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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 28534 3-Dec-2008 14:07
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I have a need for short term internet ( a few weeks ).

I don't want a long term contract obviously.

I have a Woosh modem I bought on trademe a couple of years ago that I have never used ... Woosh never came to our area even though I thought they would.  And I have a non-3g Vodafone cell.

What's my cheapest option?  ( I can purchase a vodem with no contract for about $200 ).

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Master Geek

  Reply # 184165 15-Dec-2008 06:22
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Do you even require broadband?

For the sake of a few weeks, I'd put up with slow speeds.

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 184181 15-Dec-2008 08:05
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Purchase a nokia 6121 and use phone as modem. As the 6121 supports 3G on 900/2100mhz you will get 3G in many more places than a vodem e220 as this only supports 3G 2100mhz.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 184186 15-Dec-2008 08:41
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A Nokia 6121 is over $300.

What about a Sony Eric. G502 for $200 ?

I mean, what does the 6121 offer over the G502 for the purposes of internet connectivity?

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 184193 15-Dec-2008 09:41
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Your cheapest option would be to get a Vodem / T-card for mobile broadband...  Then, just as the month is up, return it for the "30 day guarantee", and claim that it is too slow / you just don't find it suitable...

Which is sorta true (by a long way), since you only wanted to use it a few weeks....

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