Internode cuts 3G modem prices

Broadband provider Internode has cut the price of its 3G modem range by $50.

Broadband provider Internode has cut the price of its 3G modem range by $50.

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From tomorrow, those buying a 3G modem outright can either have the residential E160E modem for $99 instead of $149 or the professional E1762 modem for $149 instead of $199. On a 24-month contract, the modems are free and $50 respectively.

The price drop was thanks to the improvement in the Australian dollar since the company's 3G product NodeMobile Data was launched in April, according to Internode product manager Jim Kellett.

"We've had great uptake of this service since it was launched and we expect this move to accelerate its adoption," he said.

The company has also launched static IP services for its wireless broadband as well as releasing a 3G antenna to improve signal reception. The antenna costs $29.95.

Internode resells Optus 3G. Its plans cost $14.95 per month for an entry-level plan with 500MB worth of data or $39.95 for 5GB.