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#10525 27-Nov-2006 14:22
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I am new here, and this question may have been asked before. after never using a mac in my life i purchased a macbook for uni after being told its the best, and its a breeze to use. but i dont quite understand the concept of getting the internet for it. I want to be able to go online where ever, when ever i want. without being attached to a power outlet or a phone jack. a friend suggested getting vodafones vodem, but i was told that it wouldnt work due to intel or something. so, can someone suggest a way to solve my problem, and by the way..i dont understand anything about airport.

thankyou for being patient.

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#53835 27-Nov-2006 14:29
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Welcome to Geekzone. If you want to have Internet access anywhere, anytime, then the vodem is your option. FYI, the vodem drivers for Intel Macs is out now.





 

 

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  #53836 27-Nov-2006 14:33
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Really? Thats the best news i have heard all day, as it was starting to stress me out a little bit.
Thankyou so much.

 
 
 
 


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  #53837 27-Nov-2006 14:37
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#53943 28-Nov-2006 10:25
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And here is a blog entry linking to the Vodafone NZ version: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/lowededwookie/1788





 

 

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  #53962 28-Nov-2006 11:43
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Thankyou for all your help, I have another stupid question though, with the vodem..if i was to buy it rather than going onto a vodafone broadband plan can i get it connected to an isp like woosh? i just dont think 1gb is alot of internet for me!
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#53964 28-Nov-2006 11:52
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The vodem will work only on Vodafone's UMTS/HSDPA network. Woosh is a completely different case - and with different coverage as well.







 

 

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  #53965 28-Nov-2006 11:53
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Ok, Thanks

 
 
 
 


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  #53969 28-Nov-2006 12:33
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Vodafone let you purchase a 2nd 1G in any month for $10. You cannot purchase more than 1G extra in any month instead they charge you 50c/Meg once youve popped both your 1G base and 1G($10) topup.

The extra 1G is automatically charged once you pop the first 1G.

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  #53972 28-Nov-2006 12:47
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Is 2gig alot? My home pc is on 15 gb i think so i wouldnt use my laptop for downloading or anything, just sending emails and stuff like that. i suppose it would work out to be alot
Thanks for that info.

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#53976 28-Nov-2006 12:53
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If you are just using it for e-mails and occasional web browsing, 2GB is a lot...





 

 

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  #53985 28-Nov-2006 14:06
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Check your usage on your 15G plan, assuming your ISP has a usage meter, this will give you an idea of what to expect. But we have 2adults and 2 kids, and 5 pc's and unless the kids download the lattest movies we rarely exceed 1G in a month and the kids are on it all the time (but after a wee incident a couple of months ago the movie downloads have slowed).

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