Prepaid Internet Dongle/USB - Should I Get One?

I'm currently in quarantine in a house with no wifi. I'm a student with an assignment due on the last day of my quarantine, I've been hotspotting myself from my phone to keep myself going so far. However, a program I'm using requires a constant and stable connection, but my signal is always disconnecting or very weak. I'm considering buying a prepaid dongle from telstra to resolve this, but I'm worried I'll just have the same issue (since my phone is with boost and the telstra network). Is there a chance that the dongle will get a better signal than my phone?

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  • +1 vote

    What phone do you own? Does it have band 28?

  • +1 vote

    since my phone is with boost and the telstra network

    Boost = Telstra. So if you have crap Telstra service, then you'll have crap service with a dongle/mifi device for example. UNLESS as Arthur said above, you don't have the correct bands.

    I've been hotspotting myself from my phone to keep myself going so far. However, a program I'm using requires a constant and stable connection

    Put phone phone in window or just outside if you can to get better service, and connect via wifi from anywhere inside the house. You might find it'll improve greatly by just doing that :)

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