no more paying when you don't. Top Up and Go gives you all the flexibility of Mobile Broadband, without the monthly contract.

With download speeds of up to 3.6Mbps, it's faster than 3G. Your USB Modem even comes pre-loaded with 1GB of data - that's 30 hours surfing, 650 emails and dozens of downloads. And when your credit runs out, simply top up to enjoy more of the same - fast, reliable broadband that covers 80% of the UK.

No contract. No monthly bill. No fuss. Get this cracking deal now, then top up whenever it suits you.
  • No contract - no fuss
  • USB Modem with 1GB of data
  • Top up anytime - £15 per GB

Specifications:

  • Download Speed: Up to 3.6 Mbps
  • Weight: 29g
  • Size: 72 x 26 x 12 mm
  • Upload speed: Up to 384Kbps
  • Memory card slot: MicroSD (up to 4GB)
  • PC system requirements: Laptop or PC with Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
  • UK only

customer Reviews

 Average rating (16 reviews)

 DO YOUR RESEARCH

| | See all GazzUK2008's reviews (2)

I don't know why people are giving this a bad review. As a light mobile broadband user (I've got broadband at home) this is a perfect solution! Forget the other networks 30 day packages! Yes you do get more for your money but Vodafone 1Gb for £15 does not have an expiry. The 1GB will last until you use it completely up. No thats a good bonus!!!!

 Poor

| | See all Smith7777's reviews (1)

Sure it's quick but the Internet images are very poor, customer service is poor too.
In order to access the Internet fully you have to prove you are over 18, which you can only do with a credit card.

 Best one I could have got

| | See all Wristaction's reviews (17)

I wanted something as backup if the net went down at home and also to use on the go.
This does both.
As stated if your doing stuff that uses a lot of downloading it will eat up your money, this also includes playing games online.
I tested it with Killing floor and I used more money in half an hour than I did in a month normaly.
Surfing the net, checking emails, buying online, forums and browser based games don't use much money.
As a backup it's great as you only need to use it once every six months to keep it activated.
You can use it outside the UK but your money will go in a flash as it's worse than using a mobile.

So if your doing a lot of downloading or game playing online then don't get this.

For surfing the net and such and/or backup for your home internet then you can't go far wrong.

But make sure of coverage where you will be using it before getting it.

 USB Non Contract Mobile Broadband

| | See all Tur13o's reviews (1)

As per the other reviewers I totally agree this is a cracking deal as its not a monthly contract and the data allowance doesn't expire at the end of the month. I bought one as I just wanted to judge what sort of consumption I needed as you hear horror stories of people getting lumbered with huge bills. Having used it now I don't actually think I need a contract one as the credit seems to take ages to use. I don't use it for downloading music or watching BBC iplayer.. just the standard checking of emails / web and a bit of skype/messenger. I was worried that the speed may be an issue as it is half the speed that you can get with a Vodafone contract USB dongle. The speed I get is more than ample for the mobile use. Save your money!

After setup I tried connecting and kept getting a message to change the modem to your default which it already was. I googled the message and quickly found that all I needed to do was to reboot the machine with the dongle connected. Spot on works everytime.

If you are like me and been considering one of these for ages then just buy one... you will not be disappointed.

 fast but not worth it

| | See all sean3108's reviews (3)

This is rubbish £15 for 1gb when all the other networks are charging £15 for 3gb receptions crap, images i can go on advoid this item i still have mine it in its box in the cupboard if you want it make me an offer

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