Kalak
Level 23: Superhero

4G Goes Prepaid!

http://telstra.com.au/bigpond-internet/mobile-broadband/pre-paid-mobile-broadband/get-started/

http://www.zte.com.au/telstra/MF821.htm

 

Interesting that the new ZTE modem is only $129 (including 3GB of data).  I wonder what the Sierra 320U (the postpaid modem) has that this modem doesn't that would cause someone to spend $299 to get it instead of this modem?

 

Great to see a value for money 4G prepaid product from Telstra!

 

 

 

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jokiin
Level 21: Augmented

Re: 4G Goes Prepaid!

good to see, also good to see they were realistic with the pricing as well, wouldn't mind having one of these in the toolbox, I've got about 8 different USB modems already though so a bit hard to justify, would be nice though Smiley Happy
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Drat
Level 22: Superhuman

Re: 4G Goes Prepaid!

Good question, Kalak. Given that the Pre-Paid Telstra USB 4G device also has 3G dual channel HSPA+ connectivity, I don't know what's functionally different, other than perhaps the fact that the post-paid Telstra USB 4G device (Aircard 320U) will take a micro-SIM, and two connectors for external antennae.

 

Maybe some people will be happy to pay more for a glossy black chassis?

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Kalak
Level 23: Superhero

Re: 4G Goes Prepaid!


@Drat wrote:
Maybe some people will be happy to pay more for a glossy black chassis?

Maybe? Smiley Happy

Not to mention the prepaid modem is half the size of the 320U!

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lemon
Level 4: Private Eye

Re: 4G Goes Prepaid!

Interesting,

The ZTE-821 spec (from zte.com.au) includes 2x External anenna TS9 sockets.


Does the Telstra version (Telstra Pre-Paid USB 4G)include functional external antenna connections?

 

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