Comparing mobile broadband in Rochdale
You’ll find you have the choice of both 3G and 4G mobile internet in this area. 3G is the older and more widespread standard, supported by a huge range of devices yet still offering some excellent speeds. The newer 4G does not have as much coverage (so you may fall back onto 3G quite frequently) but provides very fast mobile broadband speeds which can exceed the performance of an ADSL home broadband service. You’ll find deals for both on Broadband Genie, with a wide choice of contract and pay-as-you-go options for USB dongles, Wi-Fi dongles and SIM only mobile broadband.
Mobile broadband coverage is regarded as good for Rochdale, although you will need to check your location for more accurate data on actual speeds available. As mobile broadband coverage can be highly variable it’s vital to check your particular address to see what’s on offer. You can do this using the official network coverage tools, accessed by clicking the network logos here:
Comparing home broadband in Rochdale
Rochdale is well served by fixed line broadband providers. The major ISPs such as BT, TalkTalk, EE, Sky and Virgin Media all supply broadband to areas within the borough. There are also smaller providers available, which you’ll find listed on our a comparison tables.
Available connection speeds throughout Rochdale are on par with other urban areas, giving you the choice of cheap ADSL internet or superfast fibre optic broadband using either the BT or Virgin Media networks.
ADSL uses your existing copper telephone lines to provide broadband connections to homes in the borough. It offers excellent availability and a huge choice of packages, but limited performance as speeds are restricted to 17Mb. Fibre broadband is much quicker - currently up to 76Mb on the BT network and 300Mb on Virgin Media - though prices are a little higher and fewer homes have access to these services.
Remember that broadband availability varies so to get started, use the postcode checker to show the speeds available in your street and display the latest offers from ISPs which service your area.