Mobile WiFi, MiFi and mobile broadband are all largely interchangeable terms for what’s essentially a mobile router which uses a mobile data signal to broadcast a Wi-Fi network and get other devices online.
This is done over 3G or 4G and can be used to connect anything that supports Wi-Fi to the internet – such as a tablet or laptop. But as it’s mobile, battery powered and often very compact you can take it and use it anywhere, just as long as it can get a mobile signal.
A Pay As You Go mobile WiFi plan is one in which you only pay for the data you use by topping up as and when you need, just like you would with a Pay As You Go phone plan.
And just like with phones, you don’t get a mobile broadband device included on a Pay As You Go plan, so you’ll need to either already have one or buy one outright.
Three’s Pay As You Go MiFi plans are a great choice if you don’t want to be tied into a contract, but they’re brilliant value too, with data costing just 1p per megabyte.
So whether you’re watching your spending or just like the flexibility, a Pay As You Go MiFi plan is a strong option.
There are lots of reasons to choose a Three Pay As You Go mobile broadband plan. For one thing the network has widespread 4G coverage, so you’ll be able to get a fast connection in lots of places. Three also offers the following:
4G at no extra cost - Get superfast data without paying any extra and seamlessly switch to 3G when it’s not available.
Free roaming abroad - Use your internet abroad at no extra cost in 71 Go Roam destinations. That’s more locations than any other UK network offers.
Award winning network – Three has won loads of awards, including being rated the best network for data in both the uSwitch Mobile Awards 2017 and the Mobile Choice Awards 2017.
Low Pay As You Go rates – just 1p per MB of data.
You need to supply your own mobile WiFi device to use a Pay As You Go plan, so it may not be ideal if you don’t already have one or you want a new one, since you’d need to buy it outright. But if you want flexibility and to be in control of your spending it’s a great option.