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 Pre-Paid Wireless Broadband (MF626)

Telstra's Pre-Paid Wireless Broadband package promises superior coverage with no bills or contracts and it delivers excellent service. You pay extra and the USB modem is a little chunky, but this is a reliable mobile broadband solution. It's just a shame recharges have a 30-day expiry.

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  • 18th June, 2009
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra Corporation
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  • Pros:
  • Prepaid billing, stable and fast service, can recharge via the included Turbo Connection Manager software, USB modem doubles as a flash drive, software is plug and play
  • Cons:
  • USB modem is chunky, all recharges have a 30-day expiry, more expensive than alternatives, maximum download speed of 3.6Mbps
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