expired Telstra Pre Paid 4GX Wi-Fi Pro (Huawei E5787) $109 Delivered (Was $149)

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Telstra Pre Paid 4GX Wi-Fi Pro (Huawei E5787) Specs:
* Connect up to 10 WI-FI enabled devices simultaneously including a compatible smartphone, tablet or laptop
* 3000mah Battery life up to 11 hours ( standby 200 hours )
* Colour LCD touch screen to monitor connection status, and view your estimated data usage
* Includes 5 GB of data with 30 day expiry to use in Australia
* LTE Cat6 peak download speed to 300Mbps
* Dual band wifi - can transmit both bands 5GHz and 2.4GHz wireless.
* 28 nm HPM Cortex A9 processor
* Dimensions: 109(L) x 58(W) x 7.5(H) mm
* Weight: 155 grams

Edit: locked to Telstra network thanks to ca6leguy.

More info on whirpool thread re. bands and compatibility o/seas.
Review here

Currently best other price I could find was at Betta ($129 delivered)

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    Does it come with any data?

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    Locked

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    I'm looking for something exactly like this atm. Out of 4G modems etc, do you think this is the best value for money? Tethering a phone isn't too bad, are these better or worse?

    I should add I grabbed the $1 Kogan deal that gives 12gb data and was just gonna tether my phone.

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    Telstra Prepaid 4GX Wifi will be $29.90 at Coles from Wednesday 22/02/17.

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      Post a new bargain and let everyone know?

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      What's the difference between the 4GX Wifi and the Pro?

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        No LCD Touch Screen and only 3GB Data.

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          For a saving of $80? I'm down.

          Guess i'll be picking this up along with an unlock code, cheers :)

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          IMHO, it is better to re-purpose your old phone as 4G wifi device.
          No additional investment and more environment friendly.

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          @Herbert: Except the battery on your old phone is probably dying

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          @spillmill:

          Usb-tether the phone if battery is the concern.

          I usb-tether one iphone 5 with broken screen to add 100Mb bandwidth to my PC, which provides great browsing and streaming experience while downloading on ADSL connection through interface binding.

          I bought 20x $1 Kogan 12GB packs for the data.

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          @Herbert: Dunno how I'd usb-tether my wifi tablet to a phone…

          Devices like these do better at what they're designed to do, compared to a phone. Longer battery life, more simultaneous devices, faster wifi, dead-easy to use, etc.

          An old phone works great for some people. Something like this works even better for others.

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          @eug:

          I know what you're saying, and I'd probably agree if intending to use your single, primary phone for tethering.

          However, I took a iPad 4 with 4G on a car camping trip a year or two back and used it for Wi-Fi tethering for a bunch of devices, including a laptop.

          It lasted 26 hours straight off a single charge… Decent Telstra 4G speeds, in the middle of nowhere. Even played a fairly ping demanding multiplayer game online.

          I was so impressed that I've made sure every subsequent iPad I buy has Cellular. For the extra $150, it's well worth it for the occasional tethering use alone.

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          @Herbert: Just out of curiosity is interface binding something you can do in windows?

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          @polywaffle:

          Yes. You can use ForcebindIP or the built-in interface binding feature in utorrent, vuze, etc…

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          @Herbert: Don't forget that the Kogan Voucher expires at 11:59pm AEST on 30/06/2017. So don't forget to use all of them before they expire.

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        Made by ZTE
        Max 150Mbs download
        2300mAh battery - 7hrs useage
        4 LED indicators instead of LCD screen

        Great price for a more basic alternative.

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          Also ZTE doesn't have wireless ac wifi

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          Keep in mind that "max 150Mbps" more practically means it can only do 1 carrier channel at a time, while "max 300Mbps" can (and will) connect to two carrier channels. This means it's not just the max speed that goes up, but also min and average - generally around double, depending on what carrier bands are available in your area and the relative congestion.

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          yes i used a cat 6 dongle ….. worked a treat verrrry fast.

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          @elusive:
          According to Telstra:

          In 4GX areas, typical download speeds are 2-75Mbps for 4GX category 4 devices, 2-100Mbps for 4GX category 6 devices and 5-150Mbps for 4GX category 9 devices.

          With a Telstra 4G device in 4G areas, typical download speeds are 2 – 50Mbps.

          Speeds vary for reasons like location, distance from base stations, terrain, user numbers, hardware/software configuration, download source and upload destination.

          Based on the speedtest results of my usb-tethered G4 (Category 6) and Iphone 5(Category 3), the real life performance at my location is comparable, both around 95Mb/s.

          Nevertheless, you can always aggregate multiple links to get more bandwidth. I tried it once on Telstra free day for fun with three tethered phones and multiple torrents to get the Category 9 speed.

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          @raytheguy:

          Does wireless AC make much of a difference given the use scenario/battery/etc?

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      trick will be finding a coles that has them ….. mine only has phones …… no modems.

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    Ended up grabbing this one, Our Coles doesn't sell modems, and this is a bit more future proof anyways so should last me a while.

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    anyone know if you can hook external antennas into this thing?

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    Might as well buy a Xiaomi phone instead….

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      good idea, you just reminded me I have a Samsung i9305 I bought from Kogan I can repurpose as a modem! 👍

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