Mobile broadband

What is mobile broadband?

Mobile broadband is a broad term to describe devices which, just like your smartphone, use a SIM card to connect you to the internet through a mobile network.

What mobile broadband devices are available?

The main categories of mobile broadband devices are:

  • Mobile broadband routers
  • Mobile Hotspots, or MiFis
  • Data dongles
  • Data-only SIMs

What are mobile broadband routers?

Mobile broadband routers, like our GigaCube, are routers which can connect several devices to the internet at the same time using a mobile network. As they're mains-operated and a bit bulky, they are less portable than other mobile broadband options, but can usually connect many more devices than other options.

What are mobile hotspots?

Mobile hotspots - otherwise known as MiFis - are compact, battery-operated devices that create a WiFi hotspot from a 4G or 5G signal which allow you to connect multiple devices to the internet on the go. Our 4G mobile hotspot will connect up to 10 devices, while our 5G mobile hotspot can manage up to 32.

What are data dongles?

A data dongle is a simple device which connects to the USB port on your device and allows you to connect that device to the internet via a mobile network.

What are data-only SIMs?

Data-only SIMs are ideal for tablets, and give you access to the internet through a mobile network without paying for phone calls and SMS tariffs.
 

Vodafone mobile broadband devices

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