Globe's Visibilty (GPRS/EDGE/3G/HSDPA)

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  1. loko__loko

    loko__loko Well-Known Member

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    Re: Globe's Gprs/3g/hsdpa (visibility)

    Sounds exciting !!! But do the data cards presently available from Globe (Huawei E620 Data Card & GlobeTrotter HSDPA Data card) support OS X already ?
     
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    Expresscard/34? OS X support?
     
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    Found this online:

    With tiny design and high speed, Huawei E220 USB Modem redefines mini fashion for the elite. The irresistible creation features the eye-catching sleek design and a great speed up to 3.6Mbps. Its USB cable can be used by both laptops and desktop computers. Put the chic near your hand and enjoy the charm of mini fashion.

    E220 HSDPA USB Modem


    “The chipset in the modem is actually capable of up to 3.6Mbit/s, which is the next revision of HSDPA, and of course it’s also completely backwards compatible with 384Kbit/s 3G and GPRS on 2G,” said Dave McNaughton, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Vodafone Australia.

    Importantly, the modem will come with software for both Windows and Mac OS X, which will be a relief for owners of Apple’s new MacBook Pro which has a new ExpressCard slot that can’t accommodate any of the wireless broadband cards currently on the market.
     
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    Will the 3g pcmcia card work with a 15' powerbook and osx?
     
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    i think you need to buy an adaptor I was talking to my account officer about it two days ago but I believe it is a third party one
     
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    vic's USB adaptor looks like a bigger version of the Nike+iPod device that's placed in a shoe
     
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    This is very very interesting. I hope that they support OS X and the MacBook Pros soon. (Probably through USB)
     
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    Anyone know when PLDT or Globe will offer these devices?

    Merlin XU870 3G HSDPA 3.6/7.2 Mbps ExpressCard/34
    Merlin XU870 3G HSDPA 7.2 ExpressCard

    Merlin XU870's Apple Mac Support page
    Merlin XU870 Apple Mac Support

    Merlin XU870's Walter S. Mossberg review
    Personal Technology: Walter S. Mossberg / Novatel laptop cards can access Web, but services vary

    Sierra Wireless AirCard® USB Wireless modems
    Sierra Wireless - Heart of the Wireless machine (sierrawireless.com)

    Sierra Wireless Mac OS X Support Page
    Sierra Wireless - Heart of the Wireless machine (sierrawireless.com)
     
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    Re: Globe's Gprs/3g/hsdpa (visibility)

    so far only the globe gives out free pcmcia card (globetrotter and huawei ) and usb? (e220 huawei) so other than that, you have to buy your own.
     
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    The offer's so tempting kasi. 2T down & 2T/month for 2 years. For that you get "free" hardware, unlimited HSDPA, Wi-Fi & dial-up.


    Linksys WRT54G3G 3G/UMTS Wireless Router
    Is it available in Metro Manila & will it work with Globe's Visibility service?
    [​IMG]
     
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    mika.. i think i will work, as you will just insert the simcard inside the device.
     
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    i think globe hsdpa not widespread yet. whenever i check my 3g phone, di parating may 3g signal. and you would need 3.5g to maximize hsdpa speed.
     
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    Fellas if you want ExpressCard/34 Data cards to be offered by Globe you may want to contact them at http://202.91.163.12/g35g/customer.asp and request for it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah... 3G coverage of Globe still seems to be a bit erratic. How does Globe's UMTS speed compare to Smart's? I'll probably pass on this until at least 3G UMTS is already widespread.
     
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    loko did you get your 20K price off a UK site? UK prices are insane and arent realistic. I am also thinking the e220 of huawei is the only way. Again if concerned MBP owners would contact Globe and make their sentiments known... who knows... free Novatel Merlin XU870 3G HSDPA 3.6/7.2 Mbps ExpressCard/34

    [​IMG]
     
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    Re: Globe's Gprs/3g/hsdpa (visibility)

    just saw the nova... it cost more than 20k

    as of now, the free are the huawai and the globetrotter.. the usb (e220 of huawei) disappeared from their website, hopefully it will be offered free as http://www.novamedia.de/e_pages/e_produkte_mac_l2n.html software w/c support huawaei e220 and globesurfer icon


    http://www.huawei.com/mobileweb/en/products/browseProductCatalog.do?id=40 and
    http://www.option.com/products/globesurfer_icon.shtml

    btw, compared to smart's (offered at P1,800 a month + cost of globetrotter card).. globe definitely has hsdpa up and running

    so option for mac users right now is the wrt54g3g as router or the above usb devices

    btw, im on 12pbk.. no expresscard slot
     
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    Is it just me but was loko's post deleted & mashed up together with his post above this one.
     
  20. mikaelrules

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    Well, I finally caved in and applied for Visibility. I got the HSDPA card and SIM already, though the service will only be activated tomorrow.
     

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