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Old 11-24-2008, 08:03 AM
jjbruce@gmail.com
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Default Telstra Wireless prepaid USB modem next G


I have been out of touch with the mobile phone industry lol have no
idea really whats available

I just got wirless prepaid broadband USB stick next G from Helstra pay
$80 a month for 3.5g of data on my laptop.

With this telstra offers something like 1c text and soo many minutes
of free voice for recharge/prepay over $30

consider I pay $80 recharge prepay would like to take advantage of
free voice minutes

All the USB stick can do is send SMS from the laptop

gather I need a phone,what phone?

do I just take the SIM from the USB device and add to a phone and link
the phone to the computer
for broadband usage?

is a phone have a better reception factor than the USB stick

IF reception becomes a problem I may need a wirless card PCMIA with
the external antenna attachment

or would a external antenna and a new phone kill all problems

did I just waste my money bying a USB stick rather than a phone on
Next G outright.

just want to take advantage for the free voice time offer with the
prepaid so obviously need
the phone.

don't want to spend much on a phone

why not sell a phone instead of USB stick modem

gather a phone can connect to computer via wirless bluetooth or even
maybe USB cable

whats the go which phone

thanks




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Old 11-24-2008, 08:28 AM
jjbruce@gmail.com
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Default Re: Telstra Wireless prepaid USB modem next G

On Nov 24, 7:03*pm, jjbr...@gmail.com wrote:
> I have been out of touch with the mobile phone industry lol have no
> idea really whats available
>
> I just got wirless prepaid broadband USB stick next G from Helstra pay
> $80 a month for 3.5g of data on my laptop.
>
> With this telstra offers something like 1c text and soo many minutes
> of free voice for recharge/prepay over $30
>
> consider I pay $80 recharge prepay would like to take advantage of
> free voice minutes
>
> All the USB stick can do is send SMS from the laptop
>
> gather I need a phone,what phone?
>
> do I just take the SIM from the USB device and add to a phone and link
> the phone to the computer
> for broadband usage?
>
> is a phone have a better reception factor than the USB stick
>
> IF reception becomes a problem I may need a wirless card PCMIA with
> the external antenna attachment
>
> or would a external antenna and a new phone kill all problems
>
> did I just waste my money bying a USB stick rather than a phone on
> Next G outright.
>
> just want to take advantage for the free voice time offer with the
> prepaid so obviously need
> the phone.
>
> don't want to spend much on a phone
>
> why not sell a phone instead of USB stick modem
>
> gather a phone can connect to computer via wirless bluetooth or even
> maybe USB cable
>
> whats the go which phone
>
> thanks


Is this a good phone

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Telstra-ZTE-F...1%7C240%3A1318

has a usb cable
will it let me use broadband on my laptop
The USB stick modem I have is the $149 offer from telstra

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Old 11-24-2008, 09:32 AM
jjbruce@gmail.com
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Default Re: Telstra Wireless prepaid USB modem next G

On Nov 24, 7:28*pm, jjbr...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Nov 24, 7:03*pm, jjbr...@gmail.com wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > I have been out of touch with the mobile phone industry lol have no
> > idea really whats available

>
> > I just got wirless prepaid broadband USB stick next G from Helstra pay
> > $80 a month for 3.5g of data on my laptop.

>
> > With this telstra offers something like 1c text and soo many minutes
> > of free voice for recharge/prepay over $30

>
> > consider I pay $80 recharge prepay would like to take advantage of
> > free voice minutes

>
> > All the USB stick can do is send SMS from the laptop

>
> > gather I need a phone,what phone?

>
> > do I just take the SIM from the USB device and add to a phone and link
> > the phone to the computer
> > for broadband usage?

>
> > is a phone have a better reception factor than the USB stick

>
> > IF reception becomes a problem I may need a wirless card PCMIA with
> > the external antenna attachment

>
> > or would a external antenna and a new phone kill all problems

>
> > did I just waste my money bying a USB stick rather than a phone on
> > Next G outright.

