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#115797 7-Apr-2013 12:28

I'm after a USB modem recommendation that is 3G (and 4G if possible) that can be used with multiple SIMs.  This will be used both in NZ and overseas so I would prefer something that is fairly capable.  Effective it would be able to be used with any sim/network that the modem can handle frequency wise.

Does anyone have any recommendations?  Do any of the 2degrees/VFNZ/Telecom ones fit this bill? 

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  #794564 7-Apr-2013 12:38
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No 4G USB modems on the market in NZ sold by any of the carriers

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  #794569 7-Apr-2013 12:46

Thanks John - I'm not necessarily limiting myself to something here and 4G is more of a nice to have.


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  #794591 7-Apr-2013 13:52
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Since no networks in NZ (other than Skinny) lock their devices pretty much every 3G stick on the market will meet your requirements.

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  #794607 7-Apr-2013 14:29
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Look for one that does at least 850/900/2100 3G. I think one of the MyFi devices do.

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