Best mobile broadband modems

We round up the best mobile broadband plans and modems to stay connected while on the road.

The ability to work on the move is essential for many businesses these days, and thanks to mobile broadband modems it's easy to access the Internet while you're out of the office. All three major carriers in Australia -- Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) -- offer a range of mobile broadband modems, both prepaid options and on monthly contracts. We've rounded up the best mobile broadband modems on offer in Australia.

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Telstra Corporation Turbo Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband

Improvements over the previous Turbo prepaid modem are minimal, but a cheaper initial outlay, prepaid billing and the Next G network's superior speed and coverage make Telstra's Turbo Prepaid Mobile Broadband offering a viable solution for getting online while on the move.

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  • 13th Sept., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra Corporation
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  • Pros:
  • Good speed and coverage, no contract commitments, Mac and PC compatible, simple software, hinge-style USB connector, 2GB data included
  • Cons:
  • Pricier than alternatives, most recharges have a 30-day expiry, modem hinders access to nearby USB ports on some notebooks
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