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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Optus E1762 USB Modem

Though Optus' 3G network is plagued by reliability and speed issues, we found the E1762 USB modem to be reasonably fast. It provides a better connection than other Optus mobile broadband devices we have reviewed.

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  • 29th May, 2009
  • James Hutchinson
  • Optus
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  • Reasonably fast, more reliable than other Optus modems we've tested, automatic software installation, SMS support
  • Cons:
  • A little too wide, recessed external antenna port, Optus' 3G network can be unreliable
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