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elatrosbear

join:2012-03-11

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Mobile broadband question?

okay, lately I've purchased a lenovo V570 laptop, and under the battery pack, there is a SIM card slot. I would like to know how this works, because all ive picked up so far is that you can buy a plan from a cell service, like sprint, and then stick a SIM card in the slot and you'll have mobile broadband. could someone give me the details, and tell me the best choice?



dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO

You would need to check with lenovo to see who the built in WAN modem is compatible with.

Sprint is a CDMA provider, there is no SIM card involved in CDMA systems, they use serial numbers assigned to each device instead of a SIM card.

You could always get a Sprint USB device to connect to your laptop's USB port.



bobjohnson
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join:2007-02-03
Orlando, FL

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reply to elatrosbear

I thought the ideapad series supports wimax? My friend has the same model and uses Clear.
Edit: His is an older model and they still use the same model numbers.