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  1. #1
    Tom Moore
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    Hi guys.
    I just got a Motorola v400 phone and I'm wondering what I will need to
    do to be able to connect to the internet using the cell phone as a
    dial-up modem if this is possible.
    I want to be able to use the laptop to check e-mail and surf a few
    websites every once in a while when I'm not able to use a phone line.
    What kind of data rates can I expect and how does the service work?
    If I use the phone as a modem will I get charged minutes as if I were
    using the phone using voice?
    What I mean is while I'm using the modem portion will the minutes get
    subtracted from my normal minute plan?
    I'm in West Palm Beach FL to give the market I'm in.
    Also how will my experience using gsm differ over tdma?
    The last phone I has was a Nokia 5165.

    Thanks for any help you guys can offer me.

    Tom




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  2. #2
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: Using Motorola v400 as modem

    Tom Moore <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hi guys.
    > I just got a Motorola v400 phone and I'm wondering what I will need to
    > do to be able to connect to the internet using the cell phone as a
    > dial-up modem if this is possible.


    Cingular offers a "data connect" kit for most of their phones- driver
    software and a laptop-to-phone cable.

    > What kind of data rates can I expect and how does the service work?
    > If I use the phone as a modem will I get charged minutes as if I were
    > using the phone using voice?


    Depends- there are two kinds of data connections available- CSD,
    (Circuit Switch Data, also sometimes called "GSM Data") that dials to
    your own ISP at 9.6k (yep, 9.6k!) and uses your voice plan minutes,
    and GPRS, that gives you about 40k, but charges you by the megabyte
    (like with voice, you buy data packages and pay for overages.
    Packages, IIRC, run $7/month for 1MB, up to $80 for unlimited.)

    > What I mean is while I'm using the modem portion will the minutes get
    > subtracted from my normal minute plan?


    With CSD, yes. Free N&W are your friend... ;-)

    > I'm in West Palm Beach FL to give the market I'm in.
    > Also how will my experience using gsm differ over tdma?


    9.6k CSD is available from either, but GPRS is only available on GPRS.



  3. #3
    John Navas
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    Re: Using Motorola v400 as modem

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    In <[email protected]> on 19 Aug 2004 09:04:31
    -0700, [email protected] (Todd Allcock) wrote:

    >Tom Moore <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...


    >> I just got a Motorola v400 phone and I'm wondering what I will need to
    >> do to be able to connect to the internet using the cell phone as a
    >> dial-up modem if this is possible.

    >
    >Cingular offers a "data connect" kit for most of their phones- driver
    >software and a laptop-to-phone cable.


    True, but you can probably get a cable more cheaply on eBay, and the software
    is just a convenience -- even a generic Windows modem driver will work well.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  4. #4
    Tom Moore
    Guest

    Re: Using Motorola v400 as modem

    If I get this data cable and I use the phone as a modem will the time
    I use get subtracted from my minutes or will I get charged in some
    other way?

    Tom



    On 2004-08-19, John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    > In <[email protected]> on 19 Aug 2004 09:04:31
    > -0700, [email protected] (Todd Allcock) wrote:
    >
    >>Tom Moore <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...

    >
    >>> I just got a Motorola v400 phone and I'm wondering what I will need to
    >>> do to be able to connect to the internet using the cell phone as a
    >>> dial-up modem if this is possible.

    >>
    >>Cingular offers a "data connect" kit for most of their phones- driver
    >>software and a laptop-to-phone cable.

    >
    > True, but you can probably get a cable more cheaply on eBay, and the software
    > is just a convenience -- even a generic Windows modem driver will work well.
    >




  5. #5
    John Navas
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    Re: Using Motorola v400 as modem

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    In <[email protected]> on Wed, 25 Aug 2004 17:06:04 -0500,
    Tom Moore <[email protected]> wrote:

    >If I get this data cable and I use the phone as a modem will the time
    >I use get subtracted from my minutes or will I get charged in some
    >other way?


