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Topic # 29475 8-Jan-2009 15:17
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will or will not skype (or other voip services) function on nz mobile broadband
  ive been searching both the telecom and vodafone websites for roughly an hour and can find no answer, i know its not recomended ... but will it work??

    does anyone out there own a mobile data device who would be able to try it for me




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  Reply # 188219 8-Jan-2009 15:22
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Use it all the time on vodafone no issues this was talked about the other day on the forums.



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  Reply # 188220 8-Jan-2009 15:25
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sorry, i couldnt see the conversation in the forum . has anyone tried telecom?




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  Reply # 188223 8-Jan-2009 15:39
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Telecom will be fine to



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  Reply # 188239 8-Jan-2009 16:39
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well, thanks for the reply, i was under the impression that it wouldnt work on the telecom t sticks, ill see if i can get it tested out to make sure




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  Reply # 188312 8-Jan-2009 23:24
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pageweon: well, thanks for the reply, i was under the impression that it wouldnt work on the telecom t sticks, ill see if i can get it tested out to make sure

I can confirm that Skype works fine via Telecom Mobile Broadband, so long as you are in 3G coverage rather than 1X.  I have the Sierra Wireless 595 card in my laptop.  A T-Stick should produce identical results so long as you are in a 3G coverage area.



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  Reply # 188333 9-Jan-2009 09:00
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cheers, that confirmation is incredibly usefull




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  Reply # 188878 12-Jan-2009 00:20
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I have been using skype on telecom's rev a enabled cellphone for over a year. the sound quality is acceptable. occasional lag, but generally acceptable. im very happy with that. and still using skype world until now on my cellphone.
of course if you have a t stick, that will be even better, coz much better sound quality on the computer.
remember to use a rev a enabled device or data card, because rev 0 won't provide fast enough upload speed. and the upload speed is very inconsistent on rev 0 device. but rev a upload speed is about 3 to 5 times higher, and very stable speed and signal strength.

vodafone has high download speed and average upload speed, which would be just fine for skype. but bear in mind about voda's 3g coverage and signal strength. on voda you will experience many 3g signal drop off. switch between 2g and 3g will be quite annoying.


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  Reply # 188920 12-Jan-2009 10:14
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harrylin: of course if you have a t stick, that will be even better, coz much better sound quality on the computer.

remember to use a rev a enabled device or data card, because rev 0 won't provide fast enough upload speed. and the upload speed is very inconsistent on rev 0 device. but rev a upload speed is about 3 to 5 times higher, and very stable speed and signal strength.

Just to clarify, in case anyone else is still following this thread:

-  ALL of Telecom's Rev.0 sites were upgraded to Rev.A during late 2007 AFAIK

-  There are very few Rev.0 only devices around now and T-Stick certainly isn't one of them Smile

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