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Join Date: Sep 2009
10-22-2009, 01:29 PM
Mine isn't working 'out-the-box', I just get "Searching for Networks" in the vodafone software. If I stick the sim in a vodafone mobile it says "Sim inactive" looks like dell haven't activated my sim? It's been a week and I haven't had anything in writing from vodafone either.
I take it you're in the UK too?
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Herefordshire (U.K.)
10-22-2009, 02:44 PM
Yes, I am in the UK!
Not that it probably makes any difference at all, but did you get a Vodafone "How to get started" card in the box, with your Mini?
If you did, I suppose you could always take the card, together with your Mini and the SIM to your nearest Vodafone shop, and ask them to sort it out for you... you are a Vodafone customer after all, and I assume that they hope to 'sign you up' on a more permanent basis, once your trial period has expired.
I had always assumed however that the SIM would be automatically activated the first time you connected to their UK Network. I did have a slight problem at first, as there is no signal inside our house, where I usually work, so I had to go out for a short ride in the car to check it out!
Even when I reinstalled a later version of their software, which I downloaded from Vodafones website, onto a new Windows 7 configuration, it still worked fine for sending text messages and web browsing.
Join Date: Sep 2009
10-22-2009, 10:13 PM
Thanks for the reply.
I think I've got a bit further. It seems that some of the sims that were shipped with the 60 days trials do need activated. Managed to find a phone number on the vodafone site.
'searching For Network' Constantly On New Dell Studio - Vodafone eForum
Called the number and got through to a tech guy eventually who said that he'd submitted my sim number for activation but that's been a few hours and it's still not working. Guess I'll need to wait the full 24 hours they say it can take before calling back.
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