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Speed Stick

Satisfy your need for speed. Get the specs on all our speed stick modems and all the info you need to get connected to our super fast new network.

Speed Stick Types

Huawei E1752

The Huawei E1752 HSPA USB SpeedStick is an ultra slim USB SpeedStick that is ideal for users who need high speed data on the move. The Huawei E1752 HSPA USB SpeedStick provides the latest plug and play USB SpeedStick solution with a modern elegant design.

Installation is straight forward plug and play and does not require any additional software or drivers. Simply place your data enabled SIM into the Huawei E1752 HSPA USB SpeedStick and plug SpeedStick into the USB slot on your laptop.

SpeedStick Specs:

  • HSDPA/UMTS 2100/1900MHz
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Support 7.2 Mbps HSDPA services
  • Support SMS Service
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • Dimensions 70.15mm x 25.64mm x 11.60mm

Single distinguishing characteristic:

The model number is clearly written on the ‘back’ of the device, adjacent to the ICASA logo – Model: E1752

Requirements:

Windows

  • Windows®2000 service pack 4 or
  • Windows® XP or
  • Windows® Vista or
  • Windows® 7 and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one free USB port

Mac

  • OS X 10.4 or higher and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one free USB port.

Huawei E1820

The Huawei E1820 HSPA+ USB SpeedStick  is an ultra slim USB SpeedStick  that is ideal for users who need high speed data on the move. The Huawei E1820 HSPA+ USB SpeedStick provides the latest plug and play USB SpeedStick solution with a modern elegant design.

With peak data speeds of up to 21.6 Mbps on the downlink and 5.76 Mbps on the uplink, the E1820 design delivers significant performance enhancements over previous broadband technologies.

SpeedStick Specs:

  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • 3G Operating Frequency: HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS 2100MHz
  • 2G Operating Frequency: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • HSUPA data service of up to 5.76
  • HSDPA data service of up to 21.6 Mbps
  • WCDMA/GSM Short Message Service (SMS)
  • Micro SD Card Slot: Support (Up to 32GB)
  • Dimensions: 76mm × 28mm × 12.4mm

Single distinguishing characteristic:

The model number is clearly written on the ‘back’ of the device, adjacent to the ICASA logo – Model: E1820

Requirements:

Windows

  • Windows®2000 service pack 4 or
  • Windows® XP or
  • Windows® Vista or
  • Windows® 7 and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one USB 2.0 high speed port.

Mac

  • OS X 10.4 or higher and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one USB 2.0 high speed port.

Huawei E173

The Huawei E173 HSPA USB SpeedStick is an ultra slim USB modem that is ideal for users who need high speed data on the move. The Huawei E173 HSPA USB SpeedStick provides the latest plug and play USB modem solution with a modern elegant design.

SpeedStick Specs:

  • HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS;EDGE
  • Support 7.2 Mbps HSDPA services
  • Support SMS Service
  • Plug and play (PnP)
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • Dimensions 70.10mm x 25.60mm x 11.60mm

Requirements:

Windows

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7 and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one free USB port

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 with latest upgrades
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one free USB port.

Huawei E367

With the latest Plug and Play functionality and rotatable USB connector, the Huawei E367 USB SpeedStick is ideal for users who need high speed data. The Huawei E367 is the first USB SpeedStick to support download speeds up to 21.6Mbps and upload speeds up to 5.76Mbps.

SpeedStick Specs:

  • HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS 2100/900MHz
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Support 21.6 Mbps HSDPA services
  • Support SMS Service
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • Dimensions 84mm x 27mm x 12mm

Single distinguishing characteristic:

Use a single hand to or finger to open the USB part of the SpeedStick

Requirements:

Windows

  • Windows 2000 SP4
  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows Vista SP2;
  • Windows 7
  •  
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7 and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one free USB port

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.4,10.5,10.6 with latest upgrades
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one free USB port

Huawei E3276

The Huawei E3276 USB SpeedStick is ideal for users who need high speed data. It’s small, lightweight and installs quickly and easily so you can get connected to mobile broadband in minutes.

