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Master Geek
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Topic # 113485 18-Jan-2013 13:21 Send private message

Hi team,

I'm after a couple Mobile 3G hotspots (Not Huawei), that will work on as many cell networks as possible.  If they have battery backup, even better. 

Any ideas?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 746854 18-Jan-2013 13:39 Send private message

Was going to recommend the Vodafone R205 but it is a Huawei device ...

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  Reply # 746879 18-Jan-2013 14:20 Send private message

huawei e5756 which support dc-hspa+ if you not after LTE. else huawei e589 which support almost all LTE band standard but not really useful imo since LTE not widely available yet.

both models shld give u very decent 10 hrs connection time.

however, if u wanna avoid huawei then ur options will be very limited.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 746924 18-Jan-2013 15:43 Send private message

Hmm - yeah options seem fairly limited in country.. may have to try overseas...

Any other suggestions are most welcome!

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 746942 18-Jan-2013 16:03 Send private message

If your lucky, you might be able to get a quad band Netcom wireless hotspot from a Telecom Store.

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