Pros & Cons of Prepaid & Unlimited Mobile Broadband

Internet is truly a necessity nowadays, and indeed, no-one can begin their day without it. Because of cutting-edge technology, internet connection while on-the-go has become made easily accessible and economical to everyone. However, the question that stays now is whether they should opt for unlimited mobile broadband which is under a binding contract, or to just go for a pay-as-you-go broadband service that allows the user to opt out at anytime. Both have their pros and cons, so let’s take a look at them to help you decide what’s right for your needs.

Prepaid Mobile Broadband

The Pros:

• Pay only for the services you need

Ideal for frequent travellers or for those who just want to get more value out of their hard-earned bucks, prepaid mobile broadband allows for the flexibility of letting you pay only for what you need. It lets you work on a budget that you have set and allows you to change your mobile broadband plan as often as you’d like. For instance, you might just want basic surfing for this month which would use up about 2 to 3 GB of data, and in the next month, if you want to upgrade to a higher data usage allowance, you are able to do so without any contract changes or penalties. Aside from the data allocation purchased for regular internet usage, you can top-up data on your favourite chat apps to make sure you are always connected to your social circles, no matter what.

• Long Expiry Dates

You don’t need to worry about the value of your account expiring; prepaid mobile broadband credits have long expiry dates, allowing you to go as you please. And when the expiry date is nearing, a simple top-up can prolong the duration of the remaining data available.

The Cons:

• Disconnection once amount is used up

The only disadvantage of prepaid mobile broadband is that you always need to top-up to make sure that your service is never discontinued. You always have to look for nearby retailers who sell prepaid top-up cards, or better yet, always be ready with a few in hand to avoid being disconnected.

Unlimited Mobile Broadband

The Pros:

• Unlimited

Unlimited mobile broadband plans takes out the worry of your data allowance being used up. You no longer have to subconsciously monitor your usage and fear that your prepaid credits will run out. There is no need to go out to buy prepaid cards to top-up. One price is all you need to pay once a month for unlimited internet access that allows you to do anything.

• Some of the best promos are available only for contract subscribers

Promos, for example free devices or discount rates on newly-released products are usually available simply to contract subscribers. Payments are dispersed out on the time period of the contract, allowing the consumers to own high-end devices bundled with ultra-fast broadband at affordable prices.

The Cons:

• Contract

Unlimited mobile broadband plans usually bind the subscriber to a contract for a year or more, depending on the provider. Termination prior to the contract ends will incur penalty charges for the consumer so it is best to carefully think things through if you are willing to stick to the same plan and provider for a long period of time


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