Petition: 3G notebooks

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by iPave, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. iPave macrumors member


    Mar 15, 2008
    Tampere, Finland
    If you want one, sign the petition.

    I'll send the petition and list of signed names to Apple in first of september.

    If there is some grammar flaws in petition, please send me private message(English is not my native language).
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2007
    Well, not to be a downer but I highly doubt this petition will work. The only reason that the petition for Rogers in Canada worked was because of the amount of signatures they got. The reason they got so many signatures was because people were being ripped off. This petition is simply asking for a feature. Yes, it would be nice but then there are plenty of people like myself who don't live in a 3G area.

    I could see Apple going with something like WiMAX
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
  5. qacjared macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008
    look I live an hour or more away from the nearest ATT 3G coverage. I am not paying for some fancy feature I can not even use.
  6. Shackler macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2007
    behind you!
    you have to pay phone carriers to use 3G because its their network. Why would it come in a notebook?

    What, would i sign a 2 year agreement before i can get my laptop? Just buy an express card, problem solved.
  7. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    It's not unheard-of. Many other manufacturers have laptops like that, mostly aimed at business users.

    That being said, I agree with everyone else. Just because it doesn't come built into the laptop doesn't mean it's impossible.
  8. corylei macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2008
    I like this idea.

    I use Mobile Broadband and I find the dongle/soap-on-a-rope modem to get in the way a lot of the time. Being able to put your SIM card in would be great. :cool:
  9. MrSEC macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2008
    Agreed. The other down side to having it internal is you can't use an external antenna,or amp to get extra distance when your miles away from an EVDO tower,also 4g,and Wimax is close to being a reality,so 3g will probably become a thing of the past....well someday anyway.

    PS. ALL the carriers are putting in 5gig caps (i just received a notice from Sprint a month ago) on their 3g data limits.It's not a big deal on the phone(s) but it could become a problem on a laptop,and streaming lots of video.

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