Comparing mobile broadband in Gateshead
4G is the newest mobile broadband technology available, offering very good speeds (sometimes approaching fibre home broadband). However, you may find that 4G packages are a little more expensive and coverage is patchy, especially outside of major urban areas.
The older 3G standard is not as fast as 4G, but does have an advantage in coverage and may be slightly cheaper (though increasingly a mobile broadband deal will give you access to both 3G and 4G without any price premium).
To use mobile broadband you’ll need a compatible dongle or mobile enabled tablet. You can purchase packages with the hardware on contract or pay-as-you-go, or simply pick up a SIM only deal to use in your own device. Before buying any package though, be sure to check coverage in your area. Click the network logos below to access the official coverage check tools:
Comparing home broadband in Gateshead
As it enjoys a resurgence, Gateshead is able to offer a range of broadband connection speeds and technologies from all the major providers. Major ISPs including Sky, BT, Virgin Media, Plusnet and TalkTalk offer fixed line home broadband in and around Gateshead, alongside many smaller operators which you’ll also find listed here.
Broadband speeds in Gateshead are comparable to other urban areas within the UK, offering ADSL up to 17Mb, BT network fibre up to 76Mb and Virgin Media fibre up to 300Mb.
ADSL is a great choice if you’re looking for cheap home broadband, with lots of providers offering a huge range of packages. But if you’re interested in the fastest broadband available, consider fibre optic internet from either Virgin Media or the BT network.
Whichever type of home broadband you go for, you’ll find a wide range of packages including short term contracts, unlimited internet and TV and broadband bundles. But remember that broadband coverage varies depending on your location, so the best way to get started is by entering your postcode in the comparison table to show only those deals available in your area.