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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Telstra Corporation Turbo Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband

Improvements over the previous Turbo prepaid modem are minimal, but a cheaper initial outlay, prepaid billing and the Next G network's superior speed and coverage make Telstra's Turbo Prepaid Mobile Broadband offering a viable solution for getting online while on the move.

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  • 13th Sept., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Telstra Corporation
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  • Pros:
  • Good speed and coverage, no contract commitments, Mac and PC compatible, simple software, hinge-style USB connector, 2GB data included
  • Cons:
  • Pricier than alternatives, most recharges have a 30-day expiry, modem hinders access to nearby USB ports on some notebooks
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