3G Mobile Broadband Discussion Discussion on 3G Mobile Broadband Packages
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Join Date: Sep 2009
09-29-2009, 08:17 PM
Thanks a lot for the answer ! I've checked the motherboard, and the sim card adapter is there, I'm only missing the antenna. I guess I'll buy a cover and try to change it (I've looked at the disassembling guide), but the final part (removing LCD and speakers, and putting everything back together) frightens me a little... Though I guess once I feel bored enough I will do it.
RunCore 64GB SSD, 2 Gb RAM, Dell 5530 WWAN card
Mac OS X 10.6.2
Join Date: Aug 2009
10-02-2009, 09:47 AM
One thing that might be relevant - depends on your carrier - is whether SMS is a requirement for 3G surfing authorisation. In OS X I don't believe the 5530 has SMS support (which would require a 3rd party app?) If it does, it would be good to know how!
I have a T-Mobile contract SIM in the UK and it worked fine in my Dell Mini 9 with WWAN.
However when I went to Sweden recently, I used Comviq's Pay as you Go service. In order to use that I either had to use their supplied Huawei Stick and connection software to send them details of my purchased Top Up card (one came free with the set-up pack), or I had to set-up an online credit card payment account, which required me to receive an SMS with an ID number sent to the phone number of the 3G SIM. This wasn't a major problem as I couldn't easily buy a SIM on its own and so had to buy the Â£30 SIM+USB stick combo (which came with a day's free surfing) - and once I'd set up the account online I didn't need the USB stick again.
So basically - just a note that you might need SMS ability (which the Mac Modem script doesn't deliver) to work with some 3G providers - but not all.
Having 3G in my Dell Mini 9 whilst on holiday was brilliant! Roaming on my iPhone costs Â£3/MB in Europe, whereas I could pay Â£30 for a USB Stick and SIM with 24 hours credit, and then pay Â£8 for 3 days (1GB cap) via Pay as you Go. Definitely worth it - particularly as my hotel charged for WiFi.
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Fort Worth, TX
05-03-2010, 04:46 PM
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