Another in the ongoing series of Vodafone mobile broadband deals at bargain prices: Woolworths is selling a basic dongle for $50, including 3GB of starter downloads and a 4GB recharge (technically you're paying $49 for the recharge and $1 for the dongle). That's a generous allowance, though the usual strictures about Vodafone coverage need to be considered. [Woolworths via OzBargain]
Woolworths Selling Vodafone 3G Dongle With 7GB For $50
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