Hope this is the correct forum! I have a colleague,fairly basic computer knowledge, who goes online only occassionally. He wants pay as you broadband for use at home, not mobile. Downloads would be very light, basically just surfing and email. Is there any product where he could prepay for broadband and with no expiry date for usage? It would be something he could plug into his home phone socket, presumably a broadband modem would be supplied.(He only has a dialup modem at present!) Unfortunately there is no cable or LLU in the area at present (Inverness) Any advice and recommendations would be appreciated. Cheers Andrew
You are correct, as most mobile broadband deals involve a USB dongle, but the poster requested "not mobile" so I took that to mean land line, assuming the location, Inverness, could be a factor, but I may have mis-understood...
Thanks to all for advice. I did Google, but ended up no wiser (though, as they say, better informed!) I would have guessed there would be a demand for PAYG broadband for light users at home.However, the mobile dongle seems to be the way to go. Cheers Andrew
Hi. Just came across this forum. You have referenced my pay as you go broadband blog - click here - in the text further up so I thought I better jump in and provide some assistance.
There are two clear distinctions you need to make.
(1) Decide between broadband in a fixed location (home and work) or on the move. This will let you decide between payg home broadband and payg mobile broadband.
(2) Check your options - If you are running an Apple mac. Home pay as you go broadband will work on Apples (although technical service may be limited). If you are planning on using Pay as you go mobile broadband be a bit more careful; not all mobile broadband providers support Apple macs... unbelievable but true.
Hope the above helps. Leave a comment on my blog if you need clarification. Robin