Introducing Vividwireless

If you’re frustrated with limited internet options where you live – a lack of ADSL or other broadband, or ADSL that’s slow, unreliable and takes minutes to download a simple image – the solution might be wireless. That’s where Vividwireless comes in. They’ve been doing wireless internet for years, initially using the WiMax standard but more recently switching to the fast 4G data pipe of the extensive Optus 4G network.

Offering some modest data plans – 10GB and 40GB – as basic services, Vivid also has an unlimited-data plan, something unheard-of in Australia when it comes to 4G. The reason they can do this is simple – it’s designed for home use. It can only be accessed from the Vivid custom modem/router that’s the gateway to their service.

Whether you buy the modem outright (directly from Vivid or at a retail store) or sign up on a contract plan and get the modem for free, you’ve got a plug-and-play solution. This gets you online in minutes, and you can take it with you if you move or travel.

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The setup process is simple. After you’ve checked the Vividwireless website and there’s coverage in your area, you just connect the Vivid modem to your computer or network. There’s nothing else to do – no installations, no waiting for connections at the exchange. You sign in and you’re online.
The Vivid service runs at a speed of 10 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. This is similar to entry-level NBN plans offered by wired providers, and often much faster than ADSL available at the same location. While it’s not going to break any speed records, at 10 Mbps you can effortlessly stream HD video from streaming services like Netflix and Stan. When it comes to web browsing you’re in for as seamless an experience as possible.

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A unique service that fills a very real need for customers, Vividwireless will be invaluable if you have poor wired internet access, or you move or travel a lot.

Vivedwireless FAQs

It’s a mains-powered device so you’re going to be restricted to use it where there’s a power point. Vivid’s service is broadband using the mobile network, it’s not intended to be used as mobile broadband – the SIM inside the Vivid modem will only work in that modem, too. This is part of the reason why Vivid can offer unlimited downloads on a wireless network at a low cost.
There’s a couple of reasons, but largely it’s due to the technical limitations of Vivid’s 4G data service. Super-fast data might seem desirable but it uses a huge chunk of a mobile tower’s resources – and when that’s done by a mobile device it’s usually only for a short time. If multiple fixed modems used all the data bandwidth they could handle it could result in the network being unusable for everyone in the area.
No – you can purchase the Vivid modem outright, sign up and pay monthly. You can also change plans up or down as you need. If you agree to a 24-month contract the modem (usually $199, but often sold for less at retailers) is free of charge. So if you plan to use the service for an extended period a contract might be the way to go.

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