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Topic # 31877 2-Apr-2009 17:47
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I'm quite keen on the Dell Mini 9 deal Vodafone is doing at the moment.

In reading the info on the website it says that inbuilt 3G device is 2100 capable but makes no mention of 900MHz.

As only occasionally visit Auckland just wondering what sort of coverage this would have outside of the big smoke? I'm happy with my telecom t-stick and don't want to take a backwards step.

Also I have home phone / BB with Vodafone but because the mobile operation seems to run completely separate, is there any way of getting a mobile account (eg for the Dell) without having to go through my life history as I already have an account with one of their companies?

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  Reply # 204953 2-Apr-2009 17:56
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Acer aspire one has 900/2100mhz 3G sold through Dick Smith Harvey Norman

And there is loads of 2100mhz 3G coverage outside of Auckland

Here are some speed tests done on my Vodem stick in Rural Pukekohe

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/index.php?showtopic=1859&pid=15448&mode=threaded&start=

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  Reply # 204992 2-Apr-2009 20:20
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Any 2100 coverage in Rotorua? I was under the impresson that HSDPA wasn't available here - that's what your coverage checker on the vodafone site says

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  Reply # 205002 2-Apr-2009 21:33
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nitrotech: Any 2100 coverage in Rotorua? I was under the impresson that HSDPA wasn't available here - that's what your coverage checker on the vodafone site says


Yes all the CBD is 2100mhz 3G

and every single Vodafone NZ 3G cell is HSDPA

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  Reply # 205005 2-Apr-2009 21:44
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Here are some 2100mhz 3G areas

Auckland
Whangarei
Hibiscus coast - Silverdale  - Orewa - Whangaparaoa
Hamilton
Tauranga
Taupo
Palmerston North
Wellington
Rotorua
Gisbourne CBD
Invercargil CBD
whangamata CBD
Napier CBD
Nelson CBD
Pukekohe
Christchurch
Queenstown
Dunedin
Timaru

Im sure there is a few more

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  Reply # 205334 4-Apr-2009 21:17
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Does anyone know if the ones purchased from Dell directly have mobile data capabilities, or only the ones purchased from Vodafone?

They are the same price on both sites, but the Dell one has a 16GB drive, but no mention of mobile data as standard or an add-on that I can see.

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  Reply # 205337 4-Apr-2009 21:39
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adamj: Does anyone know if the ones purchased from Dell directly have mobile data capabilities, or only the ones purchased from Vodafone?

They are the same price on both sites, but the Dell one has a 16GB drive, but no mention of mobile data as standard or an add-on that I can see.


If purchased from Dell no mobile data built in

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  Reply # 205338 4-Apr-2009 21:43
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Cheers John,

Shane the Vodafone version does not have the option of a 16GB drive. 8GB is just too small.

Do you know which of the Aspire One's from DSE have built in mobile data? Could not see any reference to this on the DSE site for any of these.

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  Reply # 205339 4-Apr-2009 21:45
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adamj: Cheers John,

Shane the Vodafone version does not have the option of a 16GB drive. 8GB is just too small.

Do you know which of the Aspire One's from DSE have built in mobile data? Could not see any reference to this on the DSE site for any of these.


Looked at one in DS today and no in built data (sad)

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