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Topic # 25318 18-Aug-2008 14:52
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Hi Guys,

What is the difference between the two, a friend lives just outside of Te Aroha so cant get 3g - what would be the best option between mobile (Vodem or T-Stick) and wireless (farmside and the like)

What are the pros and cons of both?

Thanks in advance!




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  Reply # 157762 18-Aug-2008 16:08
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Vodem and T-Stick use 3G, Vodafone and Telecom respectively.

I can't speak for Telecom but with Vodafone there are 2 Vodems to choose from. The new Vodem Stick operates on the new 900MHz 3G band Vodafone is currently deploying and I would be reasonably suprised if Te Aroha didn't see coverage on that band this year, if not already. To date the Nokia 6121 classic handset and the Vodem Stick are the only 2 devices Vodafone NZ has released that will work on that band so you will need to get hold of one of them to test if there is coverage where you need it already.

To answer your question, 3G is more portable, take it away on holiday etc whereas the fixed wireless services are restricted to where you have them installed. The fixed wireless will be cheaper and (probably) consistently faster though.

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  Reply # 157794 18-Aug-2008 18:45
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Balchy: Hi Guys,

What is the difference between the two, a friend lives just outside of Te Aroha so cant get 3g - what would be the best option between mobile (Vodem or T-Stick) and wireless (farmside and the like)

What are the pros and cons of both?

Thanks in advance!


Where abouts is Te Aroha I could answer if 3G 900mhz is there (would require latest Vodem stick)

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  Reply # 160141 27-Aug-2008 13:49
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Yep close to there - Springdale, around here: http://www.smaps.co.nz/nz/matamata/tahuna/no+9+road+east/




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  Reply # 160147 27-Aug-2008 13:57
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Balchy: Yep close to there - Springdale, around here: http://www.smaps.co.nz/nz/matamata/tahuna/no+9+road+east/
It's very flat around there IIRC, so Kordia's Extend network would give you a great signal into that location.

Best way to sign up is through Wireless Nation, more details here:

http://www.wirelessnation.co.nz/services_gwbb.php

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