A new version of software is available that supports the vodem (Huawei E220) and VMC ExpressCard (Novatel XU870) on Intel-based Mac computers.

Here is the feature set:

Vodafone Mobile Connect software for Mac users - v2.06.05

This version of software is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Apple Macs with Intel processors, as well as supporting all the previous Vodafone Mobile Connect PC data cards, plus:
  • Huawei E220 3G+/3G/EDGE/GPRS USB 3.6 Mbit/s (vodem)
  • Novatel XU870 3G+/3G/EDGE/GPRS Expresscard 3.6 Mbit/s*

You can use a Vodafone Mobile Connect USB device with any Mac that has USB support and Mac OS X 10.3.5 or newer, including:

  • Intel MacBook
  • Intel MacBook Pro
  • iMac
  • Mac mini
  • PowerBook
  • iBook
  • Mac Pro
  • G5, G4 and G3 PowerMac.

Please note that the oldest supported Apple Mac OS X system for this version is now Mac OS X Panther 10.3.5.

Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.8 or newer is recommended.

*The XU870 directly supports the 15" and 17" MacBooks Pro, as these have Expresscard slots. In addition, an Expresscard/PC card adapter will allow the XU870 to be used in the PC card slots of 15" and 17" PowerBooks."

Check it out here

Expect it to be available on Vodafone NZ website shortly.