Looking for some advice.
About to buy a smartphone and thinking about dropping our landline and broadband and buying a smartphone with mobile broadband and using the mobile broadband for all internet access.
Currently on a SKY landline and SKY broadband and a cheap pay as you go mobile phone that is barely used.
We rarely use the landline, weeks can go by with out using the phone: current online bill shows 3 calls this month (less than £1 in calls), so we don't really need a mobile and a landline (we don't use the phone much). If we can drop the landline and broadband and buy a new mobile phone on a contract with broadband we can use on a couple of laptops can save some money and have more options for internet access while out.
Internet access required about 20 hours a day, we need unlimited broadband. We don't play online games, don't watch TV online, just the usual web browsing small amount of YouTube... Probably biggest data transfer is when I download website backups (I own around 100 domains), amounts to around 6GB a month download.
Since we don't do online gaming broadband speed doesn't have to be that fast.
Seen a Nokia Lumina 710 at the Carphonewharehouse with 24 month contracts with 3 at under £20 a month. SKY landline and broadband currently costs about £20 a month, so could actually save a few quid a month and have a decent mobile phone IF there's no extra costs using the mobile broadband on a couple of laptops?
I'm not fixed on the Nokia Lumina 710, was about to buy it on pay as you go for £100 because it's got GPS and the Nokia Drive. Wife wants to try something called Geocaching (kind of a treasure hunt via GPS) and we are looking to buy a campervan and a mapping system would be useful and will need internet access on a laptop while on the road.
Not fixed on the network 3, that came out as the cheapest (£16 with 100 minutes call time which is probably enough: though would probably go for 300 minutes at £2 extra) for that phone with unlimited broadband.
I saw on the 3 website something about dongles and suspect it's going to cost more to use the broadband on our laptops.
What would be great is match the SKY landline/broadband costs (£20) a month and end with a smartphone with unlimited broadband we can use on two laptops at no extra cost.
BTW we live in Lincolnshire.