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3 offers a year's worth of mobile broadband

3 Mobile has launched a prepaid option for its broadband service with an offer of 12 months of internet being a first in the Australian mobile broadband market.

(Credit: 3 Mobile)

Paying catch-up in broadband services once again, 3 Mobile has launched a prepaid option for its mobile broadband customers. Its offer of 12 months of internet will be a first in the Australian mobile broadband market, however.

As of the 12th of November, 3's customers will have the option to pre-purchase 12GB of data for AU$149 with a 365-day expiry period and without any additional contract. Depending on each customer's usage, this could equate to a full year's access to data services.

Other prepaid plans available through 3 include 500MB for AU$15, 2GB for AU$29 and 4GB for AU$49, all with 30 day expiry periods. On top of this expense, new customers will be required to purchase a compatible USB modem through 3 Mobile for AU$129.

Prepaid mobile broadband services are currently available through carriers Telstra and Optus, and through resellers.