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Topic # 23542 2-Jul-2008 11:26
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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.


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  Reply # 142187 2-Jul-2008 12:21
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What vodem software firmware version are you using?

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  Reply # 142189 2-Jul-2008 12:25
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Can't tell you right now (Vodem in a drawer) but I upgraded the firmware about 2 weeks ago so it should be the most up to date. 


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  Reply # 142190 2-Jul-2008 12:32
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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.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  Reply # 142225 2-Jul-2008 14:13
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Don't trust the speedtest site with mobile data

Correct way is FTP 10 meg file

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