I'm going to North Qld and Kimberley.
and would like to take my laptop with me. What prepaid Broadband do you recommend? Note it would be only for 3 months. Regards Dusan.
There are a couple of options you have open to you here. You seem to be leaning towards the idea of mobile wireless broadband – the little USB stick that you plug into your computer that connects to mobile phone towers in order to provide you with your internet – or at least that's how I'm interpreting "prepaid broadband". Mobile wireless broadband is definitely useful, particularly in its capacity for portability, but it comes with a host of disadvantage, and for an extended period like three months, you might find it frustrating.
Particularly keep this in mind if you're going into remote or regional areas, as mobile wireless broadband works off the same mobile towers as your phone does. Just as your phone has better or worse reception in some areas, so too will your internet; except the end result won't be a call with a lot of fuzziness in the background, but instead a broadband connection that is too slow to be of any use whatsoever.
If you need the internet access to be portable, then you haven't got much choice, and a mobile broadband connection sounds like the best way to go. You can check out the best mobile broadband plans here, or call any of the following providers:
Virgin: 1300 106 571
Amaysim: 1300 302 942
However, if you're looking for an internet connection to be installed in the house you'll be living in for three months, you'd be better off getting an ADSL2+ connection. Fixed line connections are more stable and faster than mobile broadband connections, and you'd be able to enjoy your time in North Queensland and Kimberley much more!
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There's a lot of factors to consider when you're signing up for an ADSL2+ plan, like whether or not you want a home phone (and if so, do you want free calls included with that) or if you want to explore Naked Broadband options (Naked Broadband: maybe not as great as you think it is! Click here for a guide to Naked DSL), but in your case, I'd recommend that the main thing you pay attention to is contract length. There's no such thing as a three month contract, and while you have the option of relocating your ADSL2+ service with most providers, this is contingent on the same plan being available in your new/old area, and can get expensive.
Rather than risk not being able to relocate your plan, I'd recommend you look at providers who offer month to month contracts, where you can up and leave at any time. The set up fee will be a little higher, but the speed, reliability, and flexibility of your plan and connection will be worth it! Try the following providers, who all offer 0-month contracts:
Optus: 1300 137 897
Dodo: 1300 136 793
Internode: 1300 106 571
I hope this helps! If you have any further questions feel free to call us on 1300 106 571.