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Smartphone use on the rise as Simplifydigital.com reveals the best mobile broadband deals

According to an Oxford University study, 44 per cent of Brits were going online via mobile broadband with handsets such as smartphones, tablet computers (for example, Samsung Galaxy Tab or the iPad) as well as web-readers (think Kindle).

By on October 20, 2011 at 17:16 PM
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Smartphone use on the rise as Simplifydigital.com reveals the best mobile broadband deals
  • Half of Brits go online via a portable device;
  • Simplifydigital.com comments on the flourishing mobile broadband market;
  • Simplifydigital.com lists three money-saving mobile broadband deals.

 

In 2009 the figure reached 32 per cent, which signals a 12 per cent increase in only two years time.

Amongst the activities internet users engaged in on their handsets were updating social media platforms (the most popular of which were Facebook and Twitter), checking emails, as well as apps such as Google Maps which allowed users to find the best way to reach a destination.

Product expert at SimplifyDigital.com, Chris Mizon, commented on the news:

"Tech giants keep rolling out new handsets, be it smartphones or tablet computers, which keeps the market buoyant and competitive.

"Portable devices have never been as popular among the consumers as they are today, and the 'mobile nation' will only keep on growing as people will abandon their feature phones for smartphones or indeed printed books from e-readers such as the Kindle.

"One of the industry secrets is not to buy a mobile broadband deal simply because it's cheap, but instead opt for a product tailored to your specific needs, be it for personal use or for a business-related purpose."

Simplifydigital.com reveals some of the best mobile broadband deals available on the market:

1.    Three Mobile MiFi

  • Get your own WiFi hotspot with Three's MiFi technology
  • 1GB of data every month for £9.91 per month
  • 18 month contract


2.    Virgin Mobile Broadband

  • Get mobile broadband speeds of up to 7.2Mb with a Virgin Mobile broadband dongle
  • 1GB of data every month for £10.21 per month
  • 2 month rolling contract


3.    Three Mobile Broadband with Samsung Laptop

  • Get a dongle and a brand new Samsung laptop in this great bundle plan
  • Get a dongle and a brand new Samsung laptop in this great bundle plan15GB of data every month for £31.31 per month
  • 24 month contract



Notes to editors:
*Based on news piece from:
http://www.broadbandwatcher.co.uk/almost-half-of-brits-go-online-via-mobile-devices-3848/

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