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#44309 27-Oct-2009 10:50
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I think Mi-Fi is the way of the future, how many times have we all had issues with drivers/software not installing for our stata sticks.

Sometimes you just need a connection from a machine for just a couple of minutes, with the current sticks you need to install all the software to get a connection.

With Mi-Fi devices simply push a button and connect - then you've got your own mini hot spot to connect multiple devices.

I managed to pick up the Huawei E583x in Australia last week and I've got to say I am really impressed doesn't matter what OS or device - if it's got Wi-fi it can connect to this device - no need any more for multiple data sticks or data plans.

Hope to see these with NZ carriers soon.

Here is a link to the Virgin Mobile one

http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4ae617ca00be8b96273fc0a87e0106d0/Product/View/E6939

Note they are sold locked, unlock solution is currently being worked on - hope to have my unlocked and on Vodafone here in the next few days.

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#267165 27-Oct-2009 11:15
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I think an even better solution is the Cradlepoint PHS300. I have one here and the main point is that it doesn't have the 3G radio built-in: you can used either the Vodafone or the Telecom USB modems and they will work just fine. Or any other USB modem.

The advantage is that the Mi-Fi will work only on a limited set of networks (either 850/2100MHz or 900/2100MHz depending on model) but the Cradlepoint will work on any network since the radio is separate...





 

 

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  #267171 27-Oct-2009 11:38
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Is it quite 'chunky' when it's got the dongle on it? the thing I love about the MiFi divices is their size - you can just pop it in your pocket and go, I was at the V8's in the weekend and could make skype calls using the MiFi from my iphone and it wasn't too big to carry around.

Be a great day when they develop devices to cover 850 and 900 at the same time.

 
 
 
 


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  #267172 27-Oct-2009 11:40
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It's just something sticking out. I never envisaged using it in my pocket - I use it at hotels, cafes or meeting tables...




 

 

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  #267366 27-Oct-2009 18:07

No need a seperate device - I use JaikuSpot software on my E71 to do this; worked great sharing Internet to a few laptops on the 900Mhz network at the batch over the weekend!

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  #267368 27-Oct-2009 18:08
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Yes, but sometimes you want a separate device - like myself for example I have a personal SIM card and a data only SIM card. Swapping SIM cards on a mobile is not funny...




 

 

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