The home I'm moving to is currently 2 miles from Malmesbury- a town where Mr Dyson plans to create 3500 jobs before 2020 - and in a village. So I'm not exactly in the middle of nowhere. Anyhow, the best broadband I can hope for is about 4Mbps IF I pay for fibre or 3Mbps if I don't. A couple of the suppliers have been honest enough to say that fibre in such circumstances is a waste of money. EE got me thinking though. She said that I had a great 4G signal where I was. The thing that put me off was the cost and the data limit - £30 for 30Gb.
Anyhow, today on HUKD I noticed that EE are doing an offer of that package half price on a sim-only deal. So I signed up for one.
1. What, if any, are the downsides of this?
2. Any recommendations for 4G routers? I'm thinking a mains router for best signal within the house? Some I've seen display data used, speed and time period - seems useful.
3. I've signed up for ADSL broadband too (3Mbps unlimited) for basically the cost of the phone line rental (£18/m). I'm thinking that I can then use this for all the downloading stuff where speed doesn't matter (back-ups, audiobooks, email etc) and reserve my 30Gb allowance for speed-sensitive stuff (FaceTime, kids gaming etc). Does this sound sensible? I'm half wondering if I should have signed up for two SIMs and dumped the ADSL.
Any other thoughts? How BT are going to meet their commitment of 99% of people on 10Mbps minimum by 2020, I've no idea.