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  1. #1
    kwdavids
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    I have a Motorola V557 with Cingular as my provider. I want to get one
    of these $10 dial-up ISP's and connect my laptop to the Internet via
    the cell phone.

    I have the USB cable and the Motorola modem driver and it seems to
    connect OK.

    I tried PeoplePC Online and the mobile phone dials them up, then then
    it quickly disconnects. PeoplePC tech support says cell phones don't
    work with their service.

    Question 1: can my hardward connect to a dial-up ISP?
    Question 2: Which dial-up ISP would support such a thing?

    Thank,
    Kevin




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  2. #2
    Austinman
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    Re: Looking for Dial-up ISP for my mobile phone


    "kwdavids" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I have a Motorola V557 with Cingular as my provider. I want to get one
    > of these $10 dial-up ISP's and connect my laptop to the Internet via
    > the cell phone.
    >
    > I have the USB cable and the Motorola modem driver and it seems to
    > connect OK.
    >
    > I tried PeoplePC Online and the mobile phone dials them up, then then
    > it quickly disconnects. PeoplePC tech support says cell phones don't
    > work with their service.
    >
    > Question 1: can my hardward connect to a dial-up ISP?
    > Question 2: Which dial-up ISP would support such a thing?
    >
    > Thank,
    > Kevin


    I don't recall the technical reasons, but the short answer is no, you will
    not be able to use a dial up account from your mobile phone. If you are
    looking for a cost effective method to connect your PC via your phone, you
    can sign up for Cingular's Media Net (unlimited $20 per month). Having said
    that you need to be aware that Cingular prohibits you doing this
    (http://www.cingular.com/media/media_legal). As long as you do not download
    too much data you will probably get away with it. In other words keep below
    their radar. For more information on configuring Media Net see, John Navas's
    web site at:

    http://navasgrp.home.att.net/tech/cingular/media.htm






  3. #3
    kwdavids
    Guest

    Re: Looking for Dial-up ISP for my mobile phone

    I actually tried Media Net. The phone tried to log in and returned a
    message saying that I had to have the "Data option". I called Cingular
    tech support and they confirmed that MediaNet wouldn't work with laptop
    Internet; I would have to get the laptop Internet option which is
    unlimited for $59. Way too much for an occasional use.




  4. #4
    DecaturTxCowboy
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    Re: Looking for Dial-up ISP for my mobile phone

    kwdavids wrote:
    > I actually tried Media Net. The phone tried to log in and returned a
    > message saying that I had to have the "Data option". I called Cingular
    > tech support and they confirmed that MediaNet wouldn't work with laptop
    > Internet; I would have to get the laptop Internet option which is
    > unlimited for $59. Way too much for an occasional use.


    It *WILL* work, they intentionally mislead you.

    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ will help you.

    BUT....you do risk getting hit with data charges.

    You could just drop the $19/mo MediaNet, and that way its only $39/mo
    extra to your bill for the data plan.

    On a side note...I noticed that when I had Cingular removed from a
    client's phone and added the data plan, he could no longer connect using
    [email protected] as the user name and had to use
    [email protected] or [email protected].





  5. #5
    Austinman
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    Re: Looking for Dial-up ISP for my mobile phone


    "kwdavids" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I actually tried Media Net. The phone tried to log in and returned a
    > message saying that I had to have the "Data option". I called Cingular
    > tech support and they confirmed that MediaNet wouldn't work with laptop
    > Internet; I would have to get the laptop Internet option which is
    > unlimited for $59. Way too much for an occasional use.
    >


    Calling tech. support is not an option, as it is not a supported feature. I
    am afraid you are on your own, except for the friendly folks in this group
    :-).





  6. #6
    Jud Hardcastle
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    Re: Looking for Dial-up ISP for my mobile phone

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > > Question 1: can my hardward connect to a dial-up ISP?
    > > Question 2: Which dial-up ISP would support such a thing?
    > >

    > I don't recall the technical reasons, but the short answer is no, you will
    > not be able to use a dial up account from your mobile phone. If you are


    Not exactly. You can use a dial up account (via the phones data menus
    NOT just by dialing the ISP!) if you have CSD (Circuit Switched Data -
    comes out of minutes - very slow as in 9600) enabled on the account --
    the problem appears to be finding a CSR that 1) knows what the heck
    you're talking about and 2) knows how to add it to a GSM account. There
    was some reports that the system would no longer accept the feature
    codes to add it to a pure GSM account. It still works on a GAIT account
    both on the GAIT phone and on a GSM-only one--mine got disabled awhile
    back and it took me days to get it going again--had to ***** until I got
    a tech level person who solved it in about 30 seconds. But--I'm now
    seeing two entries on the bill, one for "wireless internet express" for
    $2.54 and another for "wap-my wireless window" at $3.99. CSD was
    supposed to be $3.99 so maybe WIE isn't needed if you use your own ISP--
    I haven't had time to experiment.

