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 Pre-Paid Wireless Broadband (MF626)

Telstra's Pre-Paid Wireless Broadband package promises superior coverage with no bills or contracts and it delivers excellent service. You pay extra and the USB modem is a little chunky, but this is a reliable mobile broadband solution. It's just a shame recharges have a 30-day expiry.

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  • 18th June, 2009
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra Corporation
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  • Pros:
  • Prepaid billing, stable and fast service, can recharge via the included Turbo Connection Manager software, USB modem doubles as a flash drive, software is plug and play
  • Cons:
  • USB modem is chunky, all recharges have a 30-day expiry, more expensive than alternatives, maximum download speed of 3.6Mbps
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