Telstra Bigpond Wireless Broadband Card
Released late in 2005 with very little fanfare it's hard to fathom exactly where Telstra is coming from as this product really duplicates what is already covered with their AirCard and the MiniMax. In fact you have less options and you must purchase the card outright - expect to pay around $299.00 from most major retailers. This card works on both CDMA 1X and Telstra's Broadband EVDO. You will ONLY receive Broadband in the Capitol cities. At present we have no info on availability of patchleads to connect to an external aerial.
What Does it Cost?
Between Data Pack and PC Packs
Speed Difference Between
CDMA Mobile Phone and a Broadband Card
Old technology - no attachments
Maximum 23 cents a minute
Needs a laptop
$8.00 an Hour Outside Plan
$2.00 hr. Broadband Access
$6.00 an Hour Outside Plan
Average around $6 hour
Usually wont allow you to use laptop
|Most McDonalds and Starbucks|
Expensive at $14 hour maximum
Local call with Bigpond etc.
Not all places have friends!
Wireless Casino Village
Cheapest Hourly Rate in Oz
Needs wireless laptop or an Aerial
Telstra Broadband Card
On All the Time from $69.95 mth
|Data Plans Only From 200MB mth|
Vodafone Wireless Card
On All the Time - Cheap $49.00
Worst Signal Area Coverage - GPRS
Receive emails straight to device
No attachments (at present)