Quite frequently here at Axis, a question we’ll get asked is: “Can I get broadband without a landline telephone?” and the answer from us is always, a most emphatic and definite “Yes!”. With this in mind, the service you are looking for is Axis’ Mobile Broadband.
How does it work?
Mobile Broadband uses the mobile phone network to connect you to the Internet.
You need a special USB dongle or stick, which plugs into your computer to allow for connection. You don’t need to use your mobile phone and you don’t pay for how long you use the net for, but for how much data that you download. So, if you can keep monitoring that, then there is no reason to stress over time limits.
Mobile Broadband equipment
You need the right equipment in the form of a USB dongle, a mobile wi-fi dongle, or a laptop or tablet PC with Mobile Broadband built in.
Mobile Broadband USB dongles
Mobile Broadband USB dongles are small receivers that look a bit like memory sticks and are supplied with our mobile broadband product. It’s all pretty simple, really, you just plug the dongle into one of your computer’s USB ports and you are all ready to go.
You can use a USB dongle in multiple computers, but you won’t be able to connect more than one computer at a time. To do that you’ll either need to go for a mobile wi-fi dongle instead or a Mobile Broadband Wireless Router (see below).
Mobile wi-fi dongles
Although not supplied by Axis mobile wi-fi dongles are a nifty cross between a USB dongle and a Wireless Router. They act as central point (or hub) that lets you wirelessly connect multiple devices to Mobile Broadband simultaneously. These can be purchased at most large computing stores.
Mobile Broadband Wireless Routers
Mobile Broadband Wireless Routers can often be confused with the Mobile Broadband wi-fi dongle. Typically a Mobile Broadband Wireless Router refers to a device that lets the user plug in a standard mobile broadband USB dongle and share the connection wirelessly between multiple devices.
Mobile Broadband Wireless Routers are now slowly being replaced by mobile wi-fi dongles, but they may be useful (and it can be comforting to have the option), if you already have a dongle and want to connect multiple devices.
|Mobile Broadband||Package Price|
|500 MB Usage||£4.99 per month|
|1 GB Usage||£7.99 per month|
|3 GB Usage||£14.99 per month|
* All mobile broadband connections are subject to a £9.95 postage and packaging fee.