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
>> >> 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
> just waether an external antenna will give me reception from my place
> 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
Look at the discussion on the forums at whirlpool.net.au