If you’re searching for some great mobile internet dongles, be sure to compare and contrast different dongles before you buy. Any value-conscious consumer should consider reviews, pricing, and network coverage in their area. Fortunately, this guide does most of the work for the prospective buyer.

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Ready Broadband Nationwide

In fifth place comes the Ready Broadband Nationwide dongle. This dongle runs on the sprint network and has excellent coverage wherever the Sprint network is available. Users enjoy contract-free usage. The simple, easy to use “pay as you go” setup allows you to purchase internet usage by the amount of data needed. If you run out, simply purchase more online. For added convenience, the dongle comes with everything you need to get started. Software is included on a CD that comes in the box, and updates can be downloaded from the website.

Option ICON 322

The Option ICON 322 Unlocked comes in at fourth place. This respectable modem features a reversible plastic shield that can be turned one way to protect the USB connector when the card is not in use, or turned the opposite direction to be stowed out of the way during usage. A convenient feature of this product is that it does not require its own data plan. Simply plug the SIM card from any GSM phone with a data plan into the slot, and use the internet.

4595 3G

Next up is the 4595 3G mobile internet dongle. Like the ICON, this card is unlocked. It can be used with most cell phone service providers worldwide. This card also requires a SIM card to work properly. It features embedded installation software, so it requires no CD or download in order to interface with your computer. Simply plug it into the USB port and install the software directly from the device. Easy to set up, versatile and economical to use, this modem is an excellent choice for the cellular internet customer.

Sierra Unlocked Wireless USB305

The runner up is the excellent Sierra Unlocked Wireless USB305. It features wide spread compatibility with computer operating systems. It can successfully interface with computers running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and MAC OS v10.4 or later operating systems. It is tough and durable, featuring a protective cover similar to that of the Option ICON. Speeds go up to 7.2 Mbps on 3G networks. The Sierra is also extremely light weight, tipping the scales at only 1.6 ounces. A quick start guide allows easy and informed set up. A MicroSD slot allow data backup on the fly.

Sierra Wireless 598u

Sierra takes not only the runner up spot, but also first place with its Sierra Wireless 598u mobile internet dongles. Like its counterpart, this card features a MicroSD slot, allowing easy access data storage of up to 32 GB. It features quick upload and download, allowing a 1 megabyte email attachment to be downloaded in only about eight seconds. IT is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP, as well as Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher and Linux. This device operates on the Sprint network.

This is a guest article by Ruben Corbo, a writer for the website Broadband Expert where you can find internet service providers in your area and compare prices on different deals for your wireless internet necessities with a mobile internet dongle or a SIM only card.

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