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Topic # 98200 26-Feb-2012 16:22 Send private message

As the title asks... where have they gone? The Netcomm devices are no longer listed.

Are there new devices coming out? 

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  Reply # 587019 26-Feb-2012 18:15 Send private message

That's a bit weird, but I see what you mean.  I will chat with the content folks and see what's going on.




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  Reply # 587041 26-Feb-2012 19:20 Send private message

Thanks mate, appreciate it. I was recommending this solution to my folks only to find that it has disappeared.

I gotta say since owning the Netcomm device 1.5 years ago, it's been one of the coolest and most useful gadgets ever!

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  Reply # 587049 26-Feb-2012 19:37 Send private message

Friend got one off deal extreme - no complaints from them about it.




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  Reply # 587059 26-Feb-2012 20:04 Send private message

This feature is now coming standard on many handsets




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  Reply # 587074 26-Feb-2012 20:47 Send private message

The Pocket Wifi 2 from Vodafone AU is the device to get.

http://dicksmith.com.au/product/E6780/vodafone-pocket-wifi2-pre-paid-broadband

$39.50 AU, $20ish to unlock via a 3rd party, supports all 3 NZ 3G frequencies (850/900/2100MHz) so able to be used with any of our operators.

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  Reply # 587079 26-Feb-2012 20:51 Send private message

johnr: This feature is now coming standard on many handsets


Yep.. but handsets don't tend to have a RJ45 Ethernet connector which can come in handy.. ;)

I know this link was there on Monday when I went hunting for a customer who made a bit of noise.




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  Reply # 587083 26-Feb-2012 20:57 Send private message

Those netcomm pocket wifi devices are really good in many situations. Excellent signal strength and speeds in areas where phones fair much worse.

Really handy for people who are roaming from overseas, throw one in the pocket, and you have local mobile data plus you can still receive your roaming texts and calls.

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  Reply # 587084 26-Feb-2012 20:59 Send private message

I have had to mobile hotspot from one phone to another to get around the retarded 50 meg upload limit on the android youtube app. One of the mifi like devices would have saved a little hassle.




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  Reply # 587090 26-Feb-2012 21:14 Send private message

scottjpalmer: The Pocket Wifi 2 from Vodafone AU is the device to get.

http://dicksmith.com.au/product/E6780/vodafone-pocket-wifi2-pre-paid-broadband

$39.50 AU, $20ish to unlock via a 3rd party, supports all 3 NZ 3G frequencies (850/900/2100MHz) so able to be used with any of our operators.


That looks pretty sweet.  Only 7.2 megs tho: http://huaweimobile.com.au/products/detail/pocket-wifi-2

And you can chuck a MicroSD in it for storage... Nice.




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  Reply # 587095 26-Feb-2012 21:21 Send private message

I realise many handsets can create hot spots but that comes at a price - battery life. Plus with a separate device you can choose who you go with for data.

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  Reply # 587325 27-Feb-2012 12:59 Send private message

I've spoken with the product people and it seems that the Netcomm router went "end of stock" as of Friday so it's no longer being sold online anymore.

There are plans to sell another device in the future but no specific timelines as to what the device will be and when it will be released.

I went into the Telecom Retail Store in Wellington (04-472-3677) and they still have the routers in Stock.  Plus I would suspect other Telecom Retail Stores still have them too.  Worth ringing around and asking if the store still has one in stock.

Also if battery power wasn't an issue you can get the TG582n might be the go for you.  It's a standard DSL router that also has a USB port to take Data Sticks such as Sierra 306.

Once any more public information is available you will probably find out about it the same time as me :)




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  Reply # 587338 27-Feb-2012 13:14 Send private message

I bought the Netcomm device a month ago, with the free 2gb data, and I LOVE IT!!!




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  Reply # 587415 27-Feb-2012 15:27 Send private message

plambrechtsen: I've spoken with the product people and it seems that the Netcomm router went "end of stock" as of Friday so it's no longer being sold online anymore.

There are plans to sell another device in the future but no specific timelines as to what the device will be and when it will be released.

I went into the Telecom Retail Store in Wellington (04-472-3677) and they still have the routers in Stock.  Plus I would suspect other Telecom Retail Stores still have them too.  Worth ringing around and asking if the store still has one in stock.

Also if battery power wasn't an issue you can get the TG582n might be the go for you.  It's a standard DSL router that also has a USB port to take Data Sticks such as Sierra 306.

Once any more public information is available you will probably find out about it the same time as me :)


Thanks for this. Last night I spend time on ebay looking at options and came across the same device, but an upgraded version with quad band, which means it would be compatible on any network in NZ. I wonder if Telecom will be getting these in.

It's a surprise that a major product goes out of line before knowing what the next refresh is.

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  Reply # 587427 27-Feb-2012 15:54 Send private message

heavenlywild: Thanks for this. Last night I spend time on ebay looking at options and came across the same device, but an upgraded version with quad band, which means it would be compatible on any network in NZ. I wonder if Telecom will be getting these in.

It's a surprise that a major product goes out of line before knowing what the next refresh is.


Found some more information about that.  All I can say is watch this space.




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  Reply # 587430 27-Feb-2012 15:57 Send private message

heavenlywild: Thanks for this. Last night I spend time on ebay looking at options and came across the same device, but an upgraded version with quad band, which means it would be compatible on any network in NZ. I wonder if Telecom will be getting these in.

It's a surprise that a major product goes out of line before knowing what the next refresh is.


Er. Not surprising, knowing a few people left Telecom last December... I suspect some who might have now what was going on got out too.






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