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largo
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x220 Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000) is sim free ?

hey

 

as the subject say, can i insert sim card from another country and carrier ?

do i need  unique sim card for that ? i have 3g unlimited data plan, can i use it ?

 

thanks

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Re: x220 Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000) is sim free ?


@largo wrote:

can i insert sim card from another country and carrier ?



As long as your 3G carrier supports BYOM (Bring Your Own Modem) for their service, AND it operates on a 3G band supported by the MC8355..... yes, you can.

 

Cheers,

 

Bill

 

 

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largo
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Re: x220 Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000) is sim free ?

thanks for the answer

i don't know if i understand correctly what the product is,
but is there a place to put a sim card or my carrier need to do
something on module it self so i can work with it ?

looked at picture and didn't see any sim tray :-)
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Re: x220 Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000) is sim free ?

The SIM slot is under the battery. There's a diagram in the User's Manual (download from Lenovo site).

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Re: x220 Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000) is sim free ?

FYI here's a pic, and the correct SIM orientation:

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Correct-orientation-for-ThinkPad-X220-SIM-card...

 

Hope this helps!

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largo
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Re: x220 Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000) is sim free ?

thanks to every one

just a double check i went over the customize process and after cheking the sierra option a tab named: "selectable sim" showed up and inside was "SIM Card: USA" option.

so sim free for sure ?
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Re: x220 Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000) is sim free ?

I think "SIM Card: USA" means the MC8355 comes included with a SIM for a USA carrier. Mine came with an AT&T SIM (unactivated). I swapped it with my own AT&T SIM that has a data plan.

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