MBP using Smartphone for Internet Access?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jaxstate, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. jaxstate macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to use my cell phone to access the net. Can anyone give me some help on how to get this up and running.
     
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    Cell phone model?

    Service provider?

    USB Cable or Bluetooth connection?
     
  3. jaxstate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Motorola MPx220
    Cingular
    Bluetooth
     
  4. jaxstate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. jaxstate thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did some googling last night, and finally found the answer to my own question. For anyone with a Windows Smartphone and a Cingular account, this page is where you want to go if you want to connect to the internet using your bluetooth phone, enjoy.:D

    http://justinblanton.com/2006/01/mac-os-x-windows-mobile-bluetooth-modem

    FYI the connection is slooooowwwww. Dial up slow.
     
  6. tehdee macrumors member

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    be very, very careful.

    data charges can amass very quickly just performing normal web browsing.

    i know that here in canada, rogers data prices are exorbanant. i'd recommend phoning cingular, or your provider, and finding out what your plan charges you for data/kb or mb.

    i've read posts on cellular forums (howardforums.com primarily) of people getting bills in the upwards of $100,000 of data.
     
  7. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    If you're going to be using the data connection regularly, it's well worth considering an unlimitted data package, unless you really are only going to be using it very very occasionally.
     

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