Mobile Broadband

If you use a smart-phone you are already using mobile-broadband to receive emails, messages and browse websites.

Mobile-Broadband is similar to NBN-Wireless Internet in the fact that Internet and Telephone services are transmitted over radio-waves from the nearest mobile tower.

A big advantage of using mobile-broadband is the fact that access is immediate (once you have purchased a mobile internet post-paid or pre-paid service from a Telecomm provide). No need to wait for a technician to install cables or dig up the road.

Mobile-Broadband can also be described as Internet, Cellular Internet, Mi-Fi, 3G//5G Internet which are all terms that describe accessing the Internet on a Computer, Phone or device using the same radio waves that mobile use.

Connecting to the Internet via Mobile-Broadband  is widely available and offered bt Telecom companies such as Telstra, Optus, Dodo etc.

3G is an older (slower) technology mostly now superseded by 4G and soon to be superseded by 5G technology which is many times faster again.

Mobile Internet (Mobile-Broadband) is available as a pre-paid or post-paid service but unlike NBN or , it is generally charged by the data used. It is rare to find an “Unlimited-dataMobile-Broadband Plan.

There are 4 ways you can use Mobile-Broadband in Australia

  1. Using a -Dongle connected to the USB port of a computer
  2. Using a “” device or “Mobile Router
  3. Some iPads, , , Notebooks have a removable “SIM” card that allows them to receive Mobile-Broadband directly without the need for 1 or 2 above.This is also known as Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology.
  4. By “tethering” using your mobile smart-phone as a mi-fi device and connecting to it by Wi-Fi

Mobile-Broadband is easily and quickly available in most urban and country areas and adequate if you are an occasional user and/or there is no other alternative in your area.

Using Mobile-Broadband for heavier usage such as streaming- (Netflix, Stan, Foxtel, etc.) is more expensive than using an NBN service and should be considered carefully before you start receiving hefty bills.

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