You that in today’s always-on environment, only being able to access the internet from your home or office is no longer adequate. You need to be able to access your email, desktop or your favorite blog no matter where you are; whether you are on the road, at your favorite coffee shop or even riding the bus home from work. That’s where mobile broadband comes in to play. Let’s take a look at just what mobile broadband is.
What is Mobile Broadband?
Mobile broadband, in simplest of terms is Internet service deliver via a Wireless or cellular network. Mobile broadband service providers, such a Wi-Fi hotspot provider, cellular service provider and even municipalities, deliver the service using wireless access points, repeaters and towers. For you, mobile broadband is just like the broadband connection you have at your home, with the exception of how you connect to it. How you can use mobile broadband is explained below.
How do I use Mobile Broadband?
Using mobile broadband is easy. All you need is in to use mobile broadband is a mobile broadband service provider and a device that can connect to the service using its wireless connection (like a wireless card in your laptop or by turning on your cellular phones wireless capabilities). Typically, your device must be able to support 802.11 b/g in order to properly connect to a mobile broadband service as 802.11 is widely used standards based technology. Examples of how you can use mobile broadband are:
- Connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot at your favorite Starbucks™ with your laptop
- Viewing your favorite blog from your mobile phone
- Making a VoIP call using a wireless IP phone
As you can see, not only is mobile broadband easy to use, you can do all of the same things that you can with a regular broadband connection, with the added flexibility of not a having to be limited by a cable!
Where can I access Mobile Broadband?
You can access mobile broadband anywhere that mobile broadband service is available. Typically, if mobile broadband service is available, say in a restaurant, there will signs saying so. Obviously, if you get your mobile broadband service through your cellular service provider, you will be able to access mobile broadband anywhere you have cellular service. Many times, depending on what device you are using, your device will prompt you when mobile broadband access is available and you can then choose whether or not you want to connect to the mobile broadband network.
Who uses Mobile Broadband?
Anyone and everyone are using mobile broadband to access the Internet. Correction, anyone and everyone can and should be using mobile broadband. Whether you are a CEO, small business owner, college student or grandparent, you can benefit from using mobile broadband. It doesn’t matter if you are looking to stay connected for work or play, mobile broadband allows you to work anywhere and stay close to friends and family, even if you are hundreds of miles apart.
By now, you should be a little more comfortable with mobile broadband. If you looking to learn more about how you can make telephone calls via your mobile broadband connection, check some of the educational articles to your left.