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# 40001 23-Aug-2009 09:41
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I have a mobile broadband dongle for my laptop that I got in oz through 3. I am wondering if I can use this here to get mobile broadband with a kiwi company?

I am thinking it may just be a matter of changing the sim but I have been told that it wont work as it will always be looking for an oz ISP?

Does anyone know if this is true or not?

The dongle:
Huawei USB Modem
Model: E220

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  # 249762 23-Aug-2009 09:45
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Vodafone use that unit here - so in theory afaik, swap the SIM for a NZ one and youre away.




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  # 249766 23-Aug-2009 09:52
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Should work fine as long as its not SIM locked



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  # 249768 23-Aug-2009 10:20
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thats good news. it was a guy in the vodafone staore that told me it wouldnt work so I wasnt sure.

I will try a different store lol




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  # 249769 23-Aug-2009 10:26
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Vodafone do not support imported devices you will have to do your own testing if its SIM locked and setting it up



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  # 249770 23-Aug-2009 10:46
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its not sim locked. I might be wasting my time if they give me a free dongle with a plan anyway, not sure. Im just going to Auck for a week and want internet while Im there, thats all.




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  # 249837 23-Aug-2009 16:26
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I was thinking maybe I can just get the vodafone software from NZ and it should work?




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