Lenovo T410, SIM Card

Hi , i am located in Pakistan , just wanted to know that Lenovo Sim slot works with 2G data vendor , or it has to be 3 G. the companies operating here are
www.telenor.com.pk
www.waridtel.com
www.mobilinkgsm.com.pk

Also i need help to configure that SIM so that i can use internet from this . This SIM is inserted beneath Lenovo Battry .
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annasadAsked:
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Rob KnightConsultantCommented:
Hi,

I believe I have provided the information the requestor asked for:

For GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS providers, Telenor would provide the fastest data connection using EDGE which the datacard in the laptop supports.

If the datacard is the Gobi2000 then this may be the variant that includes CDMA/EVDO support and as such, Vfone would provide superior mobile data speeds when using CDMA/EVDO.

Regards.


RobMopbility.
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IanThCommented:
a sim slot is a sim slot it should work with any sim card
a sim slot is universal not tied to any tech imho

look at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subscriber_Identity_Module
and you will not find 2g or 3g in the article
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annasadAuthor Commented:
above info is so generic , cant help me , i am asking precise information , the difference between 2G , or 3G mobile operators .

your reply didnt help at all .
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annasadAuthor Commented:
i have no reply on this so far administrator . can i find more answers on this one .
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportCommented:
I have had to configure Lenovo laptops ( T400, T410 and T420 ) and the operator we use is 3G but it does work with 2G if it can not find a 3G network, only difference I can think of is speed, 2G will be a lot slower then 3G, just like 3G will be slower then high speed connections ( HSUPA or the likes )

Within access connections under the tools or options tab you can configure what proxy file it uses, I normally uncheck this so it has a direct connection when connected and also so it does not change the proxy settings when using access connections to connect.

A few things in order to get it working or tweak access connections

1. You need to download the relevant driver for the sim card reader , think it is called the ericson mobile broadband ( will check this and post back later with the exact name )

2. Once both the above driver and think vantage access connections is installed you need to go into services ( either control panel -> administrative tools --> Services

OR

start -> run -> services.msc

Find the qualcom service and go to the properties tab -> There is a tab where you can adjust the service type ( you need to click on browse --> type 'network' without quotes and click on find and it should come up with something like 'NT AUTHORITY\Network'

Also delete the username from the username field and delete everything from both password fields

Again will upload and attach a guide on this later

HTH
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportCommented:
The driver I am reffering to is the relevant one for your T410 under the

Networking : WWAN section

Which will either be the Qualcomm Gobi / Think Pad Mobile Broadband ( which includes the erricson )

See attached the guide in regards to changing the gobi service to a network service so you do not get the shutdown error message Qualcomm-Error-Message.doc Qualcomm-Error-Message.doc
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Rob KnightConsultantCommented:
Hi,

I believe that Telenor has only GPRS/EDGE - i.e. a maximum of around 200Kbps and Waridtel only has GPRS (max around 54Kbps).

Edge is the far better option and Telenor operates at 900/1800Mhz - most external and inbuilt datacards support Quad-band GSM (and associated data services such as GPRS and EDGE) - this is true of the Gobi 2000(?) you have in your T410?

If you do have a Gobi 2000, then I believe this also supports CDMA and it's 3G services (EVDO etc.). Vfone in Pakistan run a CDMA 2000 network:

https://developer.qualcomm.com/discover/chipsets-and-modems/gobi

Therefore, rather than be limited to EDGE, speak to Vfone and see what EVDO you can get?

Regards,


RobMobility.





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Ernie BeekExpertCommented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Not enough information to confirm an answer.
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annasadAuthor Commented:
Since i have not tested it and Rob has objection on closing this question , may be in hurry i just wanted to close it and coulodnt see his last comment . i will divide points equally ...
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