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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Is there a way to unlock the dongle so I can put a different network sim in?
Will a mobile phone sim work in this or does a dongle have a special sim?
Thanks
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
My brother opened mine onto 3 and he used a mobile phone sim, but hes on holiday so don't know how he did it but someone else will probably know.
#2
What dongle is it?
#3
radiocde
What dongle is it?


o2 I got it out of littlewoods direct catalogue for £10 but o2 was very slow the 3 is really good
#4
It's an O2 dongle
#5
DarkHero
It's an O2 dongle


O2 have used a few different dongles over the years it's not a silly question.

Assuming you are using an E160 and are using o2's connection manager.

This is how you enter the settings for the 3 network others will need different settings

open 'configure profiles'

highlight 'cellular' then at the bottom click 'new'

add a profile name just put 'three'

open connection setings

The APN is "3internet" (without quotes)

no password or username is needed for 3

click ok then ok then connect

This is assuming you have the dongle from littlewoods that was shipped unlocked. If it is locked I can unlock it for you.
#6
Thanks, will look into it later as I have left the dongle at home, btw, what happens to my current credit as I have 20 days left?
#7
DarkHero
Thanks, will look into it later as I have left the dongle at home, btw, what happens to my current credit as I have 20 days left?


The credit will stay with the sim. It will not be affected.
#8
What is the best network at the minute?
And will the dongles take any mobile phone sim or does it have to be a mobile broadband sim?
#9
jeany123
My brother opened mine onto 3 and he used a mobile phone sim, but hes on holiday so don't know how he did it but someone else will probably know.


DarkHero
What is the best network at the minute?
And will the dongles take any mobile phone sim or does it have to be a mobile broadband sim?


yes it will use any mobile sim
#10
The dongle seems unlocked as it has recognised the vodafone sim, Using the o2 connection manager but can't get it to work, no credit on the sim yet though.
#11
DarkHero
The dongle seems unlocked as it has recognised the vodafone sim, Using the o2 connection manager but can't get it to work, no credit on the sim yet though.


These are the settings for vodafone



APN - - - - - - - - - - - pp.vodafone.co.uk
Access number - - -*99#
Username - - - - - -- web
Password - - - - - - - web[/QUOTE]
#12
Will it work without credit on the sim, don't want toi spend £15 topping it up if it won't work, tried the above setting but no luck.
#13
DarkHero
Will it work without credit on the sim, don't want toi spend £15 topping it up if it won't work, tried the above setting but no luck.


Erm ?

The only way it may work is if you went onto a vodafone top up screen. 3network let you do this. But as you are not using vodafone software then no. and I dont know any links for this.

Other than that it won't work unless you put money on it.
#14
Thanks Radio, put credit in and have got it working.

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