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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Excellent for embedded use

    posted by OzTrev on 07/27/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    o This GPRS modem can be used to connect directly to a PIC microcontroller's TTL level (E)UART after some simple modifcations o Good build quality o Well documented Benq M32 chipset o No problems registering on network and working with an Amaysim (Optus res...
    Cons:
    o Nothing really stands out as a con.
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 3
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    No so happy with it.

    posted by kevintje on 09/16/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Fast installation
    Cons:
    Low quality build, the cover that you need to remove to enter the simcard doesn't seem to fit very well. You need to try a few...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good for embedded usage

    posted by Bertrix on 08/12/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    I have modded this gprs module for TTL usage by removing the usb to serial chip and connecting wires straight to the pcb. The module seems to have an IMEI different from 000000 but not sure if unique, check IMEI using: AT+CGSN GPRS is very easy to use, just...
    Cons:
    None that I have found, maybe it has no built in tcp stack but this is obvious seeing the normal application. Also it does not ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Work very well

    posted by BioTech on 08/04/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Work very well... It's a great product for me. Trabaja muy bien y no tengo inconvenientes.
    Cons:
    Poor quality building but is fine for me. La calidad de construcción es algo pobre pero aceptable para mí.
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Excellent GPRS modem for home automation

    posted by Jollyen on 12/29/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    This is actually a BenQ M32 GSM/GPRS Wireless module(Ref: http://www.sure-electronics.net/rf,audio/GP-GC006-pdf.pdf ) It's is the cheapest GSM module I've ever seen. Simple to use, just use the AT Commands as discibed from BenQ ( http://www.portech.com.tw/d...
    Cons:
    There is no extention USB cable supplied with this, so if you have a laptop it may be placed so that the USB dongle or USB port...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Good and enoug fast for mobile internet, mail.

    posted by juliogb1 on 10/13/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    En: Easy to use. Very useful for mobile internet users, send /receive mail, webs, according to GPRS Network (Spain), the speed is enough for it. Not for downloading videos, MP3 or big archives, is slow. Sp: Facil de usar, util para usuarios de internet mov...
    Cons:
    EN: The software suplied is only in english, not in spanish, but is not very difficult working with it. Insert the sim card car...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Cheap way to get internet wherever you are

    posted by hsthompson on 07/07/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Doesn't seem to use too much power Gets a GPRS signal anywhere If you have the patience and the unlimited GPRS data plan (which is cheap these days), it will take you there for a third the cost of one of those UMTS modems. And without being tied to the carr...
    Cons:
    Software a bit bulky. I like things you can fire up and go. You'll have to enter the PIN number for your SIM every time you sta...
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