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O2 (o2.co.uk) has launched a 3 months free mobile broadband offer that saves customers up to £45.
The new incentive applies to its 1GB and 3GB mobile broadband packages that are both available on an 18 month contract.
O2’s 1GB tariff offers mobile broadband speeds up to 3.6Mbps with a 1GB monthly data usage allowance. Free for the first 3 months, the price reverts to just £10 a month after.
O2’s 3GB data tariff provides similar broadband speeds up to 3.6Mbps but with a higher 3GB download usage cap. This package costs £15 a month after first 3 months free incentive.
Both mobile broadband packages include a free O2 USB modem E169 (the O2 dongle). The modem is both MAC and PC compatible and automatically connects to the fastest available network speed.
There’s also unlimited access to over 7,500 Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK with The Cloud and BT Openzone.
O2 offers a free next day delivery service and operates a 14 day return guarantee.
Its network recently came out top in a mobile broadband speed test conducted by independent network specialists Siroda.
Readers can find out more about the 3 months free offer at the o2.co.uk website or our O2 Mobile Broadband review.
O2 (o2.co.uk) has come out top in a mobile broadband speed test conducted by network specialists Siroda.
The tests measured the music download and web page loading speeds of the UK’s five mobile broadband providers at peak times.
Lasting over a 2 month period, the tests in 150 different locations across the UK, found O2 to be top for downloading a music track – with the fastest speed recorded in 12 out of 20 UK cities.
In second place was Vodafone, followed by T-Mobile and 3.
In London, O2 topped the fastest web page loading speeds, with O2’s Chief Technology Officer, Derek McManus saying: “Our London customers are now seeing the benefits of the investment we made before Christmas, where we spent £30m delivering 40 new sites”.
Over the rest of the UK, O2 came out second for web page loading speeds, just behind Vodafone who top the speed test league in 5 UK cities.
O2 mobile broadband is available on a 1, 18, or 24 month contact with prices starting from £10 a month for speeds up to 3.6Mbps.
Customers can choose either a 3GB or 10GB data usage allowance on the 18 and 24 month contracts, while 500MB, 1GB and 3GB options are offered on the short 1 month contract plan.
All O2 mobile broadband packages include access to 6,100 Wi-Fi hotspots, while a 30 day happiness guarantee is also offered.
Readers can find out more at the o2.co.uk website or our O2 Mobile Broadband review page.
O2 (www.o2.co.uk) has removed the £50 set up fee that applied to its two mobile broadband and free laptop packages available on a 24 month contract.
This means the Asus Eee PC 1005H netbook together with O2 Mobile Broadband speeds up to 3.6Mbps and a 3GB data usage allowance can now be ordered online as a bundle for just £25 a month.
O2’s other free laptop, the high specification Samsung R519, has a bundle price of £35 a month for a 3GB usage cap.
Customers requiring a higher 10GB monthly data usage allowance can opt to pay an additional £10 a month on either package.
An O2 dongle, technically known as the O2 USB modem E169, is also supplied free of charge.
The Asus 1005H netbook is a lightweight Wi-Fi enabled mini-laptop with a long battery life of up to three hours. It has a 10.2″ display, 1.6Ghz Intel processor, 160Gb hard drive and 1Gb RAM. Windows XP Home Edition is also installed.
The full size, high spec, Samsung R519 laptop is the perfect desktop PC replacement, coming with a Intel Pentium dual core processor, 250Gb hard drive and 2Gb of RAM.
This Wi-Fi enabled laptop also includes a webcam and has Windows Vista Home Premium installed.
Both free laptops have a 2 year warranty, unlimited Wi-Fi access using Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK (500MB for the Asus) and free O2 laptop support for 30 days.
Further information on these packages can be found at the www.o2.co.uk website or our O2 mobile broadband free laptop review.
O2 (o2.co.uk) has reduced the price of its pay as you go mobile broadband dongle to a one-off £20.
Previously £29, the O2 dongle connects a users laptop to the Internet via O2’s 3G network which provides mobile broadband speeds up to 3.6Mbps.
With no contract to worry about, users simply pay for usage as they go with options to buy mobile broadband access on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
This means users can pay either £2 per day for 500MB’s of data, £7.50 per week for 1GB of data, or £15 per month for 3GB.
Also included with the O2 dongle is unlimited access to 6,100 Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK and a 30 day Happiness guarantee.
The O2 dongle, (technically known as the O2 USB modem E160) is PC and MAC compatible and is available in either a white or pink colour.
Further information on the reduced price O2 dongle can be found at the o2.co.uk website or our Pay As You Go Mobile Broadband comparison.
O2 (www.o2.co.uk) has announced plans to invest ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’ to extend its UK mobile broadband coverage.
The multi-year programme of investment means O2 will be building 1,500 new network sites across the UK in 2010, 40 of which will be live in London by this Christmas.
O2’s Chief Technology Officer, Derek McManusfor said: “Anticipating growth in demand for mobile services, we have quarter on quarter increased investment in our voice and data networks. Our £500m investment over the last two years has enabled us to offer our customers the best products in the world, including the Apple iPhone and Palm Pre”.
McManusfor continued, “In the past 12 months the mobile industry has seen an unprecedented change in demand. The introduction of world-class devices, in combination with a wide variety of data applications, has brought about a dramatic change in customer behaviour and created an exponential demand on mobile data networks”.
“We are now aggressively accelerating our network growth programme to ensure we have significant headroom for the future and retain our focus on being number one for customer satisfaction”.
O2’s mobile broadband network currently covers 84% of the UK, well behind that of Orange and 3 who provide over 90% UK coverage.
O2 (www.o2.co.uk) has refreshed its mobile broadband laptop deals in time for Christmas with the addition of 2 new laptops.
The new models added are the Asus Eee PC 1005H netbook worth £215 and the Samsung R519 laptop worth £399.
The ultra-portable Asus 1005H netbook weighs just 1.4kg and comes with a 160Gb hard drive, 1Gb RAM and a 10.2″ widescreen display.
There’s also a a webcam, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth connectivity plus Windows XP Home Edition installed.
The Asus netbook, together with O2 Mobile Broadband speeds up to 3.6Mbps and a 3GB data allowance costs just £24.48 a month. A free O2 dongle is also included.
The high specification Samsung R519 laptop has an Intel Pentium dual core processor, 250Gb hard drive, 2Gb RAM and 15.6″ widescreen display.
The laptop is Wi-Fi enabled and includes a webcam and Windows Vista Home Premium.
Combined with O2 Mobile Broadband speeds up to 3.6Mbps, a 3GB monthly data usage allowance and a free O2 dongle, this mobile broadband and laptop deal works out at £34.26 a month.
The Samsung laptop and the Asus netbook also come with a 2 year warranty.
Readers can find out more at the www.o2.co.uk website or our O2 mobile broadband & laptop review.