Pay Monthly or Pay as you Go Mobile Broadband?

One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make before choosing a mobile broadband package is the billing method. You can either opt to pay as you go or get billed a set amount at the end of each month. Most packages fall into one of those two categories. There are advantages and disadvantages to each one and it’s worth thinking seriously about which suits you best.

Picking a pay monthly mobile broadband package with a fixed rate means you’ll know exactly how much the service will cost each month and when the bills will fall due. It’s regular and predictable and you’ll never run out of credit with a pay monthly mobile broadband deal. You might run out of bandwidth but as long as you keep paying your bills and don’t download more than your allocation (if there is one associated with your deal), a broadband service will always be there ready to use.

With pay as you go mobile broadband you’ll have to top up every now and again, and that does mean your credit might run low at an inconvenient time. Your costs will vary each month but on the positive side, you only pay for what you use. That means that if you take a two week holiday one month, you won’t be paying for a fortnight of mobile broadband you’re not going to use.

Think about how your usage might vary from month to month. If it will stay more or less steady, a pay monthly package might be better, and but if it is likely to vary a lot, pay as you go could be the best option. We recommend checking out both pay as you go and pay monthly deals before making a decision. Compare what you’ll get under each scenario for your approximate monthly budget and then make a decision.