|Wireless Broadband is now Pre-Paid with the Telstra Next GTM and now 4G network. Because it’s Pre-Paid you only pay for what you use and there’s no fixed term contract. To get fast, on the go internet that’s really easy to use, just purchase a Telstra 4G Pre-Paid Wireless Broadband pack for $89. It has everything you need to get started including a USB Modem and 3GB data with 30 day expiry. Telstra Pre-Paid Wireless Broadband offers great benefits including
* No bills or fixed term contracts with pay as you go per kilobyte charging
* Get your account history and balance and recharge from your desktop
* Recharge as often as you like at over 5500 retail outlets around Australia such as 7Eleven and Woolworths
* International Roaming with over 20 Telstra partner countries
* Send and receive SMS on your desktop
|Bigpond||3G/4G||30 days||3GB||$89||4G $89 Starter Pack
inc modem + 3GB
|30 days||5GB||$39.50||3G Wifi Modem Starter Pack inc modem + 5GB|
|21 days||$20||250MB||$5 talk/txt||8c|
|30 days||$30||700MB||$7 talk/txt||4.21c|
|90 days||$100||6GB||$15 talk/txt||1.63c|
|365 days||$180||12GB||$20 talk/txt||1.46c|
Charges are per MB
|Prepaid Mobile Broadband Review – Telstra 4G Mobile Broadband (May 2013)|
|Telstra now has a 4G prepaid mobile broadband USB modem on sale for $89 and comes with 3GB of data for 30 days. This is the fastest mobile broadband service available in Australia at the moment and having used it for work, I can say that if you are relying on the net, then it is worth the investment. Telstra recharge vouchers are not cheap. However you get access to a more reliable network and importantly a faster network. It is a trade off and if you are only browsing the net in the evening and the best really isn’t worth it then there are plenty of more affordable offers out there. Try Vodafone, Optus or try Amaysim. They all have great prepaid plans that you can work with. I have been using Telstra for my iPad (similar rates with data counted by the KB rather than the MB) and I wouldn’t move from Telstra. I want reliability and the fastest internet speed I can get access to. I have personally invested in a 10GB, 365 recharge and haven’t looked back.The above plans also come with bonus talk and txt. Call rates at 40c/30s with a 35c flagfall. Txt/SMS is 25c.
May 2013 – 3G Elite Wifi Modem Review
I wish Telstra would send you an email or sms advising you that this step has now been completed. What they tell you is that it will take between 5 mins and 24 hours. So if you are in a hurry it can be a little frustrating. There is obviously something preventing them from communicating connection because surely I am not the first to find it frustrating. What is actually frustrating is the ongoing testing to see if it is working or not.
The second part is logging into your wifi network. What you are purchasing here is a network of your own. Controlled by the password that Telstra provide you with. Inside the packaging you receive a glossy card with several key details. First is the name of the Wifi Network eg TEHS_BCA9XX, the second is the Wireless Security Key (WPA). This is your 10 digit password.
In order to connect, you need to turn the Wifi function on your digital device on. This will then trigger it to list the Wifi Networks in your area that you can potentially dial into. In my case, I found the above network. I then needed to enter the Wireless Security Key and I was connected.
I tested it on my iPad, laptop and mobile phone and the process was very similar regardless of whether you have a Mac or Android device. The device will remember these details the next time you wish to turn it on.
In my testing I linked three devices quickly and easily the speed was reasonable across them all. Mind you the time was about 8.30pm, which is peak our for mobile broadband use.
You can see the speedtest on the right and as noted, this is what I achieved on an iPad 2 at about 8.30pm.
Managing your device and its settings is done through an online portal. Instructions for accessing this portal is provided in the literature issued. APN settings etc can be updated from within here.