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Topic # 7612 27-Apr-2006 21:26
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Just wondering if either Vodafone or Telecom will be bringing out connect cards in the express card range? My laptop is quite new, and lacks a PCMCIA / PC Card slot, and only has a PC Express card slot, so I'm somewhat stumped.

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  Reply # 34158 27-Apr-2006 21:37
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Been answered before - Telecom and Vodafone dont make data cards - they rebadge existing cards.  As this is the newer standard I would expect to see these in the near future. 

We just have to wait for Telecom and Vodafone to ship these and I dont see any dates as yet.




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  Reply # 34159 27-Apr-2006 21:42
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Torque:

Just wondering if either Vodafone or Telecom will be bringing out connect cards in the express card range? My laptop is quite new, and lacks a PCMCIA / PC Card slot, and only has a PC Express card slot, so I'm somewhat stumped.

Regards,

Torque


You maybe able to find a USB (Universal Serial Bus) dongle/adapter that will let you plug in the EV-DO or UMTS PCMCIA card. Haven't seen one yet however.




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  Reply # 34160 27-Apr-2006 21:47
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I checked Voda's web site nothing as yet




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Reply # 34161 27-Apr-2006 21:52
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juha: You maybe able to find a USB (Universal Serial Bus) dongle/adapter that will let you plug in the EV-DO or UMTS PCMCIA card. Haven't seen one yet however.


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  Reply # 34162 27-Apr-2006 21:53
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Lipex666: I just saw this press release

Novatel Wireless, Inc., a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announces the development of two new additions to its expanding Expedite(TM) Family of Wireless Embedded Modems, the Expedite EU730(TM) and Expedite EU740(TM) PCI Express Mini Cards for High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) networks.


http://www.umts-forum.org/servlet/dycon/ztumts/umts/Live/en/umts/News_3GArchive_2005_AprJun_Article280405a



Only a year old and the products still isn't on the market!


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Reply # 34164 27-Apr-2006 21:57
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freitasm:
juha: You maybe able to find a USB (Universal Serial Bus) dongle/adapter that will let you plug in the EV-DO or UMTS PCMCIA card. Haven't seen one yet however.


GTRAN DotSurfer...


Ah yes... should've googled Geekzone eh?




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Reply # 34165 27-Apr-2006 21:59
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One year old, but the webmaster at GSM Mobile NZ is reading Geekzone... This entry on GSM Mobile NZ showed up just moments after this comment here. I wonder who is the webmaster on that site, what username he uses here on Geekzone?





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  Reply # 34167 27-Apr-2006 22:02
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stranger things happen - I did post that over there at www.gsmmobile.co.nz and changed my post here as I was going to update it.  There webmaster is online so it prob got approved really quick.




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  Reply # 34168 27-Apr-2006 22:06
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freitasm; I just finished reading Peter's review on the Gtran card. Can you just confirm for me, or anyone else reading this for that matter, can Aircards receive faxes via applications such as winfax pro?? (I should really know this =S)

The G-Tran card is also subsided by Telecom IF the user can prove they are experiencing coverage issues with the existing Sierra Wireless 580 Aircards, but if your computer does not have a PCIMA slot then I don't see why a telecom shop will not order these for a customer. Might try to confirm that tomorrow.

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EDIT [Peter's Review, credit where it is due]

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Reply # 34169 27-Apr-2006 22:07
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I noticed you changed the post - I received both the original and the updated copies via e-mail. Active moderation! Anyway, sbiddle's quote is now orphan - the original post is not the same as his quote...

So, you are not the webmaster at GSM Mobile NZ, are you?




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Reply # 34171 27-Apr-2006 22:10
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nzbnw: I just finished reading your review on the Gtran card. Can you just confirm for me, or anyone else reading this for that matter, can Aircards receive faxes via applications such as winfax pro?? (I should really know this =S)

The G-Tran card is also subsided by Telecom IF the user can prove they are experiencing coverage issues with the existing Sierra Wireless 580 Aircards, but if your computer does not have a PCIMA slot then I don't see why a telecom shop will not order these for a customer. Might try to confirm that tomorrow.


I didn't write the review, that was Peter's... The GTRAN DotSurfer is available from Telecom stores and from pccard.co.nz. Look for jpwise here in the forums, he could answer this for you.




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  Reply # 34172 27-Apr-2006 22:14
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No Im just a gsm phone user and I have posted stuff over there before as anonymous - yeah I looked at that date when I posted here and was going to update it and was going to delete it but theres not that option.




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Reply # 34177 27-Apr-2006 22:30
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AirCard does not support fax. Gtran EVDO card does. Express cards - later this year.




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  Reply # 34180 27-Apr-2006 23:07
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Wow, cheers for that link & info freitasm! :)

Also Jama - any idea what quater of the year - 2.3.4?

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  Reply # 34193 28-Apr-2006 07:58
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quarter 4.




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