Telstra Elite Mobile Wi-Fi modem

Telstra Elite Mobile Wi-Fi review: A battery operated Wi-Fi modem that features a handy OLED display and 21Mbps download speeds

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  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    4.50 / 5 (of 2 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 129.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Robert Grannetia



UL & DL speeds
connecting after recharging
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I have owned four of these devices and each time that I have recharged them, the ability to connect to the local tower (seems to) become harder to do. Admittedly, when I get home from work (around 5 pm) every other man and his dog seems to be on the net, because if you are able to log on and get a connection, it can be a s-l-o-w affair. That is not to say that it is always like this, for example, after 7 pm the speeds increase markedly and after 10 pm it is quite fast. I have clocked speeds of 10 MB/s at this time and it is this reason of why I am scoring it 4 stars. As described in the review above, it does a lot of things quite well, I believe that where I live has an impact on the way it can connect and deliver during the day, and night...
The recharging of the dongle is quite simple; I buy a recharge at my local Coles or KMart (and get the relevant fly buys rewards) and then simply input the code and continue to surf away...
There is one downside to this method, the values that you purchase are not additive, for example, a $20 recharge added to another $20 recharge will get you 0.5 GB of data that will expire in 21 days as opposed to spending $40 in one hit will get you 1 GB that expires in 30 days. Increase the amount that you spend and the expiry dates extend further...$180 get 12 GB and 365 days to use it. As mentioned earlier, the reason that I have had 4 of these is that you can occaisionally buy them 'on sale' I have regularly paid $39 for a dongle that had 5GB of data with a 90 day expiry. Unfortunately, Telstra seem to have cottoned onto this and now offer these dongles with 2 GB with a 30 day expiry.
Overall, a good device that is worth getting if 'on sale' otherwise, a costly affair (like most prepaid dongles)




its quite good concidering i live in a small remote town
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the only problem i have is trying to find a website on how to recharch, all i see is mobile but nothing specifically for this

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