Telstra has launched a portable 4G hotspot that gives pre-paid customers access to the company's 4G LTE network in covered areas.
The battery-powered pre-paid wi-fi 4G can connect up to five wi-fi enabled gadgets to Telstra's 4G network simultaneously.
The hotspot will be available from tomorrow for $169 with 5GB of data over 30 days.
Additional recharge cards and e-vouchers come in a variety of denominations ranging from $20 to $100.
Telstra is quoting download speeds of up to 40Mbps for customers on the 4G network and a maximum upload speed of 10Mbps.
The pre-paid wi-fi 4G is the first 4G LTE mobile wi-fi released in Australia for pre-paid customers. It follows on from Telstra's fixed plan mobile wi-fi 4G.
Weighing in at 105g, the hotspot comes with an LED display which provides wi-fi name and password, signal strength, number of devices connected and battery level.
The device also comes with a web-based control portal which allows the user to adjust network security and wi-fi range settings from an internet browser.
According to Telstra, the device's battery provides up to four hours of continuous use. Standby mode, meanwhile, is rated at 100 hours.