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  Reply # 716682 13-Nov-2012 20:50 Send private message

Just posting this from the end of Bowes cres on the Telecom network where my Nokia 5800 (900/2100 3G) gets no coverage on Telecom but the R205 is working, so must have a 850 3G radio.

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  Reply # 716719 13-Nov-2012 21:50 Send private message

Hi, just saw a uk pocketlint article which showed a micro sd card? Does the NZ version have this? What format does it need to be?

Jon

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  Reply # 716721 13-Nov-2012 21:59 Send private message

jonherries: Hi, just saw a uk pocketlint article which showed a micro sd card? Does the NZ version have this? What format does it need to be?


Yes, it has a slot, and the firmware has a section on managing it. I haven't tried, but I suspect it needs to be FAT32.




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  Reply # 716832 14-Nov-2012 09:04 Send private message

I Found similar (or same) product from Aussie Vodafone website called "Pocket WiFi Pro"

If I buy it from Australia and bring it back to NZ, would it be works in NZ network alright?

Could it be carrier locked?

Cheers

Shin

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  Reply # 716864 14-Nov-2012 09:53 Send private message

Wow, ducked into the Warehouse this morning and for $89 have a pocket wifi router with 2GB of data over two months.

Plans:

Car based wifi
media wifi nas for on the move using micro sdhc (car journeys over christmas!) - should work nicely with goodplayer
holiday router for all the wifi devices!

Jon



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  Reply # 716872 14-Nov-2012 09:59 Send private message

I ended up just getting a telstra next G branded sierra wireless router off ebay. No idea on 900MHz support but that isnt really a problem for me, will let the friend try it out next weekend on telecom and see how it goes for them. If they get places with no coverage then they can pick up the vodafone one themselves.




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  Reply # 716918 14-Nov-2012 11:11 Send private message

jonherries: Wow, ducked into the Warehouse this morning and for $89 have a pocket wifi router with 2GB of data over two months.
 
Jon


The bizarre thing is that the cheapest top up is $50 for 2gig which lasts one month.  Its actually cheaper to pick up a dongle with 2gig for two months for $45, keep the SIM and throw away the dongle than to top up the SIM that comes with the device if you want more data.

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  Reply # 717369 14-Nov-2012 21:53 Send private message

Shin: I Found similar (or same) product from Aussie Vodafone website called "Pocket WiFi Pro"

If I buy it from Australia and bring it back to NZ, would it be works in NZ network alright?

Could it be carrier locked?

Cheers

Shin


Yes, it'll work fine - it's the same device. But, yes, it is carrier locked to Vodafone AU, so you'd need to get an unlock code - either from VFAU, or from other sources. Easier and less pain to get one from VFNZ imho.




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