Best Mobile Broadband Plans
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Mobile Broadband Plans

Plan Type
Data
Length
Price
Contact Details
1
4GB Vodafone mobile broadband plan plus $29 3G USB modem
No contract
Great coverage on the Vodafone network
Low cost plan

Mobile Broadband
Broadband only
 
4 GB
 
Cost of 1MB data (included in plan): $0.0073
Cost of 1MB data (excess usage): $0.10
1
$30.00
per month
 
Minimum Cost
$59.00
 
1300 789 728

 

Expert’s Tip: Plenty of data to surf the web on the go
2
Prepaid amaysim 1GB Mobile Broadband Plan for Tablet
Australia based customer support
Very cost affective
Perfect for light use

Mobile Broadband
Broadband only
 
1 GB
 
Cost of 1MB data (included in plan): $0.0097
Cost of 1MB data (excess usage): $0.05
1
$9.90
per month
 
Minimum Cost
$9.90
 
1300 764 000

 

Expert’s Tip: Great low usage Mobile Broadband
3
4GB Optus 3G My Mobile Broadband Plan
Usage email alerts
25% bundle discount
One of Australia's largest networks

Mobile Broadband
Broadband only
 
4 GB
 
Cost of 1MB data (included in plan): $0.0073
Cost of additional data: $10 per 1GB or part thereof
1
$30.00
per month
 
Minimum Cost
$39.95
 
1300 768 194

 

Expert’s Tip: No contract and high population coverage
4
Prepaid amaysim 4GB Mobile Broadband
Australia based customer support
Easy online prepaid recharge
Great for light to medium use

Mobile Broadband
Broadband only
 
4 GB
 
Cost of 1MB data (included in plan): $0.0073
Cost of 1MB data (excess usage): $0.05
1
$29.90
per month
 
Minimum Cost
$29.90
 
1300 764 000

 

Expert’s Tip: Ideal for Mobiles & Tablets
5
Speedster 1GB iPrimus mobile broadband plan plus $49 for USB Modem
Great for low usage
travel and keep in touch
Low cost USB modem

Mobile Broadband
Broadband only
 
1 GB
 
Cost of 1MB data (included in plan): $0.015
Cost of 1MB data (excess usage): $0.03
12
$15.00
per month
 
Minimum Cost
$243.95
 
1300 434 427

 

Expert’s Tip: Perfect for people always on the go

About Mobile Broadband Plans

Mobile broadband, also known as wireless broadband or 3G, is a broadband connection over the mobile phone towers. This type of broadband can be taken anywhere there is a signal, and is not restricted to one place like ADSL or cable broadband. Mobile broadband is different to a home Wi-Fi connection, which is a wireless network in the home.

Mobile broadband is suitable for light users who need to take their internet connection outside the home, or for customers who cannot access ADSL2+, ADSL1, or cable broadband. Mobile broadband plans range from less than 1GB to around 16GB a month. Heavy users should consider using a fixed-line connection such as ADSL2+ for most of their downloading, keeping their mobile broadband plan for light browsing when out and about.

As mobile broadband relies on the mobile phone towers instead of a fixed line for a connection, speed can be an issue for users. Mobile broadband providers cannot give users an estimation of the speed they can expect because there are so many variables. Speeds of around 1,500kbps would be considered good for mobile broadband, however, speed will vary throughout the day and depending on your location. For this reason downloading video or making calls over VoIP can be frustrating on a mobile broadband connection. Mobile broadband is best suited to light browsing, such as checking email, using online banking, or reading an online newspaper.

When shopping around for a mobile broadband plan, call a provider to check the service is good in your area before signing up. Each provider has a coverage map showing signal strength across Australia. Factors that may affect signal strength include hills, trees and buildings. Mobile broadband is also affected by congestion and may become slower at certain times of the day. You will need to decide whether you want a pre-paid or contract plan. Pre-paid is ideal for temporary use, but for longer-term a month-to-month plan offers better value.

Mobile broadband users require a modem and a SIM card to access their connection. Most mobile broadband providers offer a USB modem with a SIM already installed, also known as a dongle, which can be connected to a computer via a USB port. Some devices, such as an iPad, have a built in modem and all you need is the SIM card (or in the case of an iPad, a microSIM).

 
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