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Telstra Pre-Paid 4G USB + Wi-Fi with 12GB Data $19 (Save $20) @ Coles

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This deal includes 12GB of Data (previous deals included 3GB or slightly more).

From the Coles online sale catalogue:

½ PRICE

• 12GB^ (3GB + 9GB bonus)
• For use in AU within 30 days

Limit 1 per customer.
Telstra 4G USB + WiFi: ^Activate on Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband Plus by 25 February 2019, use in Australia.
This product is unavailable online. Please visit a store if you wish to purchase it.

Supported Bands (from the box):

4G 700/1800/2100/2600 MHz
3G 850/2100 MHz

I bought the same device from a previous Coles sale in early October and the box had an expiry date (for SIM) of 31 JUL 2020 (ymmv).

The device is locked to the Telstra network, but can be unlocked for free using a DIY guide. I unlocked mine and have used it with Telstra and Kogan SIMs. Refer to the following guide:

How to Unlock Huawei E8372h-608 (aka Telstra 4G USB+WiFi Plus 4GX)

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    what's the free DIY unlock website?

    • +2 votes

      Looks easier / cheaper to just keeping buynew modems or sim packs lol

      Or maybe cos it’s 6am and that’s too much reading right now

  • +7 votes

    How to Unlock Huawei E8372h-608 (aka Telstra 4G USB+WiFi Plus 4GX)
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/414606

  • +2 votes

    Thank you OP for deal and guide to unlock device. From memory, the Huawei device alone is worth more than $40.

    • +1 vote

      $28 on eBay for unlocked ones

  • +2 votes

    Nice deal, I don't know of I'd have to burn my laptop or the dongle first, what with all the Russian software and unsigned drivers you need to use…

    • +2 votes

      i got some when target had them for $9 last year …used over school holiday break as it did the usual 2gb and 10gb bonus, 6 mths later got telstra to unlock for $25, keep receipt if wanting telstra to unlock incase they dispute age of device.

      tried to get unlock code off ebay, seems the h version is a tough one and was refunded, hence paid telstra.

      i also have an optus version which came as unlocked but they never seem to be on special as often as telstra and when on special are still $39.

      these are handy on holiday season and long car trips as it avoids the kids tethering off your phone and hitting the dreaded $10 per gb top up, or running your phone as a hot spot 24x7 which heats it up and isn’t good for the phone or battery.

      • +1 vote

        I had excess Telstra prepaid credit that Telstra used to unlock mine!

    • +4 votes

      It's the perfect combo, Russian software drivers and Chinese gov't hardware

      • +1 vote

        There's no collusion!!

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    do you need to run these with an app installed on a laptop, or once set up can just you plug them into a power bank and they work?

    • +1 vote

      Can get plugged in to a power source and be run as a wifi unit. Just doesn’t have a built in battery.

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    Has anyone used one of these for online gaming? I’ve tried my phones hot spot (Kogan/vodaphone) but games are unplayable due to the ping spikes. Would something like this provide a better, stable connection?

    • +1 vote

      Kogan/Vodafone is probably your issue. I've gamed while tethering to my Telstra service and it worked well.

    • +1 vote

      Yes. My kids use it at my parents place on school holidays. Lag spikes every now and then but generally fine.

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    Is this the 4GX version?

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      The one I bought in October was 4GX version (the box lists "Telstra 4G USB+Wi-Fi Plus" with "4GX" circled in the bottom right).
      I assume this sale is for the same model.

    • +1 vote

      Can confirm the 4GX version is included.

      Just bought one, same decsription as 1bug describes below.

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    Can anyone please confirm if it’s possibl to change the MAC address after unlocking?

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      I can't see anywhere to change the MAC address of the device. The unlocked Web UI (v17.100.11.00.03) is very basic compared a typical home Router.

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    I signed up for Telstra on the 50GB plan at JB Hifi recently. Does anyone know how much it would cost to get a data sharing SIM that I could put into this?

  • +1 vote

    Saw this in the catalog and wasn't sure as I already have one of these. But if $19 is a good deal for 12GB data over the Christmas hols…

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    Can anyone please check which stores in Melbourne have stock? I can't check online and it's not available for click and collect and Burwood tell me they can't check stock for me

    • +2 votes

      Coles doesn't stock these consistently across stores - try a few more stores. Last time I looked around about only 1/2 of the stores stock these.

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        Thanks!

        I called Chadstone and they said they have them….

        I'm going to unlock one of these and use my Optus Data Share SIM as a backup internet connection for 2 weeks…

  • +1 vote

    Found one at Chadstone, and the unlock works like a charm too!

  • +1 vote

    Thank you, I just got one.
    The unlock guide was fantastic too.
    Working well. This is my internet from now on with kogan.