Working From Home: BackUp Internet Service

Following the recent coverage of the potential national BT strike, and the impact that could have on people working from home I thought now was a good time to share a tip I have been advocating for years now: if you work from home get yourself aBbackup Internet Service.

Is actually a strong argument for everyone to do this given our dependency on the Internet these days.

It really is very easy, and not at al expensive:

  1. Buy yourself a SIM Router like the TP-Link AC750 Dual-Band WiFi 4G Router for around £90
  2. Get a Data Only SIM card from GiffGaff (or similar) where you can get one for £6 a month (cancel anytime), but most importantly can increase the amount of data online as and when you need to – unlimited is £35
  3. Set up this router with exactly the same SSID and password as your current network.

As and when you need it all you need to do is plug it in and all your devices will connect automatically.

Told you it was easy!