expired Telstra MF910V Pre-Paid 4GX Pocket Wi-Fi Modem + 12GB $29 @ Coles

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  • LTE 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot supports up to 10 users
  • LTE download speeds up to 150Mbps
  • Up to 7 hours operating time
  • Supports the new LTE 700 4GX Telstra network
  • Display - 4 LED indicators
  • Battery - Long life with a 2300mAh battery (non user replaceable)
  • Connectivity/Multimedia
  • Standard SIM card (2FF) locked to Telstra
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 Dual Band (2.4GHz & 5GHz) b/g/n, MIMO 2x2, up to 10 users
  • LTE 700, 1800, 2600
  • 3G UMTS 850, 2100
  • LTE speeds up to 150Mbps download.
  • Activate before 25th February 2019

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    In that same catalogue there is a $30 sim starter kit for $10 with 30gb of data. Do you think that sim can be put into this modem after the included data is used up? I.e. can you use what appears to be a full service sim (calls, txt, data) in a modem for data only? Ta.

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      Do you think that sim can be put into this modem after the included data is used up?

      That one needs to be activated by the 5th Feb…

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        Other way around then - other sim before included. 30gb will go quick enough. Ta for that detail though.

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      My parents use a Kogan sim card (full service) in a mobile modem, that seems to work perfectly fine if just used for data. Unsure if Telstra is the same :/

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    Data must be used withing 30 days is the deal breaker…

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    can the modem be unlocked from the network through that link?

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      Who would you use it with when you unlock it?

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        I cant get ADSL/NBN in the area I'm moving to, probably looking at using optus for mobile broadband until NBN becomes available

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          I'm using vivid wireless which is being absorbed into optus (but previously was using optus anyway). If you are near a tower that has optus 2600 hardware installed you will get their best speeds. The other bands will work but won't be as fast apparently. Sadly for new users vivid no longer exists (i get to stay on the plan as long as i keep paying the bill each month) and while optus mobile broadband is decent price/gb wise, its nowhere near as good. Look into exetel etc - month to month post paid like vivid I think its $90/month for 200gb - to get 200gb on optus for that money its a 24month contract…

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            @Wilburre: What made vivid so good in terms of value?

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              @willturner: Unlimited 4g data on month to month for $90/m. Faster than adsl 2+ in my area, no setup fees etc and no nbn yet. Has been serving me well so far

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                @Wilburre: what plan is this and is it Telstra?? I dont have NBN in my new house and I am thinking of doing the same as ADSL2 is only giving me 8mbps.

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                  @he88388: It is vivid wireless but unfortunately they are being absorbed into optus and it won't be offered to new customers. Existing customers like me will keep the exact same plan price and data etc but will be paying optus instead - our accounts will be moved over automatically in March. I'm consistently gettig the capped speed of 12mbt down which is way better than what I would get on adsl where I am.

                  The best I found last time I looked (few months ago when I got onto vivid) was exetel with 200gb of 4g data for $90/m byo modem with month to month commitment (compatible modem you're looking at ~$180 or you could check their bands and try unlocking a cheap mobile router like this one. Thats probably your best bet if you're waiting it out until nbn. Optus have a similar deal but only if you take a 24m contract. You should check when looking into the 4g route if they can speed - sometimes when they offer a lot of data the speed is capped. So read up before making a decision. Check out different options on WhistleOut website. It's such a shame vivid is ending for new customers. You used to get a minimum 2 months free on vivid as well which paid for the modem effectively.

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          Another option you might want to explore would be Telstra. Their new broadband modem has a backup of mobile network, data used for which comes out of your home bundle. So when you move home, whilst Telstra is getting the move sorted you can use the 4G network for home broadband. I was promised speed similar to ADSL2+.

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            @spal: I believe the speed of their 4G back up is capped at 6/1 speed.
            Their current deal is very attractive as they are offering me a month to month of $69 (200g data with no contract), no setup fee of $240, free gen2 modem, free mini goggle home and free phone calls including mobile calls but except 13 numbers. Because i dont have NBN i will be on ADSL2 max speed is around 8mbps until NBN in July 2019.
            It was tempting but the speed of 8mbps is dissapointing. My mobile phone with Telstra is way faster than that.

