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Telecom launches the 8cm Modem

Broadband in your pocket - Telecom launches the 8cm Modem

New Zealand’s smallest 3G broadband modem has arrived with Telecom’s launch of the T-Stick.

At just under 8cm long and 1cm thick the T-Stick is smaller than a lip gloss, as thin as a pack of gum and shorter than a credit card.

The T-Stick will be an accessible price of $49.00 on a 24 month 1GB+ Plan* and provide connection to Telecom’s 3G mobile broadband network, covering 80 percent of the places New Zealanders live and work.

Telecom GM Mobile, Martin Butler says the T-Stick will make broadband on the move easier and more affordable than ever.

“The T-Stick is entirely plug and play. It doesn’t require an installation disk, just take it out of the box, plug it into your laptop USB port and it will automatically start the install process.

“This little gadget also has a memory card slot and comes with a 1GB Micro SD memory card for ultra-portable file storage. The T-Stick works on both PCs and Apple Macs®.

“And for less than $1 a day or $28.20 a month for their first six months of monthly plan charges*, Telecom’s mobile broadband increases New Zealanders’ ability to stay connected in most places their work or play takes them.”

To prevent unwanted surprise bills customers signing up for the T-Stick are registered for usage alerts that will let them know how much data they have used and when they are getting close to their data cap.

If new customers find that the T-Sick and mobile broadband is not best for their needs, they can take advantage of a 30 day money back guarantee offer.

Telecom’s 3G mobile broadband network was upgraded with rev a technology last year which means Telecom’s cell sites now have the ability to deliver average download speeds of 800Kbps and 300Kbps upload, resulting in an experience much closer to DSL broadband on customers’ mobile devices.

The T-Stick has been designed and manufactured by Sierra Wireless, and Telecom is second only to US provider Sprint to launch the USB modem.

* Offer available from July 13, 2008 until August 31, 2008 on the 24 month 1GB+ plan, after that, customers can pay less than $2 a day or $56.19 a month for monthly plan charges. Once customers have used their 1GB monthly allowance they can get an additional 1GB for $11.25. Beyond this, overage charges of $0.57 per MB apply.


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