>
> > just want to take advantage for the free voice time offer with the
> > prepaid so obviously need
> > the phone.

>
> > don't want to spend much on a phone

>
> > why not sell a phone instead of USB stick modem

>
> > gather a phone can connect to computer via wirless bluetooth or even
> > maybe USB cable

>
> > whats the go which phone

>
> > thanks

>
> Is this a good phone
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Telstra-ZTE-F...luetooth-Flip-...
>
> has a usb cable
> will it let me use broadband on my laptop
> The USB stick modem I have is the $149 offer from telstra- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -



HSDPA Mode up to 3.6 Mbps

UMTS Mode up to 384 Kbps

EDGE Mode up to 236.8Kbps

GPRS Mode up to 57.6Kbps

I am on UMTS flashing to HSDPA now and again
in the middle of Launceston Tasmania

don't like my chances when I go home at 100km away and in a vally with
no GSM reception .lol

please tell me no GSM no Next G


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Old 11-24-2008, 10:39 AM
jjbruce@gmail.com
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Default Re: Telstra Wireless prepaid USB modem next G

On Nov 24, 8:32*pm, jjbr...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Nov 24, 7:28*pm, jjbr...@gmail.com wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Nov 24, 7:03*pm, jjbr...@gmail.com wrote:

>
> > > I have been out of touch with the mobile phone industry lol have no
> > > idea really whats available

>
> > > I just got wirless prepaid broadband USB stick next G from Helstra pay
> > > $80 a month for 3.5g of data on my laptop.

>
> > > With this telstra offers something like 1c text and soo many minutes
> > > of free voice for recharge/prepay over $30

>
> > > consider I pay $80 recharge prepay would like to take advantage of
> > > free voice minutes

>
> > > All the USB stick can do is send SMS from the laptop

>
> > > gather I need a phone,what phone?

>
> > > do I just take the SIM from the USB device and add to a phone and link
> > > the phone to the computer
> > > for broadband usage?

>
> > > is a phone have a better reception factor than the USB stick

>
> > > IF reception becomes a problem I may need a wirless card PCMIA with
> > > the external antenna attachment

>
> > > or would a external antenna and a new phone kill all problems

>
> > > did I just waste my money bying a USB stick rather than a phone on
> > > Next G outright.

>
> > > just want to take advantage for the free voice time offer with the
> > > prepaid so obviously need
> > > the phone.

>
> > > don't want to spend much on a phone

>
> > > why not sell a phone instead of USB stick modem

>
> > > gather a phone can connect to computer via wirless bluetooth or even
> > > maybe USB cable

>
> > > whats the go which phone

>
> > > thanks

>
> > Is this a good phone

>
> >http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Telstra-ZTE-F...luetooth-Flip-...

>
> > has a usb cable
> > will it let me use broadband on my laptop
> > The USB stick modem I have is the $149 offer from telstra- Hide quoted text -

>
> > - Show quoted text -

>
> HSDPA Mode up to 3.6 Mbps
>
> UMTS Mode up to 384 Kbps
>
> EDGE Mode up to 236.8Kbps
>
> GPRS Mode up to 57.6Kbps
>
> I am on UMTS flashing to HSDPA now and again
> in the middle of Launceston Tasmania
>
> don't like my chances when I go home at 100km away and in a vally with
> no GSM reception .lol
>
> please tell me no GSM no Next G- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


looking at whirlpool.net.au I got ripped for value on data

$89 per month gets 5gig

verse $80 I get 3.5gig

A $150 usb stick I will afford to chuck away..lol

The end

thanks all

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Old 11-24-2008, 08:21 PM
Horry
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Default Re: Telstra Wireless prepaid USB modem next G

On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 02:39:13 -0800, jjbruce wrote:

> On Nov 24, 8:32*pm, jjbr...@gmail.com wrote:
>> On Nov 24, 7:28*pm, jjbr...@gmail.com wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> > On Nov 24, 7:03*pm, jjbr...@gmail.com wrote:

>>
>> > > I have been out of touch with the mobile phone industry lol have no
>> > > idea really whats available

>>
>> > > I just got wirless prepaid broadband USB stick next G from Helstra
>> > > pay $80 a month for 3.5g of data on my laptop.

