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Token Ring
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using sim card for texting - how to?

hello, i have the t460 with the sierra qualcomm sim card tray.


how do i use this to text?  i only want to use the sim card from my phone to sms text.

it is recognized by the computer and logs onto internet for browsing if i want but i only want to text with it from the laptop.  how do i do this?  i can not find an app/program to do this.  please help!!  this is part of the whole reason i purchased this machine.



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Re: using sim card for texting - how to?


Do you mean SMS capabilities the only feature you need, without data access? You've mentioned "sierra qualcomm". It might mean Sierra Wireless em7455 wwan modem in installed in your laptop. This modem doesn't feature 2G  (GSM/ GPRS/EDGE) either CDMA/EV-DO networks capabilities. So, classic SMS feature isn't available.

em7455 features SMS over LTE only, its IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) or signaling interface for SMS (“SMS over SGs”) if your cellular operator offers these features for LTE networks.

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Token Ring
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Re: using sim card for texting - how to?

hello - i just installed this on my laptop:  Mobile Broadband SMS Toolkit.  and now i can text from laptop to any phone using the sim card from my throw away phone.  works great.  lenovo chat techs said it was impossible but i found an old thread on microsoft help site that lead me to this utility.

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