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Sim card in computer?

I have a Dell laptop with a place for my cell phone sim card.
Is there a way to connect using that for Internet and/or Phone use with my PC?

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    my laptop has a built in modem. the modem is installed with sim card in it but i can't access it to connect to the internet


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Unfortunately no. You used to be able to get a usb cable and connect your cell as a modem and get free internet access, but the wireless companies have figured out that they can charge an unreasonable rate for internet access, and you now have to purchase an air time wireless card through your cell provider in order to connect through their cell services. It's a bummer, I know.

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