Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

12 posts


# 29685 15-Jan-2009 04:17
Send private message

I have the data cable, and the "driver" found elsewhere.  Can this be used to connect to the internet, ie - instead of a USB T3g modem?

If so, will Telecom allow one of the "PDA only" data plans to be attached?  I don't need 200 mg a month (let alone a gig!) and the only way to get a casual data plan now is via PDA.  Vodabom are the same. 


Create new topic
479 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 189679 15-Jan-2009 07:58
Send private message

the 6650 works as a tethered modem, the device is not evdo, there is also no option to add a dataplan to this device.

12 posts


  # 189689 15-Jan-2009 08:51
Send private message


So to do what I described, I'd need a smart phone/PDA, right?  A Treo, any of the OKTA phones?

I just sold a faulty Treo 700wx - had no cell coverage for calls, but EVDO was 100%.  Some kind of known fault, apparently, although I got no joy from Telecom.

What a shame I flicked it....  :(


479 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 189715 15-Jan-2009 09:58
Send private message

In the phone range, Kyocera 2235, nokia 6235, nokia 6275 (current model) will work as a tethered modem however on 1x CDMA only , around 14.4 - 56.0kbs speed. If you want EVDO 3G speed, the Okta Touch, Okta Agent, Okta Boss, HTC Titan, Apache, Treo 700. The pda's running Windows Mobile 5 work well as it is standard usd and there is an internet sharing function that automatically does everything. Dont use the Okta Mondo wont work

12 posts


  # 190445 18-Jan-2009 23:10
Send private message

Thanks very much for this.  I'll keep an eye out for a used device on TradeMe.  Kicking myself I sold that faulty Treo 700  :(

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36

MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28

Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15

D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31

Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29

Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24

Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59

Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07

Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02

Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41

Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36

2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17

Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46

Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51

Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.