Can a iBook, Motorola T730, and Verizon service learn to love each other?

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  1. demoptera macrumors newbie

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    I just a new Motorola T730 from Verizon. My computer of choice is a iBook G3 with OS 10.3 . I saw on Apple iSync's webpage that it will work with the T720, but it doesn't mention the T730. Will they work together if I get a usb cable for the phone? I read somewhere that if you can connect your verizon phone to your laptop you can use the phone as a modem by getting the computer to dial #77, it will burn cell phone minutes but won't cost any extra for the service, and only goes at very slow speeds. Is there any truth to all this? Anyone have any experiance connecting their phone to a Mac? All the Motorola Phone Tools cd's do not mention support for Mac OS. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!!


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  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Yes!

    First of all, the T730 will work with iSync. It is essentially a T720 with updated software and a different faceplate. I use a Motorola v60i with Verizon on my PowerBook. It is very easy to connect to the internet with it. Just pick up a generic USB data cable from eBay for a few bucks. Plug it in, and go to System Preferences, then to the Network tab. You'll be informed that a new network device has been detected. All you need to do is configure it. I don't know about the #77, as I use my own dial up account. Either way, enter your ISP info into the "PPP" tab, then switch over to the "Modems" tab. For the modem model, chose "au cdmaOne C413S by Sony". Now, just go to Internet Connect, which is in the Applications folder, and chose your phone in the devices tab in the window. You should see all the ISP info you entered in System Preferences there. All you have to do is hit "Connect". I just feel I should warn you though, the connection is painfully slow. It's about 9600 kbs, a fifth of the speed of 56k dialup. I think your phone is capable of Express Network, Verizon's high speed service, but that costs extra. If you really want speed, thats the way to go.
     
  3. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    Re: Yes!

    The number is #777, and you log in with username "qnc" and password "qnc". And it's 14.4Kbps, not 9.6, but it sure feels like 9.6.

    If you want Express Network (now called NationalAccess) you can buy unlimited usage for $70 a month. There is a free option, though, but it is hard to get if you don't have it already. What you do is call Customer Service and ask if you have something called "Express Network Minutes-Only Use" or "NationalAccess Minutes-Only Use" on your account. A lot of times the rep will have no idea what you're talking about, so keep trying until you get the right rep. You can also call 800-308-DATA and try there. You may already have it, and you may not. It really depends. You might find asking for code 47769, code 1XMOU or code 38736 helps.

    Like the 14.4 option, it just burns through your minutes, it's just 10x faster at 144Kbps (I average about 80-90Kbps in my tests on my LG VX-6000). One important thing is that the login is different than the 14.4 service. The user name is <your10digitphonenumber>@vzw3g.com and the password is vzw.

    Why do they offer this for free? For use with picture messaging (which your phone is not capable of, but they'll give it to you anyway). Pictures would send really slowly over the standard 14.4 link.
     
  4. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Wow, didn't know about the free dial-up service. Thanks ibookin'.
     
  5. demoptera thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much for your help! I ordered the usb cable for my phone today. I can't wait to try out my new mobile modem and I'm looking forward to using iSync for more then just .Mac!


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  6. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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