PAYG Mobile Broadband ???

My intentions may not be entirely honourable :naughty:, but a straight forward question non the less :D

Is anyone aware of any provider selling a pay as you go mobile broadband service, with no (or a signficant) time limit. For example - similar to a mobile PAYG top up - the minutes dont run out. So a service where you pay for the # GBs and have no restriction around how long you take to use them / or requirements to keep topping up every so often?
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  • jobbingmusicianjobbingmusician Forumite
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    Tesco??????

    What are your dishonourable intentions, BTW? ;)
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  • Pricy147Pricy147 Forumite
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    do tesco do it???

    low usage internet traffic (e.g. web browsing) = low GB usage
    a contract charging per gb (rather than per month, etc) = low cost internet usage = cheap option for new broadband connection = ....you can guess the rest......
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    lolol. Well, I think Asda are supposed to be the cheapest per minute provider, and yes, Tesco do it as well. I think I was originally thinking of Asda. But I don't know about their browsing charges. I think you are probably on the right site to find out, tho, as Martin does regular updates about cheapest providers, and its bound to tell you about minutes' expiry....
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  • ManAtHomeManAtHome Forumite
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    3 do them - choice of dongle only or pre-paid 1, 3, or 12GB - pretty sure these don't 'time out' (worth a doble-check, few years since I had one)
  • UgiUgi Forumite
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    Looks like Vodafone give you 9 months to use your credit at £15/GB:
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-2307.aspx
    Ugi

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  • k_tk_t Forumite
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    Vodafone...
  • misskoolmisskool Forumite
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    moved to internet forum where it's more suited.
  • Pricy147Pricy147 Forumite
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    hmmm some interesting leads thanks......

    1gb should last years for normal browsing - so cost would be justified. I have 500mb on my phone per month - and have probably used about 20mb in 4 months. Ok - usage on a PC will be signficantly higher - but still dont expect to use mor than 1gb per year for browsing bookie web sites, MSE, etc.

    My virgin 20mb broadband can then by used for my other not so honourable activity :D
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  • Pricy147Pricy147 Forumite
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    anyone know if this one has a time limit?

    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-9333.aspx
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  • UgiUgi Forumite
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    As of March this year, this review suggested top-ups lasted 30 days.

    http://www.ciao.co.uk/3_Mobile__Review_5823642

    Vodafone make a thing of their top-ups not timing out after 30 days, so I guess that is the norm.

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