SpeedStick Specs:

  • LTE FDD DD800/900/2600/1800/2100MHz
  • HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS 2100/900MHz
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Support 21.6 Mbps HSDPA services
  • Support SMS Service
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • Dimensions 84mm x 27mm x 12mm

Requirements:

Windows

  • Windows 2000 SP4
  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows Vista SP2;
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one free USB port

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.4,10.5,10.6 with latest upgrades
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one free USB port

ZTE MF 190

The ZTE MF190 USB SpeedStick allows you to browse and download at speeds up to 7.2 Mbps on our HSPA network. Transform your laptop or desktop into a mobile office and experience fast mobile internet speeds without having to find a Wi-Fi Hotspot!

SpeedStick Specs:

  • Supports up to 4GB Micro-SD cards (not included)
  • 3G Operating Frequency: UMTS/HSDPA/WCDMA 2100MHz
  • 2G Operating Frequency: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • HSUPA up to 2Mbps
  • HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps
  • Storage
  • Weight: 21 grams
  • Dimensions: 76mm × 26mm × 11mm (without cap)

Single distinguishing characteristic:

The model number is clearly written on the ‘back’ of the device, adjacent to the IMEI number – “Model: MF 190”

Requirements:

Windows

  • Windows®2000 service pack 4 or
  • Windows® XP or
  • Windows® Vista or
  • Windows® 7 and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one USB 2.0 high speed port.

Mac

  • OS X 10.4 or higher and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one USB 2.0 high speed port.

ZTE MF 668

The ZTE MF668 USB SpeedStick allows you to browse and download at speeds up to 21.6 Mbps on our HSPA+ network. Transform your laptop or desktop into a mobile office and experience the fastest mobile internet speeds in South Africa, without having to find a Wi-Fi Hotspot!

With peak data speeds of up to 21.6 Mbps on the downlink and 5.76 Mbps on the uplink, the ZTE MF668 design delivers significant performance enhancements over previous broadband technologies.

SpeedStick Specs:

  • 3G Operating Frequency: HSPA+/UMTS 850/1900/2100Mhz
  • 2G Operating Frequency: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900Mhz
  • HSUPA up to 5.76Mbps uplink
  • HSDPA up to 21Mbps downlink
  • Storage: Supports up to 8GB Micro-SD cards (not included)
  • Multi-colour LED indicator for real-time service status, technology modes, and error conditions
  • Weight: 26 grams
  • Dimensions: 77mm × 28mm × 12mm

Single distinguishing characteristic:

Remove the back cover on the speed stick. Remove the SIM card. You should see a blue ZTE logo once the SIM card is removed.

Requirements:

Windows

  • Windows®2000 service pack 4 or
  • Windows® XP or
  • Windows® Vista or
  • Windows® 7 and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one USB 2.0 high speed port.

Mac

  • OS X 10.4 or higher and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one USB 2.0 high speed port.

ZTE MF821

The ZTE MF821 USB SpeedStick allows you to browse and download at speeds up to 21.6 Mbps on our HSPA+ network. Measuring only 84mm x 34mm x 13.5mm, and weighing only 40g, this is both a very powerful and portable device, as it is very slim, and almost as big as a 3G datacard

SpeedStick Specs:

  • LTE Operating Frequency: LTE FDD 1800/2100/2600MHz
  • 3G Operating Frequency: HSPA+/UMTS 850/900/2100Mhz
  • 2G Operating Frequency: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900Mhz
  • HSUPA up to 5.76Mbps uplink
  • HSDPA up to 21Mbps downlink
  • Storage: Supports up to 8GB Micro-SD cards (not included)
  • Multi-colour LED indicator for real-time service status, technology modes, and error conditions
  • Weight: 26 grams
  • Dimensions: 77mm × 28mm × 12mm

Single distinguishing characteristic:

This is a rotatable USB stick (rotatable for up to 180 degrees) for convenient use, as it can be tilted and rotated to suit your use.

Requirements:

Windows

  • Windows®2000 service pack 4 or
  • Windows® XP or
  • Windows® Vista or
  • Windows® 7 or
  • Windows® 8 and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one USB 2.0 high speed port.

