Fed up with your sluggish fixed broadband connection? Then you might be interested to learn that Three is offering a new tariff with a 40GB data allowance for its HomeFi mobile broadband solution.
HomeFi means you can have broadband without a landline – and it’s dead easy to set up. You just plug the HomeFi box into a power socket, insert a SIM card, and you’ve got a Wi-Fi hotspot running off Three’s 4G mobile network (of course, the other requirement is you need to be in an area with a signal from the network).
Up to 32 devices can be connected to HomeFi, and as mentioned the new tariff boasts a monthly data allowance of 40GB, at the price of £24 per month. It won’t cost you anything for the hardware if you sign up for a 12-month contract.
However, if you’d rather have a rolling one-month contract, it still costs £24 monthly, except you have to pay for the HomeFi box initially; it’ll set you back £60 upfront.
This solution could definitely be a tempting option for those stuck in rural or remote locations where fixed broadband speeds are very poor due to long phone lines, but you can still get a decent mobile signal.
There are, of course, other options along these lines – such as the Relish Broadband hub, which definitely has its strengths and weaknesses, as we made clear in our review last year.