How do you use a cell phone as wifi modem?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by superspiffy, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    I heard that you can use your cell phone to connect through the internet by syncing it through bluetooth. How do you do this? It would be cool if I can have unlimited wifi when I'm on the go with my MBP.
     
  2. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    I believe you have to pair your phone with your Mac via bluetooth and then click something like "Enable wireless modem" in Bluetooth File Exchange. Also, what phone have you got? If it's not 3G or EDGE I'm afraid you'll get pitifully slow net speeds.
     
  3. superspiffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Chocolate LG from Verizon. I don't know anything about 3G or EDGE
     
  4. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, Verizon. I've heard that Verizon really like to cripple their phones by disabling features such as bluetooth pairing and use as a wireless modem. If, by some chance, you get it working you won't get fast speeds as the Chocolate is only GSM methinks.
     
  5. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    The (US) Chocolate is CDMA... it doesn't have GSM.

    It has EVDO data, so it should be fairly fast if you can even get it to work.
     

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