Telecom has launched what it says is New Zealand’s smallest 3G broadband modem, the T-Stick. The modem is less than 8cm long and 1cm thick. The T-Stick costs $49.00 on a 24-month 1GB+ Plan. Telecom's GM Mobile, Martin Butler, says the T-Stick doesn’t require an installation disk. Plug it into a laptop USB port and it will automatically start the installation. It also has a memory card slot and comes with a 1GB Micro SD memory card.
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.
The T-Stick is manufactured by Sierra Wireless and Telecom is second only to US provider Sprint to launch the modem.