Holiday gift guide: Best mobile broadband deals for Christmas

Mobile broadband has never been cheaper, so why not consider a prepaid mobile broadband modem as a stocking filler this Christmas?

Christmas is almost upon us again and now has never been a better time to buy a mobile broadband device. Prepaid USB modems from the likes of Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, along with a range of other products from a variety of manufacturers, let you remain connected while on-the-go.

We've rounded-up our favourite USB mobile broadband modems on the market this Christmas.

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Telstra Corporation Pre-Paid Mobile Wi-Fi

Telstra has finally jumped on the portable Wi-Fi modem bandwagon, letting up to five devices simultaneously enjoy the Next G network's wide coverage and fast speeds. The Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile Wi-Fi modem gets hot during use and could have better battery life, but it remains a good solution if you're after some flexibility from your mobile broadband device.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 8th Dec., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra Corporation
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 3.75
  • $ 149.00
  • Pros:
  • Next G speeds and coverage, connects up to five devices, easy to set up and use, microSD card slot, 5GB data included
  • Cons:
  • Heats up during regular use, feels flimsy, very basic Web interface
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