We are travelling around and working our way around Australia.
Currently we are using Telstra Next G mobile broadband, but it costs way too much. We're using around 8 to 10 g a month. Do you have anything better? Regards, Garry.
Mobile broadband is a great solution for when you're travelling. It's portable, inexpensive, and provides a link back home, with some providers even offering unmetered access to social networking sites like Facebook. (If you're interested in this, try calling Optus and asking about their mobile broadband plans on 1300 137 897.)
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One of the great advantages of mobile broadband is that it's relatively inexpensive, so if you feel like you can get a better deal, it's definitely worth looking into what other providers have that is available. Keep in mind that each provider's network coverage is going to vary wildly as you travel around the country.
Mobile broadband works off the mobile phone towers, so, just like with your mobile phone, sometimes your reception is going to be great, and sometimes it's going to be very slow. In some areas that your Telstra Next G dongle worked well you might (emphasis on might!) find the service slow; but likewise, in areas where Telstra didn't have great coverage, other network provider might step up to the plate.
Here are some of the best mobile broadband plans for you to look into:
Dodo offers a 10GB Mobile Broadband Plan for $39.90 per month. This plan includes a bonus 5GB of data in the first month, and there are some great extras thrown in including a Pendo Pad or some great pocket WiFi options. Call Dodo to find out more or sign up today on 1300 136 793.
Virgin offers a 12GB Mobile Broadband Plan for $49.00 per month. This plan is useful if you're worried about going over the data limit and running into excess usage fees, as Virgin will simply slow your access down for the first 200MB of data you go over your plan with, and then block your access all together. Call Virgin to find out more or sign up today on 1300 106 571.
If it's more important to you to be on a 0-month contract with total flexibility and the ability to leave whenever you want, Amaysim offers a 10GB Mobile Broadband Plan for $99.90 per month that is totally contract fee. It also lasts for a year, so if you decide to put down roots and settle for a while in one place with an ADSL connection, your Amaysim 10GB plan will be waiting for you when you get moving again. Call Amaysim to find out more or sign up today on 1300 302 942.
I hope this helps! If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call us on 1300 106 571 and we'll be happy to sort out any further difficulties or give you some more information on any of the providers if you're having trouble deciding.