Mobile WiFi United Kingdom: Best Travel Solutions
Mobile WiFi United Kingdom. A lot of people wonder what is the best travel WiFi option for the UK. Find out below how to remain connected to the internet anytime and anywhere.
Pocket WiFi rental for the United Kingdom is the best travel option to always have an access to the Internet and remain connected during your trip.
Even if not everyone knows it yet, travelers who want to remain connected always travel with their own Pocket WiFi. It is the best solution to avoid data roaming. A WiFi Egg provides reliable WiFi access everywhere in the UK.
Thanks to this device you can avoid any last minutes call or webpage check which may cost you a lot of roaming (voice or data). In the UK, the biggest cities are already covered with 4G LTE and recently the Government set strict targets to reach 98% of the UK population by 2017.
By using a Portable WiFi in the UK you will be able to remain constantly connected to the high-speed internet (4G LTE).
Mobile WiFi solution in the United Kingdom
Discover the main reasons why a Mobile WiFi Hotspot in the United Kingdom is your best Internet travel option.
Pocket WiFi Rental for the United Kingdom: convenient, fast and unlimited
Portable WiFi for the UK is the best solution. The device is very convenient, it is small and thin and can easily fit in your bag or pocket. The Pocket WiFi diffuses a WiFi network around itself (up to 15 meters around). You can connect up to 10 devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops) on a Portable WiFi.
My Webspot rental in the UK allows you to get 4G LTE and unlimited data. The data package in fair usage has also to be checked. So, it is important to check these points if you want to compare the different mobile WiFi rental offers in the United Kingdom. Not all network providers really offer true 4G LTE and a good data package.
All the largest cities such as London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester etc. are covered with 4G, but the signal and the coverage is not perfect everywhere else in the United Kingdom. So it is important to check that your Portable WiFi will be able to connect to several local mobile network providers.
Since we work with the largest providers, our Pocket WiFi for the United Kingdom will ensure you have an optimal coverage. In order to get the best portable WiFi service, your WiFi egg will get the strongest signal so that you have a great connection.
Hotspot WiFi rental for the UK is a great solution for tourists. My Webspot offers attractive data packages with the highest Internet speed you can obtain (4G LTE).
Moreover, the travel network providers will generally be based locally. This means that travelers can access local prices whereas your mobile network provider has to negotiate from abroad and cannot guarantee you really convenient prices.
Free WiFi in the United Kingdom: Free but random
The public free WiFi in the UK could be a solution to remain connected. In fact, public WiFi could be accessible in different big cities in the United Kingdom, but in the UK as well as in many other European countries, the free WiFi hotspots are limited.
Thus, you certainly have free access to WiFi in your hotel but once you are in the city it becomes more complicated because you can have access to the free WiFi only in cafes and restaurants for instance.
Then, it actually means that the WiFi is not so free because before having the WiFi code you have to order something.
Also, for travelers who really care about their WiFi connection quality, free WiFi is not always stable.
If for instance, you have to make an urgent call or get a quick information on Internet, you have no guarantee that it will be available.
You may think that the solution is to use your phone to receive an email or to make an international call since it's urgent. But, unfortunately, you cannot rely only on free WiFi because the total of your phone bill can increase very quickly reaching at least 100€.
Prepaid Sim cards in the United Kingdom
The main mobile network providers in the UK are Vodafone, T-Mobile, Three and O2. These mobile network providers usually want you to have a local Bank account and a local address in order to provide you with the Sim and good data plan.
Prepaid Sim Cards for the United Kingdom are common. For example, Sim Options or LycaMobile are famous for its affordable international and local calling.
However, this kind of Sim Card is certainly not the best option to have a speedy internet connection even if your trip is a short trip or on the contrary, it is a long trip. The cheapest package offered by LycaMobile costs 7.5£ with only 500MB of data which is really not enough and so you can spend a lot of money if you want to get more data.
Another option could be the prepaid Sim cards that you can get from local cell network providers like Three for instance. But, the Sim only packages start at 10£ and you will have to pay additional 15£ for 2GB data valid for 30 days so once more your expenses can quickly increase.
The speed connection with these Sim cards will generally be 3G+ instead of 4G LTE and the data package will be very low compared to the Pocket WiFi rental for the UK. With the Hotspot WiFi, you can have 1GB per day in 4G coverage.
Therefore, keeping this in mind we can see that the major issues with prepaid Sim cards is that unless you have a dual Sim card Phone, you will have to take out your own Sim card.
This means that you can not receive a message or a voice call on you permanent phone number. Moreover, if you want to use a prepaid Sim card you need to be sure that your phone is compatible with the frequency bands in the United Kingdom.
Travelers often end up with useless prepaid Sim card because their phone is not compatible.
If you still want to go ahead and order a prepaid Sim card, you can find the best prepaid Sim for the United Kingdom here.
Data Roaming in the UK
Using your home mobile package is definitely your worst mobile Internet travel solution. Even if measures would be taken soon by the European Union roaming regulation in order to protect the customers from roaming charges, using Internet data remain really expensive.
For example, using Internet data from abroad could cost you about 4£ per MB. In this way, your phone bill could unpleasantly surprise you once you return from holiday!
So, everything is overpriced comparing to what you can get locally. Moreover, once you will used the allowed data, you will be charged again at the full rate without any warning…
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