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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Telstra Corporation Turbo USB modem

With a competitive initial outlay cost, prepaid billing and the Next G network's superior speed and coverage, Telstra's Turbo USB modem is a good package overall. It's predictably pricier than the competition, though, and the 30-day recharge expiry is a downside.

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  • Manufacturer:
  • 3rd Nov., 2009
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra Corporation
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent speed and coverage, software installed on device, microSD card slot, easy to use software, prepaid billing
  • Cons:
  • Modem is large compared to competitors, all recharges have a 30-day expiry, pricier than alternatives
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