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 Pre-Paid Mobile Wi-Fi

Telstra has finally jumped on the portable Wi-Fi modem bandwagon, letting up to five devices simultaneously enjoy the Next G network's wide coverage and fast speeds. The Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile Wi-Fi modem gets hot during use and could have better battery life, but it remains a good solution if you're after some flexibility from your mobile broadband device.

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  • 8th Dec., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra Corporation
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  • Pros:
  • Next G speeds and coverage, connects up to five devices, easy to set up and use, microSD card slot, 5GB data included
  • Cons:
  • Heats up during regular use, feels flimsy, very basic Web interface


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