Best Telstra Next G mobile broadband modems

We round up the best mobile broadband modems on Telstra's Next G network.

Telstra's Next G network, the telco's 3G mobile network that runs on the 850MHz frequency band, is claimed to provide the fastest download speeds of any carrier in Australia. Telstra also promises the widest coverage, claiming to cover 99 per cent of the Australian population.

Mobile Internet is one of the beneficiaries of this coverage and speed, with the Next G network offering theoretical speeds of up to 42Mbps. The ability to work at these speeds on the move is essential for many businesses these days. We round up the best Telstra Next G mobile broadband modems on offer from Australia's largest telco.

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Telstra Corporation Turbo Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband

Improvements over the previous Turbo prepaid modem are minimal, but a cheaper initial outlay, prepaid billing and the Next G network's superior speed and coverage make Telstra's Turbo Prepaid Mobile Broadband offering a viable solution for getting online while on the move.

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  • 13th Sept., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra Corporation
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  • Pros:
  • Good speed and coverage, no contract commitments, Mac and PC compatible, simple software, hinge-style USB connector, 2GB data included
  • Cons:
  • Pricier than alternatives, most recharges have a 30-day expiry, modem hinders access to nearby USB ports on some notebooks
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