A Guie to Buying Mobile Broadband

Posted by Ian. Richardson on December 24, 2010 under broadband, Internet | Be the First to Comment

Free laptop deals with mobile broadband are usually not worth the money. Think carefully before taking out one of these deals. In many cases you end up paying extra in the long run. Free laptop bundles are not bad for people who do not have the cash to purchase everything upfront. This will allow you to make payments over time.

One of the first qualifications involved in obtaining such a ‘freebie,’ is the two year or 24 month contract to obtain Mobile Broadband service and the amount of the premium in the bill each month. This all sounds normal until noticing that the monthly charge for the service with the Free Laptop included is twice the amount charged without it.

Mainly what these offers are intended for, is simply to help you spread out the cost into instalments. But this means that you may end up paying much more than the laptop is actually worth. Other companies that do similar promotions are the “rent to own” companies. They “rent” items out that you can eventually pay off but the overall price is so expensive, when paid in instalments, most people never pay them off.

It is not that all plans with free laptops are not a good deal because some plans are. There have been offers for two year contracts where the service for Mobile Broadband is only five to ten pounds more with the free laptop. If that extra charge adds up to less over the 24 month term of the contract, than the cost of a netbook, then it may be well worth it.

It is also another good idea to check the broadband service that comes with the laptop as well. You will be paying extra money a month for the broadband service that comes with the laptop and it would be horrible to find out you are only allotted a tiny amount of download allowance. You could very well find yourself paying huge fees for going over your bandwidth usage each month. One last tip would be to make certain the area you live in has an adequate amount of broadband coverage otherwise you might be stuck with a barely useable internet service for the length of your 24-month contract. You can look to switch broadband providers to help find a better more reputable supplier.