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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Optus Mini WiFi

The Optus Mini WiFi modem is easy to use and setup, and has the flexibility of a wireless connection, but its reflective screen and per MB data pricing detract from its appeal when compared to its competitors.

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  • 31st Jan., 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Optus
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  • Pros:
  • Up to five devices can connect simultaneously, easy to set up and use, reasonable battery life
  • Cons:
  • Reflective screen, slightly larger than competitors, Optus per MB data pricing
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