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Prepaid Mobile wireless as a backup for ADSL2+

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I am looking for a backup internet plan. I work from home and recent AANET outages in NSW simply "killed" me.

 

Any advice about "4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Plus"  for 79$ from https://www.telstra.com.au/broadband/mobile-broadband/prepaid 

Can I have it and keep inactive until next ISP outage? Is there any better options?

 

How long before it expires and a new SIM needs to be purchased? How to keep it active with minimal $ spent while not in use? How much each recharge. I see no answers here - https://www.telstra.com.au/broadband/mobile-broadband/prepaid

 

Thanks,

Igor

 

 

 

 

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Re: Prepaid Mobile wireless as a backup for ADSL2+

As long as you are in a coverage area, then it's probably a good backup device to have, and it's pretty good for the price.

You can always purchase the device and not activate the included SIM until you need it (within the expiry date on the box which is usually some time away).

As with most prepaid services if it's been 6 months since your last recharge expired (not since you recharge) then the SIM is likely to get cancelled.

If you follow your link and select 'Prices within Australia' you will see the recharge options available, and their associated data allowances and expiry periods. It's important to note that recharges do not 'stack' so it's best to use one completely prior to recharging again.

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Re: Prepaid Mobile wireless as a backup for ADSL2+

As long as you are in a coverage area, then it's probably a good backup device to have, and it's pretty good for the price.

You can always purchase the device and not activate the included SIM until you need it (within the expiry date on the box which is usually some time away).

As with most prepaid services if it's been 6 months since your last recharge expired (not since you recharge) then the SIM is likely to get cancelled.

If you follow your link and select 'Prices within Australia' you will see the recharge options available, and their associated data allowances and expiry periods. It's important to note that recharges do not 'stack' so it's best to use one completely prior to recharging again.

If you've found a solution then don't forget to mark that post accordingly.
If you think I've been of assistance to you please remember to let me know by clicking on the LIKE button.

Please note: I am not a Telstra employee and any posts or opinions are entirely my own and don't reflect any official company position.

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Re: Prepaid Mobile wireless as a backup for ADSL2+

Thank you
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Re: Prepaid Mobile wireless as a backup for ADSL2+

I only wish Telstra to add long expiry packages to cater those who is not a heavy user but ready to invest into mobile on the go or backup. I would be happy to pay 100$ gor 10G with 365 days expiry. I understand intent though to charge more and often.

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