Today we’re introducing a new pre-paid mobile broadband device that’s the first of its kind in Australia.

The My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate is Australia’s first pre-paid mobile device compatible with the APT700MHz spectrum that will be rolled out for high-speed mobile telecommunications from January 2015.

The APT700MHz spectrum is the next stage of Telstra’s network evolution and will offer customers wider regional and deeper in-building 4G coverage, improved speeds and more capacity. Owners of the My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate will be among the first to benefit when we switch this new spectrum on.

In another first for a pre-paid device, the Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate features a data usage metre integrated with our billing system. This means you can more easily view your data use and effectively manage your budget.

The Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate

The device itself supports up to 10 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously, meaning i t’s ideal if you’re a student, traveler, renter and for seasonal homes and temporary work sites. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, gaming consoles, and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can easily connect on-the-go.

This sleek hotspot features a 1.77-inch colour LCD toggle screen that can monitor connection status, receive alert messages and view estimate data usage. Owners can view, monitor, adjust and change settings from the device’s web portal where they can also be guided through the startup and activation process.

The Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate Mobile Hotspot is available now through Telstra branded retail stores for $149 (AUD), which includes 5GB of data.

One of our device gurus Michael Lewis recently tested out the My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate. Read his thoughts.