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    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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    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.

    What dongle is it?

    radiocde;5513654

    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

    Original Poster

    It's an O2 dongle

    DarkHero;5514258

    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.

    Original Poster

    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?

    DarkHero;5515321

    Thanks, will look into it later as I have left the dongle at home, btw, … 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.

    Original Poster

    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?

    jeany123;5512879

    My brother opened mine onto 3 and he used a mobile phone sim, but hes on … 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;5515406

    What is the best network at the minute?And will the dongles take any … 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

    Original Poster

    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.

    DarkHero;5532396

    The dongle seems unlocked as it has recognised the vodafone sim, Using … 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]

    Original Poster

    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.

    DarkHero;5533695

    Will it work without credit on the sim, don't want toi spend £15 topping … 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.

    Original Poster

    Thanks Radio, put credit in and have got it working.
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