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Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 7:39 pm    Post subject: So I bought a Nexus 7 tablet, but...  Reply with quote    

...I understood it came with 3G, but it doesn't
Am I really thick and missing something? Or can I purchase 3G or summit?

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Which one did you buy? I think none come with 3G, but the expensive one comes with 4G.

You cannot add it on.

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

But the bloke in the shop said I could use it 'anywhere'

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's the latest Nexus 7 btw

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah, I could be a bit wrong. You can tether it to a dongle.

Perhaps yours has a 4g connection?

Or, you need to buy a dongle, which is essentially a SIM card in a wireless router.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
It's the latest Nexus 7 btw


Perhaps it comes with a model number?

Eg 16gb, 32gb or 32gb lte?

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Mary-Jane wrote:
It's the latest Nexus 7 btw


Perhaps it comes with a model number?

Eg 16gb, 32gb or 32gb lte?


Ummmm...where do I find that?

john of wessex



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought this was a tablet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyers_Electric_Train_Tablet

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It says Asus Nexus 2 3 2GB on the receipt

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Did you pay about 239 or 299?

yummersetter



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My knowledge of mobile phone stuff is skimpy so this may be one of those 'fools rush in' responses. If so, be gentle, clever people.

I've been looking for a new phone too, and thought the efficiency of my phone reception at home was poor because of the model I had, and that I could buy something that would allow me to speak to customers in my studio, rather than halfway up the garden path - what with the cold wet time of year approaching.

The first thing I did was look up the coverage in our village with our Vodaphone contract http://ask.ofcom.org.uk/help/telephone/mobilecoverage. Though inputting our postcode led to a marker in a remote part of the moors a mile away, with great reception, looking at our hamlet the service was pretty awful, 2G at a level that wouldn't work indoors - except a small patch of 3G halfway up the garden path! Other providers appeared to have better coverage but my contract still has 9 months to run. I could buy a booster but I'd need one for the house and one for the studio at 100 each. And as the competing mobile phone masts are within a few yards of each other, three miles away, I don't know how much I can rely on the other phone companies claims.

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Did you pay about 239 or 299?

239

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

On the box there's probably a panel or a sticker that says what model it is.

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
It says Asus Nexus 2 3 2GB on the receipt


Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would suggest you have wifi, but not 4g.

You can take it back and try and change it, but I doubt you have a 4g network around you. Do you need 3G? If so, what's the best phone network where you are? Go and see them, and ask for a wireless dongle, or see if you can use your existing phone (mobile, not the one in the hall on a cable) to do the same thing.

As far as I can tell, you cannot use 3G with a nexus 7 otherwise.

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