LM003 3G USB HSUPA Unlocked Modem
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- Unlocked High Speed Mobile Broadband Modem
- Plug & Play: (Connection manager in flash memory - discless installation)
- Full USB v2.0 compatible device
- Quad-Band GSM / GPRS / EDGE Wireless Mobile Broadband Modem
- High Speed Download upto 7.2 Mbps and High Speed Upload upto 5.6 Mbps
- Micro SD Card Slot (8GB max)
The LM003 3G HSUPA USB modem is an unlocked 3G modem which operates with all service providers in the U.K. This means there are no contract ties to worry about - you can use any sim card from any of the operators like 02 and Vodafone and switch between them. Setup is easy as the software is installed directly from flash memory on the modem itself - no CD-Rom required. Offering a 7.2Mbps download rate and upto 5.6Mbps upload rate anywhere in the world via your 3G SIM Card. A micro-SD slot on the modem accepts a memory card for up to 8 GB (Gigabytes) of memory. A simple slide-in of a micro-SD memory card allows the modem to double as a flash drive to maximize the flexibility of available USB ports.
The LM003 3G HSUPA USB modem is an unlocked 3G modem which operates with all service providers in the U.K. This means there are no contract ties to worry about - you can use any sim card from any of the operators like 02 and Vodafone and switch between them. Setup is easy as the software is installed directly from flash memory on the modem itself - no CD-Rom required. Offering a 7.2Mbps download rate and upto 5.6Mbps upload rate anywhere in the world via your 3G SIM Card. A micro-SD slot on the modem accepts a memory card for up to 8 GB (Gigabytes) of memory. A simple slide-in of a micro-SD memory card allows the modem to double as a flash drive to maximize the flexibility of available USB ports.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
You can add or modify the APN settings as much as you want, and if you can't connect then try searching for the APN settings online - using a different internet connection :) - or contact your provider. I found the settings for giffgaff online in a few minutes and I'm writing this review on the connection through this USB particular modem dongle thing.
CAVEATS: The manufacturer appears to be confused about the specifications of their modem though: their printed manual that comes in the box (there are in fact three manuals - one each for Windows, Mac and Linux) says that the micro SD expansion slot will take up to 32Gb; their website and downloadable manuals say the slot can take an 8Gb card maximum. It doesn't matter as Vista won't recognise even my 2Gb micro SD card and the LM support team are a bit tardy getting back to me. I would download the latest firmware except the LM website link is broken.
All in all, an absolute gem for the connection and simple set up. However LM are losing stars through not knowing what their product can do and for not finding the wherewithal to actually reply to me yet: 5 days and waiting ...
the instructions are not very good - there is no diagram showing where things are.
its not obvious where the sim card goes - in fact the one side slides off - push in the direction of the arrow to expose the sim card and sd slots.
i plugged mine in and it installed itself easily - but in the package was a confusing addendum which implied a manual installation was needed.
there is an antenna extension available LM256 - around £8 - whether its worth bothering for an extra 25% is doubtful.
it is quadband so should work wordwide.
there is an LED which seems to be flashing blue if a signal is present and steady red if not - the instructions dont cover this.
the connection manager screen appears when you plug in and clik the icon.
most of the common networks are there already so select the appropriate one and clik connect.
my giffgaff sim wasnt there so i entered the settings manually as below.
connection manager settings
clik on NEW
Connection Name = giffgaff - GPRS (probably your choice)
APN - Access Point Name = giffgaff.com (essential)
Access Number = *99#
Username = giffgaff
Password = password
clik on network
can choose preferred mode eg GPRS EDGE UMTS
UMTS faster than EDGE and GPRS
you may not get UMTS away from main cities
set network selection to auto
when connected signal strength is shown
there is no help info on the connection manager screen.
the main thing is it does work and should be faster than the common huaei E160 dongles which are usually locked to one network.
this one is unlocked so you can choose your own network provider and better deals.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I travel quite a lot and use my LM003 3G USB HSUPA UNLOCKED MODEM a fair amount. I have found it compatible all over the world. Read morePublished on 29 April 2013 by Caroline Dawkins
Despite having a booklet on how to configure the modem to work on Linux, it doesn't work. The booklet refers to drivers on the manufacturers web-page but these are not there. Read morePublished on 18 Dec. 2012 by Unclehank
Not usable for MAC OSX Snow Lion, as already indicated by Martin. This can apparently not be fixed by the manufacturer, which I would find acceptable, if it would be made clear. Read morePublished on 30 July 2012 by Chris
This unlocked dongle has been great for me as I travel quiet a bit and have used sim cards from 3uk,(Britain), manxtelecom, (Isle of Man), telefonica, (Spain) and vodafone (Malta)... Read morePublished on 26 Jun. 2012 by Amazon Customer
I have used this dongle in 2 different location arround the Liverpool area and it worked fine. As i have only used it for one month i am not able to give a full reveiw. geoffPublished on 15 May 2012 by geoff
I bought this to work with the LM009 pocket router from the same company. You would think these two work would together without problem. Read morePublished on 6 April 2012 by Richard Bevan
Difficult to get a connection. Could need to be plugged and unplugged up to fifteen times before it connects to the internet. Read morePublished on 30 Mar. 2012 by J. Bowman