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Re: USB 3G dongles in Australia?

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 12:58:58PM +1100, Malcolm Herbert wrote:
  | I'm toying with the idea of getting a 3G wireless USB dongle for my
  | NetBSD laptop but wondering whether anyone has any experience with this
  | in Australia (preferably with Telstra, since they have better coverage)
  | ...
  | It's difficult to know which chipset is on the inside when visiting a
  | retailer and trying out their stock, but are there any that I should
  | look out for in particular as being worth while (or, alternatively, ones
  | to avoid)?
  | Unfortunately I don't know which standards are used in Australia to know
  | whether purchasing a dongle over the Internet would work with a local
  | SIM ...

With Telstra you'll want a modem that supports 850MHz 3G WCDMA
if you want to take advantage of the Telstra NextG coverage.

Modems that work on AT&T 3G 850 should work on Telstra 3G 850.

Many of the Telstra / Bigpond modems are rebadged Sierra or Huawei modems.


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