O2's Pay-as-you-go mobile internet dongle

In what has to be a spoiler move after Virgin Mobile announces its own 30p-a-day mobile broadband, O2 has lifted the lid on its latest PAYG mobile broadband offering.

For £29.99 its Pay & Go Mobile Broadband USB dongle only manages
speeds up to 3.6Mbps (not in the same league as Orange and Vodafone’s
7.2Mbps. O2 reckons that these speeds are more than enough for the
likes of us.

A day’s (24 hour) use will set you back £2 and get up 500MB of data.
£7.50 gets you a week’s worth of surfing on the go and 1GB of data
transfer. While for £15 you get 3GB of data and a whole month’s surfing.

The dongle will also give punters unlimited access to 6,000 wireless hotspots courtesy of its partners at the Cloud.

Peter Rampling, O2 marketing director said: "Our O2 Mobile Broadband
Pay & Go will appeal to those customers who want to snack on the
Internet without the need to commit to a long term contract. Our
younger customers want to live online and can do so with Pay & Go
at affordable prices".

Customers can buy O2 Mobile Broadband Pay & Go in any O2 shop, online (www.o2.co.uk) or at the Carphone Warehouse.

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