Telstra offers a 4G mobile hotspot for your pocket

Telstra is pushing this 4G thing pretty hard, even if Apple’s new “4G” iPad doesn’t support the connection locally. In any case, you can now add 4G LTE speeds to any device with a new gadget released this week.

An update to Telstra’s 3G version, the new Telstra Mobile Wi-Fi 4G  offers access to Telstra’s super-fast mobile broadband connection to up to five devices on the go. Any device with support for WiFi can take advantage of the hotspot, including tablets, iPads, mobile phones, portable game systems, and computers, offering loads of devices high speed connections using a network that can reach download speeds higher than that of a home ADSL2+ connection.

Like previous Telstra mobile hotspots, the 4G includes an LED display showing information including WiFi hotspot name, password, connection strength, and battery level.

Two versions of the product are available, with the Telstra Mobile Wi-Fi 4G available for business customers this week on a $50 monthly plan, and the consumer-grade BigPond Mobile Wi-Fi 4G for $60 monthly, each including 8GB of downloads per month.

The hotspot can also be purchased outright for $299.