Mobile broadband is now cheaper than ever and free‚ mobile broadband could be offered as early as 2009 according to broadband comparison site Top 10 Broadband.

With competition hotting up, it is only a matter of time before mobile broadband modems, also known as dongles, are offered for free in conjunction with mobile phone packages in the same way as ISPs currently offer free‚ home broadband with home phone deals, says Top 10 Broadband.

A Top 10 spokesperson says: "The public has an insatiable appetite for cheap mobile broadband, and this hunger has led to packages that are cheaper, faster and more inclusive than they were two years ago".

"This move towards free mobile broadband is especially notable when you look at Vodafone's current flagship mobile broadband offering."

"At just £15 a month this package is 65% cheaper, four times faster and three times more inclusive in terms of download allowance than its £45 equivalent of two years ago."