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  1. #1
    David
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    I have a nokia 6340i phone and I have a standard cingular voice plan.
    I have never signed up for wireless internet express or wap or any
    data plan.

    I got the DLR-3P cable and installed the phone as a modem - I used
    generic modem drivers as the nokia ones didn't work.

    I dialled my ISP (www.theworld.com) using the phone as modem and it
    worked just fine, albeit at 9600bps.

    My question: From reading others posts it seems I shouldn't have been
    able to do what I did without having subscribed to some sort of data
    plan. So, does just using the phone for data automatically subscribe
    one to a data plan? Will I get a bill for this? I'll wait and see
    what happens with this test and see what shows up.

    Anyone else experience this?

    Thanks
    David



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  2. #2
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: 6340i ISP and data plans

    [email protected] (David) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...

    > My question: From reading others posts it seems I shouldn't have been
    > able to do what I did without having subscribed to some sort of data
    > plan. So, does just using the phone for data automatically subscribe
    > one to a data plan? Will I get a bill for this? I'll wait and see
    > what happens with this test and see what shows up.


    It's all my fault! I made a post to that effect, apparently
    incorrectly, a few days ago. ;-)

    When I was a Cingular dealer and customer, on Cingular's TDMA network,
    that was true, although Cingular would often "sell" the plan for free
    as a promo.

    However, from reading some older posts on this NG (by John Navas IIRC)
    it seems that on GSM, the CSD data option is turned on by default, and
    at no charge, much like T-Mobile- you only pay extra for GPRS
    (Wireless Internet Express.)



  3. #3
    David
    Guest

    Re: 6340i ISP and data plans

    [email protected] (Todd Allcock) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > [email protected] (David) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...


    > However, from reading some older posts on this NG (by John Navas IIRC)
    > it seems that on GSM, the CSD data option is turned on by default, and
    > at no charge, much like T-Mobile- you only pay extra for GPRS
    > (Wireless Internet Express.)



    That's great, then if I understand correctly, the only charges I get
    for this is using my airtime minutes. So if I can live with 9600bps
    for occasional laptop email I'm all set.

    Thanks for clarifying.



  4. #4
    Mike Johnson
    Guest

    Re: 6340i ISP and data plans

    Where did you find the driver that worked? I have the cable but can't figure
    out how to use the phone as a modem. I would appreciate any help you could
    send my way.
    "David" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have a nokia 6340i phone and I have a standard cingular voice plan.
    > I have never signed up for wireless internet express or wap or any
    > data plan.
    >
    > I got the DLR-3P cable and installed the phone as a modem - I used
    > generic modem drivers as the nokia ones didn't work.
    >
    > I dialled my ISP (www.theworld.com) using the phone as modem and it
    > worked just fine, albeit at 9600bps.
    >
    > My question: From reading others posts it seems I shouldn't have been
    > able to do what I did without having subscribed to some sort of data
    > plan. So, does just using the phone for data automatically subscribe
    > one to a data plan? Will I get a bill for this? I'll wait and see
    > what happens with this test and see what shows up.
    >
    > Anyone else experience this?
    >
    > Thanks
    > David






  5. #5
    David
    Guest

    Re: 6340i ISP and data plans

    "Mike Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Where did you find the driver that worked? I have the cable but can't figure
    > out how to use the phone as a modem. I would appreciate any help you could
    > send my way.


    I have win2000 and I just selected the unknown modem option when
    selecting manufacturer and model in the add new modem set up



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