I’m using this with a VIP SIM-only plan from Virgin (unlimited data for £15pcm) as a backup broadband connection.
I used Ofcom’s sitefinder to locate the nearest mobile phone masts to my house. There are three, just over a mile away, on the O2, Orange and T-mobile networks. Virgin uses EE (Orange & T-mobile) so they are ideal for me.
Using the sitefinder results I placed the Wibe in the upstairs window on the side of the house facing the masts. Although we get basically no phone signal at all in our house, the Wibe rocks and gets a full 3G signal at around 1.7 Mbps (similar to what we can get through a landline). SSH is also smooth and responsive.
Now what I really need to do is to work out how to have the DSL fail over gracefully to mobile data. Or even better, share the load somehow …