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Is it possible to add (hack) a 3G modem to a ThinkPad Yoga
      #46112 - 02/27/14 01:19 PM

Hi Lisa and MobileTechReview,

Thanks Lisa for your wonderful and (as always) informative review on the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga. I'm switching to it from a Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro, and the only thing I'm gonna miss is it's built in 3G modem and microSIM slot. It was really handy to only need a couple of taps to just connect to my mobile network.

I was wondering what are my options for having such connectivity. I could use a Mi-Fi device, or plug in a huge USB 3G modem (why don't they make these smaller anyway?).

Then I read somewhere that you could add on 3G mini PCIe cards to laptops and solder on a sim card slot... Is this kind of hacking possible on a ThinkPad Yoga? Please let me know your suggestions Lisa! Thank you!

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Re: Is it possible to add (hack) a 3G modem to a ThinkPad Yoga [Re: hoopla_punta]
      #46113 - 02/27/14 03:45 PM

A MiFi, USB dongle or a smartphone with mobile hotspot are the three ways to get the Yoga online anywhere. I really would have to think of hacking and soldering that lovely machine-- it would hurt the resale value and likely void your warranty. Beyond that, you'd need an antenna for the 3G card or you wouldn't get any reception.

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