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 E1762 USB Modem

Though Optus' 3G network is plagued by reliability and speed issues, we found the E1762 USB modem to be reasonably fast. It provides a better connection than other Optus mobile broadband devices we have reviewed.

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  • 29th May, 2009
  • James Hutchinson
  • Optus
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  • Pros:
  • Reasonably fast, more reliable than other Optus modems we've tested, automatic software installation, SMS support
  • Cons:
  • A little too wide, recessed external antenna port, Optus' 3G network can be unreliable
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