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Installation & User GuideVodafone Mobile BroadbandUSB StickDesignedfor Vodafone

WelcomeYour new Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB Stick lets youconnect your computer to the Internet over the Vodafonehigh-speed mobile phone network.Browse the webAccess the web and any other Internet service whereverthere’s a mobile phone network.123456899101820WelcomeSet up your USB StickStart the softwareSoftware overviewConnectSMS text messagingSMS contactsUSB Stick LED lightSignal strengthFor Apple Mac userHints and tipsGlossaryPick up emailsKeep up to date with your emails, wherever you are. Also,access your personal email accounts – even web-basedaccounts like Hotmail.Send and receive SMS text messagesSend and receive SMS text messages straight from yourcomputer. Vodafone SMS provides an easy way to viewmessages, write new ones and manage contact details.System RequirementsTo use this USB Stick and the Vodafone Mobile Connectsoftware, you will need:– A computer running Microsoft Windows Vista ,Windows XP or an Apple Mac running Mac OS X 10.3.9or above (10.5.6 or above recommended)– At least 100 MB free disk space and 256 MB RAM memory– A USB socket– Administrator rights on your computerEnsure you read and observe the manufacturer’s precautions and safetyinformation for your USB Stick. A copy can be downloaded se uninstall any existing Vodafone Mobile Connect programmes beforesetting up the Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB Stick and its software.1

Set up your USBStick To insert your SIM, press and slide to remove the backcover as shown.Start thesoftwareOn Microsoft Windows computersThe software setup should start automatically and proceed toset up your USB Stick. If for some reason the setup does notstart, right click on the VMC Lite 9.x.x.x drive in ‘My Computer’(Start Menu, Computer for Vista Machines), select Explore anddouble-click the file called setup vmc lite.exe on the USBStick. Follow the on-screen instructions.Setting up your USB Stick may take a few minutes, but oncethe setup is finished, the Vodafone Mobile Connect softwareshould start automatically. If for some reason the programdoes not start, select Vodafone Mobile Connect from theWindows Start menu. Insert the SIM. If you are using a MicroSD memory cardwith your Stick (to allow your Stick to behave as a flashmemory drive), insert the card as shown, carefully notingthe orientation in order to prevent damage. Replace thecover.Step 1Select the Network:SmarTone-VodafoneSIM cardcaStep 2Accept the license agreementMicroSDcardYou can also use the included Press and slide the side catch to extend the USB plugUSB cables to connect the USBand then insert the USB Stick firmly into your computer’sStick to your computer. PleaseUSB port.note different computers workdifferently with USB cablesof various lengths. Shouldthe long cable not functionproperly, use a shorter cable orsimply connect the USB Stickdirectly to your computer.For other versions of Windows If you have an earlier version of Windows , then you may need to select thestart-up program using the file explorer:This is on the drive called VMC Lite 9.x.x.xThe start-up program is called setup vmc lite.exe. After use, press and slide the side catch to retract the plugready for storage.2rd3

SoftwareoverviewThe first time you run thesoftware, your USB Stick willusually be set as the defaultdevice. If it is not, click‘Manage Devices’ and selectyour USB Stick there.Connect1Connect/DisconnectConnect via the mobile phone network2ViewsView data usage and additional software settingsIf a mobile network has been found, the Connect button inthe Mobile Connections panel will be enabled. Clicking theConnect button connects you to the Internet through ourmobile broadband network.3Start SMS programSend, receive and manage SMS messages and contactsWhile connected, the Connect button changes to Disconnectand a green ‘Connected’ indicator appears below.4StatusCheck the status of your connection5HelpHelp Topics, plus Internet and hotline support51234The radio waves on theMobile Connections icon areanimated whenever data isbeing transferred over theconnection.No radio waves are shownwhen nothing is beingtransferred.Clicking the Disconnect button will close the connection –and the text on the button will revert to Connect.To open a mobile connection, you need to be within coverageof a mobile network. As a rule, if you can make a call on yourmobile phone, you should be able to connect.The radio waves are shownstatic when no connection isopened.45

SMS textmessagingReceiving SMSClick Vodafone SMS on the navigation bar in the main windowof the Vodafone Mobile Connect software to open the SMSprogram.When you receive a new message, an SMS Notification isshown briefly so you can respond to it directly.To send an SMSClick New at the left-hand end of the SMS toolbar to create anew SMS text message.123The number displayed to theperson who receives yourmessage will be from yourdata SIM, not your mobilephone. Use a short ‘signature’to make sure people knowyou sent them a message:Settings/Messages/Signature.AddressEnter the recipients here, or choose them from ContactsMessageWrite your message hereThe received message can also be read from the Inbox in themain Vodafone SMS window.SendClick on the Send button to send your message12The Vodafone SMS softwarewill receive text messageswhenever you have mobilenetwork coverage.3After your SMS has been sent, it will be stored in the Sentlist.67

