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O2 launches combined WiFi, 3G and broadband

O2: connecting you and...whoever you want, really
O2: connecting you and...whoever you want, really

O2 has decided the world needs to be more connected, releasing Broadband Home and Away, which includes 3G, WiFi and home broadband.

For £20 per month, O2 gives the user gets 3GB of data, free WiFi and home broadband free for a year (after which a charge of at least £7.50 a month is added on for six months, if on an 18-month deal).

For those that use the internet everywhere and anywhere, this deal allows mobile internet either through the free 3G dongle or WiFi, so pretty much and always on connection is being offered by O2.

Breaking free

For the home, O2 is offering free 8MB broadband for a year as part of the deal, though if the user takes out the 18-month contract necessary for the free dongle, six months of internet access will need to be paid for.

However, O2 is also offering the chance to pay £99 up front, and taking the deal on a month by month contract. So if you're not into lockdowns, then that could be the option for you.

O2 will also begin offering a Broadband Takeaway option, which costs £30, charged from the first bill, and is basically a box with a router in that O2 claims will allow broadband to be set up in four easy steps.

Broadband Home and Away is available now, and Broadband take away will be coming this August.

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.