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Topic # 242412 27-Oct-2018 13:09
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Skinny said so. So what to do? My phone works great on "mobile data" but larger screen be nice. ( for open CPN_ live on a boat_ tough life) So have a samsung tablet I can't use. I need something for mobile data. Switch ISP or get a larger phone? Of course no 230 volt here. Any suggestions please. ?

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  Reply # 2114913 27-Oct-2018 13:23
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What is stopping you from just using "Wireless Tethering" on "WiFi Hotspot" on your phone to tether internet over to the tablet?





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  Reply # 2114918 27-Oct-2018 13:41
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Problem with tethering is that the tablet will assume that WiFi = unlimited data. So you will use a lot more data for updates, cloud syncing etc.

What was the exact reason given by Skinny as to why you couldn't use the SIM in your tablet?

If the boat is at a permanent mooring, could you sign up to a 4G fixed wireless service?





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2114928 27-Oct-2018 14:06
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Ive used skinny in my samsung note tablet ages ago. Just popped it in and it worked. They might be equating tablet with ipad and assuming that because it wont work in that it wont work in anything else.





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  Reply # 2114932 27-Oct-2018 14:16
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Have had 3 different stories from skinny. It should work. Will go to samsung in mall or pay an it expert. (Told need 3g sim not 4g)you. Am not tied up to any wharf.

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  Reply # 2115502 28-Oct-2018 17:46
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Just in case it doesn't work. I have a shared data plan on my 2 Degrees mobile phone. I have a sim card in my Ipad and has worked flawlessly. 


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  Reply # 2115504 28-Oct-2018 17:48
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Well what happened when you tried it? All I have had to do is stick the sim in and turn on mobile data and away it went. I dont recall having to do any APN configuration at all.





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  Reply # 2115505 28-Oct-2018 17:53
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What plan are you on?





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  Reply # 2115580 28-Oct-2018 19:48
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12gb for $50 pmth. In samsung shop I had the skinny sim card taken out of phone.

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  Reply # 2115601 28-Oct-2018 20:37
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How would they know you were using a tablet instead of a phone?

 

 

 

I'd just plug the sim in and get on with it.





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  Reply # 2115608 28-Oct-2018 20:46
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Have you tried the sim in the tablet.
Does it take a sim card?
What model is the tablet?




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  Reply # 2115649 28-Oct-2018 21:22
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vic008: 12gb for $50 pmth. In samsung shop I had the skinny sim card taken out of phone.

 

Long as it's not the unlimited plan you should be fine.

 

 

 

Likely you just need to set the APN.





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  Reply # 2115661 28-Oct-2018 22:24
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I took the skinny sim card out of my phone and put it in the samsung tablet and the tablet recognises it and I go settings -mobile data- and it says its on but on the uppermost line it does not show any signal or strength. Samsung have said ring their 0800 number and they will help. Because nobody else has been able to. ( except samsung shop, and am now in Havelock)



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  Reply # 2115694 28-Oct-2018 22:35
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Reset Apn, I googled and I see "enable/disable APN " is turned off. Should it be on? Thanks.

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  Reply # 2115699 28-Oct-2018 22:53
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You will probably need to manually enter the APN details, then activate the APN you've just setup. I've found skinny isn't too fussy but if you have the basics set it seems to run.

https://support.skinny.co.nz/article/i-m-having-issues-with-mobile-data-connection-650.html

https://support.skinny.co.nz/article/i-m-having-issues-with-mobile-data-connection-650.html

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  Reply # 2115701 28-Oct-2018 23:05
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It hasnt been set to 2g only or anything by accicent has it? Have you confirmed that the tablet supports the required bands for 4g where you are?





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