Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Donkey Agony
    Guest
    Lenovo uses Verizon exclusively for its EVDO provider for those
    Thinkpads with the chips "built-in". Any reason it doesn't offer Sprint
    as an option? It's the same technology with either company. For one,
    Sprint is cheaper. Also, many of us current Sprint users would rather
    bundle laptop access with our current plans rather than have two
    different CDMA providers.

    Thanks.

    --
    da
    ~~





    See More: Lenovo + Verizon EVDO -- what about Sprint?




  2. #2
    SMS
    Guest

    Re: Lenovo + Verizon EVDO -- what about Sprint?

    Donkey Agony wrote:
    > Lenovo uses Verizon exclusively for its EVDO provider for those
    > Thinkpads with the chips "built-in". Any reason it doesn't offer Sprint
    > as an option?


    They're aiming at the corporate market, which is dominated by Verizon.
    Verizon is paying them to include the EVDO module.



  3. #3
    RAS
    Guest

    Re: Lenovo + Verizon EVDO -- what about Sprint?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]> wrote:

    > Lenovo uses Verizon exclusively for its EVDO provider for those
    > Thinkpads with the chips "built-in". Any reason it doesn't offer Sprint
    > as an option? It's the same technology with either company. For one,
    > Sprint is cheaper. Also, many of us current Sprint users would rather
    > bundle laptop access with our current plans rather than have two
    > different CDMA providers.
    >
    > Thanks.


    No reason why you can't use one of Sprint's Broadband Cards. Lenovo has
    an exclusive deal to offer the Verizon cards with their notebooks but
    that's just the one they try to sell. Sprint's cards will work just the
    same.



  4. #4
    Donkey Agony
    Guest

    Re: Lenovo + Verizon EVDO -- what about Sprint?

    RAS wrote:
    >> Lenovo uses Verizon exclusively for its EVDO provider for those
    >> Thinkpads with the chips "built-in". Any reason it doesn't offer
    >> Sprint as an option? It's the same technology with either company.
    >> For one, Sprint is cheaper. Also, many of us current Sprint users
    >> would rather bundle laptop access with our current plans rather than
    >> have two different CDMA providers.


    > No reason why you can't use one of Sprint's Broadband Cards. Lenovo
    > has an exclusive deal to offer the Verizon cards with their notebooks
    > but that's just the one they try to sell. Sprint's cards will work
    > just the same.


    Sure, you can put any card you want in the PC Card slot, but that's not
    what I'm talking about. The Verizon EV-DO functionality is not a
    separate card taking up a card slot. It's "built-in", just like WiFi.

    --
    da
    ~~





  5. #5
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Lenovo + Verizon EVDO -- what about Sprint?

    Donkey Agony wrote:
    >
    > RAS wrote:
    > ?? Lenovo uses Verizon exclusively for its EVDO provider for those
    > ?? Thinkpads with the chips "built-in". Any reason it doesn't offer
    > ?? Sprint as an option? It's the same technology with either company.
    > ?? For one, Sprint is cheaper. Also, many of us current Sprint users
    > ?? would rather bundle laptop access with our current plans rather than
    > ?? have two different CDMA providers.
    >
    > ? No reason why you can't use one of Sprint's Broadband Cards. Lenovo
    > ? has an exclusive deal to offer the Verizon cards with their notebooks
    > ? but that's just the one they try to sell. Sprint's cards will work
    > ? just the same.
    >
    > Sure, you can put any card you want in the PC Card slot, but that's not
    > what I'm talking about. The Verizon EV-DO functionality is not a
    > separate card taking up a card slot. It's "built-in", just like WiFi.


    I'd imagine that Verizon paid Lenovo BIG bucks for that exclusive!

    Notan



  6. #6
    E Brown
    Guest

    Re: Lenovo + Verizon EVDO -- what about Sprint?

    On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 13:02:32 -0400, "Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]>
    wrote:

    >Sure, you can put any card you want in the PC Card slot, but that's not
    >what I'm talking about. The Verizon EV-DO functionality is not a
    >separate card taking up a card slot. It's "built-in", just like WiFi.


