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Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile Wi-Fi Broadband $79 (5GB)

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Consider a Wi-Fi pocket router, Telstra's Next G Network, 5GB of data. At $79, it seems like a good deal.
Starting from 09/Jun/11.

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  • +2 votes

    Good deal, but don't forget this is the older model

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    yeah you won't be able to put it in your own DIY hotspot thong!

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    price match at office works for 5%f

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    I have seen this model selling at Telstra shop for $99. $20 saving.
    Excellent device when you are travelling in Australia with your laptop, ipod touch, or any wifi devices.
    Compare to the newer model, this older model uses light indicator rather than a LCD display.

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    $99 from Telstra. The 5GB is valid for 90 days. 4hrs battery claimed.

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      Sorry, I was deceived.

      http://whrl.pl/RcAKjX

      "What they don't tell the buyer is that you need to recharge unit with at least $20 before you can continue to use whatever remains of the 5GB after the first 30 days."

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    It would be a better deal if the recharge didn't cost a small fortune…

    • +2 votes

      When it comes to wireless internet Telstra is worth it compared to Optus and Vodafone.

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    In terms of speed how do these compare to the Elite modems (dont care about wi-fi).

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    How does this compare to the newer model with LCD type screen? Are the access speeds about the same?

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      The new one with LCD screen (Elite Mobile WiFi) seems to be alot faster than this one.

      Here's the review for anyone interested.
      http://www.cnet.com.au/telstra-elite-mobile-wi-fi-339313587....

      The model numbers are:
      ZTE MF60 (new)
      ZTE MF30 (Aldi one)

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        so the MF30 is equivalent to the Turbo modem with wi-fi

        and the MF60 is equivalent to the Elite modem with wi-fi.

        so if i dont care about wi-fi, getting the elite modem will be just as fast???

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    Works very well with non 3g ipads. We have used this device with 4 ipads at the same time whilst on holidays with quite good speeds.

  • -1 vote

    The $20 discount will be long forgotten when you top up.

    Telstra is more expensive per GB than anyone else, for any duration.

    • +2 votes

      yeah, but you'll get your GB's down a lot faster than anyone else, and that's worth the premium.

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        Agreed - Life's too short waiting for Pr0n to download :P

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        Is it faster than optus? Where can I see a report of speed tests on the various telco's?

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      when it comes to mobile internet, the 3 key points are coverage, coverage, coverage.

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      I disagree, I find this the best prepaid value. I got one of these for my mum (not very internet savvy) and it's been great.

      I've been thinking of getting one as backup for adsl, since latter's performance really sucks at the moment.

      Since I think it's like 1/2 the $ I paid for mum's just a while ago, this is a great deal.

      [Edit: as per Nafe below - $150 per year for 10G.]

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    I found $39.5 pocket wifi in aus post office, but locked in vodaphone network; someone knows which pocket wifi is unlock? because my sim was 3G

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      http://m0nkeycheese.blogspot.com/2011/04/australian-huawei-e...

      and by the way, it's '3', 3G is a name for a technology

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        Tkz, Do u know how fast of pocket wifi compare of ADSL?

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          what kind of ADSL are you comparing it to? the 3g network is really dependent on signal quality, the amount of users but the theoretical max speed is 7.2 Mbps (around the max ADSL speed)

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    I'm usng my Telstra one at the moment. Bought it late last year for $149, and then topped it up with another 10GB for 365 days for $150. It's my backup unit for when my Vodafone mobile broadband doesnt have coverage (I'm in Torquay at the moment). For extended periods I just leave it plugged in using the USB cable to keep it charged, and it works just fine. I can connect to it with any wifi device, and its plenty fast enough for normal web browsing etc. I don't use mobile broadband for huge downloads so the new ones dont interest me enough to upgrade

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    this modem gives speeds 30-40kb in my area, and the elite which i bought a week ago for $129 comes with 5GB, gives me speeds 400-500kb, hope this give u a basic idea.

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      I just ran a speedtest. Server in Sydney, I'm in Torquay right now.
      157kB/s down and 37kB/s up.

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    This is the old model.

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      it's cheap, and your point?

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    I'm guessing this is locked to Telstra. Does anyone know if I get this unlocked if I'll be able to put a UK sim in to get it going in the UK?

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    HN are still advertising this but have none in any store in NSW. Office works are same

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