Elite by name and elite by nature. Telstra new high-speed mobile Wi-Fi hotspot will be the fastest in the country and will allows users to connect multiple mobile devices on the go.
Download speeds will range from 550kbps to 8Mbps and uploads of 300kbps to 3Mbps, the telco said today.
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It comes as the latest upgrade to its mobile internet network and will now provide almost double the speed of its Turbo device.
And it could be a favourite with business customers allowing use of a tablet and smartphone simultaneously.
More than four million Australians use mobile broadband services.
“Our customers tell us they love the speed and reliability of Next G mobile broadband but they’ve said they’d like an easier way to share it with a greater range of Wi-Fi enabled devices including smartphones, tablets, cameras, laptops and portable games consoles,” says Warwick Bray, Executive Director Telstra Mobility.
Elite’s speed is up to twice as fast as 3G rivals in the capitals and some regional areas. However, if multiple users are on the device it may affect speeds.
The high speed Wi-Fi 802.11b/g enabled device will be available on Telstra pre-paid on Tuesday next and has no contract or fixed term requirement.
Business customers can purchase it for $0 upfront on a standard plan for 24 months for $29 per month with 1GB included data.
It has a battery life of up to four hours, Telstra claims, but can be charged via a bundled USB cable connected to a laptop or AC charger. It also supports MicroSD cards up to 32 GB it comes with 5GB of data to use within 90 days. However, this is for use in Australia only.