[clug] Telstra pre-paid WBB
brians at en.com.au
Sun Jun 6 17:37:13 MDT 2010
At Australia post they have the telstra pre-paid wireless broadband at a
$29 for the USB modem if you also buy $100 recharge. This offer has been
extended until 20 June.
The total price is $29 + $100 which gives you the wireless broadband
modem with initial bonus 1 GB data
plus a $100 voucher for 6GB data that can be used at a later date. All
the data expires in 30 days unless a new recharge is used.
The front of the Wireless modem is labeled "Turbo" with Telstra on a
Blue background with Next G on the bottom.
The back of the modem label tells you that it is a Sierra Wireless
model USB 301 at 7.2Mbps peak.
It has a connection for an external antenna and a micro SD slot.
It worked after activating the sim by phone (after ~2hr delay) on Ubuntu
9.10 and 10.04 but the connect light continues to flash blue and I can
not yet discover how to check my remaining data balance.
I can ping google, browse web and check emails etc.
Does anybody know how to check the data usage from Linux?
Using Linux is a problem for Telstra tech support.
More information about the linux