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Re: Communicating with USB Modem

On 2010-10-09 23:17:40 -0400, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> On Oct 9, 2010, at 10:17 PM, Phil Requirements wrote:
> > The one I used was US Robotics, but I can't lay my hand on it right
> > this minute to say the product number.
> I saw some USR USB modems, but considering how I'll be buying a
> number of these, and footing the price myself (for various reasons,
> I can't really pass along this cost to my clients), if the $25 modem
> I ordered works, I'll be using it over the $45-$50 USR modems.  It's
> pricing.  Now if they're flaky, then, yes, I'll spend more, but if
> they work, I won't.

I agree that you should go with the cheapest one that works as expected.
I don't mean to imply that US Robotics USB modems are better than any
other one, just mentioning that it worked for me. US Robotics had a good
reputation around hardware modems, but then they made WinModems, and
now these USB modems are a breed apart from either of those two. Now
their reputation is ?

I bet part of what you get for $47 from USR is their name brand, and
maybe a RMA policy or warrantee. But if a Rosewill behaves the same, I
doubt the hardware will be much different or more flaky. I'm out on a
limb here, though, because I haven't actually tested different brands
or looked at the hardware.

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