Mobile Broadband on 3

Three have a fantastic range of Mobile Dongles, MiFi devices and Tablets. Browse the range below, or visit our iPad page to see what amazing offers are currently available!

If you're looking for Mobile Broadband Business tariffs, we can help you out there, too. Simply check out our business mobile broadband packages to see just how easy it is to keep you connected when you’re on the go.

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About Mobile Broadband

Mobile broadband lets you connect to the internet on the go, without needing a landline phone connection. Mobile broadband devices connect to a mobile phone network (such as Three) in order to send and receive data in the same way as a mobile phone.

The main difference between mobile broadband and regular broadband is that because you don’t need to pay line rental or physically connect to a statically located router, you’re free to move around and be truly mobile. Our dongles and MiFi devices even work on buses and trains – so you can make more of the daily commute!

And thanks to an independent survey carried out by YouGov, you can rest assured that you’re getting amazing value for money. We were voted Best Retailer for Mobile broadband, topping the charts for reliability, ease of use and overall quality of service.

How does it work?

Setting up your new mobile broadband dongle or MiFi is incredibly simple – just connect your laptop to your mobile device and you’re ready to do. The data card in your device connects to the Three mobile network, and transfers data using the mobile signal. With 3 Mobile, you can reach speeds comparable to home broadband.

The exact speed depends on the type of device you purchase, and the signal strength in your area – take a look at our 3 mobile broadband Coverage Checker if you’re unsure about possible signal strength in the areas you work and live.

Which Mobile Broadband Product should I get?

3 Dongle

If the device you’re looking to connect has a USB port, then a dongle may be the product for you. Dongles are small, and don’t require any external power, making them 100% portable and very easy to sue. Simply plug the dongle into the USB port and you’ll be connected to the internet immediately and automatically – internet on the go has never been easier! When you’re done surfing, simply remove the dongle from your device.

3 MiFi

Looking to connect more than one device to the internet at a time? Want to connect a device that doesn’t have a USB port (such as an iPad)? A MiFi is exactly what you need. Our MiFi devices create their own wireless network, which up to ten wireless devices can connect to and share the internet allowance included in your chosen data package. Like with the dongle, our range of MiFi devices here at Three are all pocket-sized, so there’s no hefting around large bits of equipment!

3 Mobile Broadband MicroSIM

Do you already have an iPad or other Tablet, but don’t need the multiple-device option of a MiFi? You can simply purchase a 3 mobile broadband MicroSIM instead, and easily insert it into your tablet! These SIM cards are specifically designed for the iPad & Tablets, and come loaded with various data allowances to suit your needs.

3 Mobile iPads and Tablets

If you don’t already own an iPad, but want all the power of great touchscreen technology and portability for browsing the web, you can’t do better than to take a look at our excellent range of deals on our iPad and Tablets pages.


Do I need to be an existing 3 Mobile customer?

Not at all – anyone can sign up for 3 mobile broadband. You don’t need to own a handset from Three in order to benefit.

How do I top up my 3 mobile broadband account?

It’s really straightforward to add credit to your mobile broadband account (or to upgrade your monthly allowances) by using a credit or debit card and your computer. Simply sign in to your My3 account and follow the instruction video below.

Once you’ve gone through the short process of setting up your chosen payment card for the first time, coming back and adding credit is easy. The process is very safe and secure, with the added security of re-entering your card’s security code to proceed each time. Once you’ve done that, reconnect your dongle, tablet or MiFi to check your new balance, and get started again with your new allowance. Happy surfing!

How much data do I get?

A great benefit of mobile broadband is that you can pick the price plan that best suits your internet usage requirements. You data allowance (measured in gigabytes, or ‘GB’) will determine how much information (web pages, emails, videos, music, images, etc) you can download.

3’s plans are designed to every type of internet user. While the average user will only need 3-5GB, someone who wants to download music and watch movies may require anywhere up to 15GB per month. Whereas someone who simply checks their emails may need as little as 1GB.

What do the numbers actually mean?

Here’s a handy table:

1GB 650 plain text emails & Surf the web for 30 hours & Download 30 two-minute videos & Download 60 music tracks
3GB 2000 plain text emails & Surf the web for 100 hours & Download 100 two-minute videos & Download 200 music tracks
5GB 3250 plain text emails & Surf the web for 150 hours & Download 150 two-minute videos & Download 300 music tracks
7GB 4500 plain text emails & Surf the web for 200 hours & Download 200 two-minute videos & Download 400 music tracks
10GB 6500 plain text emails & Surf the web for 300 hours & Download 300 two-minute videos & Download 600 music tracks
15GB 9000 plain text emails & Surf the web for 400 hours & Download 400 two-minute videos & Download 800 music tracks
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