using a cell phone to get online with the mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by asmallchild, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. asmallchild macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2007
    just purchased an LG voyager to pair with my new MBP

    (yeah, still longingly eyeing the iPhone but I'm stuck with Verizon for the foreseeable future)

    now, is there a way to get online with the MBP using the cell phone if I have an unlimited data plan on the phone?
  2. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    I used to use my xv6700 and tether via bluetooth, it worked pretty well. Just have to create a network connection in the network pref pane in system preferences. Not sure on the specifics for your phone, but give Google a shot, it's how I found everything I needed for my old phone.
  3. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  5. esd macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Not gonna happen. The iPhone cannot be used as a modem (at least not with out some really serious hacking). Most other high-end phones with Bluetooth will work, though. It was a little tricky to set up the first time, but I got online with my T-Mobile Dash.

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