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To insert or remove the SIM card, follow these steps:
The Dell Inspiron 14R has a 7-in-1 Media Card Reader (media card not included with your purchase) – to view and share digital photos, music, videos, and documents stored on the following digital memory cards:
To insert and remove the memory card, follow these steps:
Important: Do not remove your memory card while it is in use. Removing the memory card while it is in use may corrupt the data stored on your memory card and damage the memory card or your netbook.
To install or remove the battery, follow these steps:
To charge the battery, connect the AC adapter to the netbook and then plug it into a wall outlet or surge protector.
The Connection Manager is an application that you use to connect to the T-Mobile Mobile Internet network, Wi-Fi networks, and VPN networks.
Familiarize yourself with the Connection Manager and its main features:
When connected using 3G, the technology indicator will display 3G.
When connected using 2G, the technology indicator will display EDGE.
To connect to T-Mobile Mobile Internet network, follow these steps:
Note: You do not need to add a profile or change settings to connect to T-Mobile Mobile Internet.
To connect to another mobile internet network, you must first create a profile for that network.
To create a profile for a mobile internet network, follow these steps:
To connect to other networks, follow these steps:
Note: Connecting to other mobile internet networks may result in roaming charges.
What is connection profile priority?
In the Profiles window, profiles are listed in order of priority. When selecting a network to connect to, T-Mobile Connection Manager will go down the list from top to bottom, selecting the first network profile for which all of the following are true:
Profile priority also determines when T-Mobile Connection Manager automatically switches from one network to another. If you are connected to one network and a higher priority network becomes available, T-Mobile Connection Manager switches to the higher priority network.
To change the priority of a specific profile, follow these steps:
To check mobile internet connection information, follow these steps:
To read text messages, follow these steps:
To send text messages, follow these steps:
To delete text messages, follow these steps:
The T-Mobile Connection Manager includes an Address Book that you can use to manage phone numbers and addresses.
To access, follow these steps:
To add contacts, follow these steps:
To copy contacts, follow these steps:
Important: This will replace the entire phone book on your SIM card, and contacts that are currently saved on the SIM card will be replaced.
Note: The phone book on the SIM will be added to the T-Mobile Connection Manager's Address Book. Entries already in the T-Mobile Connection Manager’s Address Book will not be affected unless the name of an imported entry matches exactly with the name of the contact in the T-Mobile Connection Manager. In this case, the imported contact will replace the existing entry.
To delete a contact, follow these steps:
Before you check data usage, review the following information:
T-Mobile Connection Manager allows you to monitor your approximate data usage with the Usage Meter.
The amount of data transferred is measured in either kilobytes (KB), megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB), or terabytes (TB).
The amount of data transmitted or received depends on the type of files accessed:
Text files typically use relatively small amounts of data.
Graphics files and music files typically use larger amounts of data than text files.
Video files use very large amounts of data.
Your usage amount varies depending on how often you use the network and the type of information you transmit and receive.
The type of data plan you have determines how much data you can transfer before incurring additional charges.
Example: If you are on a 5GB plan, any data transmission over the 5GB limit will incur additional charges.
T-Mobile sends you a free text message, viewable in your T-Mobile Connection Manager inbox, when you have exceeded your data plan limit.
To check approximate data usage, follow these steps:
To change SIM PIN code, follow these steps:
Note: You cannot change the SIM code while connected via Wi-Fi or mobile internet.
To lock the SIM card, follow these steps:
To unblock the PIN, follow these steps:
To connect to a Wi-Fi network, follow these steps:
To connect, follow these steps:
To find a T-Mobile HotSpot, follow these steps:
To create a new Wi-Fi network, follow these steps:
To edit a Wi-Fi network profile, follow these steps:
To check Wi-Fi connection information, follow these steps:
Your T-Mobile HotSpot username is your 10-digit phone number.
Note: You can use this procedure to view the netbook phone number only after you have successfully activated your netbook.
To view your phone number, follow these steps:
If you are a private customer, your default password is the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you are a corporate customer, your default password is the last four digits of your organization’s tax identification number.
The T-Mobile Connection Manager can save your username and password to speed up connections to the T-Mobile HotSpot Network.
To save your T-Mobile HotSpot username and password, follow these steps:
You need to configure VPN settings before connecting to VPN.
To configure VPN settings, follow these steps:
To manually connect to VPN, follow these steps:
To find the software version of your T-Mobile Connection Manager, follow these steps:
On the main T-Mobile Connection Manager screen, click Help.
Click About T-Mobile webConnect Manager to view the software version.
Locate the software version number under Version.
You may receive periodic updates to your T-Mobile Connection Manager software. You can also check for updates manually.
To check for software updates, follow these steps:
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