Click here to close now.

Welcome!

News Feed Item

NETGEAR and Telstra Introduce Australia’s First Pre-Paid Mobile Hotspot with Integrated Data Usage Monitor

NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), announced the launch of the Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate with Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications company (www.telstra.com.au). This is the first pre-paid mobile broadband hotspot in Australia with a data usage meter integrated into Telstra’s billing system. The feature offers customers visibility into their data use so they can pay for data only when they need it and more effectively manage their budget.

The Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate mobile hotspot (Photo: Business Wire)

The Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate mobile hotspot (Photo: Business Wire)

Telstra provides Australia’s largest mobile network with four times the 4G coverage area of any other mobile network in Australia, enabling customers to experience fast mobile broadband in more places. The Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate (www.netgear.com/MyPocketWiFiUltimate) mobile hotspot supports Category 4 LTE speeds and is the first Pre-Paid mobile device compatible with Telstra’s new APT700MHz spectrum, expected to roll out from January 2015.

Telstra’s Director of Device Management, Andrew Volard, said “Our customers have told us cost certainty is really important. We want them to enjoy the benefits of being connected in more places while staying up-to-date with their available data allowance.

“The other exciting aspect of the My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate is that it’s our first pre-paid mobile broadband device that’s compatible with our APT700MHz spectrum. 700MHz spectrum is the next stage of Telstra’s network evolution and will be progressively switched on from the start of 2015. This will offer customers wider regional and deeper in-building 4G coverage, improved speeds and more capacity. Owners will be among the first to benefit when we switch this new spectrum on.”

Supporting up to 10 WiFi devices simultaneously, this mobile hotspot (NETGEAR AirCard® 785S) provides support for students, travelers, renters, telecommuters, temporary work sites, and seasonal and mobile homes. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, gaming consoles, and other WiFi-enabled devices can easily connect on-the-go to the built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless access point and share a single mobile broadband connection.

This sleek lightweight hotspot features a 1.77-inch colour LCD toggle screen that can monitor connection status, receive alert messages and view estimated data usage. Customers 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.

Set-up is accomplished in minutes as there’s no software to install, and new WiFi devices are easily added to the network. Using the latest wireless encryption technology, customers can easily set up one-time guest WiFi access to the network.

“We’re pleased to be a part of Telstra’s commitment to offer innovative solutions that help their customers conveniently manage their data usage,” said Michael Clegg, senior vice president and general manager of the Service Provider Business Unit at NETGEAR. “With the Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate, Telstra customers have the advantage of secure, reliable WiFi when they need it, now and in the future.”

Key Features

  • Integrated data usage monitoring conveniently on the LCD color display
  • NETGEAR AirCard App compatible
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • 4G LTE/3G support
  • Simultaneous dual band WiFi
  • Guest WiFi
  • Connects up to 10 WiFi devices
  • Color LCD display
  • Future-proof for Telstra 700 MHz network
  • Compatible accessories: Cradle, WiFi Range Extender, Extended Battery, MIMO antenna, 5-port switch

The Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate offers flexibility and performance with simultaneous dual-band WiFi support. While the 2.4GHz band can be crowded with interference from WiFi networks at home, workplaces and public places, the 5GHz band is a more efficient band with eight times more channels, resulting in much higher throughput speeds. Running on both bands simultaneously, the Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate enables both top speeds (5GHz) and greatest range (2.4GHz) while minimizing interference from nearby devices. The 5GHz band is also ideal for gaming or for uninterrupted streaming of HD content, as other WiFi devices may use the 2.4GHz band.

Accessories for the Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate

Ethernet and Antenna Charging Cradle: Similar to a desktop cradle, the charging cradle easily charges the battery and boosts the 3G/4G signal in fringe areas by docking the mobile hotspot and taking advantage of the built-in MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-out) antennas. In addition, the cradle is equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port for connecting a desktop computer, laptop, printer, network attached storage (NAS), media server, or any other Ethernet-enabled device. Customers can also connect a WiFi home router to provide Internet connectivity. Beyond the built-in MIMO antennas, the cradle has two external antenna connectors to support additional antennas to further boost the range.

NETGEAR AirCard App: NETGEAR offers a complimentary app that enables customers to conveniently manage the Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate Mobile Hotspot status, connection, and settings from an iOS or Android™ smartphone or tablet. The NETGEAR AirCard App is available for download on Apple iTunes®, Google Play™, and Amazon Appstore.

Pricing and Availability

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

The Ethernet and Antenna Charging Cradle is available through antennashop.com.au and Telstra stores.

More Information

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 49,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2014 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and AirCard are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

**Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"We help to transform an organization and their operations and make them more efficient, more agile, and more nimble to move into the cloud or to move between cloud providers and create an agnostic tool set," noted Jeremy Steinert, DevOps Services Practice Lead at WSM International, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Solgenia will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Solgenia is the global market leader in Cloud Collaboration and Cloud Infrastructure software solutions. Designed to “Bridge the Gap” between Personal and Professional Social, Mobile and Cloud user experiences, our solutions help large and medium-sized organizations dramatically improve produc...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CommVault has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading in...
"ciqada is a combined platform of hardware modules and server products that lets people take their existing devices or new devices and lets them be accessible over the Internet for their users," noted Geoff Engelstein of ciqada, a division of Mars International, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
SYS-CON Events announced today that kintone has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. kintone promotes cloud-based workgroup productivity, transparency and profitability with a seamless collaboration space, build your own business application (BYOA) platform, and workflow automation system.
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud envir...
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding bu...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo® and DevOps Summit 2015 Silicon Valley, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Alert Logic provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid IT infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for cust...
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the ...
"A lot of the enterprises that have been using our systems for many years are reaching out to the cloud - the public cloud, the private cloud and hybrid," stated Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to globa...
Internet of Things (IoT) will be a hybrid ecosystem of diverse devices and sensors collaborating with operational and enterprise systems to create the next big application. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Bramh Gupta, founder and CEO of robomq.io, and Fred Yatzeck, principal architect leading product development at robomq.io, discussed how choosing the right middleware and integration strategy from the get-go will enable IoT solution developers to adapt and grow with the industry, while at th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Intelligent Systems Services will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Established in 1994, Intelligent Systems Services Inc. is located near Washington, DC, with representatives and partners nationwide. ISS’s well-established track record is based on the continuous pursuit of excellence in designing, implementing and supporting nationwide clients’ ...