I have been using a Vodem for a few months now and have been frustrated at some of the poor connections I've had, especially on the edge of Hamilton. I am on the Broadband Pro 2-year plan (3GB/month) for $69.95 per month and use the Vodem extensively. However, I have just been issued with a Nokia E60 for work-related testing purposes and I put the SIM card from the Vodem into it to see how well it works as a Bluetooth modem. Wow! I am getting MUCH better connectivity with the E60 as a modem, even right at the edge of Hamilton. I never need to use this phone as a phone, so I can just keep the SIM card in it and use my Vodafone data plan to browse the web and check emails with the phone, as well as using it as a modem.
I will do some speed test comparisons and come back here and post the results, when I have a spare moment or two.
I always managed to get 1200kbps on speedtests when using the N95(3G) in Hamilton. Every Customer that bought up a Vodem to be installed/tested only max pulled ~ 500kbps from the same speedtest server from the same standing location. The N and E series Nokia's have good hardware installed in them.