>>
>> > > With this telstra offers something like 1c text and soo many
>> > > minutes of free voice for recharge/prepay over $30

>>
>> > > consider I pay $80 recharge prepay would like to take advantage of
>> > > free voice minutes

>>
>> > > All the USB stick can do is send SMS from the laptop

>>
>> > > gather I need a phone,what phone?

>>
>> > > do I just take the SIM from the USB device and add to a phone and
>> > > link the phone to the computer
>> > > for broadband usage?

>>
>> > > is a phone have a better reception factor than the USB stick

>>
>> > > IF reception becomes a problem I may need a wirless card PCMIA with
>> > > the external antenna attachment

>>
>> > > or would a external antenna and a new phone kill all problems

>>
>> > > did I just waste my money bying a USB stick rather than a phone on
>> > > Next G outright.

>>
>> > > just want to take advantage for the free voice time offer with the
>> > > prepaid so obviously need
>> > > the phone.

>>
>> > > don't want to spend much on a phone

>>
>> > > why not sell a phone instead of USB stick modem

>>
>> > > gather a phone can connect to computer via wirless bluetooth or
>> > > even maybe USB cable

>>
>> > > whats the go which phone

>>
>> > > thanks

>>
>> > Is this a good phone

>>
>> >http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Telstra-ZTE-F...era-Bluetooth-

Flip-...
>>
>> > has a usb cable
>> > will it let me use broadband on my laptop The USB stick modem I have
>> > is the $149 offer from telstra- Hide quoted text -

>>
>> > - Show quoted text -

>>
>> HSDPA Mode up to 3.6 Mbps
>>
>> UMTS Mode up to 384 Kbps
>>
>> EDGE Mode up to 236.8Kbps
>>
>> GPRS Mode up to 57.6Kbps
>>
>> I am on UMTS flashing to HSDPA now and again in the middle of
>> Launceston Tasmania
>>
>> don't like my chances when I go home at 100km away and in a vally with
>> no GSM reception .lol
>>
>> please tell me no GSM no Next G- Hide quoted text -
>>
>> - Show quoted text -

>
> looking at whirlpool.net.au I got ripped for value on data
>
> $89 per month gets 5gig
>
> verse $80 I get 3.5gig
>
> A $150 usb stick I will afford to chuck away..lol
>
> The end
>
> thanks all


Glad we could help.

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Old 11-26-2008, 09:35 AM
CyBorg 0091
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Default Re: Telstra Wireless prepaid USB modem next G

On Nov 25, 7:21*am, Horry <horacewach...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 02:39:13 -0800, jjbruce wrote:
> > On Nov 24, 8:32*pm, jjbr...@gmail.com wrote:
> >> On Nov 24, 7:28*pm, jjbr...@gmail.com wrote:

>
> >> > On Nov 24, 7:03*pm, jjbr...@gmail.com wrote:

>
> >> > > I have been out of touch with the mobile phone industry lol have no
> >> > > idea really whats available

>
> >> > > I just got wirless prepaid broadband USB stick next G from Helstra
> >> > > pay $80 a month for 3.5g of data on my laptop.

>
> >> > > With this telstra offers something like 1c text and soo many
> >> > > minutes of free voice for recharge/prepay over $30

>
> >> > > consider I pay $80 recharge prepay would like to take advantage of
> >> > > free voice minutes

>
> >> > > All the USB stick can do is send SMS from the laptop

>
> >> > > gather I need a phone,what phone?

>
> >> > > do I just take the SIM from the USB device and add to a phone and
> >> > > link the phone to the computer
> >> > > for broadband usage?

>
> >> > > is a phone have a better reception factor than the USB stick

>
> >> > > IF reception becomes a problem I may need a wirless card PCMIA with
> >> > > the external antenna attachment

>
> >> > > or would a external antenna and a new phone kill all problems

>
> >> > > did I just waste my money bying a USB stick rather than a phone on
> >> > > Next G outright.

