EVDO works on MACBOOK PRO (USB)

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  1. sozkan macrumors newbie

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    I found information on the web that VERIZON started to offer a program to use your phone as a Broadband modem.

    I called verizon but their reps don’t know anything.

    than I deiced to go to a store but no luck they did not know too called the technical support they told me that they do have a package that I can add to use my phone as a broadband phone.

    I went back to the store port my phone number to VERIZON got the V3 and a usb cable to be able to connect to my macbook.

    Signed up to 59.99 broadband access program
    http://estore.vzwshop.com/overview/w...accessconnect/

    and TAHT is IT

    WORKS LIKE a CHARM

    No software required

    Plug in your USB cable

    Get in to network preferences os x will tel you you have a new port available pick V3c

    PPP

    Service Pr. anything you like
    Account name xxxxxxxxxxx@vzw3g.com
    Password vzw
    Telephone #777

    Modem

    Verizon Support (PC 5220)

    Uncheck wait for dial tone

    Show modem status in menu bar

    Apply

    Now close everything and on the menu bar click the phone icon and connect

    VALA you got the broadband speed I can not believe no one knows this I am so frustrated I am no computer genius people here must know better
     
  2. treblah macrumors 65816

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  3. portent macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know.

    Pity it only works through USB. There's no (technical) reason why you couldn't use Bluetooth, except that Verizon does not include that capability.
     
  4. nosser macrumors regular

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    yup it's a very fast network! I use it also but with a pb and an lg vx9800. and i'm employeed by them!
     
  5. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    I do the same thing, but tether mine via bluetooth. It might only be available on an earlier firmware version though, I think VZW crippled the BT functionality in a later update to the V3C.
     
  6. entropy1980 macrumors regular

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    I am tethering my PPC-6700 (Sprint) with EVDO to my Macbook Pro over bluetooth works fantastic!
     
  7. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Bluetooth?! Sure, go ahead, limit yourself to 18Kb/s. :p
     
  8. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    Is it fast enough to use as a replacement to a home DSL line? What kind of speeds and reception are you getting? That must be awfully convenient...

    reality
     
  9. entropy1980 macrumors regular

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    with 1 bar of signal i am getting 102 kbit/sec over bluetooth. This is from DSLreports.com
     
  10. pacman7331 macrumors regular

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    Anyone know about broadband over Sprint phones?
     
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Check the thread on the Samsung A900 for that information.
     
  12. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I was using my T68i as a Bluetooth modem on AT&T 2 years ago. AND all I had to pay for was data. Same goes for Cingular now, it's just a little harder to connect. $10/mo for the data (although I should probably up it to unlimited for 24)
     
  13. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    EDGE doesn't support as much throughput, from what I've seen. Shouldn't you have been using a USB cable all this time? Bluetooth 1.x isn't all that fast, either.
     

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