show us the pic of the sim card!
1. Novatel U998 on Bell Mobility HSPA+ Network
2. MacOS X 10.6.1
1. Software -sucks-. Took me 20 minutes of tinkering to make it actually connect. Rogers is just as bad on the Mac though so I've come to expect this.
2. Apple WWAN (native WWAN support) doesn't detect it as a workable modem. I'll tweak and play with teh plists to see if it can be made to work as Novatel is typically pretty even about this stuff.
2. The "Mobile Connect" software still doesn't see the modem as actually being attached, ever and doesn't work, at all. Pretty disappointing. Rogers is better here - their software actually works (though neither win any style points - man Telcos suck at making software!)
2. While the PDA / handheld data APN is "pda.bell.ca" the mobile high speed APN is listed in the software as "inet.bell.ca" and this is indeed what I have up and working right now.
Speed test from my house (High Park, Toronto):
Ping test (same place):
By comparison, here is Rogers from the exact same location:
Rogers Ping Test:
Any questions anyone wants answered?
The Bell SIM Card (!!) is pretty, by the way.
show us the pic of the sim card!
decent speeds right off the bat; as compared to the "disappointing" speeds on rogers HSPA+...
iPhone 4 16GB & 32GB available; AVAILABLE WITH OLD FIRMWARE BNIB SEALED
iP 3GS in white also available;
apple 64GB iPad WIFI BNIB sealed..!! SOLD
I am EXTREMELY jealous of you Canadians right now!!
AT&T HSPA+_____________________________________________ ____________AT&T LTE
Here's one from a Rogers site before:
AT&T... your world, throttled.
Wow - excellent speeds.
I think I'll have to switch from Rogers Rocket to Bell stick.
Six million dongles sitting on a wall
By Alexandra Pullin
Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 17:21
MOBILE INTERNET connections will surpass fixed line connections by 2011, according to a research report from Mobilesquared that's coming out tomorrow and snappily entitled 'Taking Internet Mobile: UK'.
There are predicted to be 42.5 million fixed line users in the UK by 2011, but the number of 3G devices alone will reach 36.3 million. Factor into this six million dongles and embedded devices and there'll be roughly 200,000 more mobile Internet users than fixed line.
A lot of this will be from business users, apparently, with up to 10 per cent of a company's web traffic currently on mobiles.
At the moment just under 27 per cent of the UK's mobile users are accessing the Internet on their phones. But merely because you can get the Internet on your phone doesn't necessarily mean that you'll use it.
Mobilesquared reluctantly agrees, saying in its report that actual Internet use on mobile devices is likely to remain lower than on fixed lines through 2014. But it still reckons that there will be opportunity for people trying to sell you things.
"Mobile will become the primary access point for brands and businesses communicating with its consumers within two years," said Nick Lane, chief analyst at Mobilesquared and report author in a statement.
He also blames the lack of information available and costly price plans for the low numbers of people using their mobile Internet.
"The number of mobile internet users would expand even faster if mobile data pricing reflected existing models, such as variable pricing to appeal to the different demographics," added Lane. µ
Anyone find a 3G router that supports the U998 on Bell yet?
Rob11, can you tell us what speeds you get on Bell's network with the Novotel U998 through the 3G router you have?
Geez guys, needless to say I'm salivating over moving some of my guys on the road to the HSPA+ sticks...
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Originally Posted by Scott M.
It depends.....Over 10 Meg download yesterday......around 9-10 today.
If you want a better unit - look at the Cradlepoint MBR-1000 - $179 USD from the 3Gstore.com - We just ordered on yesterday and it came in today - much better unit then the above posted $80.00 model.
The $80 model I find does tends to reduce the performance (less 500K or so) over having the stick plugged directly in the laptop. On the other hand the Cradlepoint provides the same level of performance.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Rob, The U998 worked with this router? I'm wondering if it'd work on the portable version as well? The modem is not listed as compatible for either unit but I'm wondering if it works on one, will it work on the other?Originally Posted by Rob11
We took and chance and ordered it even thought it was not listed. I called their tech support and they said "it should" but if not we could return it.
It worked of course!