    Actually, no, it's not. The Verizon card is an internal Express
    Card; you could replace it with Sprint card if you chose to, plug &
    play. I found this out researching an upgrade to one of my older
    Thinkpads; I thought they used a mini-PCI card that I could add to
    mine.
    epbrown
    --
    "Everybody wants a normal life and a cool car;
    most people will settle for the car." Chris Titus
    2003 BMW 325i Black/Black, 2003 BMW Z4 Black/Black



  7. #7
    sapper
    Guest

    Re: Lenovo + Verizon EVDO -- what about Sprint?


    E Brown wrote:
    > On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 13:02:32 -0400, "Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > Actually, no, it's not. The Verizon card is an internal Express
    > Card; you could replace it with Sprint card if you chose to, plug &
    > play. I found this out researching an upgrade to one of my older
    > Thinkpads; I thought they used a mini-PCI card that I could add to
    > mine.
    > epbrown


    Some models of the T60 come with Cingular support - 1953-D8U, and in
    the 2623 versions the DGU, DJU, DKU, DLU and the DSU all have Cingular.

    Also they sell the Verizon, Sprint and Sony Erricson cards for Wireless
    WAN.




  8. #8
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Lenovo + Verizon EVDO -- what about Sprint?

    E Brown wrote:
    >
    > On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 13:02:32 -0400, "Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Sure, you can put any card you want in the PC Card slot, but that's not
    > >what I'm talking about. The Verizon EV-DO functionality is not a
    > >separate card taking up a card slot. It's "built-in", just like WiFi.

    >
    > Actually, no, it's not. The Verizon card is an internal Express
    > Card; you could replace it with Sprint card if you chose to, plug &
    > play. I found this out researching an upgrade to one of my older
    > Thinkpads; I thought they used a mini-PCI card that I could add to
    > mine.


    Are you sure Sprint supports such a card? (With phones, they'll only
    activate "one of their own.")

    Notan



  9. #9
    Der.Merovingian
    Guest

    Re: Lenovo + Verizon EVDO -- what about Sprint?

    On 2006-09-12 09:45:28 -0400, Notan <[email protected]> said:

    > E Brown wrote:
    >>
    >> On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 13:02:32 -0400, "Donkey Agony" <[email protected][127.0.0.1]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Sure, you can put any card you want in the PC Card slot, but that's not
    >>> what I'm talking about. The Verizon EV-DO functionality is not a
    >>> separate card taking up a card slot. It's "built-in", just like WiFi.

    >>
    >> Actually, no, it's not. The Verizon card is an internal Express
    >> Card; you could replace it with Sprint card if you chose to, plug &
    >> play. I found this out researching an upgrade to one of my older
    >> Thinkpads; I thought they used a mini-PCI card that I could add to
    >> mine.

    >
    > Are you sure Sprint supports such a card? (With phones, they'll only
    > activate "one of their own.")
    >
    > Notan


    He means that you can (or might) be able to remove the Verizon card and
    swap it with a Sprint express card (whenever those become available),
    and not that you can activate the Verizon card on Sprint's network.




  10. #10
    Donkey Agony
    Guest

    Re: Lenovo + Verizon EVDO -- what about Sprint?

    E Brown wrote:
    >> Sure, you can put any card you want in the PC Card slot, but that's
    >> not what I'm talking about. The Verizon EV-DO functionality is not a
    >> separate card taking up a card slot. It's "built-in", just like
    >> WiFi.


    > Actually, no, it's not. The Verizon card is an internal Express
    > Card; you could replace it with Sprint card if you chose to, plug &
    > play. I found this out researching an upgrade to one of my older
    > Thinkpads; I thought they used a mini-PCI card that I could add to
    > mine.


    AFAIK there is no Sprint internal Express Card.

    Thinkpad has courted first Verizon and now Cingular for their 3G
    networks. You can see this if you try to order, say, a T60p from the
    Lenovo web site. You choose one or the other (or none).


    --
    da
    ~~





  • Similar Threads