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MacBook Pro - Another stupid question, this time regarding Cingular Aircards 3G


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Okay, my previous notebook (Sony) had a PCI slot or PC slot (not sure of the name) on the side which allowed me to plug in say wireless card or memory stick reader. I notice the Apple has one but its no where near as wide. Say I were to obtain a Cingular 3G Aircard, would this be compatible to run wireless Internet or is this a different type of card compatibility?



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No, because the smaller card is an ExpressCard/34 and will not accept the larger 54mm full-sized PCMCIA card above.

Merlin carries a compatible card. Because Cingular does not carry it, you won't get the contract price that you could get for the Sierra Wireless card (that is to say, if you sign up for a 1-2 year data plan, you'll get the Sierra Wireless card for around $100; you'll have to purchase the Merlin card sans-contract and as such will have to pay about $380 for the device).

I've been looking at buying one of these myself, especially since I work for Cingular and can get the data for free
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No, because the smaller card is an ExpressCard/34 and will not accept the larger 54mm full-sized PCMCIA card above.

Merlin carries a compatible card. Because Cingular does not carry it, you won't get the contract price that you could get for the Sierra Wireless card (that is to say, if you sign up for a 1-2 year data plan, you'll get the Sierra Wireless card for around $100; you'll have to purchase the Merlin card sans-contract and as such will have to pay about $380 for the device).

I've been looking at buying one of these myself, especially since I work for Cingular and can get the data for free
Okay, this still sounds like it will work. My best friend offered me a line or card at full retail price -30% and I get the data for free. If I can get this one yu are referring to I'll jump all over it.
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