Pay As You Go Buyers Guide
Want mobile broadband without being tied to a lengthy contract? Pay as you go may be for you.
Pay As You Go Mobile Broadband Buyer's Guide
For those who don't want or need to commit to a long term contract then pay as you go is a great option. Particularly useful for the occasional trip away or those on a tight budget, PAYG deals allow you to buy usage as and when you need it.
You might also be surprised at the options available to you with a PAYG contract, as more providers are offering extras that used to only be available on contract deals. These include 4G speeds, pocket hotspots for connecting multiple devices, and SIM-only deals geared towards people with tablets and other hand-held devices.
A couple of points are worth considering when comparing deals:
Top ups usually are time limited, so they will expire within a set amount of time (commonly 1 month) or when all the data is used up, whichever is the soonest. So if you expect to only use a small amount of data then make sure that you don't buy a larger top up than you need, it's a 'use it or lose it' deal.
As you aren't committing to regular usage then many PAYG deals carry an upfront charge for mobile devices, so factor that extra cost in if you are also considering a contract deal.