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x200 - mobile 3g broadband in UK

2009-10-19, 11:27 AM

Hi there. I'm in the UK and bought an X200 about 6 months back with built-in 3G card. I used the included T-Mobile free month's trial until it came to an end.

 

I am now using the laptop out and about more and am wondering what my options are - can I use any mobile broadband provider's SIM card or is it locked to T-mobile in some way?

 

Looking at T-mobile, O2 websites, they only seem to offer USB dongles which seem a bit inelegant. Just spoke to a T-Mobile customer rep and she seemed to think you could get SIM cards only in stores.

 

Any advice welcomed.

 

Edit: just realised the trial was with Vodafone not T-Mobile. No wonder the T-Mobile rep was confused...

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Re: x200 - mobile 3g broadband in UK

2009-10-19, 18:39 PM

elliot100, welcome to the forum,

 

they are not provider locked, pop the SIM card in and away you go.

Andy  

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Re: x200 - mobile 3g broadband in UKnsk

2009-10-20, 12:38 PM

Many thanks!

 

Seems to be a bit unclear which providers will supply a SIM only, rather than a USB dongle for data use. Although I should be able to extract get the SIM card out of the dongle and just use that, I could then use the dongle on my old X41 if necessary.

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