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My Thinkpad T450s has a SIM Slot

2015-07-24, 9:24 AM

Hello,

I bought a Thinkpad T450s just 3 days ago and found out it has a SIM Slot, but when i insert a SIM card inside the slot, it doesn't recognize my SIM card thus making me unable to connect to the internet via it and i need help on how i can connect to the internet through that means. I don't see the setting where i should connect to the WAN on my laptop. I am using Windows 7 Pro 64bit and i need help. Hope i get some answers and every answer will be appreciated thanks.

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Re: My Thinkpad T450s has a SIM Slot

2015-07-24, 12:29 PM

Welcome to the forum!

 

While some ThinkPads come with full WWAN support, many are shipped "WWAN upgradable" with a SIM slot and antennas, etc. but without the hardware card needed to connect to a WWAN. This allows the customer to add a WWAN card in the future. Are you sure your ThinkPad is the former?

 

Could you please post the machine type and model number (but not serial number) e.g. 20BX001PUS 


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Re: My Thinkpad T450s has a SIM Slot

2015-07-24, 14:53 PM

Machine type is 20BX and model number is 20BX001LUS.

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Re: My Thinkpad T450s has a SIM Slot

2015-07-24, 16:07 PM

That model is WWAN upgradable so while there's a SIM socket, there's nothing connected to it.


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Re: My Thinkpad T450s has a SIM Slot

2015-07-24, 16:15 PM
Thanks for the information but can you please recommend the hardware i should buy to install in order for it to work. And work Globally with all data SIM cards. Appreciate your help.
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Re: My Thinkpad T450s has a SIM Slot

2015-07-24, 18:07 PM

I'm not familiar with WWAN card options. You should contact Lenovo or perhaps someone else on this forum can make a recommendation.

 

But be careful. My understanding is that only Lenovo-certified cards will work so It's important to get an approved card. 


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Re: My Thinkpad T450s has a SIM Slot

2015-07-24, 18:23 PM

I saw this link, i think this hardware will work with it : http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4XC0F46957/460/FA5354B94F7C42D0A18E177E1408DB24#overview

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Re: My Thinkpad T450s has a SIM Slot

2015-12-18, 19:48 PM
i have a T450s 20BWS0UL0M
and have the same sim slot.
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Re: My Thinkpad T450s has a SIM Slot

2016-04-01, 9:32 AM

What about "20BXCTO1WW" ? I cannot check it using the sales page, because it is sold out.

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Re: My Thinkpad T450s has a SIM Slot

2016-04-01, 12:19 PM

The "CTO" in "20BXCTO1WW" means this system isn't a standard configuration. It was Customized-To-Order. You should have received an invoice or similar document with the system that provides a detailed list of its specifications. That will show if it shipped with a WWAN card or if it is just "WWAN ready", meaning that you can buy an upgrade.


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