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Topic # 88568 18-Aug-2011 10:32
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Is there any significant differences (other than size) between Vodafone's Vodem and T-stick units? 
Does one have better circuitry for reception than the other, for example?

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  Reply # 508404 18-Aug-2011 10:35
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What model there are so many? Vodem and T-Stick is all branding

A big difference is the operating frequency

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  Reply # 508406 18-Aug-2011 10:38
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Reception depends where you are located in the country. We have mix of both XT and VF sticks in our company and Auckland, the XT network outperforms VF when we have done speedtests. In the glasshouse, XT always shows 4~5 bars, with VF 1 bar.

I was driving to ettrick once (2 hours away from dunedin) and my XT phone had 0~1 bar while VF had 3 bars and was able to go on the net. I still prefer XT though due to the data speeds.




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  Reply # 508410 18-Aug-2011 10:47
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johnr ... T-stick is K3565Z, Vodem is E220 unit.

billgates ... you moved from Seatle to Auckland? .

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  Reply # 508417 18-Aug-2011 11:05
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Rickles: johnr ... T-stick is K3565Z, Vodem is E220 unit.

billgates ... you moved from Seatle to Auckland? .

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The E220 is quite a old unit now and does not support extended 3G UMTS 900mhz

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  Reply # 508420 18-Aug-2011 11:10
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johnr ... thanks for that.

Is there any reason why the K3565Z cannot be used in one of those small, portable 3G routers? e.g. Huawei D100, or Sapido units?

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  Reply # 508422 18-Aug-2011 11:16
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Rickles: johnr ... thanks for that.

Is there any reason why the K3565Z cannot be used in one of those small, portable 3G routers? e.g. Huawei D100, or Sapido units?

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The Z means ZTE made the device

Huawei makes the D100


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  Reply # 508430 18-Aug-2011 11:25
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I'd be keen to know which is better to take to queenstown for faster download speeds. Anyone have any experience?

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  Reply # 508474 18-Aug-2011 11:58
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Rickles: Is there any significant differences (other than size) between Vodafone's Vodem and T-stick units? 
Does one have better circuitry for reception than the other, for example?.


I would borrow one of each unit, go to the remote location you are most in, and try them - that would be the best test.



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  Reply # 508476 18-Aug-2011 12:02
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johnr ... I appreciate the distinction of manufacturers, but I was asking if the Vodafone branded & SIMed K3565Z can be used with a 3G portable router SUCH AS the Huawei or Sapido models of 3G router?

Sorry if I didn't explain correctly .

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  Reply # 508489 18-Aug-2011 12:10
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networkn: I'd be keen to know which is better to take to queenstown for faster download speeds. Anyone have any experience?


So many factors come into speed,

Number of users on the serving cell
Distance from the serving cell
Speed the device supports

The list goes on


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  Reply # 508490 18-Aug-2011 12:11
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I know, but overall who has better coverage?

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