To make regular GSM/2G-voice calls (Not voice over IP), texts(sms) and 3G/4G-surfing with the Chuwi minibook I’m planning the following set-up:
1. VOICE SUPPORTED WWAN-CARD:
Installing an (expencive) ‘Voice supported’ unlocked Huawei ME909u-521 - 4G/LTE- 3G/HSPA DC LGA WWAN-card in the free M.2-2242 slot of the Chuwi-minibook.(see: https://techship.com/products/huawei-me909e/) Including some antenna’s.
Photo: ‘Voice supported’ Huawei ME909u-521 WWAN card*
2. CALLING SOFTWARE:
Installing the downloadable software ‘Mobile partner’ for Huawei-products wich supports the possibility to make and recieve regular phone calls on the Minibook.
Unlucky there are not many WWAN cards with Voice support enabled. And there are no Voice support enabled WWAN cards with a SIM-card slot directly on the pcie-card available for the consumer maket at this time.
I have two possible options to explore:
3A. Putting the Huawei ME909u-521 WWAN card in a PCI-E Adapter with SIM Card-slot
Photo: mini-PCIE WWAN-card in mini PCIE-adaptor with SIM-card-slot (www.aliexpress.com/item/33042042400.html)
I’m sadly not sure if there is enough fysical room for the thickness of the adapter + de WWAN-card in the M.2-2242 slot bay of the Chuwi Minibook.
- 3B. Try making it possible to read the nano/micro SIM card through the TF/MicroSD-slot of the Chuwi Minibook.
So before possibly ordering a Chuwi Minibook I have these 4 questions:
Is the voice supported unlocked Huawei ME909u-521 WWAN card compatable with the Chuwi Minibook’s M.2-2242 slot, BIOS and chipset?
Is the Chuwi-Minibook’s M.2-2242-slot bay space large enough to fit the Huawei ME909u-521 WWAN-card AND the PCIE adapter with SIM-card slot?
Would it be possible to leave the PCIE adapter with SIM-card slot away and somehow use the TF/MicroSD-slot of the Chuwi Minibook to read a nano or micro SIM-card?
Are solutions like this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5KZALb_1oc or this www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIwHLOCFV2E only for hybrid TFcard slots or is the TF/MicroSD-slot of the Chuwi Minibook also a hybrid slot?
I would not like to have a permant external USB-device on my Chuwi Minibook for reading a sim-card/dongle.
Because this is unhandy and it would not take long before it would damage the ChuwiMinibooks-USB-slot because of the stress that comes from constant back and forth wriggling of the USB-device during transport and everyday use. Are there any other possibilities to install/implement a nano/micro-SIMcard reader into the Chuwi Minibook internaly or hidden away into a slot?