Telstra Offers Up 4G LTE Mobile Wifi
- 24 month plans for consumers
- Connects to up to five devices
- Coverage in capital CBDs and some regions
Telstra has launched the battery-powered Telstra Mobile Wi-Fi 4G (for business consumers) and the BigPond Mobile Wi-Fi 4G (for personal consumers), which the Telco claims will enable people to have ultra-fast mobile internet on their wifi enabled laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Users will be able to share a network connection with up to five devices simultaneously making it possible for customers to enjoy the performance benefits of 4G mobile broadband on their existing wifi-enabled gadgets.
Customers using the unit in 4G coverage areas (capital city CBDs, associated airports and more than 80 regional and metropolitan locations) can access typical download speeds ranging from 2Mbps to 40Mbps and typical upload speeds from 1Mbps to 10Mbps. When outside 4G coverage areas the Mobile Wi-Fi 4G uses HSPA+ Dual Channel technology to serve up Australia’s fastest 3G speeds. Customers can get 3G download speeds ranging from 1.1Mbps-20Mbps in all capital CBDs and much of the associated metropolitan areas and many regional locations. Outside of these areas the device transitions to Telstra’s fastest available 3G speeds.
These units have a LED display which provides useful information such as wifi name and password, signal strength, number of devices connected and battery level at a glance. It supports wifi standard N connectivity for advanced wifi throughput and range. It includes an audio alert that lets owners know when devices connect and disconnect from the wifi network, while a web-based control portal allows for the adjustment of network security and wifi range settings from an internet browser.
Features of the units include:
- Allows customers to connect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices to ultra-fast internet.
- 4G speeds and Australia’s fastest 3G speeds in selected areas.
- Compact and lightweight design weighing in at a mere 100 grams.
- Up to four hours’ battery life, 100 hours standby.
- Works with any Wi-Fi enabled device.
Consumer range of 24 month plans
Business range of plan