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  1. #1
    TheGist
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    Is it possible to use a sprint phone to connect my laptop to the
    internet?
    I am *not* talking about mobile broadband cards!
    What I am interested in would be sharing the phone's data connection.
    Can that be done?



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  2. #2
    AZ Nomad
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    Re: connect to internet via a sprint phone?

    On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:11:05 -0400, TheGist <thegist@nospam.net> wrote:
    >Is it possible to use a sprint phone to connect my laptop to the
    >internet?
    >I am *not* talking about mobile broadband cards!
    >What I am interested in would be sharing the phone's data connection.
    >Can that be done?


    My experience with a palm centro is that it is "possible" but sprint
    makes it impossible unless you pay an insane $50-60 month fee. For
    an activity that I do perhaps 8 hours a year while on vacation searching
    for motel rooms, I found that unacceptable, amounting to $75/hr connect
    fee!

    I downloaded an application that "shares" my phone internet connection with
    a PC instead of using the phone as a modem. It works like a champ although
    I wish I didn't have to boot windows to use it. ( I normally run linux )



  3. #3
    TL Mitchell
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    Re: connect to internet via a sprint phone?

    "AZ Nomad" <aznomad.3@PremoveOBthisOX.COM> wrote

    > My experience with a palm centro is that it is "possible" but sprint
    > makes it impossible unless you pay an insane $50-60 month fee.


    Izzat a fact? I've been tethering a Centro since last fall with no data plan
    other than Power Vision, no extra charges.

    TL





  4. #4
    TheGist
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    Re: connect to internet via a sprint phone?

    In article <slrngbdhpo.qju.aznomad.3@ip70-176-155-130.ph.ph.cox.net>,
    AZ Nomad <aznomad.3@PremoveOBthisOX.COM> wrote:

    > On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:11:05 -0400, TheGist <thegist@nospam.net> wrote:
    > >Is it possible to use a sprint phone to connect my laptop to the
    > >internet?
    > >I am *not* talking about mobile broadband cards!
    > >What I am interested in would be sharing the phone's data connection.
    > >Can that be done?

    >
    > My experience with a palm centro is that it is "possible" but sprint
    > makes it impossible unless you pay an insane $50-60 month fee. For
    > an activity that I do perhaps 8 hours a year while on vacation searching
    > for motel rooms, I found that unacceptable, amounting to $75/hr connect
    > fee!
    >
    > I downloaded an application that "shares" my phone internet connection with
    > a PC instead of using the phone as a modem. It works like a champ although
    > I wish I didn't have to boot windows to use it. ( I normally run linux )


    hmmm, I'd be interested in the name of this application.
    Thanks!



  5. #5
    AZ Nomad
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    Re: connect to internet via a sprint phone?

    On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:55:13 -0400, TL Mitchell <tlmitchell99@earthlink.net> wrote:
    >"AZ Nomad" <aznomad.3@PremoveOBthisOX.COM> wrote


    >> My experience with a palm centro is that it is "possible" but sprint
    >> makes it impossible unless you pay an insane $50-60 month fee.


    >Izzat a fact? I've been tethering a Centro since last fall with no data plan
    >other than Power Vision, no extra charges.


    Didn't work for me and when I called sprint, they said first $60/mo and
    then later $50/mo.

    I used to teather my samsung sph-i500 with no problem, but it never worked
    w/ my centro.

    I passed the knowledge to my brother who also had an sph-i500 at the time and
    was also able to teather, for about 7 months and then sprint cut him off.

    It may be depend on the way sprint has the accounts set up.





  6. #6
    AZ Nomad
    Guest

    Re: connect to internet via a sprint phone?

    On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:56:12 -0400, TheGist <thegist@nospam.net> wrote:
    >In article <slrngbdhpo.qju.aznomad.3@ip70-176-155-130.ph.ph.cox.net>,
    > AZ Nomad <aznomad.3@PremoveOBthisOX.COM> wrote:


    >> On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:11:05 -0400, TheGist <thegist@nospam.net> wrote:
    >> >Is it possible to use a sprint phone to connect my laptop to the
    >> >internet?
    >> >I am *not* talking about mobile broadband cards!
    >> >What I am interested in would be sharing the phone's data connection.
    >> >Can that be done?

    >>
    >> My experience with a palm centro is that it is "possible" but sprint
    >> makes it impossible unless you pay an insane $50-60 month fee. For
    >> an activity that I do perhaps 8 hours a year while on vacation searching
    >> for motel rooms, I found that unacceptable, amounting to $75/hr connect
    >> fee!
    >>
    >> I downloaded an application that "shares" my phone internet connection with
    >> a PC instead of using the phone as a modem. It works like a champ although
    >> I wish I didn't have to boot windows to use it. ( I normally run linux )


    >hmmm, I'd be interested in the name of this application.
    >Thanks!


    There's two out there right now.
    I use PDAnet, but I'm also looking at one called usbmodem which might work
    with linux.

    If you run windows, pdanet is foolproof. I also use it via bluetooth.



  7. #7
    dan@sprint.com
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    Re: connect to internet via a sprint phone?

    It's called tethering. PDAnet should work for you. If you want to go the
    legal way, you must add the Phone as Modem to your acct. (PAM for short)

    Sprint just lowered the fee to $15/mo

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  8. #8
    AZ Nomad
    Guest

    Re: connect to internet via a sprint phone?

    On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 19:23:53 GMT, dan@sprint.com <dan@sprint.com> wrote:
    >It's called tethering. PDAnet should work for you. If you want to go the
    >legal way, you must add the Phone as Modem to your acct. (PAM for short)


    >Sprint just lowered the fee to $15/mo


    Whoopie. "only" $22/hr for my purposes. I think I'll pass on that
    wonderful offer.



  9. #9
    TL Mitchell
    Guest

    Re: connect to internet via a sprint phone?

    <dan@sprint.com> wrote in message news:1219958575_58437@news.usenet.com...
    > It's called tethering. PDAnet should work for you. If you want to go the
    > legal way, you must add the Phone as Modem to your acct. (PAM for short)
    >
    > Sprint just lowered the fee to $15/mo


    The $15 plan is to add PAM to an already existing, high-buck data plan.
    Whatta deal!

    TL





  10. #10
    AZ Nomad
    Guest

    Re: connect to internet via a sprint phone?

    On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 22:25:45 -0400, TL Mitchell <tlmitchell99@earthlink.net> wrote:
    ><dan@sprint.com> wrote in message news:1219958575_58437@news.usenet.com...
    >> It's called tethering. PDAnet should work for you. If you want to go the
    >> legal way, you must add the Phone as Modem to your acct. (PAM for short)
    >>
    >> Sprint just lowered the fee to $15/mo


    >The $15 plan is to add PAM to an already existing, high-buck data plan.
    >Whatta deal!


    >TL



    Yeah. For somebody like me who uses tethering about 8 hours a year, it's
    only $22 for each hour! Wow! What a deal!



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