Best mobile broadband modems with Wi-Fi

A Wi-Fi-equipped mobile broadband modem allows multiple devices to connect to it wirelessly for shared mobile broadband access over a telco's 3G network

Often described as a hotspot in your pocket, a mobile broadband modem with Wi-Fi can have multiple devices connected for shared mobile broadband access over a telco's 3G network. These devices act in a similar manner to regular USB modems to access an Internet connection, but their flexibility means they can connect more than just your notebook.

We've rounded up the best Wi-Fi mobile broadband modems in Australia, both from carriers and third-party manufacturers.

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Telstra Corporation Elite Mobile Wi-Fi modem

The addition of an OLED display and a download speed increase to 21Mbps makes Telstra's Elite Mobile Wi-Fi modem an excellent mobile broadband product.

  • Review Date:
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  • Manufacturer:
  • 4th May, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra Corporation
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent speeds and coverage
  • Connects up to five devices
  • OLED display
  • Cons:
  • Battery life
  • Basic Web interface
  • Gets warm during use
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