|Geekzone has had the opportunity to test drive another
wireless device: the Dynalink USB GPRS Mobile Modem (model WM1080A).
Thanks to Dynalink New Zealand for sending this demo unit for our review.
This device will appeal to anyone who needs internet access while on the road. As a bonus it gives the user access to other functions related to the GSM network: placing and receiving voice calls, sending and receiving SMS (Short Messages) and connect to networks via circuit-switched data (CSD). Corporate users will be happy to use it to create a tunnel VPN into their networks (although some VPN configurations may not work with your telco provider because of NAT and port forward issues).
The modem is a dual band (900/1800MHz) GSM device. It will work on networks around the world, except some GSM operators in U.S.A, where the 1900MHz band is used. I'm not aware of other versions yet. I've tested it on the Vodafone New Zealand GSM network, 900MHz.