Three mobile broadband
3 Australia has a growing Mobile Broadband network that lets its customers browse the internet a fast broadband speeds without the need for a fixed phone line. Since the merger of 3 Australia and Vodafone Australia the 3 mobile broadband network is constantly upgraded to offer faster speeds and coverage in more areas.
3 offers great value to customers looking for a cheap and easy way to get online. Call 3 on 1300 128 015 for more details and to find out if the service is available in your area.
See all 3 mobile broadband plans here.
Three mobile broadband speeds
Three mobile broadband (HSDPA or High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) are available in areas within 3’s broadband zone. Typical download speeds on a Three mobile broadband plan range from 600kbps to 1500kbps depending on your location and the coverage in that area. Upload speeds reach up to 384kbps. The actual speed achieved on a Three mobile broadband plan will vary depending on a number of factors such as device capabilities, the location and equipment and network usage at the time.
Three mobile broadband excess usage charges
Additional usage over the monthly included data content is charged at 10c per MB on any 3 mobile broadband plan and this cost is an important consideration when deciding the appropriate monthly usage limit for your broadband subscription. Once outside the Broadband Zone, you can still access the internet via roaming. Speeds while roaming in Australia may be significantly slower than in the 3 Broadband Zone and usage is charged differently. Outside of the Three mobile broadband network the service will ‘roam’ to another carrier that has mobile reception in that area. When ‘roaming’ Three Mobile Broadband customers are charged at 50c per MB.
As a rough guide, a 1Gb 3 mobile broadband plan allows the average user to be able to surf the internet for 100 hours, view 25 two minute videos, download 50 music tracks, chat on Skype for 5 hours, Instant message for 50 hours and send 1000 emails every month. That is a lot of internet usage each month for only $15 a month.
Each Three mobile broadband plan has a different amount of monthly usage to suit the needs on the individual. Depending on the amount of time you intend to use the internet you may need more than 1Gb of monthly downloads. Compare Broadband can help you estimate what your monthly usage will be with our usage calculator.
All Three Mobile Broadband customers can manage all the details of their account online. You can view your bills, check your download usage and update your details via the My3 Online website.
Three mobile broadband services are available on a 24 month contract but once your contract period is over you can continue on a month-by-month basis or renew you contract to upgrade your mobile broadband modem.