Frank Murphy (Frankly3d) wrote:
> The problem is already have a BB contract for the Datacard sim.
> But would like to use in something smaller,
> when lugging a laptop is not feasible.
>> Without having to get a new contract (or p.a.y.g.),
> for those rare occasions.
Ah! I get you now.
If you're careful, it's no problem. I have removed the O2 SIM from my
HSDPA dongle and placed it carefully in the HSDPA modem built into my
Dell. It uses data in exactly the same fashion, and I get billed in
exactly the same fashion.
Provided you do the same thing, the hardware doesn't matter. Do be
careful that the hardware is only doing what you think it's doing though :)
Also, one thing to be aware of is the different APs used by various
operators. In the best case, if you use the wrong AP setting, your
device will not connect and you'll know something is wrong. In a worse
case operators charge differently depending on what AP you connect to,
and allow their devices to connect to any AP. This might mean you're
paying much more for the same effective service without realising it.
Check what AP you're configured to use at the moment - it'll be
something like 3ireland.ie (Three), vodafone.ie or hs.vodafone.ie
(Vodafone) or open.internet (O2). Please note my list may not be
complete or accurate in any way. You should be able to see what AP your
device uses from the software configuration you have on your working device.
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