Mac

  • OS X 10.4 or higher and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one USB 2.0 high speed port.

Nokia CS-19

The Nokia CS-19 USB SpeedStick allows you to browse and download at speeds up to 21.6 Mbps on our HSPA+ network.

With peak data speeds of up to 21.6 Mbps on the downlink and 5.76 Mbps on the uplink, the Nokia CS-19 design delivers significant performance enhancements over previous broadband technologies.

SpeedStick Specs:

  • 3G Operating Frequency: HSPA+/UMTS 850/1900/2100Mhz
  • 2G Operating Frequency: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900Mhz
  • HSUPA up to 5.76Mbps uplink
  • HSDPA up to 21Mbps downlink
  • Storage: Supports up to 8GB Micro-SD cards (not included)
  • Multi-colour LED indicator for real-time service status, technology modes, and error conditions
  • Weight: 30 grams
  • Dimensions: 86mm × 24mm × 13.5mm

Single distinguishing characteristic:

The model number is clearly written on the ‘back’ of the device, above the IMEI number – “Model/Modelo: CS-19”.

Requirements:

Windows

  • Windows®2000 service pack 4 or
  • Windows® XP or
  • Windows® Vista or
  • Windows® 7 and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one USB 2.0 high speed port.

Mac

  • OS X 10.4 or higher and
  • 20MB free disk space and
  • one USB 2.0 high speed port.

Speed Stick Compatibility

Check which modems are compatible with Cell C’s new UMTS 900 network.
Modem incompatibility may lead to significantly reduced data speeds.

R ED Cell C devices
BLUE UMTS 900 Compatible devices

TABLE 1: HUAWEI MODEMS

Modem Type UMTS 900 UMTS 2100 GSM 900 EDGE GPRS Max DL Max UL
Huawei E1752* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 5.76Mbps
Huawei E1820* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 21.6Mbps 5.76Mbps
Huawei E173* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 5.76Mbps
Huawei E367* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 21.6Mbps 5.76Mbps
Huawei E3276* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 21.6Mbps 5.76Mbps
Huawei B970b Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 5.76Mbps
Huawei E180 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 2.0Mbps
Huawei E2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 5.76Mbps
Huawei E5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 5.76Mbps
Huawei K3565 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 3.6Mbps 5.76Mbps
Huawei E160 No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3.6Mbps 384Kbps
Huawei 156G No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3.6Mbps 384Kbps
Huawei B560 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 5.76Mbps
Huawei B970 No Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 2.0Mbps
Huawei E1550 No Yes Yes Yes Yes 3.6Mbps 384Kbps
Huawei E169 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 384Kbps
Huawei E170 No Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 2.0Mbps
Huawei E172 No Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 2.0Mbps
Huawei E220 No Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 2.0Mbps
Huawei E230 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 5.76Mbps
Huawei E270 No Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 384Kbps
Huawei E272 No Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 2.0Mbps
Huawei E620 No Yes Yes Yes Yes 1.8Mbps 384Kbps
Huawei K3520 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 384Kbps
Huawei K3715 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 2.0Mbps

All other current Huawei Modems are not compatible with Cell C's new UMTS 900 network.
* Available on Cell C's Data Promotion Packages

BLUE UMTS 900 Compatible devices

TABLE 2: ZTE MODEMS

Modem Type UMTS 900 UMTS 2100 GSM 900 EDGE GPRS Max DL Max UL
ZTE MF633 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 5.76Mbps
ZTE MF662 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 21.6Mbps 5.76Mbps
ZTE MF190 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 5.76Mbps
ZTE MF668 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 21.6Mbps 5.76Mbps
ZTE MF821 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 21.6Mbps 5.76Mbps
ZTE K3520Z Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 384Kbps
ZTE K3765Z Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 5.67Mbps
ZTE MF636 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.2Mbps 2.0Mbps

All other current ZTE Modems are not compatible with Cell C's new UMTS 900 network.

Specifications are subject to change.
The information on this table is based on the latest information provided by the manufacturers.

If you're having any trouble with your specific modem while using a Cell C SIM card, go to the Troubleshooting page to get our technical consultants to assist you.




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