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Topic # 26272 16-Sep-2008 21:44
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Hi-ho...

Well, I got a new laptop for work.  Yay!

And it dosn't have a full size PCMCIA slot.  Boo!

But Vodems appear to be going cheap on Trademe.  Yay!


What say you, the geekzone public, of the usb vodem?  This is for my own random surfing, not for work, and I've already got a sim with a data plan on it which is in contract, so I can't take advantage of any of the neat cheap-o card+plan deals...

Is the USB vodem worth getting, or is there a better option for under $120 that will work in one of those half-arse PCMCIA slots...

Cheers, Chris H. :-)

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  Reply # 164947 16-Sep-2008 21:53
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If Vodem E220 is running the latest software & firmware they are great

Make sure you are in 3G coverage 2100mhz

If you purchase one PM me and I will send you a link to the latest updates

John

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  Reply # 170570 11-Oct-2008 10:25
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Hi John,

I have a Vodem running on a macbook.   Do you know of any software to monitor data usage apart from logging onto the VF website?

Cheers

Darryn


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  Reply # 170583 11-Oct-2008 12:03
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I would look for a device, that supports UMTS900 besides regular UMTS2100, like a Huawei E169, so you'll be ready for nationwide 3G when Vodafone starts the roll out of 3G at 900 MHz. Unfortunately there's no 3G device supporting UMTS850/900/2100 - otherwise I would have recommended such, so you could use it for Telecom's future network, too.




router: AVM Fritz!Box Fon 7390 with Huawei K3765 USB modem attached as GSM voice gateway
VoIP-providers: intervoip.com | sipgate.de (German DID) | sipgate.co.uk (British DID) | sipcall.ch (Swiss DID)
connection: 100/5 MBit/s (DOCSIS 3.0)
mobile devices: Huawei P6 | Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM | Huawei: E5832, E1762, K3715, K3765 | Qualcomm Gobi 2000 in Sony VAIO VPC-Z12X9E/X

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  Reply # 170588 11-Oct-2008 12:53
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woody99: Hi John,

I have a Vodem running on a macbook.   Do you know of any software to monitor data usage apart from logging onto the VF website?

Cheers

Darryn



give this a go for monitoring usage http://blargsoft.com/email/newsletter/rationupdate2/

i use the vodem on my eeepc and macbook - works great

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  Reply # 170594 11-Oct-2008 13:07
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give this a go for monitoring usage http://blargsoft.com/email/newsletter/rationupdate2/

Is there a plug-in that will work with the Vodem - looks like it's only set up for Australian ISPs at present?

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  Reply # 170625 11-Oct-2008 16:29
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inquisitor: . . .?so you'll be ready for nationwide 3G when Vodafone starts?the roll out of 3G at 900 MHz. Unfortunately there's no 3G device supporting UMTS850/900/2100 - otherwise I would have recommended such, so you could use it for Telecom's future network, too.


Errrr lots! of sites are live now and have been for a good few months now - I'm using one to post this :-)

Agree RE: useful triband for this part of the world device - I ordered one of these from Hungary yesterday, should be here on Monday.

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  Reply # 170656 11-Oct-2008 23:11
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Really? I didn't know UMTS900 has been launched in NZ already. So then UMTS900-support is absolutely obligatory!

German eBay sellers sell the completely unlocked Huawei E169 (aka Vodafone K3520) for € 65 including prepaid SIM: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120316509208

If the stick would be sent in a maillite bag, insured shipping from Germany to NZ would cost € 10,05 ("Maxibrief Einschreiben international"). Btw the Huawei E169 does have an integrated microSD slot, so it serves as modem and storage device simultaneously.





router: AVM Fritz!Box Fon 7390 with Huawei K3765 USB modem attached as GSM voice gateway
VoIP-providers: intervoip.com | sipgate.de (German DID) | sipgate.co.uk (British DID) | sipcall.ch (Swiss DID)
connection: 100/5 MBit/s (DOCSIS 3.0)
mobile devices: Huawei P6 | Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM | Huawei: E5832, E1762, K3715, K3765 | Qualcomm Gobi 2000 in Sony VAIO VPC-Z12X9E/X

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