Looks like the recent $49 special at Woolworths for Vodafone's prepaid 3G broadband starter kit was a taster rather than a one-off. Vodafone has now permanently dropped the price of the kit to $49, which includes 1GB of data with a 30-day expiry.
Unlike Telstra's similar recent drop, the Vodafone deal doesn't see the actual model of USB modem change. Vodafone is also offering extra data on its month-by-month plans if you sign up before the end of September. As always, we'd remind you that cheap 3G broadband isn't much value if your local coverage is poor, but if you do get decent Vodafone signal, it's a bargain form of internet insurance for when your main connection goes down.