Telstra Turbo Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband modem

Prepaid billing and the Next G network's superior speed and coverage make Telstra's Turbo Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband modem a viable option for getting online

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    4.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    1.00 / 5 (of 4 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 89.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Rob

1.0

1

Pros
My temper
Cons
all telco and their isp colluders in poor service and greed
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After a lot of time and proof reading the telstra info page with a telescope, I managed (WITH NO HELP FROM TELSTRA) to create an email address with Telstra(you will not get a bigpond address as a pre-paid user).
It's been about 7 months since first use and I am still not impressed. I live about 2km from a telstra exchange, my PC runs well, and the only problem I have with internet use is network overloading which affects both connection and utilisation. In short: too many users and slow download and upload speeds.
My answer to this problem: stop selling the things if the network cannot accommodate the quantity of users !

Darren

0.0

2

Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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Just bought this (for $29) and thank God for the cheap price - because where I am I do not have other network coverage. Have finally plugged it in but the speed (I am lesss than 140kms from Melbourne)is such that it is next to useless - was trying to download an email file - getting 6.5kbps - it was going to take me 15 minutes to download - and that was only one file. It will be quicker for me to go to the local town less than 10 monutes away and log onto Vodafone and do all my business that to use this pathetic product and do less than 20% of what I need to do. Telstra - absolutely useless - again.

rob

0.0

3

Pros
nothing
Cons
don't expect to create an email address with telstra/bigpond as the isp. Cannot be used with Windows Mail
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You will not get an email address from telstra(and certainly not bigpond) by being a pre-paid customer, therefore cannot be used with windows mail. therefore its useless for many as it is no better than competitors offerings.

Matt

2.0

4

Pros
Old Telstra Pre-paid Modem
Cons
Telstra Turbo USB Modem
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I've had an older Telsrta USB Modem for a while now, and it works suitably enough, just! (Thats two bars only of service though.) I recently "upgraded" to a Telstra turbo modem - I was assured coverage would be better, and downloads faster. Well...coverage is rubbish (the old one works better, 'Turbo" only works outside!) and the speed, when it is working is the same. So...fortunately it's within seven days and Harvey Norman have agreed to refund the full amount, whereas Telstra, who assured superior quality, said as it's been activated I can't get a refund...how does one figure if a modem will work without activation!!??
Good on ya Harvey - I'll be back!!
Moral: If something ain't broke, don't replace it!!

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