It’s a broadband network that runs on the Telstra Mobile Network. Mobile broadband lets you get on the internet in places where you can access the Telstra Mobile Network.
How do I get on to it?
With a mobile broadband device – like the Netgear Nighthawk® M1 or one of our other compatible mobile broadband devices. They’re portable and connect to your device by Wi-Fi or USB port.
How good is the coverage?
It runs on the Telstra Mobile Network, so the coverage is the same as our mobile network. However, actual coverage can still be affected by a range of factors, including:
- the type of mobile broadband device you’re using
- your location
- the surrounding landscape, and
- the building where you may be using your device.
Check out our mobile coverage map
How fast is it?
The maximum possible download speed that your device is capable of depends on the compatibility of your device, and whether it can connect using 4GX, 4G or 3G. These are the estimated maximum download speeds:
- 4GX device in a 4G coverage area – up to 300 mbps*
- 4G device in a 4G coverage area - up to 50 mbps *
- 3G coverage area - up to 20 mbps *
Check out our mobile broadband options
*4GX speed disclaimer
4GX: Typical download speeds in 4GX areas are 5 -300Mbps with category 16 devices, 5-200Mbps with category 11 devices, 5-150Mbps with category 9 devices, 2-100Mbps with category 6 devices, and 2-75Mbps with category 4 devices. Outside 4GX areas, you will switch to our fastest available 4G or 3G speeds. Speeds vary for reasons like location, distance from base stations, terrain, user numbers, hardware/software configuration, download source and upload destination.
Good to know:
- You need to have a compatible mobile broadband device to access 4G & 4GX technologies
- The number of Wi-Fi compatible devices you can connect at any one time depends on the mobile broadband device you are using.