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lmbevard 12-11-2005 02:32 AM

Re: Cell phone as modem
U.S. Cellular doesn't offer the option of connecting the cell phone to the
web, so that is out. I was hoping that there was a way to connect the modem
from the laptop to the cell for a cheap connection. To bad they always make
it so difficult.


"Whiskers" <> wrote in message
> On 2005-12-10, lmbevard <> wrote:
>> I would like to use my cell phone to hook up to my modem in my laptop and
>> just use the cell phone as a regular phone for dial up service. I don't
>> want
>> to use the cell phone as the modem but use the modem that is in the
>> laptop,
>> that way I can get internet service no matter where I am at. Is it
>> possible
>> to do this and what cabling do I need. Thanks,
>> Larry

> You won't be able to use the analogue modem in your PC to connect via the
> digital mobile phone system - but most mobile phones can be used as
> "digital modems" with suitable 'driver' software on your computer - just
> tell your dialler software to use the mobile phone as a "modem" (probably
> by selecting whichever 'port' the mobile phone driver sets up). Works
> quite well, usually.
> It isn't cheap though, nor is it quick, and you will need to find out from
> your mobile phone service whether or not they allow 'data' connections and
> if so how much they charge. In my country (UK) we can use 'pay-as-you-go'
> ISP contracts to connect from any telephone number, including mobiles on
> either the GSM or GPRS systems. Your mobile phone service may have their
> own 'mobile ISP' offering.
> How you connect the mobile phone to the laptop depends on the particular
> equipment; infra-red or 'bluetooth' are convenient - but a 'serial' or
> 'USB' cable may be more reliable. The maker of your mobile handset can
> probably supply cables with suitable connectors at the 'telephone' end;
> that varies enormously between different makes and models.
> --
> -- ^^^^^^^^^^
> -- Whiskers
> -- ~~~~~~~~~~

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