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              @he88388: If you get 8 on adsl I'd consider just waiting it out till nbn man, the 4g route is good but to get uncapped speeds if you use a good amount of data is quite expensive. I use 4g as my Max adsl speed is 4 and I had to go Telstra to even get that speed and pay them $550 up front (200 for casual plan fee, 200 for modem, 150 for line activation). Vivid I got the modem in a good guys sale for ~$129, 2 months free service, can take the modem and be instantly connected when I move no waiting weeks and I get 12m speeds. It was a great product but only for people in the right circumstances.

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    I dont think these are in the Melb catalog

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    These are slow and achieve nowhere near the advertised speeds. I used one when moving until my fixed internet was connected.

    At the price though, it's barely something you can complain about.

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    I still have an Optus E5577 from last week, will that work on the telstra 4GX band? I have conflicting reports.

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    Same price as auspost

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    I have a few of these and they work well with Telstra pre- and post-paid. I also unlocked one and it works with an Optus SIM supplied with an iPad.

    Annoyances:
    - When moving around (e.g. on a train) if they fall back to 3G they won't go back to 4G unless 3G cuts out. The web interface allows you to disconnect from the network, wait for 4G connection, then re-connect.
    - Occasionally they lock up for no apparent reason, but it's just a matter of pushing in the little reset switch next to the SIM slot. Having something small to push the switch is recommended, such as a paper clip.

    Another thing to note is that while the WiFi is dual band, you can only choose one at a time.

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    I went to my local Coles - it's the mf910z, same as Auspost, which is only 2.4 GHz (single band). BigW seems to be the 910v, but $59.

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    Great unit - used one extensively while travelling around Australia. I used an external antenna - only a shame about the crap antenna ports.

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    Attention: All this modem on market now is MF910z (orange box)
    MF910v is green box and discontinued
    So most specifications above are not right:

    Up to 7 hours operating time

    Battery - Long life with a 2300mAh battery (non user replaceable)

    It's a 2000mAh battery in MF910Z, not 2300mAH

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    Standard SIM card (2FF) locked to Telstra

    910z is micro sim card, not standard

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    Wi-Fi 802.11 Dual Band (2.4GHz & 5GHz) b/g/n, MIMO 2x2, up to 10 users

    910z is single band 2.4GHz only, not dual band

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    LTE 700, 1800, 2600

    910z LTE 700/900/1800/2100/2600

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      Pick up a MF910v today, also had MF910y In stock with the led screen.

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      Wouldn't mind 910z for the extra network bands tbh

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      Yep. Purchased Coles Sandy Bay TAS and its a 910z. Wasn't on display had to ask the lady at the counter who opened a drawer and found one.

      Connected via wifi hotspot (as saving the Telstra 12GB for holiday in March where I know I can use (B28 support only required no support on my Xiaomi) and there was an update available.

      Awaiting unlock code from link in OP!

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        Got code today from unlock code in link in OP.

        Now unlocked and run's peachy keen with an Optus SIM.

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    I can't find these anywhere in QLD….

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    I’m travelling to Malaysia next week, will this work once it’s unlocked? Thanks

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    Anyone know a Melbourne Coles with stock? I tried two today no luck

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      You could try price matching at your local Officeworks - just show them the catalog

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        Thanks I had a look at doing that but Officeworks doeesnt have this model MF910Z, they have a slightly different model MF910Y for $99. So they probably wouldn't price match. I also had a look at Big W which doesn't seem to have any published price matching policy.

        Solution was to go to Australia Post, they have the same deal running until December 23rd. So I got one today for $29.50 at an Auspost shop.

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    I might be wrong but I believe Optus had similar 1/2 price deal couple of weeks ago but with a Huawei Mini Wifi Router which is definitely better quality that ZTE

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