Mobile broadband in Australia, but cheap
May 3, 2012 10:24 PM Subscribe
Seeking mobile broadband on the cheap in SE Queensland, Australia.
posted by dg to computers & internet (9 answers total)
Asking for a friend who wants to set up Internet access as cheaply as possible, but she doesn't have access to a landline. She simply wants to connect an iPad (WiFi only) to the Internet. Service must be pre-paid.
Obviously, ADSL is out and a USB dongle or similar is out. As far as I can tell, the only solution is one of the variously-described 3G modems that allow a connection via SIM card and then devices can connect to the modem via WiFi. She does not have a smart phone that can be tethered nor the capacity to get one.
It seems that Vodaphone have the cheapest deal available for prepaid. This modem
, plus pre-paid data recharges.
Does anyone have any experience with this device/similar devices or suggestions for alternatives that are as cheap or cheaper? The same device is available for much less via a month-to-month plan, but she is adamant about pre-paid.