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Student Dongles Continued

March 11th, 2010

The previous post on student dongles outlined a few things that you would need to consider before buying a dongle deal for your son or daughter at University or college.  It’s kind of a given that they will need access to the internet and judging by some of the cutbacks that Universities are likely to be facing with fewer students getting funding, there may not be the resources available for your child…

So you should have a basic idea of what you want for your student son or daughter and you are ready to make a purchase.  So which dongle did you go for in the end?  If you haven’t yet decided here’s a few ideas for you.  I’ll start with the free laptop deals because if your kid hasn’t got a laptop they’ll probably be whining on about needing one.  I’ll talk about some other deals later on in the month.

Well one of the best free laptop dongle deals at the moment is from 3 Mobile.  3 Mobile offer a tremendous broadband plus package and the free laptop.  It’s a Compaq Presario CQ61 and it’s a damn good laptop for the price and package.  Compaq usually make budget laptops and PCs and this is no exception, but it certainly isn’t poor quality.

This laptop comes Windows 7 ready and your dongle comes free too.  This is all yours when you sign on the dotted line however.  The contract is a two year one at £30 a month.  This is quite a premiere package and more than enough for any student (well anyone in fact).  The broadband package is always good quality from 3 Mobile and this one is no exception either, offering speeds of up to 7.2 Mb and downloads of 5GB.  This is the package for the student who likes to do a lot of downloading in their free time.

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