Telstra has announced the release of a new 3G wireless hotspot, its new Ultimate Mobile Wi-Fi, which can connect up to five separate devices simultaneously.
Powered by the Next G mobile broadband service, Telstra claims the hotspot can provide download speeds from between 1.1Mbps to 20Mbps in capital city CBDs, airports, ‘selected metropolitan hubs’ and over ‘100 regional centres.’
Telstra clocks the device’s upload performance at between 550kbps to 3Mbps in capital cities.
Its 2.4GHz b/g/n enabled Wi-Fi enables users to connect to the hotspot from up to 50 metres away.
Its internal battery will last three and half hours under continuous use, or 100 hours on standby.
The Ultimate Mobile Wi-Fi is available on either a 7GB, $49 per month plan, with a minimum of 24 months on the service. A BigPond-branded version of the product is out on July 19, but only offers 1GB of data per month for $39.95.