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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Optus Wireless Broadband USB Slimline Modem

We can find little to fault about the Optus Wireless Broadband USB Slimline Modem's hardware, but a slow and unreliable 3G network makes it easy to pass up.

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  • 19th May, 2009
  • James Hutchinson
  • Optus
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  • Pros:
  • Maximum 7.2Mbps throughput (in theory), microSD card slot, small
  • Cons:
  • Erratic performance, unreliable and ultimately poor speeds
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