mobile broadband

The Slow Death Of The USB Mobile Broadband Dongle

Roy Morgan’s recent report on the popularity of mobile broadband in Australia has a few interesting findings. While just as many people continue to use Wi-Fi hotspots like Vodafone’s Pocket WiFi 4G, the use of USB dongles is dying out rapidly across Australia.


Telstra's Top 4G Mobile Broadband Plan Is A Bit Silly [Updated]

If you use a lot of mobile data, it can be attractive to go all-out and find a plan that has extra capacity over what you’d usually use. Having the freedom to browse the ‘net and download and not limit yourself can be a liberating experience. There are times when you should hold back, though — it just doesn’t make sense to buy Telstra’s two most expensive mobile broadband plans.


Optus Sets Launch Dates For 700Mhz And 2500MHz 4G Networks

We’ve heard lots from Optus about testing of its 700MHz and 2500MHz 4G networks, but actual details on when consumers would be able to use those frequencies on compatible devices have been thin on the ground. Now those plans are finally beginning to firm up.


Optus's New Plans Combine Data For Your Smartphone And Tablet

As of today, there’s no reason to pay a second bill for mobile Internet access on your tablet. Optus has announced a number of new plans that let customers pay one combined fee for mobile network access on multiple devices — like a smartphone and a tablet — without any additional charges.


Five Reasons To Consider Using Multiple SIMs

Because the SIM card in your phone dictates the number people can contact you on, it might seem axiomatic that one should be enough for anyone. Yet there are circumstances where having more than one SIM makes sense. Here are five reasons to consider multiple SIMs.


Virgin Has 4G Mobile Broadband Now

Everyone’s favourite MVNO, Virgin Mobile, has been hot on the heels of every 4G announcement Optus has made for the last few months. True to form, Virgin now has a 4G mobile broadband offering that seems to work out as better value than its larger rivals can offer.


Ultimate Travel Tech: Staying Connected Abroad

Going abroad for business, pleasure or bl-easure (patent-pending) is grand, but staying connected to the real world while you’re there is not only a frustrating experience, but one that’s also frightfully-expensive. Here are our best gadgets and tips for staying connected while abroad in a fashion that won’t have you setting fire to large piles of money.


Optus Reveals Prices For Prepaid 4G Mobile Broadband Hotspot And Dongle

Optus launched prepaid options for 4G mobile phones earlier this week, and has now revealed pricing for its prepaid 4G mobile broadband options. The basic dongle costs $169 and includes 6GB of data, while the hotspot costs $199 and includes 10GB of data.


Optus Finally Has Prepaid 4G Offerings

Last week Optus teased its 4G prepaid pricing, and it hasn’t let us down. Today we were given a look at how much you speed demons could go prepaid on Optus for.


Optus 4G Live On Brisbane And The Gold Coast

Optus’ rollout of 4G continues to expand. A handful of sites have gone live in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, ahead of a broader update for both cities scheduled for December and January.


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