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 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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  • 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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