Vodafone USB Modem Stick - HSDPA Modem video review

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The Vodafone USB Modem Stick is the best HSDPA data device available - it's small, needs no cables and carries its drivers around with it. And while most 7.2mbps HSDPA hardware is limited to the far slower data speeds of the network operator, Vodafone is actually offering 7.2Mbps service right now, with wider coverage rolling out throughout the year. Yes, there are cheaper HSDPA options out there, but if you want the fastest possible data rates while out and about, coupled with the best device, the Vodafone USB Modem Stick is the one to go for. Put simply, unless your notebook has built-in HSDPA functionality, this is the mobile data solution you want.

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Bruce 1

August 30, 2008, 8:18 pm

I have had one of Vodaphone's modems for some time now. To begin with it was superb - as you say - it was showing 3.6 Mbits/sec and although clearly not that fast it was plently fast enough. We moved the "office" to another part of the house. Disaster! We can only get 53.6 speeds now which means no Skpe phoning, no downloads and lots of waiting for ANYTHING to arrive onscreen. I wondered if it were facing in the wrong direction but no it made no difference unless I took it back to the particular "hotspot". Within a few feet in any direction and the strength of signal has gone and 53.6 returns. It is incredibly frustrating that when we were made to sign a Vodaphone contract for a minimum of 18 months of this! So beware - they definately dont work well everywhere - and in these days where it is automatically assumed that you have huge download speeds - it isn't funny when you dont!!





I have tried e-mailing Vodaphone about the issue - but I always knew that they wouldn't care - and sure enough they didn't - I was kicked by one office to another like a football until, exasperated, I resigned myself to stone aged connection speeds.


Beware


Bruce.

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