Telstra Launching 3G Wi-Fi Hotspot Device

All the other telcos are doing it, so why not Telstra? The Big T has today announced a pocket Wi-Fi device that uses NextG to give you a hotspot wherever you go.

Launching October 26, the prepaid device will cost $149, which includes 5GB of data with a 90 day expiry. After that initial allotment, recharging data will cost the same as the rest of their pre-paid lineup.

If you were hoping for 21Mbps speeds though, sadly you won't be getting it - the device is rated at HSPA speeds, meaning you'll get real world speeds of up to 3Mbps.