06-28-2012 07:31 AM
I am considering purchasing the GOBI WWAN card. Lenovo claims the card is compatible with the sprint network. My carrier is sprint. I called them up to enquire about how I can get my laptop on my plan, or get it on its own plan. They said it didn't matter that I had this card. I will still have to buy a sprint WWAN card. What's the point in buying it if Sprint won't let me use it? And why would Lenovo claim I can use it on the sprint network?
06-28-2012 12:30 PM - edited 06-28-2012 12:33 PM
06-28-2012 02:55 PM
Why does the website not include sprint?
06-28-2012 05:06 PM
Does the Gobi 3000 allow for use on non-US carriers for both 3G and CDMA service? this is a make-or-break features for me and I need something I can take for an extended period to other countries with their own service providers.
Can I use this Gobi outside of the US with non-US SIM cards?
06-28-2012 05:40 PM - edited 06-28-2012 05:42 PM
The Gobi cards are supposed to work on most carriers in the world.
06-28-2012 08:39 PM
@JDay. I claim to be no expert on these 3G cards. But this is something I noticed. If you look at the Option Compatabtibility Matrix, there are only a four cards that are comptible with the W530. Here are the links the excel doc brings you to:
Out of the four options the matrix gives, only three have links.
At first glance it looks like there are two types. Ones that work in the US only. Or ones that work worldwide except US. The one that comes with the W530 is the 2nd link. According to the description it only works in the US. I may be reading something wrong though.
06-28-2012 09:07 PM
I think the different cards are just certified for use in different countries. I.E. The US one is FCC certified. They all support the same cellular bands and frequencies.