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  1. #1
    Scott Seidman
    Guest
    OK, I'm getting close now to being able to use my phone as a modem

    I got cingular (finally) to enable Data Connect (CSD) on my account (after
    they first told me this couldn't be done on a GSM network!!!)

    I have access through the CSD on my phone, but I can't get the modem to
    hook up right.

    I've tried the call numbers *99#, *99***1#, *99***2#, etc,

    The phone says "connecting" for a while, and then says something like "GPRS
    request failed". This isn't surprising, as I have no GPRS service.

    How do I get the modem to point to my CSD? Also, does it make a difference
    what username and password I provide, so long as its correct on the phone?
    I assume I can set up a CSD for any ISP of my choice, as well.

    While we're at it, how do I disconnect from a CSD session on the phone??
    If I'm billed by rate minutes, there would need to be a way to hang up, no?

    Thanks in advance,

    Scott



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  2. #2
    Mr. Stacey
    Guest

    Re: T616 bluetooth modem help

    How did you get them to enable CSD, they just told me because I have the
    T616 that It does not support CSD and I have to use the MB plans... which
    cost allot of money...

    Stacey


    "Scott Seidman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > OK, I'm getting close now to being able to use my phone as a modem
    >
    > I got cingular (finally) to enable Data Connect (CSD) on my account (after
    > they first told me this couldn't be done on a GSM network!!!)
    >
    > I have access through the CSD on my phone, but I can't get the modem to
    > hook up right.
    >
    > I've tried the call numbers *99#, *99***1#, *99***2#, etc,
    >
    > The phone says "connecting" for a while, and then says something like

    "GPRS
    > request failed". This isn't surprising, as I have no GPRS service.
    >
    > How do I get the modem to point to my CSD? Also, does it make a

    difference
    > what username and password I provide, so long as its correct on the phone?
    > I assume I can set up a CSD for any ISP of my choice, as well.
    >
    > While we're at it, how do I disconnect from a CSD session on the phone??
    > If I'm billed by rate minutes, there would need to be a way to hang up,

    no?
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    >
    > Scott






  3. #3
    Jason Cothran
    Guest

    Re: T616 bluetooth modem help


    "Mr. Stacey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:GOWNb.2902$%[email protected]
    | How did you get them to enable CSD, they just told me because I have the
    | T616 that It does not support CSD and I have to use the MB plans... which
    | cost allot of money...
    |
    |

    I just got lucky and they enabled mine on my T616. I never asked for it or
    anything.





  4. #4
    Tony Clark
    Guest

    Re: T616 bluetooth modem help

    Your cellular provider may not support it, but the T616 specs from the
    Sony-Ericsson site specifically states "Modem" as one of its features.

    Understand that the phone is not operating like a modem on your computer.
    The phone company has to support and enable CSD which in effect provides a
    virtual "modem" connection through your GSM/GPRS phone. Not all companies
    support this capability. ATT Wireless for example does not. You can only get
    web access through ATTs network, mMode.

    TC

    "Mr. Stacey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:GOWNb.2902$%[email protected]
    > How did you get them to enable CSD, they just told me because I have the
    > T616 that It does not support CSD and I have to use the MB plans... which
    > cost allot of money...
    >
    > Stacey
    >
    >
    > "Scott Seidman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > OK, I'm getting close now to being able to use my phone as a modem
    > >
    > > I got cingular (finally) to enable Data Connect (CSD) on my account

    (after
    > > they first told me this couldn't be done on a GSM network!!!)
    > >
    > > I have access through the CSD on my phone, but I can't get the modem to
    > > hook up right.
    > >
    > > I've tried the call numbers *99#, *99***1#, *99***2#, etc,
    > >
    > > The phone says "connecting" for a while, and then says something like

    > "GPRS
    > > request failed". This isn't surprising, as I have no GPRS service.
    > >
    > > How do I get the modem to point to my CSD? Also, does it make a

    > difference
    > > what username and password I provide, so long as its correct on the

    phone?
    > > I assume I can set up a CSD for any ISP of my choice, as well.
    > >
    > > While we're at it, how do I disconnect from a CSD session on the phone??
    > > If I'm billed by rate minutes, there would need to be a way to hang up,

    > no?
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance,
    > >
    > > Scott

    >
    >






  5. #5
    Jason Cothran
    Guest

    Re: T616 bluetooth modem help


    "Tony Clark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | Your cellular provider may not support it, but the T616 specs from the
    | Sony-Ericsson site specifically states "Modem" as one of its features.
    |
    | Understand that the phone is not operating like a modem on your computer.


    Actually, the T616 can be used like a modem attached to your computer. I
    have used mine several times to dial into my ISP's dial up number through my
    computer.





