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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Vodafone Mega Modem

Vodafone's Mega Modem promises faster speeds than regular USB modems, but the full advantages of the 850MHz network won't be felt until it is finished being built.

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  • 17th March, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Vodafone
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  • Pros:
  • Theoretical maximum speeds of 21.6Mbps on 850MHz network, microSD card slot, antenna port, ease of use and setup
  • Cons:
  • Chunky size, 850MHz network still being built
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