Telstra Ultimate Mobile Wi-Fi modem

Telstra Ultimate Mobile Wi-Fi review: Telstra's Ultimate Mobile Wi-Fi is without doubt the best and fastest product of its kind on the market, but you'll pay for it

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  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    3.50 / 5 (of 7 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 349.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Ralph Hamilton

4.5

1

Pros
Speed and reliability
Cons
Overheating
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The Sierra wireless Modem is still working OK.
I notice the battery is losing some capacity, with age. (Not the Sierra's fault)

This will probably be my last posting as I will probably upgrade to a 4G device next, or go back to Broadband on landline, (more secure) due to the optical fibre. (NBN)

I would buy another Sierra Modem......Ralph.

Ralph Hamilton

4.5

2

Pros
Reliability and speed
Cons
Overheating
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Still going strong. I have learnt to cope with the overheating. I use it to keep my coffee warm. :)

Ralph Hamilton

4.5

3

Pros
Speed + reliability
Cons
Overheating
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Had the Sierra Modem for 2 years or so now. It is still going great. I have learnt to cope with the temperature build up. It does not drop out very often either.

I am very happy with it.

Regards......Ralph.

Ralph Hamilton

4.5

4

Pros
Sierra Ultimate WiFi Modem
Cons
Overheating
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Greg,
have you checked your router?

I had the same problem when I forst installed mine. A friend with one of the very latest tablets could detecty computer when the modem was online, but I could not connect my computer to the internet. Once I sorted out the Router, it worked OK. For the record, I use a TP-LINK TL-WN721N Router, Purchased from the Telstra Shop where I bought my Sierra Modem.

By the way - the overheating does not occur in aircon. On a hot Brissie day,everything overheats,including me. I have now had the Sierra Modem for more than a year, and it is still going OK.

Regards......Ralph.

Greg

0.0

5

Pros
None
Cons
Tells me I have reception but can't even surf the web
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Does not work

Ralph Hamilton

4.0

6

Pros
Speed
Cons
Overheating
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After I purchased the Sierra Ultimate Wi Fi Modem from Telstra I noticed how hot it ran.

On my office desk on a typical Brisbane day, the modem had a single sheet of paper over it. It shut down, with hte message, "Temperature Critical".

If you had it in your pocket, I am sure it would eventuall overheat. I would suggest you put it on the table beside you, rather than in your pocket.

Regards......Ralph.

R R S Hamilton

4.0

7

Pros
Sierra Ultimate WiFi Modem
Cons
Not posting my reviews
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Hey mate,
I have now written two reviews of the Sierra Wireless Modem and you have printed neither.One was when I had first bought it, and the next after about two months. Weren't they favfourable enough for you?

The first review was highlighting its possible weakness - oveheating.

The second ws confirming that.

Regards......Ralph.

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