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How To Change Mobile Broadband Carriers

I have the Sierra Wireless MC8355-Gobi 3000 WWAN Mobile Broadband Card factory installed in my X220T.  It came with an ATT SIM card installed in the slot, although I have not activated the account.

 

For coverage reasons and the fact that a prepaid month to month data plan is available from Verizon, I would prefer to use Verizon.

 

What do I need to do to change to Verizon?  Is it a simple matter of replacing the ATT SIM card with a Verizon SIM; and then activating the service?

 

Newbie to this, and need some guidance.  TIA!

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Re: How To Change Mobile Broadband Carriers

Hi Dutch!

 

Use ThinkPad Mobile Broadband to activate. It's in the factory install, and you can get it here:

 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-68495

 

If you're just using Verizon in the US, you don't need a SIM card.

 

Tell us how it goes.

 

 

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Re: How To Change Mobile Broadband Carriers


bananaman wrote:

Hi Dutch!

 

Use ThinkPad Mobile Broadband to activate. It's in the factory install, and you can get it here:

 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-68495

 

If you're just using Verizon in the US, you don't need a SIM card.

 

Tell us how it goes.

 

 


Thanks for the response.  I do have whatever software came on the computer; and I vaguely remember seeing something like you reference.

 

So I just remove the ATT SIM card, and activate Verizon with no SIM card in the slot?

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Re: How To Change Mobile Broadband Carriers

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Yes. The only reason you would need a SIM from Verizon is if you were going to use them to roam internationally on GSM networks. Verizon uses CDMA in the US, which does not require a SIM card.

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Re: How To Change Mobile Broadband Carriers

Gotcha.  Thanks much!