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#63332 24-Jun-2010 14:42
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Hi guys,

 

Are you able to tell me if I were to buy two vodem sticks can I use them on the same mobile broadband account?

I have two computers at the same address but am put off by the horrendous price of the Hotspot, whereas the price of two vodems = $200 on contract!

 

Also generally what speeds are people getting, specfically in central Auckland and Taupo (township)?

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  #344921 24-Jun-2010 15:02
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On the same account you can have 50 connections but each connection will still require a data package

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  #344925 24-Jun-2010 15:14
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Sorry I'm not clear on what you are saying? I must have separate "plans" as such otherwise I must use the Hotspot device?

 
 
 
 


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  #344927 24-Jun-2010 15:37
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Correct. Unless you are a business and can justify your own APN and shared data pool, each SIM will be a separate number with its own plan and allowances/limits.





 

 

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  #344929 24-Jun-2010 15:48
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itxtme: Sorry I'm not clear on what you are saying? I must have separate "plans" as such otherwise I must use the Hotspot device?


Correct

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  #344934 24-Jun-2010 16:17
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Alright thanks for the clarification. Another question then, how effective are the hot spot devices for two-three computers accessing the Internet simultaneously?

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  #344940 24-Jun-2010 16:29
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itxtme: Alright thanks for the clarification. Another question then, how effective are the hot spot devices for two-three computers accessing the Internet simultaneously?


Depends what is happening on the computers

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  #345038 24-Jun-2010 22:11
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General browsing. Let me ask on a "general" level what are the connection speeds likely to be for a Hot Spot device in central Auckland 3G area? I understand there are hundreds of factors that affect this, but just generally what could I expect?

 
 
 
 


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itxtme: General browsing. Let me ask on a "general" level what are the connection speeds likely to be for a Hot Spot device in central Auckland 3G area? I understand there are hundreds of factors that affect this, but just generally what could I expect?


The MiFi devices are fantastic and sharing between multiple machines / devices like iphone works well, but you don't have to share your connection that way if you're running a laptop or desktop on windows 7 you can share your connection http://www.connectify.me/ you could also just use a crossover cable with windows ICS (internet connection sharing)

I have always found vodafone slow in auckland CBD but have found it pretty good everywhere else, I've got a client who wants mobile bb in Opotiki so am doing some testing there tomorrow on VF and Telecom so will see the state of mobile bb in 'the sticks'

I see speeds of 3-4mbps most of the time (except in auckland CBD)

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  #345156 25-Jun-2010 11:26
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Great looking software package! Thanks for all the info - very much appreciated!

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