Comparing mobile broadband in Walsall
Mobile broadband is a great way to get internet access without a fixed line, and it's now pretty fast too! We have the option of either 3G or 4G mobile internet, with 3G currently having a wider reach (and better support on older hardware) while 4G provides outstanding speeds, but may require you to pick up a new dongle or tablet.
There shouldn’t be any trouble connecting to mobile broadband throughout Walsall. All four of the major providers – Three, O2, Vodafone and EE – report a good service on both their 3G and 4G networks across the town.
Customers of Vodafone might find that 3G & 4G coverage drops off indoors to the north-east of the region and O2’s 4G network gets a little patchy inside to the north-east but Three and EE’s 3G and 4G have no noticeable gaps anywhere in the area. EE also have their Double Speed 4GEE on offer for faster downloads and video streaming, but you will need a device and contract which supports it to make use of this.
Before buying any mobile internet package be sure to check coverage for yourself; if the signal is poor it will greatly reduce the speed.
If you have any more questions about mobile broadband then have a read of our useful mobile broadband guides.
Comparing home broadband in Walsall
Walsall residents have a few choices for getting fixed line home (or small business) broadband.
Many areas of Walsall are enabled for high-speed fibre broadband. BT’s fibre optic network is widespread and offers speeds up to 76Mb on a variety of providers including TalkTalk, Plusnet, Sky, EE and BT itself.
You could also have the choice of Virgin Media fibre. This provides faster speeds and is available on a wide choice of packages, including broadband without a phone line.
Whichever type of fibre you decide to go for, you’ll need to check that the cabinet nearest you is set up to receive it before you can order the service, because fibre service can vary from street to street.
If your address isn’t able to utilise fibre then you can connect to the internet via ADSL. Although slower it does have wider coverage and there are some very cheap deals on offer. This is supported in Walsall by several LLU operators including Talk Talk and Sky so you can take advantage of the best pricing.
If you want to bundle your broadband, television and phone together then you’ve got plenty of choice: Sky, Talk Talk, SSE, the Post Office, BT and Plusnet all offer complete deals in your area.
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