Comparing mobile broadband in Doncaster
There should be no 3G issues with any network’s coverage in the centre of the town although you may find that indoor coverage drops off in places as you head towards the outer areas of the district, though Vodafone reports excellent coverage throughout.
The fastest 3G speeds come from Three’s Advanced 3G service which is a helpful way to access speedy video streaming without having to upgrade your device to something 4G compatible. All you need is a device which supports the HSDPA standard.
If you already have, or are looking to get, a 4G enabled device then you should find reliable coverage in place already across Doncaster. EE has also rolled out its double speed 4G to the area which promises superfast internet usage both indoor and outdoor.
When buying mobile broadband you have the choice of data enabled iPads and tablets, USB dongles, mobile Wi-Fi hotspots and SIM only deals. If you're not sure which might be suitable for you then our beginner's guide to mobile broadband can help set you on the right path.
Before buying anything though it is vital to check coverage for yourself. You can do this using the official network signal tools, which you can access right away by clicking the logos below. We also have a guide to network coverage which offers additional guidance.
Comparing home broadband in Doncaster
If you're after the cheapest home broadband then ADSL up to 17Mb is available throughout Doncaster. The exchanges are Local Loop Unbundled (LLU) which means that ISPs such as Sky and TalkTalk have installed their own equipment, giving you a wider choice of providers and packages from providers like Plusnet, EE and Fuel as well as network operator BT.
There are a couple of options available for high speed internet: Doncaster’s two telephone exchanges (Doncaster and Doncaster North) are both enabled for BT Openreach fibre optic broadband, with many cabinets across the borough able to connect to homes already. However, this is not the case in every street yet, so it’s important to double check your postcode in our comparison table to see exactly what is accessible to you.
BT network fibre provides speeds up to 76Mb down and 20Mb up, and like ADSL is available from a wide choice of providers so you can find some great value deals.
Virgin Media is also available in some areas across the town but again you’ll need to do an exact check on your postcode. They offer a TV, phone and broadband deal in Doncaster and offer speeds up to 152Mb.
TV and broadband bundles can also be found with many other providers such as Sky, EE and TalkTalk and are sometimes a great way to save money.