• Turn your iPhone 5, iPad Mini or iPad 4G into a personal 4G-WiFi hotspot

    Need a quick hit of wireless Internet for your laptop when you're out and about? Here's how to set up a "personal WiFi hotspot" – also known as 'wireless tethering' – on your iPhone 5, 4 or 4S. You can also create a personal hotspot on the 'new iPad' (aka iPad 3) if you're ...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2012 7 Comments

  • Rent a car

    If you're heading to New Zealand and renting a car, you can now pick up a rental portable 3G wifi router from Hertz when you reach the airport. Hertz is offering the portable mobile wifi routers, commonly known as "pocket wifi" or "mifi" devices, at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenst...

    POSTED 30 May, 2012 0 Comments

  • Roadtest: Droam 3G-to-wifi mobile Internet

    We talk a lot about global roaming here at Australian Business Traveller, since getting online when overseas is one of the biggest pains -- and biggest ripoffs -- in travel.  Dutch company Droam offers an easy way around the problem in many countries (not just in Europe), with rental roamin...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2011 1 Comment

  • Hertz hearts MiFis: rent unlimited UK internet with your car

    Heading to the UK and wondering how to avoid paying through the nose for data roaming on your smartphone and laptop? You could do a lot worse than the offer from rental car company Hertz, which is now offering 3G+Wi-Fi pocket hotspots for rental. These pocket modems (known as "MiFis" in some co...

    POSTED 8 Sep, 2011 1 Comment

  • Top 5 tips for buying mobile broadband in Australia

    Are you fed up with shelling out $15-$30 per day for the 'privilege' of  internet access at Australian hotels? You wouldn't pay it for running water or lighting in your room, so why should business travellers pay for internet? In-room internet remains one of today's great business tra...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2011 3 Comments

  • REVIEWED: world's best MiFi - Telstra Ultimate pocket 3G/Wi-Fi hotspot

    "World's best" isn't an accolade to be thrown around lightly, but we believe Telstra's new portable 3G/Wi-Fi hotspot is absolutely deserving of it. The Telstra Ultimate Portable Wi-Fi modem is the best such device for travellers yet, for six key reasons: #1 The fastest possible 3G downloads (in...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2011 1 Comment

  • Travel tech: Top tips for cutting global roaming fees

    Heading overseas? The last thing you want to do is get home to a $10,000 phone bill due to data roaming costs from internet usage on your smartphone. Australian Business Traveller recently investigated which mobile networks charged the most for 'data roaming' and found Optus was by far the worst...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2011 4 Comments

  • New SIM card for travellers to USA: $80 for unlimited talk/text, data

    If you're travelling to the USA soon, there's a great value prepaid SIM card that Australian Business Traveller reader Josh Murphy has made us aware of.  For an outlay of US$80 (US$20 for the SIM, and US$60 for the 30 day plan), you can buy a SIMple Mobile SIM card, including: unlimited ...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2011 4 Comments

  • Battle of the MiFi: best value portable 3G Wi-Fi modems

    If you're travelling in Australia and still paying for hotel internet, you're not only wasting your money – you're missing out on the convenience of having the internet on tap, anywhere and anytime. One of the newest developments in this area is 3G Wi-Fi modems which work like a personal w...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2011 4 Comments

  • Telstra's new 3G Wi-Fi modem connects laptops, iPads to the net while travelling

    Telstra is set to launch a new, faster portable Wi-Fi hotspot to enable travellers to access the net on laptops, smartphones and tablets via the Next G mobile network. The new Telstra Elite Mobile Wi-Fi (available from Tuesday 12th April) has an inbuilt battery that lasts up to four hours, and a...

    POSTED 7 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Unlimited roaming data in 32 countries: new service

    A new service is offering unlimited mobile internet access in 32 countries around the world for a flat daily fee — adding yet another nail to the coffin of telcos' inflated global roaming data fees. We've recently covered some solutions to the problem of high data roaming fees (typically $...

    POSTED 24 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

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