Ask LH: What's A Good Mobile Broadband Deal For A Student?

Hi Lifehacker, I am a uni student soon to be moving into college in Sydney and desperate for internet. I recently found out that the internet packages available at the college are a good deal dollar-wise but provide incredibly slow speeds. I have decided buying my own is the best option but as a student cost is an issue. Any suggestions? I’m thinking of a mobile broadband solution, and I’d like lots of data, good coverage and speed at a relatively low price.

4G Overload: 2.3Gbps And 89 Devices

A couple of years ago, we wrote about how Optus had set up 4G testing centres to experiment with network performance and throughput. One recent test was particularly impressive, involving a total of 89 devices and generating a total throughput of 2.3 gigabits per second.

Ask LH: Is There A Cheap 4G Plan For Home Mobile Broadband?

Hey Lifehacker, I live in an area with terrible internet connectivity. The available DSL service is horribly slow (ADSL1), there’s no prospect of the NBN around here any time soon, and I have no other options for fast internet. Does anyone offer a 4G/LTE data plan that I could actually use at home if I needed 60GB-100GB for less than $150 a month?

Planhacker: Australian Postpaid 4G Broadband Plans Compared

If you plan to use mobile broadband as your main connection, you’ll generally buy it on contract to score a decent data allowance and you’ll want the fastest speed possible. Vodafone launched new 4G mobile broadband contract plans today, but how do they compare to the existing offers from Telstra, Optus and Virgin Mobile? This Planhacker table rounds them up so you can choose the right one for you.

Amaysim: No Immediate 4G Plans, Not Worried By MVNO Collapses

In a year which has seen mobile providers Kogan Mobile, PennyTel and Red Bull Mobile disappear (and ALDI Mobile teetering on the brink), you could understand if Amaysim was a little nervous. But CEO Rolf Hansen tells Lifehacker that he’s not worried about the rationalisation in the MVNO industry — and why there are no imminent plans to add 4G to the Amaysim mix.

Ask LH: How Can I Find A Good 4G Plan With Lots Of Data?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m looking to get a 4G plan for my mobile phone. I’m currently with Aldi Mobile but have just bought the Nexus 5 and so I want to shift to a 4G plan.

Optus $2 Days Now Offers 4G, Is Optus' Best Prepaid Deal

Optus $2 Days prepaid plans have been around in various forms since 2010. The plans were recently updated to include access to Optus’ 4G network, and in their current form might represent the best-value prepaid deal for data-heavy Optus customers.

Reminder: Be Careful When Buying A Wireless Microphone

From 1 January 2015, the 694–820 megahertz (MHz) frequency range will be used exclusively by telecommunications companies to provide 4G mobile broadband services. This means it will be illegal to use wireless microphones and other audio devices that operate in the same frequency range. Thankfully, ACMA is on the case…

The Cheapest Way To Get Decent 4G Data On A Telstra Phone Plan

When we rounded up 4G BYO no-contract plans earlier this week, we noted that there’s a big premium to pay if you want to use the Telstra network relative to other providers. Several readers pointed out a prepaid option you can use which makes Telstra a lot more affordable.

Vodafone Red Plans: Everything You Need To Know

Vodafone has revamped its unlimited contract plans under the Red moniker, promising better voice inclusions, Australian customer support and other enhancements. Here’s what you need to know about how the plans work and what they offer.