D is for Dongle
My mobile technology adventure continues. Today was my first day using my new pay-as-you-go Vodafone Dongle, bought yesterday after extensive (ahem!) research. I plumped for Vodafone over O2, as data usage rather than time seemed to be best suited to my occasional out-of-office-at-some-event use.
I paid £35 which includes 1GB (£15 worth) of data use. According to Vodafone 1GB will give me 30-hours of browsing. Today I was online for most of the Futurelab Research Day from 10am to 4pm. I was mainly twittering, browsing, making notes in a wiki and sending (web) emails so nothing too heavy. However, it appears to have only cost me 84p which even allowing for lunch & coffee seems pretty good to me. The time-based O2 PAYG would have cost me £2 (for 24-hours use). One of the other things I like about the Vodafone deal is that there is no time limit on using up credit which seems to be common in other deals.
Today I was in London, so as I’d hoped the connection was reliable. My next Dongle test will probably be on the move, bound for Sheffield, in a couple of weeks. As you can see my ‘mobile adventure’ is a slow burner.