Best prepaid mobile broadband modems

We round up the best prepaid mobile broadband modems.

Mobile broadband is a great option for staying connected when away from home or the office. Whether it's working remotely, or simply as a fall-back option should your fixed broadband connection fail you, lower prices and faster speeds continue to ensure the growth of mobile broadband services in Australia.

If you already receive a monthly bill for a mobile phone contract, a landline telephone, a fixed line broadband connection and possibly even a pay television subscription, who wants yet another monthly bill? Consider a prepaid mobile broadband modem — it's easier to manage your spending and you only pay for what you use. We've rounded up the best prepaid mobile broadband modems from all the main carriers.

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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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