SMS contactsClick Contacts on the SMS navigation bar to open the Contactlist, where you can save SMS numbers that you use frequentlyas contacts with names.USB StickLED lightThe LED light on your USB Stick shows which kind of mobilenetwork has been found and whether the USB Stick isconnected to that network.Green blinkingA GPRS network has been found and the USB Stick isready to connect.Green solidConnected to a GPRS network – data being sent andreceived.Blue blinkingA 3G or HSPA network has been found and the USB Stickis ready to connect.Blue solidConnected to a 3G network.Light blue solidConnected to an HSPA network.New SMS ContactClicking the New button on the SMS toolbar opens a newcontact window.Enter the name and numberof your contact using theinternational format for thenumber, eg. 852 9123 4567.8John 852 9123 4567Signal strengthThe strength of the mobile network signal is shown by thesymbol to the left of the Connect button and by the icon inthe Windows Notification area.The more bars that are filled in, the better the mobile networksignal quality. At least one bar must be filled in order toconnect.9

For Apple Mac user To insert your SIM, press and slide to remove the backcover as shown. Insert the SIM. If you are using a MicroSD memory cardwith your Stick (to allow your Stick to behave as a flashmemory drive), insert the card as shown, carefully notingthe orientation in order to prevent damage. Replace thecover.Install the softwareStep 1The first time you plug in your USB stick, it will show up onyour desktop like a standard USB memory stick. From the USBstick window, double-click the file called Vodafone MobileBroadband.SIM cardcaMicroSDcardYou can also use the included Press and slide the side catch to extend the USB plugUSB cables to connect the USBand then insert the USB Stick firmly into your computer’sStick to your computer. PleaseUSB port.note different computers workdifferently with USB cablesof various lengths. Shouldthe long cable not functionproperly, you may use theshorter cable or simply connectthe USB Stick directly to yourcomputer.Step 2Select “Vodafone Mobile Broadband” and click “Continue”. After use, press and slide the side catch to retract the plugready for storage.1011

Step 3Click “Continue” to start the installation.Step 6Click “Agree” to continue the installation.Step 4Select “SmarTone-Vodafone” as your mobile networkoperator and click “Continue”.Step 7Select your hard drive and click “Continue”.Step 5Click “Continue” to accept the terms of the licenseagreement to continue the installation.12Step 8Click on the “Install” button.13

Step 9Enter the administrator password.To start the applicationThe Vodafone Mobile Broadband window will appearautomatically.Click “Connect”.Step 10Click “Continue Installation”.Software overviewStep 11Once the installation is complete, you will need to click“Restart”.1Connect/DisconnectConnect via the mobile phone network2StatusCheck the status of your connection3Start SMS programSend, receive and manage SMS messages1321415

SMSReceiving SMSClick message Iconon the bottom left corner in the mainwindow of the Vodafone Mobile Broadband window to open theSMS program.When you receive a new message, an SMS Notification is shownbriefly so you can respond to it directly.To send an SMSClick New SMS in the top left corner of the SMS windows to create anew SMS text message.1) ContactEnter the recipients name here, or click on “Contacts” to choosefrom your contact list2) MessageWrite your message here3) SendThe received message can also be read from your Inbox in the mainSMS window.Click “Send” button to send your message3Wu John 9123 4567 121617

