The network operator Vodafone offers a range of data rates for notebooks, both prepaid as well as in post-paid. Surf sticks come with either Vodafone cheaper plus a monthly premium or hardware without a contract at market price.
Currently there are at Vodafone surfsticks following:
- Huawei K3765-HV (Vodafone K3765 USB Stick-HV)
- ZTE K3565-Z USB stick Vodafone K3565-Z)
- Huawei K4605 (Vodafone K4605 USB Stick-H)
- Huawei K4505-H (Vodafone K4505 USB Stick-H)
No longer available, but earlier in the program were the following drives:
- Huawei E172
- Novatel MC950D (Vodafone Mobile Connect Stick)
- Huawei E169 (Vodafone K3520)
Huawei and ZTE are partners with sticks
Vodafone is now used exclusively surf sticks of two Chinese manufacturers ZTE and Huawei. Previously Vodafone had a surf stick the U.S. Novatel Wireless, but this is no longer in the current program.
On the website of Vodafone, you will find a download area where you can download updates to the Vodafone connection software, drivers and firmware for surf sticks. In addition, you can download unblocking software.
Prepaid Surf sticks are provided with a Vodafone SIM lock, so they can be operated with a single SIM card. Sticks that can be added to get a contract, without blocking. So you can also use cards from other vendors, about to go on holiday abroad with a local supplier online.
Prepaid Surf Stick with Vodafone with HSDPA download data with a maximum of 3.6 megabits per second (Mbit / s) and send them down at 384 kilobits per second (kbit / s). There are also surf sticks that have HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbit / s data received and send it via HSUPA with up to 5.76 Mbit / s. Stick with the HSPA + technology are also in use, the fastest achieved maximum 42.2 Mbit / s download. For LTE, a stick is used, the maximum of 100 Mbit / s downstream and 50 Mbit / s upload speed creates.
Vodafone tariffs and data wireless network
In the pre-paid tariffs for notebooks Vodafone relies on time packages that rank between 15 minutes and 30 days. Either the volume of data consumed or expired, the time must be booked again. The contract rates are priced according to speed and staggered monthly volume. The minimum term for contracts is 24 months.
The data network to Vodafone was in the Connect Network Test 2010 up front, the same year, they found that portal Chip Online Vodafone network for the fastest notebook surfers. The GSM network is expanded to the second generation group information on about 99 percent.
UMTS has expanded, according to company information in more than 80 percent of the wireless network. Here one usually transmits at 7.2 Mbit / s, even in cities with up to 21.6 or 42.2 with / s
The Vodafone D2 GmbH is part of the British Vodafone Group and resides in Dusseldorf. Since 2004, Vodafone tariff offers in the UMTS network, and since 2010 also in the LTE network.