O2 launches mobile broadbandMobile phone network provider O2, which offers customers deals through skinttariffs.com, is set to join the mobile broadband revolution.
The firm, which lead the market by making an exclusive deal with Apple to offer the iPod on its network, now offers broadband connections anywhere there is mobile reception.
Customers will now be able to use a USB modem – or dongle – to connect to the internet from their laptop wherever they are.
As well as using the mobile network, which customers can do for £20 a month with a 3Gb data limit, O2 mobile broadband customers will be able to connect to the 7,500 Wi-Fi hotspots run by The Cloud.
Like O2's Simplicity contract, mobile broadband will be offered on a one-month rolling contract, though it is also available as an 18-month contract.
O2 will have some catching up to do, however, with T-Mobile and 3, both of whom do deals through skinttariffs.com, making rapid inroads into the mobile broadband market.
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