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01-15-2009

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Does the WWAN in the x301 work with Bigpond in Australia?

2009-01-15, 1:08 AM

Hi All,

 

I have a x301 on the way and I am really struggling to find out if the default WWAN in the laptop is able to used with Bigpond as I already an account with them for my internet.

 

So does anyone know if I can simply put my Bigpond sim card in the laptop and I will no longer need the Telstra Express Card hardware??

 

Any info would be great.

 

Thanks,

 

(Australia)

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Re: Does the WWAN in the x301 work with Bigpond in Australia?

2009-01-15, 4:30 AM

mindsnare wrote:

 

So does anyone know if I can simply put my Bigpond sim card in the laptop and I will no longer need the Telstra Express Card hardware??


Probably not.  The BigPond NextG service looks for specific device IMEIs on a BigPond whitelist and generally wont play nicely with a device that wasn't sold by Bigpond.

 

However, as long as the WWAN device in your X301 support 850MHz band operation, the Telstra Mobile Broadband NextG service will probably be fine as it doesn't look for specific IMEIs.

 

Cheers,

 

Bill 

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02-26-2009

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Re: Does the WWAN in the x301 work with Bigpond in Australia?

2009-04-03, 1:46 AM

Bill, how do you go about enabling the Ericsson card to accept a Telstra Next G SIM.  All I get is the message that the carrier is not supported.

 

 

Ian T 

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