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Topic # 114073 7-Feb-2013 10:54 Send private message

My samsung 10.1 has 3g and I have found it very useful on occasions of power failures and airports etc
Now I am changing over to a tablet/kb combo and onepays quite a bit more for 3g installed
Is ther a device usb i guess that could plugin and have a sim slot ?




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  Reply # 756857 7-Feb-2013 10:59 Send private message

Hi,

I'm unaware of a 3G Dongle that works with android, however you could easily get a pocket wifi device like

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/shop/mobileInternetDetails.jsp?skuId=sku10850013

You can then just change sim cards in other countries and it works with any WiFi capable device



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  Reply # 756858 7-Feb-2013 11:00 Send private message

You mean something like a vodem? For what operating system? (Android I guess - I suspect you'd be lucky to find anything that works with android like this)


I just use my cheap old P500 phone as a hotspot when needed with my non-3G transformer - seems easiest and most convenient.



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  Reply # 756871 7-Feb-2013 11:46 Send private message

Yep Thats the way silly me My nokia has hot spot so just connect with that and if i want to call through my tablet or get calls I can use my Italk account with slingshot! perfect!!




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  Reply # 756880 7-Feb-2013 12:03 Send private message

What Nokia do you have? Just be aware Android devices can't connect to ad-hoc hotspots.



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  Reply # 756882 7-Feb-2013 12:07 Send private message

just tried it with my nokia 920 and samsung 10.1 connects and allows browsing cool!!!




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  Reply # 756891 7-Feb-2013 12:42 Send private message

gnfb1234: just tried it with my nokia 920 and samsung 10.1 connects and allows browsing cool!!!


Nice; yeah that method has served me very well :) Nice thing is you can position your phone to get good signal without having to reposition anything attached to tablet.  Where I was holidaying over christmas had terrible reception, but I found that it was fine if turned the hotspot on phone on and hung it out of the window in a plastic bag, heh. Though my phone is a $140 android phone around 2 years old... not sure I would do that with a 920!

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