    CSD subtracts from minutes.
    GPRS is charged by the amount of data.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  6. #6
    fender4645
    fender4645 is offline
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    Hey guys-

    Can anyone tell me how to set this up? I also have a v400 and purchased the data cable as well as the Motorola PhoneTools v.2 software. I want to use CSD (GSM-Data) because GPRS requires a monthly subscription starting at $19.99/month from Cingular and I'm really not going to use this that much. I went through and set up a GSM-Data connection giving it the phone number, username, and password. When I click 'Connect' I can see on my phone the number being dialed, however it immediately disconnects. The phone number/username/password are good -- it works fine when I connect from my laptop's modem to a standard land-line using the same info.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



  7. #7
    John Navas
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    Re: Using Motorola v400 as modem

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    In <[email protected]> on Sat, 11 Sep 2004 22:40:52
    -0500, fender4645 <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Can anyone tell me how to set this up? I also have a v400 and
    >purchased the data cable as well as the Motorola PhoneTools v.2
    >software.


    See my webpages below for basic information.

    >I want to use CSD (GSM-Data) because GPRS requires a monthly
    >subscription starting at $19.99/month from Cingular and I'm really not
    >going to use this that much.


    Cingular has cheaper GPRS plans for light usage.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  8. #8
    Ryan
    Guest

    Re: Using Motorola v400 as modem

    just make a Dial-Up connection in windows.

    username: [email protected]
    password: CINGULAR1
    Ph. Number: *99***3#



    fender4645 wrote:
    > Hey guys-
    >
    > Can anyone tell me how to set this up? I also have a v400 and
    > purchased the data cable as well as the Motorola PhoneTools v.2
    > software. I want to use CSD (GSM-Data) because GPRS requires a monthly
    > subscription starting at $19.99/month from Cingular and I'm really not
    > going to use this that much. I went through and set up a GSM-Data
    > connection giving it the phone number, username, and password. When I
    > click 'Connect' I can see on my phone the number being dialed, however
    > it immediately disconnects. The phone number/username/password are
    > good -- it works fine when I connect from my laptop's modem to a
    > standard land-line using the same info.
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    >
    >
    > --
    > fender4645
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > http://cellphoneforums.netView this thread: http://cellphoneforums.net/t145364.html
    >




  9. #9
    fender4645
    fender4645 is offline
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    Thanks guys!

    So I FINALLY got it working using Ryan's method. I was pleasantly suprised to see it was using the GPRS connection and I was getting decent speeds.

    Question: am I getting billed for anything using this method? Is it for minutes? Data? I have their $7.99/month data package for WAP that only limits me to 1MB of transfer per month which can go pretty quickly when downloading full web pages. And I'd hate to have my next bill be huge because I was having all of this fun!!



  10. #10
    Ryan
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    Re: Using Motorola v400 as modem

    It is billed the same as your WAP usage... So $.01 per k unless you have
    a data package...

    Do me a favor and do a speed test at dslreports and let us know your
    speeds. I'm getting ~30k down ~20k up.

    ryan

    fender4645 wrote:
    > Thanks guys!
    >
    > So I FINALLY got it working using Ryan's method. I was pleasantly
    > suprised to see it was using the GPRS connection and I was getting
    > decent speeds.
    >
    > Question: am I getting billed for anything using this method? Is it
    > for minutes? Data? I have their $7.99/month data package for WAP that
    > only limits me to 1MB of transfer per month which can go pretty quickly
    > when downloading full web pages. And I'd hate to have my next bill be
    > huge because I was having all of this fun!!
    >
    >
    > --
    > fender4645
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > http://cellphoneforums.netView this thread: http://cellphoneforums.net/t145364.html
    >




  11. #11
    fender4645
    fender4645 is offline
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    Thanks, Ryan. Do you know exactly how much data they use for the speed tests? Not to be stingy but if it's $10 for each MB... I looked but couldn't see exactly how much data is downloaded/uploaded.



  12. #12
    Ryan
    Guest

    Re: Using Motorola v400 as modem

    fender4645 <[email protected]pam.cellphoneforums.net> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Thanks, Ryan. Do you know exactly how much data they use for the speed
    > tests? Not to be stingy but if it's $10 for each MB... I looked but
    > couldn't see exactly how much data is downloaded/uploaded.



    I didn't think about that... It's ok don't worry about it.



  13. #13
    John Navas
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    Re: Using Motorola v400 as modem

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    In <[email protected]> on Sun, 12 Sep 2004 20:47:03
    GMT, Ryan <[email protected]> wrote:

    >just make a Dial-Up connection in windows.
    >
    >username: [email protected]
    >password: CINGULAR1
    >Ph. Number: *99***3#


    The "***3" part means use the 3rd GPRS profile (CID). Change the number to
    use a different profile, or omit that part altogether if you want to use the
    1st profile or only have one profile.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



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