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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Virgin Mobile Wi-Fi Modem

Virgin Mobile's Wi-Fi Modem works just as well as a regular USB modem, but adds the convenience of a wireless connection for up to three computers. The flaky Optus network may be an issue for some, but this compact unit is cordless, rechargeable and hugely convenient.

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  • Manufacturer:
  • 4th Nov., 2009
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Virgin Mobile
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  • Pros:
  • Compact, cordless and rechargeable, three Wi-Fi connections simultaneously, works on both Windows PCs and Macs, good speeds if you're in a 3G coverage area
  • Cons:
  • Flaky Optus network, locked to Virgin Mobile (can be unlocked for $80), signal strength rapidly deteriorates over 10 metres

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