    I've also seen conflicting reports here about CSD is included in the
    MediaNet packages--some said it is and some say it isn't. If the error
    message the OP got about "having to have a data option" is the one I
    think it is it's so vague as to be meaningless--I get it sometimes and I
    can reboot and try again and it goes thru. Can anyone confirm they can
    use CSD with just a MediaNet package?
    --
    Jud
    Dallas TX USA



  7. #7
    David
    Guest

    Re: Looking for Dial-up ISP for my mobile phone

    On 2006-05-28 22:38:48 -0400, "kwdavids" <[email protected]> said:
    >
    > Internet; I would have to get the laptop Internet option which is
    > unlimited for $59. Way too much for an occasional use.


    I have something they call PDACnctUntlAdd for 39.99/month. My Treo will
    access the internet fine using either the isp.cingular and wap.cingular
    settings. (I've not noticed any difference.) Would using DUN incurred
    the wrath of Cingular or is that covered?





  8. #8
    Cliff
    Guest

    Re: Looking for Dial-up ISP for my mobile phone


    "DecaturTxCowboy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > kwdavids wrote:
    > > I actually tried Media Net. The phone tried to log in and returned a
    > > message saying that I had to have the "Data option". I called Cingular
    > > tech support and they confirmed that MediaNet wouldn't work with laptop
    > > Internet; I would have to get the laptop Internet option which is
    > > unlimited for $59. Way too much for an occasional use.

    >
    > It *WILL* work, they intentionally mislead you.
    >
    > http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ will help you.
    >
    > BUT....you do risk getting hit with data charges.
    >
    > You could just drop the $19/mo MediaNet, and that way its only $39/mo
    > extra to your bill for the data plan.
    >
    > On a side note...I noticed that when I had Cingular removed from a
    > client's phone and added the data plan, he could no longer connect using
    > [email protected] as the user name and had to use
    > [email protected] or [email protected].
    >
    >


    I think misled is the wrong words. If Cingular states everywhere you are
    not supposed to do it and you call them and ask them to help you do it then
    they should say something to the effect that Cingular does not support that
    and I can not support that.





  9. #9
    Cliff
    Guest

    Re: Looking for Dial-up ISP for my mobile phone


    "Jud Hardcastle" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > > > Question 1: can my hardward connect to a dial-up ISP?
    > > > Question 2: Which dial-up ISP would support such a thing?
    > > >

    > > I don't recall the technical reasons, but the short answer is no, you

    will
    > > not be able to use a dial up account from your mobile phone. If you are

    >
    > Not exactly. You can use a dial up account (via the phones data menus
    > NOT just by dialing the ISP!) if you have CSD (Circuit Switched Data -
    > comes out of minutes - very slow as in 9600) enabled on the account --
    > the problem appears to be finding a CSR that 1) knows what the heck
    > you're talking about and 2) knows how to add it to a GSM account. There
    > was some reports that the system would no longer accept the feature
    > codes to add it to a pure GSM account. It still works on a GAIT account
    > both on the GAIT phone and on a GSM-only one--mine got disabled awhile
    > back and it took me days to get it going again--had to ***** until I got
    > a tech level person who solved it in about 30 seconds. But--I'm now
    > seeing two entries on the bill, one for "wireless internet express" for
    > $2.54 and another for "wap-my wireless window" at $3.99. CSD was
    > supposed to be $3.99 so maybe WIE isn't needed if you use your own ISP--
    > I haven't had time to experiment.
    >
    > I've also seen conflicting reports here about CSD is included in the
    > MediaNet packages--some said it is and some say it isn't. If the error
    > message the OP got about "having to have a data option" is the one I
    > think it is it's so vague as to be meaningless--I get it sometimes and I
    > can reboot and try again and it goes thru. Can anyone confirm they can
    > use CSD with just a MediaNet package?
    > --
    > Jud
    > Dallas TX USA


    The CSD - like the mobile fax - are not offered by Cingular any more and can
    not be provisioned on accounts. If you have it you can keep it but
    otherwise SOL





  10. #10
    DecaturTxCowboy
    Guest

    Re: Looking for Dial-up ISP for my mobile phone

    Cliff wrote:
    > I think misled is the wrong words. If Cingular states everywhere you are
    > not supposed to do it and you call them and ask them to help you do it then
    > they should say something to the effect that Cingular does not support that
    > and I can not support that.


    Well...how about the Cingular rep was incorrect in saying that it would
    not work (from the technical stand point of it actually working in
    reality), and then saying we don't allow it and won't support it.



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