[clug] Short term 3G internet?

Ben shadroth at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 00:49:32 GMT 2008

In my experience, Vodafone is very slow. Use 3 or Next G.
In the city, 3 is great, if you need further coverage then you will
need Next G (Bigpond or Telstra).

You can get a one year Bigpond contract but it is expensive and the
modem is $300.
3 has a two year contract, but is much cheaper and has a free modem.

There are rental services which exist, I think, but for two months it
would probably end up costing more using one of those than buying your

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 11:44 PM, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
> Hi.
> I'm going to be in Australia for about seven weeks soon, and I'm
> probably going to be oncall with work for a least some of that time. I'm
> therefore tempted by one of those Vodafone "mobile broadband cards".
> (http://store.vodafone.com.au/mobile-phones-vodafone-usb-modem-5gb-mobile-broadband-for-39month.aspx?pid=vcap%3ahome%3ab%3a2%3a4)
> Given I'm only going to be using it for two months, I don't really want
> to sign a two year contract. Is anyone aware of a shorter term option
> with these things?
> Thanks,
> Mikal
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