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Selecting the right internet modem for our phone service

I am looking at purchasing a 4G wireless broadband modem however i don't want to sign up for a 24 month plan and then the internet not work in our house.

We are in country SA, and have poor service inside our house (1 bar of service mainly & 2 bars on a window seal)

Just wondering if anyone else has similar phone service coverage inside their house but has had no issues with the 4G wireless broadband?

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Re: Selecting the right internet modem for our phone service

If you purchase a unit with an external antenna option then a poor signal can be improved. Generally 1 or 2 bars on MBB does not make for good results. Maybe try a cheap prepaid device first and see how well it works.

Edit: The E5577 does not appear to have an antenna option when the cheaper E5573 does.

https://www.optus.com.au/prepaid/mobile-broadband-devices/huawei0/e5577-50gb-bundle 

https://offer.optus.com.au/shop/prepaid-device/wifi-e5573