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#36732 1-Jul-2009 09:50
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I'm going to buy Telecom broadband prepay as well as its mobile broadband USB modem.

Now, there are two models.

Sierra Wireless 885U ($399) and Telecom MF636 ($199)

Although its hefty cost, I can't find any tech specs or differences, all they got is...

Sierra Wireless 885U

Proven performance - seamless high-speed wireless connectivity.

* Sierra Wireless Watcher
* Plug and play
* Suitable for PC and Mac
* High speed downloads
* Supports MicroSD memory card up to 4GB (sold separately)

Telecom MF636

Value personified - high speed connectivity in a compact and powerful form

* Plug and play
* Suitable for PC and Mac
* High speed downloads
* Supports MicroSD memory card up to 4GB (sold separately)
* Telecom Connection Manager

Could you help me to figure out the differences and recommendations?

Personally I don't care about Watcher software and I can't believe only that cost another $200



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  #229814 1-Jul-2009 10:06
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Hey mate, just to clear it up a bit, T Stick is the old cdma mobile broadband modem, these i think we now call just "xt data cards".

I got to test both types and they are both rated at 7.2Mb (category 8 HSDPA from memory) so speed wise they are the same. From what i rmemeber the Sierra wireless had some extra features that i have never really had any use for, so from my limited experience speed wise they were the same. I have recommended the Telecom USB stick to a few friends of mine and noone's had any issues, everyone seemed to be happy with the performance, etc.

Hope this helps.

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  #229817 1-Jul-2009 10:09
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Search the forums. This has been covered before, and there are a couple of differences that may be dealmakes/dealbreakers for some.

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