Holiday gift guide: Best mobile broadband deals for Christmas

Mobile broadband has never been cheaper, so why not consider a prepaid mobile broadband modem as a stocking filler this Christmas?

Christmas is almost upon us again and now has never been a better time to buy a mobile broadband device. Prepaid USB modems from the likes of Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, along with a range of other products from a variety of manufacturers, let you remain connected while on-the-go.

We've rounded-up our favourite USB mobile broadband modems on the market this Christmas.

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Optus Wireless Broadband USB Slimline Modem

We can find little to fault about the Optus Wireless Broadband USB Slimline Modem's hardware, but a slow and unreliable 3G network makes it easy to pass up.

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  • 19th May, 2009
  • James Hutchinson
  • Optus
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  • Pros:
  • Maximum 7.2Mbps throughput (in theory), microSD card slot, small
  • Cons:
  • Erratic performance, unreliable and ultimately poor speeds
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