Hints and tipsIf you don’t see your USB Stick in the list of devices If you want to change the language of the Dashboard (Windows only)– Remove the USB Stick– Uninstall any existing Vodafone Mobile Connect programmes first– Restart your computer– Go to Control Panel Regional Language options Advanced andselect your preferred language, e.g. English (United Kingdom)– Re-insert the USB Stick.If no network can be found– Change your physical location: in a building, move closer to awindow, move higher up, or go outside– W indows : Select ‘View/View Available Mobile Connections’ andsee if you can connect to a particular network in the list shown– Contact Support and check that data services and roaming areenabled on your account.If no connection can be openedIf you have problems when roaming– Windows : Select ‘View/Available Mobile Connections’ and tryopening one of the connections shownFor enquiries or support, please– Contact Support and check roaming is enabled for your accountcall our 24-hour hotline on–C heck the name of the current network in the Mobile Connections 852 2880 2622 or send an emailpanel. If it is not Vodafone or a Partner, select a different networkto [email protected] ‘View/Available Mobile Connections’.vodafone.com.If the connection keeps switching between GPRS and 3G– Wait a few minutes and try to connect again. This is most oftena temporary problem, especially if an ‘Error 631’ or ‘Error 619’ isreferenced– Windows : Click ‘Manage Connections’ and select a differentNetwork Preference in the drop-down menu in the MobileConnections panel, eg. ‘3G Only’– Select ‘File/Exit’ to exit the Vodafone Mobile Connect softwarecompletely and then restart it again– Mac : Start Vodafone Mobile Broadband and select one of theother options in the lower part of the main window– Restart your computer– Switch back to your normal preference when you move locations.– W indows : Click ‘Manage Connections’ and select a differentNetwork Preference in the drop-down menu in the MobileConnections panel, eg. ‘3G Only‘– Mac : Start the Vodafone Mobile Broadband software and selectone of the other options in the lower part of the main window, eg.‘3G Only’– If you are using a VPN (Virtual Private Network), contact yourcompany IT administrator.18– Restart the computer and install the programme again.Check software update preferences– Set your operating system and other programs to notify you ofsoftware updates instead of downloading them automatically –otherwise they may slow down your mobile connection, or exceedyour data usage limit.Usage indication– The usage window only displays an indication of your datausage. Please refer to your invoice for the actual amount of datatransferred.19

Service Warranty– The Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB Stick comes with a 24-monthwarranty. For any repairs, please bring along your Vodafone MobileBroadband USB Stick and the sales agreement to our customercentre.HONG KONGKOWLOONung Choi街 Sai Ye客戶中心Customer CentreSt SAddressSuite 1705-9, 17/F Hang Lung Centre,2-20 Paterson Street, Causeway BayOpening Hours10:00am-9:00pm, Monday - Saturday11:00am-9:00pm, Sunday and public holidaysRd.客戶中心Customer CentreSt.Nathan街 Yee Wo彌敦道恆隆中心Hang Lung Centre怡和西洋菜南銅鑼灣站E出口t.rge SCauseway Bay Stn.GeoreatExit E街 樂坊Gala Place柏裕商業中心Park-inCommercial CentreAddressUnit 1701-5, 17/F, Park-in Commercial Centre,56 Dundas Street, MongkokOpening Hours10:00am-9:00pm, Monday - Saturday11:00am-9:00pm, Sunday and public holidaysGlossaryUSB Stick A device for a laptop or PC used to open a data connection over themobile phone network.Dual-band Refers to the frequency bands supported by the USB Stick for GPRSTri-band and SMS (Short Message Service) in different world regions; UMTSQuad-band has a single band worldwide. Most commonly, dual-band refers to thetwo bands used in most European networks (900 MHz/1800 MHz);tri-band adds support for networks in North America (1900 MHz);while quad-band adds further support for networks operating in the850 MHz band (principally Latin America).EDGE An enhancement to GPRS networks offering higher speeds, althoughnot as fast as those provided by 3G/UMTS.EV-DO A high-speed mobile data standard. Used mostly in the USA, itis currently not part of the standard Vodafone Mobile Connectsoftware.GPRS Standard for transmitting data over mobile telecommunications(GSM) networks. It generally provides wide coverage and moderatedata speeds. (General Packet Radio System).GSM A widely used standard for mobile telecommunications (GlobalSystem for Mobile communications). According to the GSMAssociation, GSM technology is supported by over 700 operators in218 countries and territories.3G/UMTS Often referred to as the 3rd Generation of GSM technologies, UMTS(Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) provides higher dataspeeds.Roaming Connecting via networks other than your own operator’s network.This typically occurs when you are abroad, but is also possible in yourown country.SIM The “Subscriber Identity Module” is the small, postage-stamp-sizedchip that you will have received together with SmarTone-VodafoneMobile Broadband pack. The SIM has gold contacts on one side.2021APBB081 10/09HSPA High-Speed Packet Access. An evolution of 3G/UMTS to providefaster download and upload data speeds.

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Mac user Install the software Step 1 The first time you plug in your USB stick, it will show up on your desktop like a standard USB memory stick. From the USB stick window, double-click the file called Vodafone Mobile Broadband. Step 2 Select "Vodafone Mobile Broadband" and click "Continue".