Mobile Broadband on Acer A500

Jaymie1989

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Jun 21, 2011
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Hi,I have a Acer A500 but no 3G, Could I use a Mobile Broadband Dongle or something to use when I am out and about to be able to use the internet on a 3G connection?Thanks,Jaymie. :)
 

ObsidianBlk

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May 13, 2011
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If there is support for a broadband dongle, its very limited, though, I believe more support for third party USB devices is coming with the 3.1 update (by the end of the month). That said, if you have a smartphone that can tether, that's an alternative. With tethering your a500 should connect to your phone as if it were a wireless router and share its mobile data connection.
 

beastman

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May 8, 2011
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MiFi would work.. it just creates wireless connection like starbucks, mcdonalds, etc

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androidnewb

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Jun 22, 2011
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Acer has a 3G model coming out near the end of Summer, maybe the 3.1 update will resolve your USB issue with using it. :)
 

Jaymie1989

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Jun 21, 2011
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Oh ok, I only just brought my A500 so I don't want to sell it just yet, If the update to 3.1 will allow me to use a Mobile Broadband Dongle that would be good.

Is there an estimated date of the update?
 

Jaymie1989

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Jun 21, 2011
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Thanks, After some hunting my self I saw the 23rd but Acer have not said anything. :confused:

Suppose we will just have to wait :p
 

Scoobynut

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May 30, 2011
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Using the T-Mobile Wireless pointer here. 3G but with WiFi.
Costs £10 per month on contract. Advantage is you can use the WiFi with additional devices,including Mac, Linux pc's
Posting from my Laptop as my tablet is currently downloading another 70 episodes of my favorite Manga.
 

Douvie

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Jun 10, 2011
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hi there, did you have a solution to your problem with your acer couse i have the same problem, it you did it could you send me a soluation to my email : mansur_1999@yahoo.com. or itmanager@moa.gov.jo

Thanks u v much
M. Refaee

There is no support for USB dongle modems.

Your only option is tethering to a smartphone - Android smartphone for instance. Turn on the HOTSPOT feature on the Android phone. This works very well.
 
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