Vodafone Mobile Connect 1GB plan

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Daniel, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    Anyone out there actually using Vodafone's 3G network for internet use?

    Just curious, because a friend of mine is thinking of using/buying it.
    I'm interested in the actual supposed "broadband" speed you get on this
    plan.

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Daniel, Jul 25, 2006
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  2. Max speed on UMTS is 384Kbps, while average is more like 256Kbps. Latency is
    quite high.

    If you don't need to use it outside NZ, and a wider coverage, the Telecom
    CDMA EVDO option is better - latency is lower and speed averages at about
    600Kbps.

    All this changes later this year when Vodafone launches their HSDPA service,
    and then again when Telecom launches their EVDO Rev A service.

    Of course not all cards in the market now are compatible with neither so the
    thing is: solve your problem now, because later your friend will have to
    purchase another card, except that the plan is a contract, so beware before
    buying...


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    Mauricio Freitas [MVP], Jul 25, 2006
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  3. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    Cheers :)
     
    Daniel, Jul 25, 2006
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  4. Daniel

    SNOman Guest

    Got it and use it for work, generally internet contectivity and remote
    VPN client access. Mostly use it in/around AKL.

    Been reasonably impressed so far. Speed of use is not as good as wired
    broadband but way better than a modem.
     
    SNOman, Jul 27, 2006
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