Back to school: Best mobile broadband modems

The best mobile broadband modems for students to stay connected.

The ability to work anywhere, anytime is essential for any student. Thanks to mobile broadband modems it's easy to access the Internet whether you're at home, school or university.

All three major carriers in Australia -- Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) -- offer a range of mobile broadband modems on pre-paid and long-term contracts. We've rounded up the best mobile broadband modems on offer in Australia to suit any school, college or university student.

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Telstra Corporation Ultimate Mobile Wi-Fi

The Telstra Ultimate Mobile Wi-Fi definitely ranks as the best device of its kind that we've tested, but you'll pay plenty for its excellent coverage and speed.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 30th June, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra Corporation
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Fast speeds and excellent coverage
  • Handy LED screen
  • Connects up to five devices
  • Cons:
  • Battery life could be improved
  • Expensive
  • Heats up during regular use
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