Falcom Samba 75 USB Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE Modem

$194.95

Sewell Part # SW-5855

4.0 (4 reviews)

Discontinued

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Overview

Discontinued! Replacement Available.

Enjoy a wireless data connection no matter where you are with the SAMBA 75 USB modem. Check your e-mail or browse the web anywhere you can get a cell signal - no phone needed. Simply plug your SIM card into the adapter and plug the adapter into any available USB port on your computer. This adapter supports GSM, GPRS, and EDGE connectivity.

With EDGE class 10 capabilities, you get data transfer rates up to three times faster than GSM/GPRS. This modem also supports SMS, fax, and MMS. Best of all, it works anywhere in the world - Europe, U.S.A., and Asia. This is a great solution for travelers.

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Specifications

Mfg. Part Number

  • SAMBA-75

Brand

  • Falcom

Features

  • Integrated Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE Engine
  • SAMBA 75: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Data, SMS, Fax, MMS, Downloads
  • TCP/IP stack implemented
  • Audio/Video streaming
  • GPRS class 12, class B
  • EDGE class 10, class B
  • Integrated USB-Hub
  • GSM antenna included
  • USB serial link
  • World-wide applicable

General Specs

  • Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE modem
  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Class 4 (2W) for EGSM900
  • Class 1 (1W) for DCS1800 / PCS1900
  • Small size and low power consumption
  • Voice, SMS, MMS
  • Compliant to GSM Phase 2/2+
  • Fax and data transmission without extra hardware
  • Internal 3 V SIM interface
  • Easy remote control by AT commands for dedicated applications
  • Fully type approved according to GSM phase 2+ specification
  • Fully shielded and ready-to-use
  • Power supply: +5 V DC (through USB port)
  • Dimensions: (L x W x H) 88.7 x 37.6 x 12.6 mm
  • Weight: 79 g
  • Normal range temperature: -30° C to +65° C
  • Restricted operation: -25° C to -20° C and +55° C to +70° C

Basic Communication Features

  • Telephony (TCH/FS) and emergency calls
  • Full rate, enhanced full rate, half rate, and adaptive multi-rate
  • Dual tone multi frequency function (DTMF)
  • SMS (GSM and GPRS mode): text and PDU, point to point MT and MO, SMS cell broadcast
  • WAP compliant and compliant with SMG 31

GSM Features/Services

  • Transparent and non-transparent up to 9600 bps, group 3: class 1, class 2, alternate speech and fax, MNP 2
  • Call forwarding, call barring, multiparty, call waiting, and call hold, calling line identity, advice of charge, USSD, closed user group

GPRS Features

  • Data downlink transfer: max. 85.6 kbps
  • Data uplink transfer: max 42.8 kbps
  • Multi-slot class 12, coding schemes CS-1 to CS-4, GPRS class B
  • Using TCP/IP stack

EDGE Features

  • Data transfer max. 384 kbit/s
  • Provides audio/video streaming
  • Multi-slot class 10, coding schemes MCS-1 ... MCS-9

Requirements

  • A valid SIM card
  • Free USB Port
  • 6MB Hard disk space
  • Pentium 90 or higher w/CD-ROM drive
  • OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista 32-bit & 64-bit versions
  • Hypermodem or other terminal program
  • Web-browser and E-mail client

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SAMBA 75 WINDOWS VISTA DRIVERS

Anonymous - 2/6/2008 11:45:46 PM

24 found this review helpful


Pros: THE DEVICE IS GOOD WITH OUR LOCAL MOBILE NETWORKS - CELTEL KENYA AND SAFARICOM KENYA

Cons: DISCONNECTS BETWEEN INTERVALS - THEREFORE NEED CONSTANT MONITORING

Other: I WAS USING THE DEVICE WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS ON WINDOWS XP PROFESSION, BUT WHEN THE SYSTEMS WHERE UPGRADED TO WINDOWS VISTA, THE MODEM CAN'T WORK. PLEASE HELP. DO YOU HAVE WINDOWS VISTA DRIVERS. ROBERT- NAIROBI KENYA -rwjumabiketi@yahoo.com

Samba 7 - edge quad

Anonymous - 9/27/2008 3:50:11 PM

2 found this review helpful


Pros: Solved my nonworking GSM/GPRS/EDGE modem problem on new Lenovo 3000N200 XPP. Now getting connections of 266 kbps with less than full signal, 384 kbps max!

Cons: Required rubberband to hold SIM card in.

Other: Had tried GC89 on new Vista notebook with pc slot but it never worked, upgrading to XP failed. Then bought the Lenovo XPP w/express slot notebook, tried Duel adapter got BSD, returned it. Then heard about Samba75 ordered it and got best results. Solved 6 mo long problem.

great product

ross - 8/7/2008 12:24:27 PM

1 found this review helpful


Pros: small, supports edge, supports mms, works under linux

Cons: haven't found one yet

Other: I'm this device as an SMS gate for a web-service.

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Most recent reviews

Samba 7 - edge quad

Anonymous - 9/27/2008 3:50:11 PM

Solved my nonworking GSM/GPRS/EDGE modem problem on new Lenovo 3000N200 XPP. Now getting connections of 266 kbps with less than full signal, 384 kbps max!

great product

ross - 8/7/2008 12:24:27 PM

small, supports edge, supports mms, works under linux

Falcom Samba

Anonymous - 7/8/2008 4:40:42 PM

We handle alot of GSM modems and this is our modem of choice

SAMBA 75 WINDOWS VISTA DRIVERS

Anonymous - 2/6/2008 11:45:46 PM

THE DEVICE IS GOOD WITH OUR LOCAL MOBILE NETWORKS - CELTEL KENYA AND SAFARICOM KENYA

Questions

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Question:

Greetings, Is your unit Vista compatible? I propose to acquire one but I am running the Vists OS.


Answer:

Yes this will work with Vista. We will update the specifications.

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Question:

I have a T-Mobile Sidekick III. (Sidekicks are sold with unlimited Internet/Data service.) Have you heard from customers who have tried this device with this SIM card?


Answer:

Many of our customers use T-Mobile SIM cards with this device. It works well.

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Question:

What is a SIM card? I thought the Samba 75, if plugged into a laptop, would then connect one with the internet.


Answer:

No, you still need a SIM card from a mobile carrier in order to use the internet. This is a lot like a cell phone (and many cell phones still use SIM cards) - the Samba is like the phone and the SIM card is the chip that actually let's you communicate with the satellite.

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