Mobile internet speeds available to Australians using tablets and Pre-Paid mobile broadband will jump today with Telstra launching the nation’s first super-fast 4G tablet and the first 4G LTE mobile broadband modem for Pre-Paid customers.
Warwick Bray, Executive Director, Telstra Mobile said, “Australians are adopting mobile tablets in record numbers and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 4G — the nation’s first 4G mobile tablet — promises to boost the appeal of this technology even further. The leap in internet speeds available on GALAXY Tab 8.9 4G means customers can stream HD video and music over the internet, load magazines faster and enjoy rich internet content traditionally confined to a PC screen.”
The GALAXY Tab 8.9 4G features a high definition 8.9 inch touch screen, a 1.5 GHz dual core processor for fast multi-tasking and weights just 470 grams. Also launching today is Australia’s first Pre-Paid 4G LTE product – the Telstra Pre-Paid USB 4G.
“In 4G coverage areas Telstra Pre-Paid USB 4G owners can surf the mobile internet on their laptops up to five times faster than previously possible on 3G Pre-Paid modems. That means they can download songs faster, video chat with fewer interruptions, get TV shows in minutes and do more things simultaneously. And importantly Telstra’s Pre-Paid 4G service allows customers to get connected without the need for fixed term contracts or minimum monthly spend commitments,” Mr Bray said.
Telstra is the first mobile service provider in Australia to offer 4G LTE mobile services and superfast 4G coverage is available in Australia’s eight capital city CBDs (meaning within 5km from GPO) plus more than 80 regional and metropolitan centres (meaning within 3km from regional town centre).