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Thread: Would sprint activate a sierra evdo mini pci card that was supposedly verizon ?

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    Question Would sprint activate a sierra evdo mini pci card that was supposedly verizon ?

    Would sprint activate a sierra evdo mini pci card that was supposedly verizon ?

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    Simple answer... Go to Verizon. Only sprint cards allowed on sprint's network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socksbb
    Simple answer... Go to Verizon. Only sprint cards allowed on sprint's network.

    Verizon is so expensive... and Lenovo doesn't sell sprint built in cards...

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    Then just get the Sierra Wireless AirCard U595 USB EV-DO Rev A Modem or Novatel U720 USB EVDO Rev A modem from Sprint.

    That's what I would have done if I bought a Laptop that had a built in CDMA EVDO or GSM EDGE modem.

    In fact at the moment I'm using my AT&T Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB modem with my Sony VIAO UX280p that has its own built in EDGE modem/SIM card to use with Cingular/AT&T. Later, I may get the Sierra Wireless' AirCard 595U EV-DO Rev A USB modem later this year to be able to use it with the VIAO when EVDO Rev A is in more markets that I go to.
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    The point is that this way it's internal ... built in antenna .... nothing sticking out.

    Does sprint offer mini-pci ?

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    I don't think they offer internal mini-PCI out of their stores or online to be sold to customers. I do know that several of Sony VIAO laptop models do have them built in to be activated with Sprint Broadband service (not sure if EVDO Rev A is in any of them yet) though.

    I thought about the USB Modem being in the way, but I'd say it is a lot easier to just be able to get any laptop that I want and easily be able use it with my service. With it being internal, I wouldn't be able to use it with my other laptops or if I needed to, my desktop.

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    anyway to fake the ESN on your internal card?

    buy a sprint-issued card and clone its ESN on your internal (vzw) card

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    If you buy one of the USB data cards from sprint and disassemble them, there is a standard miniPCI card inside that you can then put in the laptop of your choice.

    If you are specifically planning to put it in a lenovo thinkpad and replace the stock verizon miniPCI card this will not work. The thinkpad BIOS prevents it from booting with the non approved miniPCI card. Currently there is no workaround. (or I would have done this with my x61t)

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    bryanhargi,

    Have you tried the no1802.com fix for your problem?
    See http://www.command-tab.com/2006/02/2...ireless-cards/

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    no1802 only works on the t43 and earlier machines. T60 and X60 series machines display an 1804 error. As yet there is no equivelent program for them and no real interest in developing one. (AFAIK)

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    Joy joy, Lenovo strikes again! I guess you'll have to resort to the sort of the manual hack (changing the whitelisted PCI ID)that mini-pci people had to deal with up till now. Break out Phoneix bios editor and start looking up those PCI IDs!

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    ^^ yeah, I bought an external card! I will let someone more 1337 then me figure it out first and package it in a nice easy .com file.

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