Another mobile solution for new Macs (UK)
I was talking recently with Andrew Shorten, who deals with most of the Flex stuff at Adobe's UK branch, and he mentioned that he'd read my blog posts about the trouble I had using Vodafone's 3G service with my new MacBook Pro and my switch to T-Mobile and their mobile solution. Andrew also has a new Mac and is a Vodafone 3G customer and he apparently came up with a way to use the SIM card from the 3G card in his 3G mobile phone (he's using a Nokia N70).
The instructions are simple:
- Put the SIM card from your Vodafone 3G data card into your 3G enabled phone (known to work for N70).
- Download the demo version or buy Launch2Net for Mac OS X from Nova Media and use that to connect to your data plan.
Well, damn, that's simple. HELLO, VODAFONE SUPPORT, ANYBODY HOME?! Why am I hearing about this workaround (which I would have been perfectly happy with) from a friend at Adobe instead of from your support people? You would have kept me on as a customer if you had suggested this to me when I first called you about this two months ago.
Thank-you, Andrew, for sharing. Hopefully, it will help out some other people who are in the same boat. (Andrew also mentioned that a contact of his who works at Vodafone mentioned that they should be shipping their USB adapter in November.)