Best Christmas deals: Prepaid mobile broadband

A mobile broadband package may just be the gift you've been looking for!

Optus prepaid wireless broadband

Price: $99

Optus offers a similar prepaid broadband deal to Vodafone &8212; $99 gets you a prepaid starter pack that includes a USB 3G modem and, if you purchase and activate the service online, 1GB of data (otherwise you get 200MB). All data has a 30-day expiry and is unfortunately counted in 10MB increments, including uploads and downloads. Optus will, however, roll over up to 10GB of unused data if you recharge within14, 29, 59 or 185 days, depending on the value and expiry of your last recharge. Optus also has a maximum data allowance at any time of 10GB. Recharge options vary with $15 (500MB) and $20 (650MB) recharges lasting 15 days, $30 (1GB), $40 (2GB) and $50 (3GB) recharges lasting 30 days, and $70 (4GB) and $100 (6GB) recharges lasting 60 days. Optus also offers long life recharges that last up to 186 days — $80 (4GB) and $130 (8GB).

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