Back to school: Best mobile broadband modems

The best mobile broadband modems for students to stay connected.

The ability to work anywhere, anytime is essential for any student. Thanks to mobile broadband modems it's easy to access the Internet whether you're at home, school or university.

All three major carriers in Australia -- Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) -- offer a range of mobile broadband modems on pre-paid and long-term contracts. We've rounded up the best mobile broadband modems on offer in Australia to suit any school, college or university student.

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Telstra Corporation Elite

The Telstra Elite prepaid mobile broadband modem is more expensive to run than its competitors and is a little chunky, but it does provide excellent speed and coverage.

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  • 13th Dec., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra Corporation
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  • Pros:
  • Good speeds and coverage, 21Mbps-rated device, ease of use and setup, external antenna connection
  • Cons:
  • Data is still more expensive than competitors, modem itself is chunky and may block access to other USB ports
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