Do new MBPs have built in card for 3gs connection

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fjs08, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Hi,
    not sure of the tech term,
    but do the new MBPs have something built in to connect to the Internet
    like a card or would I need to get an AT&T external USB plugin

    thanks
    Frank
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

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    Dongle

    To answer the post there is no integrated 3G device in the MBP you will need to get a USB 3G device from any provider that sells them. The good news is you aren't married to AT&T.

    The previous post says Dongle, I just don't like that word never have.
     
  4. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>To answer the post there is no integrated 3G device in the MBP you will need to get a USB 3G device from any provider that sells them. The good news is you aren't married to AT&T.<<

    Any news here about which company is best for that and is compatible with a MBP???

    Thanks again,

    Frank
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It will depend on the service in your area. You'll have to check around.
     
  6. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Are those things tied to one unit or can I move it between my an my wides PC.

    I think they make them where 1 unit can be shared??
    Is that true??

    Do the new macs have an OS that allows me to d/l books from iBook or whatever it may be called to my mbp??
    Now I use kindle reader for Mac.
    Thanks.
    Frank
     
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Personally, I'd go with a Verizon MiFi. Better network and more versatile technology, especially if you get an iPad too.
     
  8. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    I have a USB modem from Sprint. Works fine. I can use it with any computer I have. IMO you're better off with something that isn't tied to one service or device.
     

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