Holiday gift guide: Best mobile broadband deals for Christmas

Mobile broadband has never been cheaper, so why not consider a prepaid mobile broadband modem as a stocking filler this Christmas?

Christmas is almost upon us again and now has never been a better time to buy a mobile broadband device. Prepaid USB modems from the likes of Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, along with a range of other products from a variety of manufacturers, let you remain connected while on-the-go.

We've rounded-up our favourite USB mobile broadband modems on the market this Christmas.

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Virgin Mobile Australia Wi-Fi Modem

Virgin Mobile's Wi-Fi Modem works just as well as a regular USB modem, but adds the convenience of a wireless connection for up to three computers. The flaky Optus network may be an issue for some, but this compact unit is cordless, rechargeable and hugely convenient.

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  • 4th Nov., 2009
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Virgin Mobile Australia
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  • Pros:
  • Compact, cordless and rechargeable, three Wi-Fi connections simultaneously, works on both Windows PCs and Macs, good speeds if you're in a 3G coverage area
  • Cons:
  • Flaky Optus network, locked to Virgin Mobile (can be unlocked for $80), signal strength rapidly deteriorates over 10 metres
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