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Master Geek

# 31841 1-Apr-2009 13:07
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Afternoon geekzone,

I have here a Novatel Merlin U360. I was wondering how well this compared to the vodem in terms of performance in areas of poor coverage. Has anyone done any side-by-side tests or have any anecdotal evedence in support of either one of these devices.

Also any other considerations I should give with regard to features etc. Reason I ask is that if the vodem does not perform significantly worse than the Novatel card, I may be interested in a swap/trade (obviously contact me offlist, and if I make an offer I assume it goes in a seperate forum).



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# 204678 1-Apr-2009 14:02
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I am sure you mean U630

And the difference is lots if you compare it to the Vodem / Vodem stick

U630 3G 384max down

Vodem & Vodem stick support HSDPA up to 7.2mbps

Vodem stick also supports 900mhz 3G so 3G in alot more places


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  # 204869 2-Apr-2009 11:03
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And the old pill-shaped base model Vodem is nigh useless except in areas with a strong 2100Mhz 3G signal (i.e. - CBD's) - don't touch them if you intend using one out of the city. The Vodem-Sticks are a much more useful option.


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Master Geek

  # 204956 2-Apr-2009 18:05
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Thanks folks, I wasn't aware that the U630 was an older model of card.


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