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Cell Phone + 12"PB = Mobile Internet Connection?
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Phydeaux
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Jun 5, 2004, 06:56 PM
 
howdy...

i would like to know how to use my mobile phone (cell phone) as my internet connection with my powerbook. the idea is to create a sort of portable dial-up system. i have been doing a lot of traveling lately and have needed to get onto the internet while in places that do not provide a dial-up connection.

how do i do this or is there a better way?

i am guessing there is a cell phone to laptop connector out there somewhere.

thanx in advance!
     
melman101
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Jun 5, 2004, 07:26 PM
 
Depends on what type of cell phone you have. If you have a bluetooth one, it's real easy. T-Mobile also provides free wap, (which is only port 80 access), but they also offer a $20 unlimited plan for all ports. I only know about T-Mobile because I have a Sony Ericsson T610 and T-Mobile, and surf the web whenever i'm mobile and there are no WAP's available.
     
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Jun 7, 2004, 11:34 AM
 
You can get good info at howardforums.com and there is a Yahoo group called maccellphone you can join to get info. Also, do a google search for "ross barkman" - his homepage has lots of info and scripts, too. Just can't recall the entire address. Good luck!
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Jun 7, 2004, 11:40 AM
 
Really easy if you have B/T, do a search in the peripherals forum. I have posted loads of walkthroughs on how to do it...
     
Phydeaux  (op)
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Jun 7, 2004, 02:30 PM
 
thanx for the info so far...i will track down the suggestions posted!

i will be buying a new cell phone shortly. what are the models and features i should look at? everyone has mentioned that it needs to be BT enabled. the T-mobile deal sounds pretty sweet. anyone else out there use something else?
     
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Jun 8, 2004, 01:33 AM
 
i use to have a nokia 3650 but now have a motorola v600. I use blue tooth and tmobile to connect. You can also just google it and you'll find some walktrhoughs.
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