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Posted Nov 16, 2012 0:29 UTC (Fri) by drago01 (subscriber, #50715)
Posted Nov 16, 2012 3:36 UTC (Fri) by ringerc (subscriber, #3071)
Frankly, that issue is likely to be due to money-grabbing lock-in in in the name of FCC regulations that don't seem to affect Dell or Acer, just HP and Lenovo. Funny that.
I was bitten by this and remain angry about it. Lenovo have refused to cite any actual regulations, and when pressed changed their story to say that "various" rules around the world require this behaviour.
If they hadn't replaced my 3G card free-of-charge with one that's authorized by them I would've taken them to small claims court.
Please press them on this if you've been bitten too. They still haven't fixed their website and have stopped responding to correspondance.
Posted Nov 16, 2012 3:51 UTC (Fri) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
As was I. That is how I know about it. It's just rubbish, really.
Posted Nov 16, 2012 4:01 UTC (Fri) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
Posted Nov 16, 2012 3:47 UTC (Fri) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
Posted Nov 16, 2012 13:24 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
This is not a case of government regulation. It's simply a problem caused by buying a laptop from the wrong manufacturer.
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