Best mobile broadband modems with Wi-Fi

A Wi-Fi-equipped mobile broadband modem allows multiple devices to connect to it wirelessly for shared mobile broadband access over a telco's 3G network

Often described as a hotspot in your pocket, a mobile broadband modem with Wi-Fi can have multiple devices connected for shared mobile broadband access over a telco's 3G network. These devices act in a similar manner to regular USB modems to access an Internet connection, but their flexibility means they can connect more than just your notebook.

We've rounded up the best Wi-Fi mobile broadband modems in Australia, both from carriers and third-party manufacturers.

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Vodafone Pocket WiFi

The Vodafone Pocket WiFi is a 3G mobile broadband modem that's easy to use. It also acts as a wireless hotspot for up to five devices.

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  • 17th Sept., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Vodafone
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  • Pros:
  • Up to five simultaneous connections, large OLED display, good battery life, easy to set up and use, can be used while charging
  • Cons:
  • No external antenna jack, locked to Vodafone (it can be unlocked, however)

Comments

Jose

1

Could I use this mobile WiFi modem for my ipad2 without laptop??
Thank you.
Jose

John

2

connect any wifi device; phone, ipad, kindle (i think they do wireless), but prepaid plan is expensive with Telstra. Their bigpond ultimate wifi (http://go.bigpond.com/wireless/?2473PSEM&pid=G|P|D|BP|bphmbb|HeadTermsKWWireless) would be good if I wasn't already locked in for two years with them. Will they let me swap plans? or plug my mobile broardband USB modem simcard into this?

Vince

3

I would get one , but I'm using the Sierra Wireless 754S and my plan is not over yet 0
http://www.4gsource.net/sierra-wireless-aircard-754s.html

Sarena

4

Now, I have change my 3g router to E589 4g router, unlocked and no plans.
http://www.twayf.com/huawei-e589-4g-lte-mobile-hotspot
fast speed!

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