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Acer Aspire 5650 Quick Start Manual

Vodafone mobile connect
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Vodafone Mobile Connect
Quick Start Guide for Acer Notebooks
Important: You may need to contact Vodafone Support Hotline to activate your
Vodafone 3G SIM before you can connect.


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  • Page 1 Vodafone Mobile Connect Quick Start Guide for Acer Notebooks Important: You may need to contact Vodafone Support Hotline to activate your Vodafone 3G SIM before you can connect.
  • Page 2 Vodafone Group. We (Acer) make no representations or warranties, whether expressed or implied, and assume no liability or responsibility for the proper performance of this product and/or the Vodafone 3G Services (referring specifically to 3G network signal reception).
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Important tips: How to activate your Vodafone SIM Vodafone Activation Hotline: Vodafone Support Numbers: How to enable or disable 3G/WLAN on your Acer computer Enable 3G Enable WLAN How to use the Vodafone Mobile Connect software Set up the Vodafone Mobile Connect software...
  • Page 4: Disposal Instructions

    Disposal instructions Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws.
  • Page 5 Welcome Welcome to the world of mobile communications! Once you have activated the Vodafone Mobile Connect software you will be able to: Connect to the Vodafone network whilst on the move to browse the • Internet or pick up E-mail. Find the address of the nearest WLAN location ("hotspot") and connect to •...
  • Page 6 To access the SIM card slot, pull the metal slide to release the lock and then swing the card slot cover out to 90 degrees with your finger tip. Put the new SIM card into the SIM card slot. Close the SIM card slot cover and pull the metal slide back up to lock the SIM card into place.
  • Page 7: Important Tips

    "0000". You may change the PIN by selecting the Tools>Modify PIN Codes>Modify PIN Code menu entry in the Vodafone Mobile Connect software. Should you have any concerns related to your Acer computer hardware, please contact your local Acer reseller or visit the Acer website at http://...
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  • Page 9: How To Activate Your Vodafone Sim

    How to activate your Vodafone Your Acer computer includes a SIM that allows you to access the Vodafone network. The SIM must be activated before you can connect to the Internet. If your SIM was activated when you purchased your computer, simply double-click the Vodafone icon on the desktop to connect.
  • Page 10: Vodafone Support Numbers

    Vodafone Support Numbers: Country Contact detail - Short 1205 (from Vodafone network) - Long 08700 700045 (from any other network) Germany - Short 1234 (from Vodafone network) - Long 0800/172 1234 (from any other network) France If you have any questions about how to use the SFR Connect or the Vodafone software, please contact your SFR customer service on 06 1000 1900, or call 900 from your SFR mobile.
  • Page 11: How To Enable Or Disable 3G/Wlan On Your Acer Computer

    How to enable or disable 3G/WLAN on your Acer computer Note: You must enable the 3G or WLAN before you can open a 3G or wireless connection. Enable 3G Push the switch to the right. The green LED lights up when 3G is enabled.
  • Page 12: How To Use The Vodafone Mobile Connect Software

    How to use the Vodafone Mobile Connect software Vodafone Mobile Connect allows you to connect to the Vodafone Network and includes tools that allow you to manage your usage, send and receive SMS messages from your computer and choose your network preferences. The power, battery, Bluetooth and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the computer’s display is closed.
  • Page 13: Software Overview

    Software Overview The Vodafone Mobile Connect software is designed to let you perform the most common actions by clicking on a single button. Connect/Disconnect: Connect via the mobile phone network, or public Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) "hotspots". Start programs: Start programs that you use frequently. Get support: Get additional support and information.
  • Page 14: Open A Mobile Connection

    Open a Mobile Connection To browse web pages or collect your email, you need to connect to the Internet. The Vodafone Mobile Connect software provides two connect buttons to open such a connection. When you have started the program, these are in the top left-hand corner of the program window, and are marked "Mobile"...
  • Page 15: Open A Wlan Connection

    Open a WLAN Connection Click the "WLAN" connect button to browse web pages or collect your email via a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) hotspot. The WLAN connect button is in the top left-hand corner of the program window, right next to the "Mobile" connect button.
  • Page 16: Find A Vodafone Wlan Hotspot

    Find a Vodafone WLAN Hotspot Not all Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) are public, and even when they are, they only offer small coverage areas, known as "hotspots". So, if you want to use WLAN, you will have to find a hotspot first. The Vodafone Mobile Connect software contains a database of all the WLAN hotspots run by or for your mobile network operator .
  • Page 17: Use Sms Text Messaging

    Use SMS Text Messaging With the Vodafone Mobile Connect software, you can send and receive SMS (Short Message Service) text messages straight from your computer. The program provides an easy way to view messages you have received, create new messages, and manage contact details for frequently-used SMS numbers. SMS Inbox When you click on the SMS button, you will see a row of symbols just below the top red band: this is the SMS toolbar.
  • Page 18: Managing Sms Contacts

    Tip: Just as you do not need to make a call to send an SMS from a phone, you do not need to open a connection to send an SMS with the Vodafone Mobile Connect software. Managing SMS Contacts Just below the SMS toolbar is a row of tabs. Click "Contacts" to view the Contacts list.
  • Page 19: Hints And Tips

    Hints and Tips If no device can be found If the Vodafone Mobile Connect software does not recognise or is unable to find your embedded data card, follow the steps below: Select "Tools>Mobile Profiles>Restore" and restore the Profile. • Select "Tools>Mobile Profiles>New" and create a new Profile for your data •...
  • Page 20 If you have problems when roaming Select "Tools>Select Network>Manually..." and try connecting to a • different network, even if it is labelled "Not allowed". This will update the network information. Switch between "Tools>Select Network>Automatically" and "Tools>Select • Network>Manually..." Contact Vodafone Support, and check roaming is enabled for your •...
  • Page 21: Glossary

    Glossary Item Description Embedded data Integrated component of laptop or notebook computers card that is used to open a data connection over the mobile phone network. Dual-band Refers to the frequency bands supported by the data card for GPRS and SMS (Short Message Service) in different Tri-band world regions;...
  • Page 22 Item Description Roaming Connecting via networks other than your own operator's network. This typically occurs when you are abroad, but is also possible at home. Subscriber Identity Module is the small, postage-stamp- sized chip that you received together with your mobile subscriber contract.

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