If you pick up wireless at home, you have a wireless card. Ergo, you can connect at WiFi hotspots, such as cafes etc. If you want to connect almost anywhere, then you need a mobile dongle - probably pay as you go. click here=
That is a very useful link for a mobile dongle. Thank you. When it says, "just £2 a day" for example, does this mean that I would pay £2 even if I just used it for 10 minutes? Probably another daft question, I know!
Thank you mgmcc and peter99co for your answers. I appreciate them!
I once had a mobile phone contract with 3 and I can only describe it as a pretty horrible experience. I appreciate that I might need to pay a bit more with another network provider but is there another one that might suit my needs?
Don't laugh, but I know that the area where I will be staying for a few days will not have any mobile coverage whatsoever but I am hoping to drive to a nearby area where I can pick one up!
I use an 02 dongle, with no other internet access, it does give me better coverage than just picking up at Wifi hotspots. If you already have wireless then a dongle can give cellular internet free of charge. A dongle is useful for travelling too. There are a variety of pay as you go packages. There is one, but I forget which make it is (I think maybe '3') that gives a package of £5 a month. So for some, if you do not use internet daily, it is enough to work offline and use email to send your attachments (which I should be doing now!!), and some browse time. If you are travelling out of Wifi areas that could be useful to you. If you pay as you go, you don't have to top up util you need to. It is a good idea to browse the packages offered by different companies and see which is best for your needs.