Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-13-2016
Location: United States
Views: 3,334
Message 1 of 3

No WWAN capability for Yoga 260?!

I purchased my Yoga 260 ThinkPad (i5) in December '15 from IBM website (USA).  Spoke with terchnical sale prior to purchase to verify that the unit had WWAN capability as stated in the many marketing releases.  I was told that it was LTE capable and Lenovo was waiting for the WWAN card availability.  About a month later I called to check on status of availability.  No specific date was given, BUT I was given an FRU # for WWAN card (00JT542) specific to my Yoga 260 model # (provided my exact model # to technical assistance).  I then ordered the card from IBM Parts online.  The initial ETA was February '16.  Finally arrived in June '16.  The arriving part was a  "Sierra Wireless Airprime  Model: EM7455"  Qualcomm card.  Just yesterday I went to install the card following instructions in the Yoga 260 Thinkpad user guide.  The SIM card slot/tray is functional and the WWAN fits nicely in the chassis (no holding screw though).  However, there are no attenae connections.  The integrated LTE functionality was the compelling reason for my purchase.  Of course there are other work arounds to get LTE, but had I known the unit wasn't capable with the integrated card, I would not have purchased it.  


I'm not sure where to start to get response/accommodation from IBM.  Does anyone else have similar situation and/or suggestions on how to address?


Many Thanx!


Posts: 6,751
Registered: ‎09-03-2014
Location: SK
Views: 3,258
Message 2 of 3

Re: No WWAN capability for Yoga 260?!

Hello TD22, welcome to the community,


The user guides are generic and cover all possible system configurations, the same applies to harware maintenance manuals, and may feature options which are not present on your particular system.


The early Yoga 260s were not equipped with WWAN or WWAN antennae because at that time no international agency approvals had been received for the transmit and receive functions. Systems which are agency qualified may have WWAN integrated at the factory or be WWAN ready with factory installed antennae but no WWAN module.


English Community Leader

Please remember to come back and mark the post that you feel solved your question as the solution, it earns the member + points

Did you find a post helpfull? You can thank the member by clicking on the star below their post awarding them Kudos

T430 2347-G7U W8 x64, Yoga 10 HD+, Tablet 1838-2BG, T61p 6460-67G W7 x64, T43p 2668-G2G XP, T23 2647-9LG XP, plus a few more.

Please don't ask me questions by Personal Message; questions belong in the forums.

Deutsche Community Comunidad en Español English Community Русскоязычное Сообщество Communidade Portugues

Blue Screen Again
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-13-2016
Location: United States
Views: 3,212
Message 3 of 3

Re: No WWAN capability for Yoga 260?!

Hi Andy,

Thank you for your response and shared insights.  Yep, it is clear that the earlbest models (of which mine is one) did not ship with the antennae.  However, they were all marketed and sold as WWAN capable ... only requiring the WWAN card when it became available.   From at least 11/2015, the Yoga 260 ttechnical sales materials, specifications, press releases all refer to it having this caliability.  yoga 260 WWAN cards only recently became available for order, so I suspect that there will be increasingly more issues as owners who expected WWAN capability find their unit is not capable as expected.   I am curious to kno. how many units were shipped without antennae before they began to include them. 


I'm still searching for Lenovo contact/process to have my unit "repaired" with the appropriate antennae connections.


Appreciate any direction.


Check out current deals!

Shop current deals

Top Kudoed Authors