Back to school: Best mobile broadband modems

The best mobile broadband modems for students to stay connected.

The ability to work anywhere, anytime is essential for any student. Thanks to mobile broadband modems it's easy to access the Internet whether you're at home, school or university.

All three major carriers in Australia -- Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) -- offer a range of mobile broadband modems on pre-paid and long-term contracts. We've rounded up the best mobile broadband modems on offer in Australia to suit any school, college or university student.

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Telstra Corporation Elite Mobile Wi-Fi modem

The addition of an OLED display and a download speed increase to 21Mbps makes Telstra's Elite Mobile Wi-Fi modem an excellent mobile broadband product.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 4th May, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra Corporation
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Excellent speeds and coverage
  • Connects up to five devices
  • OLED display
  • Cons:
  • Battery life
  • Basic Web interface
  • Gets warm during use
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