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Lenovo Connects ThinkPad Users with No-Contract Mobile Broadband Service

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Lenovo today introduced Lenovo Mobile Access, a flexible, no-contract mobile broadband service that gives consumers and business users greater choice and flexibility when connecting to valued online services. Lenovo Mobile Access provides pre-connected, always-on, customizable connectivity to the Internet and corporate networks, making it an ideal solution for users who need access to online content, applications and services away from their home, office or public Wi-Fi hotspots. Powered by a scalable cloud-based platform from Macheen Inc., the service is now embedded across select models of the ThinkPad product line and available immediately in the United States and nine European countries.

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6GB not enough.
 
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With primarily using Pandora, Subsonic and Facebook on my phone while I'm out and about, I already blow thru about 7GB a month, much to AT&T's dismay, and that's just on a phone. lol. I don't even watch many videos because the higher over 5GB I get, the more they throttle. I need a true unlimited plan.
 
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I don't think a true unlimited plan exists in the US. Which is why I refuse to buy a smartphone.
 

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I don't think a true unlimited plan exists in the US. Which is why I refuse to buy a smartphone.
theres only one network running a true unlimited plan over here....but sadly their network sucks...

but I am with them because I get unlimited data and they allow me to tether my phone to stuff and i dont need to sign up to no 18 or 24month contract.

I still get a tonne of free calltime and texts though but i text more then i talk but i didnt sign up to talk for england anyway so its all good. I got ulimited data when i wanna, I can tether when i wanna, and i got plenty of minutes for hot phonesex when i wanna or just text her if im feelin cheap when i wanna.
 
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lol phonesex, people still do that?
 

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lol phonesex, people still do that?
LOL same thing I was thinking! I remember being 14yr old and trying it out for the first time...... ended horribly with my dad walking in mid stride.
 

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I don't think a true unlimited plan exists in the US. Which is why I refuse to buy a smartphone.
Over here there are a number of carriers that have 10GB/month and at least one properly unlimited plan (within Sweden of course) but they're expensive, about €70/month. And honestly I'm not sure how or why you'd get over 10GB on such a device. On a desktop/laptop sure no sweat but a phone? I cannot see how you can get to those levels unless you're a bussiness user.
 

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I don't think a true unlimited plan exists in the US. Which is why I refuse to buy a smartphone.
The only carrier with true unlimited is sprint but I do not know their 4G speeds though. Somehow if you had a unlimited Verizon plan *before they took it away* then you can get 4G unlimited but as mentioned this required being grandfathered in.
 

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lol phonesex, people still do that?
LOL same thing I was thinking! I remember being 14yr old and trying it out for the first time...... ended horribly with my dad walking in mid stride.
It was more a figure of speech.

Id say id spend all of my 3000mins callin my mom, but she annoys me enough already when shes around let alone her calling me and asking me about random stuff she couldve found out by herself in a matter of minutes...

Oldage.....you cant shake it.

how often you sit and chat to someone on the phone for longer then 30mins let alone one hour???

I know that females can do it pretty easily but Im not female!
 
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Over here there are a number of carriers that have 10GB/month and at least one properly unlimited plan (within Sweden of course) but they're expensive, about €70/month. And honestly I'm not sure how or why you'd get over 10GB on such a device. On a desktop/laptop sure no sweat but a phone? I cannot see how you can get to those levels unless you're a bussiness user.
I'm a business user. Also, streaming.
The only carrier with true unlimited is sprint but I do not know their 4G speeds though. Somehow if you had a unlimited Verizon plan *before they took it away* then you can get 4G unlimited but as mentioned this required being grandfathered in.
Sprint doesn't throttle consumer accounts? I have unlimited from them for my work laptop, but that's 'cause it's a share business account. The 3G speeds are horrid. 4G is nice, but there is almost no coverage throughout northeast Ohio and the Pittsburgh area (my primary work locations).
how often you sit and chat to someone on the phone for longer then 30mins let alone one hour???

I know that females can do it pretty easily but Im not female!
I've got one guy from work that does not know how to stop talking. He calls me every now and then and talks for two hours straight about nothing.

"Oh, I'm sorry man, did I wake you up?"
"Yes . . . "
"Oh, OK. Blah blah blah blah blah"
 

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I've got one guy from work that does not know how to stop talking. He calls me every now and then and talks for two hours straight about nothing.

"Oh, I'm sorry man, did I wake you up?"
"Yes . . . "
"Oh, OK. Blah blah blah blah blah"
you need to find yourself a taser and just let one off on him. I bet it would be totally orgasmic for you!
 
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Still living in the Dark Ages of Internet I see...Download cap...pfff. I pity all users who are (still) using this type of Internet access...
 

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Interesting move from Lenovo. Though i do agree on the part that 6Gb may be low for a Laptop. I get close to that on my phone. (with some tethering to iPad as well).
 

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Dont forget that this service is mainly marketed at business users. not for people who want to sit there all day watching 720 or 1080p youtube videos or downloading torrents. so for all those who are complaining that 6GB is not enough, Its plenty just for browsing, checking emails and the odd video conference if you have to do it -- you know....the stuff that business people do when they arent reading the financial times, snorting coke or getting jiggy with some 'hired' company of the classy sort that us lower working class folk can only dream of getting lucky with