News

December 2009

Published: Mon 28 December 2009

The latest issue of the Mobile Broadband Tariff Tracker now features   post and prepaid prices for 93 operators in 33 countries.  

Key changes identified include:

  • Introduction of prepaid offerings (see editorial), latest survey reveals details of 157 operators in the 74 countries
  • Different term of contracts starting with 30 days up to 24/36 months. Typically, the higher committed to contract attracts a lower monthly price. Refer to the UK
  • A user can now select if they want to pay extra once the allowance has been reached or opt for a downgraded speed.
  • More inclusive allowance
  • Some operators have reduced their rates
  • Plenty of promotions are offered, these are not covered in our survey, some examples include.

Mobistar/Belgium

Mobistar offers for the first 6 months of a 12-months contract to Mail and Surf a significant discount i.e. Euro 12 instead of Euro 18 per month.

Vodafone/Ireland

Vodafone offers a prepay 360 bundle for its prepay customers at Euro 12.09 per month including 100 MB, however a subscriber needs to top up with Euro 20 in one month to benefit from this bundle otherwise the bundle is Euro 20. The promotion runs out at the end of January 2010.

Bite/Lithuania

Bite in Lithuania offers its Start-up product including 800 MB for LMT 1.99 per month instead of LMT 6.00, this is based on a 12-month contract and the offer is running until 17th January 2009.

Go Malta

Laptop offers continue to be offered by operators, below is that of Go Malta

 

Model

Access fee with DDM

Screen Size

Processor

RAM

Hard Drive

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Webcam

Lenovo Ideapad S10

€ 35.99

10.2"

Intel Atom Processor

1GB

160 GB

Yes

Yes

Yes

HP Compaq 610

€ 45.99

15.6"

Intel Core 2 Duo

2GB

320 GB

Yes

Yes

Yes

MacBook Mc 240

€ 55.99

13.3"

Intel Core 2 Duo

2GB

160 GB

Yes

Yes

Yes

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