Optus 4G Wi-Fi Modem E5577 $29 Auspost.
Usually $59, currently $44 via Optus site.
In-store or online with free delivery.
Includes prepaid SIM.
Same price at
think current provided e5577fs-932 model has a totally different circuit board that is not recognized by pc hence diy unlockable from what i understand.
I have the old E5573 and am wondering whether it is worth upgrading to the E5577?
Can anyone here tell me the difference/s between E5573 and E5577? Thanks in advance!
E5573 is unlocked and this model is locked.
Locked to which network? I'm with Optus.
They are Optus branded, so you'll be fine if you're already on Optus.
@wakie: I know I'll be fine with my Optus sim but my question is should I upgrade to the E5577 from the E5573 and why?
@JTTheMan: I don't see a particular reason to upgrade, unless you like a screen. The E5573 has all the latest 4G bands, except the Vodafone ones. Maybe the E5573 will be better on Vodafone, but you'd need to unlock it in that case anyway.
@wakie: Thanks I thought it's pretty much just the screen. It's still slightly tempting at this price but I think I'll hold off until the technology really takes another step up.
@JTTheMan: Yeah, I'd wait until the 5G ones are out. I have the E5573 and it's really good quality. It's got a provision for an antenna if you're ever in a remote area and need a reception boost.
That's just an unboxing video with no information comparing it to E5573
I have recently gone back to the E5573. The E5577,will drop the internet when downloading large files after 20 minutes.Even watching Netflix is touchy. E5577 download speed is about 1-4 Mbps E5573 5-12Mbps. I live rural with Optus 25 ks from the tower.(no external aerial)
Only problem with both modems they can't handle hot days, I take the back cover off on both.
Is this sim locked
yes it is.
I got an Optus branded E5577Fs-932 from Coles about a month ago and it was sim locked. I ran the IMEI through their online check and it sad it was unlocked so I rang them and told them that I bought it second hand after running the IMEI through their site. A week later they sent me the unlock code for free.
could you pls share the url for their online check? I could only find the url for sending them a request to unlock device, not the place to check whether device was locked or unlocked.
That's the one and it came back something like "this device is unlocked"
@craigoss: hmmm…mine came back "No immediate unlock code can be found for this mobile device. An Optus representative will contact you within the next 5 business days with details on how to unlock this mobile device." bummer
So how do you unlock this thing can you buy a code or do you just have to hope optus does it when you contact them?
i would like to know too
Good to use with this. https://catchconnect.com.au/products/mobile/90-day-plan/3
Can confirm, can be used with catch with no unlock :)
Also confirming amaysim works. I assume all MVNOs using the Optus network will work. Bought this device, also Optus branded, a few months ago from a woolies sale.