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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-07-2012
My Device: Blackberry playbook
My Carrier: Orange

USB Dongle

Hello to everyone. Is it possible to connect and use a broadband USB modem to the playbook thorough data cable? If not, are they any plans to make this feature available? That would be an option for those who have a playbook without LTE/HSUPA modem. Thanks in advance for answers Smiley Happy

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Posts: 21,624
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: USB Dongle

No, that is not possible at this time. The Playbook was designed to bridge to a BlackBerry device or wifi for Internet access.

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Forums Veteran I
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: USB Dongle

I use the 3 MiFi dongle Huawei E586 which connects by Wifi. You may be able o get an unlocked one from ebay for your Orange but they are not as cheap as if you had a 3 contract (i.e. free with the 15GB a month contract)  I assume you are in UK if you are with Orange?

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Posts: 21,624
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: USB Dongle


jarviser wrote:

I use the 3 MiFi dongle Huawei E586 which connects by Wifi. You may be able o get an unlocked one from ebay for your Orange but they are not as cheap as if you had a 3 contract (i.e. free with the 15GB a month contract)  I assume you are in UK if you are with Orange?


True, but it's not via usb cable. 

 


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Forums Veteran I
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
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Re: USB Dongle


John_Clark wrote:

jarviser wrote:

I use the 3 MiFi dongle Huawei E586 which connects by Wifi. You may be able o get an unlocked one from ebay for your Orange but they are not as cheap as if you had a 3 contract (i.e. free with the 15GB a month contract)  I assume you are in UK if you are with Orange?


True, but it's not via usb cable. 

 


I agree - you already established that is not possible.  

I was offering a way for PB to use a SIM which I suspect may be behind the question.

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Registered: ‎09-07-2012
My Device: Blackberry playbook
My Carrier: Orange

Re: USB Dongle

No, I'm not in UK Smiley Happy am somewhere else, in the Republic of Moldova. That's Eastern Europe. I was thinking about a MiFi dongle, but the idea is I already have a contract with a simple USB dongle and that means I have to sign another contract or to by a unlocked MiFi. Another thing about playbook - i don't have it yet, i want to buy it and a BB Bold 9790 Smiley Happy None of these is available in my country but i will buy it abroad Smiley Happy Hope I will can do that... I like these devices even if all my friends have android and ios... i don't like that so much...

Forums Veteran I
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
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Re: USB Dongle

http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-broadband/wifi/Orange Mobile WiFi  others may be available.

 

Playbooks are no more than $150 these days. Take care what you pay even for imports.

 

Also check out android tablets which may have full USB

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Registered: ‎09-07-2012
My Device: Blackberry playbook
My Carrier: Orange

Re: USB Dongle

Ok, thanks. I saw that playbooks are available from 199.99$ is US for the 16GB version and 199.99 euro in Germany. If I would want a android tablet, I would buy it already. But I want something different, with a different functionality. And Playbook is very interessting for me.
Forums Veteran I
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: USB Dongle

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currently cheaper in UK if you can import from them 

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/search-keywords/xx_xx_xx_xx_xx/playbook/xx-criteria.html

 

think 109UKP is about 150 Euros/Dollars

 

Support may be a problem for any import. Good luck

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