After having a few internet issues on the road the road and not wanting to pay $30 a day in the hotel to use internet over the last few days we hit the shops in search of wireless broadband.
In the end we went for the cheapest 5GB plan we could get, which ended up being a 3 plan, 5GB for $49.50 /month with a free usb modem. Optus was a close 2nd and would have won if we had another service with them.
We have phones, and internet with Telstra but their wireless broadband is too expensive..and nothing they will do about it..so too bad for them. Their justification is they have the best coverage..but if it’s like 3 times the price and you’re never or hardly ever in those locations it’s hard to justify..so i wonder if they’ll have a bit of a rethink with such good deals at 3, Optus and Vodaphone.
3’s coverage is pretty much just capital cities (except Hobart and Darwin) which suits us to 99% of the time and we can always use data on our JasJams if we’re somewhere else.
Been hammering it yesterday arvo and today and it’s been quite speedy..so hoping can juggle our home connections a bit..increase the plan on one, drop the other and use the mobile broadband as a backup and it’ll actually work out cheaper / month.
So we’ll see how it goes.