You can use the Sim to tether and ditch your home broadband – but it may not be as reliable
What’s eye-catching about this deal is that it offers unlimited data and there are no tethering restrictions – which means you could consider using this as your main broadband connection and ditching your home broadband. To do this, you’d need to create a personal hotspot on your phone, then connect this to other devices. Voxi says it won’t ‘throttle’ the data – ie, limit your connection speed – no matter how much data you use.
However, there are possible drawbacks to doing this, so weigh up carefully if it’s really worth it. You’ll be entirely reliant on the strength of your mobile data signal, for example, and tethering may be less reliable than home broadband, may work over a smaller radius and may struggle if connected to multiple devices.
If you ditch your home broadband, there could also be a delay reconnecting your line when you decide to sign up again – and if you’re still within your contract’s minimum term, you could also be hit with a disconnection fee in some cases, so check.
Yet if money is really tight and you’re after a really cheap alternative to home broadband while jobhunting, this could be worth considering. See our Cheap Broadband guide for help finding the best deal.