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ThinkPads with SIM slots

#1 Post by karotlopj » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:07 am

Does anyone know of a list of ThinkPads with SIM slots?

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Re: ThinkPads with SIM slots

#2 Post by Puppy » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:44 am

AFAIK most of T and X series have them but selected subset only is WWAN ready (have built-in antennas). You can use PSREF to get exact models.
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Re: ThinkPads with SIM slots

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:26 pm

karotlopj wrote:Does anyone know of a list of ThinkPads with SIM slots?
Why? Can't you use a phone hotspot? Also with exceptipn of the newst ones, are 3G which is useless nowadays.

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Re: ThinkPads with SIM slots

#4 Post by pianowizard » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:06 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:26 pm
Why? Can't you use a phone hotspot?
I used to think that too, until I realized that my phone plan permits only 2GB/month of tethering or mobile hotspot. I don't think there are phone plans in the US that include unlimited tethering or hotspot. But on a SIM-equipped tablet such as my Microsoft Surface 3 or the Thinkpad 8 I used to have, I get unlimited cellular data from my plan.
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:26 pm
Also with exceptipn of the newst ones, are 3G which is useless nowadays.
Some 3G devices get HSPA+ from some networks, which is actually quite fast. 2G is useless however.
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