wireless USB modem for laptop in China

by Yuliya
(Staten Island, NY)

I am going to China in September and I need a prepaid wireless USB modem that will work there. Please let me know if you have it.

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May 23, 2011
USB Prepaid Broadband Modem on Lenovo
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Have you updated all of your Lenovo drivers? If it's a newer laptop that's still under warranty, you could call their tech support for help. It really should work I would think.

May 22, 2011
wireless USB modem for laptop in China Not working on my laptop
by: Francis

I am on a short visitoito Dalian from India.
I have bought one wireless usb modem from China Unicom shop. Now when i put the usb modem to my lenovo laptop, it does install and connect (as I can see the transmission strength and also send sms) but the internet is not connecting. I took the device to China Unicom shop from where I bought it, but they tried with the samme device on their laptop, it worked. So I guess something to do with my Lenovo (from India). Can somebody help me.

Nov 30, 2009
China 3G wireless broadband is available since May 2009
by: china3gbroadband

Since May 2009, China has launched its own 3G broadband. There are three 3G network providers respectively China Unicom, China Telecom, China Mobile. Only China Unicom adopts WCDMA HSPA 3G technology as is most popular and adopted by most countires. If you have unlocked USB supporting WCDMA 3G network, just need to buy a 3G SIM data card from China Unicom, and then you can enjoy local 3G wireless internet. Details please refer to: http://www.3gsolutions.com.cn/page/3gpackages/

Aug 20, 2009
Prepaid Broadband in China
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

In researching this I learned that Motorola has successfully tested LTE (Long Term Evolution - 4G) mobile broadband in China. However, I haven't been able to find any active providers.

That's not to say that they're not out there. I found one site that looked promising, however, when reviewing the site (which took a long time to load!), there wasn't any indication of an actual mobile broadband service.

I have also read a number of articles relating to the development of China's 3G market, as well as their WiMAX (4G) market development, which occurred in 2008.

I even found reference to China Unicom offering mobile broadband, however, I haven't been able to find any details on their offering(s)...very frustrating! There are even references to a May 2009 deployment in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent. China Telecom is also said to be rolling out mobile broadband, however, it looks like that won't be available until 2010.

I find it hard to believe that it's not available; it must be out there! I will continue to research, and update this thread when/if I find something. Even if it's not available (or widely available) now, I expect that it's only a matter of time before prepaid mobile broadband is available in China!

If anyone has any information, or better yet, first hand experience, definitely please share your experience with us.

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