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Topic # 21464 27-Apr-2008 22:13
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G'day,

Which one of these for use in Auckland mostly, and up north (Russell) some of the time.

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  Reply # 126728 28-Apr-2008 10:26
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Does anyone have one of either of these?

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  Reply # 126733 28-Apr-2008 10:33
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Umm... the MacBook doesn't have a data slot (unless you're talking about the MacBook Pro)




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  Reply # 126740 28-Apr-2008 11:01
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I would personally opt for the aircard. You can get the 595u which is a usb version.

The telecom mobile broadband network on average offers a much more consisent experience when using evdo rev a and if you need to fallback to 1x, it is much nicer than gprs.

Some may point out vodafones 900mhz 3g network, but very few devices can use it so if you buy now, you'll probably need to buy another device sooner rather than later.




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  Reply # 126742 28-Apr-2008 11:04
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And to answer your second question, I found the mac aircard watcher much easier to use.

The stock vodem software was nice on windows but clunky on mac.




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Reply # 126761 28-Apr-2008 12:40
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You also get a 28 day money back guarantee with Telecom Mobile Broadband on selected 24month contracts (i.e. 200+ and 1GB+ plans) if you purchase before the end of the month. However it is possible they may extend the offer again.

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  Reply # 126769 28-Apr-2008 12:59
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motorwayne: Does anyone have one of either of these?


I am using Vodem with my macbook. No problems at all. Everything works fine.




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