Usb modem

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mattpreston11, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

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    if i buy a usb 3g modem eg:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SIMFREE-SIM-FREE-HSDPA-3G-BROADBAND-USB-MODEM-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ360061853609QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item360061853609&_trkparms=72%3A12|39%3A1|65%3A12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    will i be able to pop in my iphone sim card from the 3g iphone im going to buy and use it?

    This might be the wrong section im not sure.

    thanks.
     
  2. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

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    Yes you will be able to use it but be very careful of the charges.

    I work for Vodafone and you can currently use a standard mobile phone sim card in one of our 3G USB modems and it works fine.

    But the billing department are fully aware in whether you access the data on your sim card using either a mobile phone or another device (USB Modem, laptop with sim reader etc).

    Access the data on your sim card using anything other than a mobile phone and you will be charged an incredible amount of money for it (on Vodafone).

    The unlimited data on the iPhone price plan is strictly for accessing the data on an iPhone, this is why there is no official way to hook the iPhone to a laptop and use it as a modem.
     
  3. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    I have tethered my iPhone sim (on O2-UK) on a P990, and I was NOT charged for it(Tethered via a mac through bluetooth, and technically it was still going through the phone. (On 3G network, even though my iPhone is 2.5g)
     

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