>
> >> > > just want to take advantage for the free voice time offer with the
> >> > > prepaid so obviously need
> >> > > the phone.

>
> >> > > don't want to spend much on a phone

>
> >> > > why not sell a phone instead of USB stick modem

>
> >> > > gather a phone can connect to computer via wirless bluetooth or
> >> > > even maybe USB cable

>
> >> > > whats the go which phone

>
> >> > > thanks

>
> >> > Is this a good phone

>
> >> >http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Telstra-ZTE-F...era-Bluetooth-

> Flip-...
>
> >> > has a usb cable
> >> > will it let me use broadband on my laptop The USB stick modem I have
> >> > is the $149 offer from telstra- Hide quoted text -

>
> >> > - Show quoted text -

>
> >> HSDPA Mode up to 3.6 Mbps

>
> >> UMTS Mode up to 384 Kbps

>
> >> EDGE Mode up to 236.8Kbps

>
> >> GPRS Mode up to 57.6Kbps

>
> >> I am on UMTS flashing to HSDPA now and again in the middle of
> >> Launceston Tasmania

>
> >> don't like my chances when I go home at 100km away and in a vally with
> >> no GSM reception .lol

>
> >> please tell me no GSM no Next G- Hide quoted text -

>
> >> - Show quoted text -

>
> > looking at whirlpool.net.au I got ripped for value on data

>
> > $89 per month gets 5gig

>
> > verse $80 I get 3.5gig

>
> > A $150 usb stick I will afford to chuck away..lol

>
> > The end

>
> > thanks all

>
> Glad we could help.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


I found out the phone I needed, the ZTE F252 or 6 series of hand
sets
seem to be the go and have options for an external antenna via hands
free cradle

think those hand sets would alow me to browse via connection of USB to
laptop

just waether an external antenna will give me reception from my place
is
the question,doubt it


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Old 01-04-2009, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: Telstra Wireless prepaid USB modem next G

CyBorg 0091 wrote:

> On Nov 25, 7:21*am, Horry <horacewach...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 02:39:13 -0800, jjbruce wrote:
>>...
>> >> > > I just got wirless prepaid broadband USB stick next G from
>> >> > > Helstra pay $80 a month for 3.5g of data on my laptop.

>>
>> >> > > With this telstra offers something like 1c text and soo many
>> >> > > minutes of free voice for recharge/prepay over $30


AFAIK this is wrong if you are using the Telstra prepaid wireless
broadband plan. You might be thinking about the prepaid mobile
broadband (i.e. with a phone).

>>...
>> >> > > gather I need a phone,what phone?

>>
>> >> > > do I just take the SIM from the USB device and add to a phone
>> >> > > and link the phone to the computer
>> >> > > for broadband usage?

>>
>> >> > > is a phone have a better reception factor than the USB stick


A blue-tick phone probably has better reception than the USB stick.
There are however different modems which allow higher speeds and/or
external antennas.

>>...
>> >> I am on UMTS flashing to HSDPA now and again in the middle of
>> >> Launceston Tasmania


I believe that is a bandwidth conservation feature. It goes to HSDPA
when you need it.

>>...
>> > A $150 usb stick I will afford to chuck away..lol


Sell it on ebay - there will be plenty of interest.

> think those hand sets would alow me to browse via connection of USB to
> laptop
>
> just waether an external antenna will give me reception from my place
> is
> the question,doubt it


Shirley you know someone with a blue-tick NextG HSDPA phone?

Go to Telstra prepaid website and look at the blue-tick phones. The
Sony Ericsson z750i is $199 and has 3.6Mbps HSDPA. There is a blue-tick
Samsung with good reports on whirlpool at $99 (only has 1.8Mbps HSDPA
but that may not be a practical limitation).

The z750i has external antenna connection - I think most if not all
blue-tick phones have that.

You can use internet via the included USB cable on the z750i (I am doing
so now). I believe you can also use bluetooth but it may limit download
speeds.

Look at the discussion on the forums at whirlpool.net.au

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