I have a notebook and can plug my ethernet cable into it to surf the web, however I wish to be able to take my notebook with me when I go out, but wish to have the fecilities to browse the web and also send emails, so what do I require to remedy this matter.
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You'll need to decide on a network and contract type. Like phones, dongles can be either pay as you go or contract. PAYG can be cheap for light usage and you're not stuck paying every month, however contract deals can provide higher data limits for a similar price so are well suited to heavy users. If all you're doing is web browsing and emailing and it's not an every day thing then PAYG may be the better choice as you will not need a high data allowance. Downloads and streaming video are best left for a home connection if possible as that can quickly burn through a lot of bandwidth.
Always important to check the network coverage before buying, if the dongle cannot get a 3G signal it will be very slow, or you may not be able to connect at all. Use the following links to check coverage on the major networks: T-mobile
Keep in mind that these coverage maps are only guides. As a further indication of network performance you can check your mobile phone signal, if the signal strength is good in the places you're going to be using the dongle then you could just go with the same company (you're under no obligation to do this though, it doesn't matter if you have a dongle and phone on different networks).
There are no special requirements for the computer other than for it to be running a compatible OS and have a USB port.
A dongle would be a great solution for you as it would allow you to hook up to a 3G connection wherever you are. With the dongle dock you could even turn this into a Wi-Fi connection if you need to connect a few devices.