Mobile broadband comparison made easier

Website, Broadband Internet UK, has launched a new mobile broadband comparison service to help make dongle hungry Britons’ search for laptop broadband easier.

Visitors to the site’s new mobile broadband service can search for a range of mobile broadband types including pay monthly, pay as you go mobile broadband, free laptops with mobile broadband and business mobile broadband.

Users are able to compare the packages available for their chosen mobile broadband type using criteria like speed, monthly download limit, contract period, set up cost, monthly cost or first year cost. There’s also access to full reviews on each mobile broadband provider, plus featured deals and package ratings.

The new service comes in response to the increasing number of mobile broadband packages being marketed by the UK’s mobile phone operators and retailers, a fact backed up by a recent research report from Ofcom that found demand for mobile broadband rocketing. The research showed that sales of dongles that plug into laptops and connect to the internet almost doubled, from 69,000 to 133,000 a month, between February and June 2008.

Steve Tattersall of Broadband Internet UK said: “With the Ofcom findings providing evidence that the UK’s mobile operators are beginning to compete with fixed line ISP businesses for broadband customers, we’re going to witness another broadband battleground this autumn. There’s going to be further heavy weight marketing campaigns promoting a range of cut price home broadband and mobile broadband deals which is likely to make it difficult for broadband buyers to compare supplier with supplier, despite its good news.”

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