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Old 02-14-2010, 04:50 AM   #1
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3G card removed...no problems so far

This is obviously only interesting for the non-US nook owners, if at all:

The nook never even managed to connect to the local cellphone network (Switzerland), let alone provide any sort of function. However, I did keep hearing the GSM "chatter" when close to sensitive speakers, like when a cellphone connects to a tower. It seems reasonable to assume that this could eat into the battery life quite a bit when not in flight mode (similar to a cellphone's battery discharging quicker in areas of bad reception).
So I removed the original SIM card completely, and didn't replace it with anything. On starting up, I was half expecting some kind of error message about the missing card, but no. So far, everything seems to be working just fine.

Are there any consequences I might have overlooked?
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:54 AM   #2
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Removing the SIM doesn't necessarily mean that the cellular radio will be been deactivated. I agree that it would be reasonable that it would be, but there's always the chance that it won't have been.
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I agree, but the fact that I now don't hear any "chatter" when the nook is right next to my speakers does seem to point towards it being deactivated.
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The nook never even managed to connect to the local cellphone network (Switzerland), let alone provide any sort of function.
http://nookdevs.com/3G#International_Usage
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