And it’s simple to get started
All you need to get started with Telecom Mobile Broadband is a T-Stick (a USB modem that you insert into the USB slot on your laptop or PC) or a datacard.
These devices hold a SIM card which connects you to the mobile network. They’re also "plug and play" which means don't need to do anything to set up your connection – it’s ready to go right out of the box.
What's more some of the T-Sticks we sell can also hold a MicroSD card (available from any Telecom Retail Store), so they can also double as a handy portable storage device.
Note that some laptops, like the iPad, don't need a T-Stick. You just insert the SIM or microSIM into the laptop itself.
How much data will I need?
It can be tricky to estimate how much data you might need in your plan, so to give you an idea here is a rough guide of what you can do with 1GB of data on your laptop with a T-Stick:
- Facebook pages: 8,500
- Text-only emails: 14,000
- Instant Messages: 40,000
- YouTube hours: 6 hours
- Download MP3 you've purchased (4MB file size): 220
The data quantity examples are estimates only based on internet use browsing full web pages using a Mobile Broadband T-Stick. Browsing was based on the following average amounts: Facebook page 121.8KB, text only email 74.7KB, instant message 23.6KB, You Tube viewing 162.5MB for 1 hour at standard resolution, and MP3 download 1162.8KB per 1MB downloaded. Actual data amounts transferred will vary.
The price of Mobile Broadband is...
If you want to use Mobile Broadband on your laptop, we'll set you up with a Mobile Broadband pricing option and a device.
What else you should know...
Our XT Mobile Network supports average speeds of 3Mbps downlink and 750Kbps uplink. Of course, the Mobile Broadband speeds you receive on your device will vary depending on things like the number of users on the network, coverage and environmental conditions, your device's capability and the applications and activities you're using it for.