I’ve been using Tesco Mobile for my home internet for almost a month now and it’s working very well.
I signed up for a 2 year contract for a 100GB per month data package which is more than I can possibly use.
I’ve been using Talktalk for my home Broadband and phone for many years but it was starting to get expensive. I used to rely on a home phone (landline) when I ran a small business but it’s no longer required.
During a recent visit to Tesco, I picked up one of their mobile phone leaflets. I looked at their Pay Monthly, SIM only contracts and couldn’t believe how cheap it was.
With my Talktalk bills going up in price every month, it seemed like a far cheaper way of having Broadband.
Anyway, I phoned up Tesco mobile and changed over from my PAYG contract and signed up. I’d never thought of a mobile phone for my home internet but it’s great.
The website is easy to navigate as well, here’s a screen shot:
Once you’re set up, you can also install the app, it’s idea for keeping an idea on data usage.
How Am I using Tesco Mobile for my home internet ?
My home PC usually connects to my Talktalk router wirelessly as they are fairly close together, in the same room.
I changed the settings in my mobile phone by going to the ‘Mobile Hotspot And Tethering’ in the connections menu.
I enabled ‘Mobile Hotspot’ and tapped the ‘Configure’ button. This is where you can set the network name (SSID) and password.
Once the phone was setup, I scanned for a new Wifi network with my PC, connected and entered the password.
My internet speed isn’t as fast but for £14 for 100GB/month, I’m very happy. I also get Unlimited minutes & texts.
Tesco data SIM in a 4G Broadband Router
The battery in my phone runs down fairly quickly now that I’m using it for my Broadband connection.
I’m wondering whether I can use a Tesco data SIM in a 4g Broadband Router?. It would certainly save my phone in the long run but I don’t know whether it’s allowed.. I don’t want to buy a 4G router and find that I can use it or that I get cut off.
I spoke to Talktalk and have arranged for my account with them to be closed. I’m out of contract so don’t have a penalty to pay.
I’m waiting for a prepaid bag to arrive so that I can post the Talktalk router back to them. Once I’ve had my final bill, I will no longer be a customer.
If you don’t need a landline or fibre Broadband then a mobile contract may suit you at this price.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my article about using Tesco Mobile for my home internet.