  6. #6
    Tony Clark
    Guest

    Re: T616 bluetooth modem help

    Even though you are connecting to your ISP, the phone is not a true modem. I
    am not the technical expert on this matter but as I understand it even
    though you dial your ISP's phone number you are connecting through your
    cellular provider who makes a CSD connection to your ISP. A virtual
    connection as it were.

    I probably should have said that the phone is not a modem per se, but it is
    "acting like" one by virture of your cellular provider.

    TC


    "Jason Cothran" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:feCOb.5675$D%[email protected]
    >
    > "Tony Clark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > | Your cellular provider may not support it, but the T616 specs from the
    > | Sony-Ericsson site specifically states "Modem" as one of its features.
    > |
    > | Understand that the phone is not operating like a modem on your

    computer.
    >
    >
    > Actually, the T616 can be used like a modem attached to your computer. I
    > have used mine several times to dial into my ISP's dial up number through

    my
    > computer.
    >
    >






  7. #7
    Jason Cothran
    Guest

    Re: T616 bluetooth modem help


    "Tony Clark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:gWFOb.17955$zj7.6404[email protected]
    | Even though you are connecting to your ISP, the phone is not a true modem.
    I
    | am not the technical expert on this matter but as I understand it even
    | though you dial your ISP's phone number you are connecting through your
    | cellular provider who makes a CSD connection to your ISP. A virtual
    | connection as it were.
    |
    | I probably should have said that the phone is not a modem per se, but it
    is
    | "acting like" one by virture of your cellular provider.
    |

    Incorrect. The T616 works exactly as a modem when you dial into your ISP
    from your PC (palm, etc) using the modem capabilities. I think you are
    thinking about the CSD service your provider has available for you, which is
    not even a factor when using the phone as a modem to dial another ISP. CSD
    and the modem capabilities of the T616 are two completely different animals.





  8. #8
    Mick
    Guest

    Re: T616 bluetooth modem help

    Tony, you mentioned that the T616 can be used as a modem directly
    connected to the PC. I was hoping to avoid buying the data connect kit
    that cingular has just told me I needed. That defeats the purpose of a
    bluetooth modem.

    I was thinking that because it's bluetooth I wouldn't need a cable.

    However, I spoke to three different cingular reps and was told three
    different stories. The first told me that because it's a bluetooth
    phone, I don't need a data connect kit. The second told me I needed an
    Internet account, and the third told me I needed a data connect kit.

    As far as needing CSD service (Circuit Switched Data), I wish I could
    get that far. That may be a possibility, but I didn't think you needed a
    CSD connection with the Cingular service. Tony, if you've been using
    your phone as a modem, did you require CSD or are you on the standard
    GPRS service cingular provides?

    What I'm experiencing now using a USB Bluetooth device, is when trying
    to establish a dial-up connection, I receive an Error 678 "The remote
    computer did not respond." I can see the T616 attempt to dial the
    number, but only for about 2 seconds before it drops, and I receive the
    windows error prompt.

    The bluetooth modem was the only feature I was really looking
    forward to using.

    I'm a little disappointed with my selection now.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!



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  9. #9
    Scott Seidman
    Guest

    Re: T616 bluetooth modem help

    Mick <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > Any suggestions would be appreciated!
    >
    >


    You absolutely don't need a cable to do what you're trying to do.


    Scott



  10. #10
    Scott Seidman
    Guest

    Re: T616 bluetooth modem help

    Mick <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > ony, if you've been using
    > your phone as a modem, did you require CSD or are you on the standard
    > GPRS service cingular provides?
    >


    I'm using CSD now-- cheaper for modem purposes -- but GPRS works fine as
    well.

    Scott



  11. #11
    Jason Cothran
    Guest

    Re: T616 bluetooth modem help


    "Mick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | Tony, you mentioned that the T616 can be used as a modem directly
    | connected to the PC. I was hoping to avoid buying the data connect kit
    | that cingular has just told me I needed. That defeats the purpose of a
    | bluetooth modem.
    |
    | I was thinking that because it's bluetooth I wouldn't need a cable.
    |
    | However, I spoke to three different cingular reps and was told three
    | different stories. The first told me that because it's a bluetooth
    | phone, I don't need a data connect kit. The second told me I needed an
    | Internet account, and the third told me I needed a data connect kit.
    |
    | As far as needing CSD service (Circuit Switched Data), I wish I could
    | get that far. That may be a possibility, but I didn't think you needed a
    | CSD connection with the Cingular service. Tony, if you've been using
    | your phone as a modem, did you require CSD or are you on the standard
    | GPRS service cingular provides?
    |
    | What I'm experiencing now using a USB Bluetooth device, is when trying
    | to establish a dial-up connection, I receive an Error 678 "The remote
    | computer did not respond." I can see the T616 attempt to dial the
    | number, but only for about 2 seconds before it drops, and I receive the
    | windows error prompt.
    |
    | The bluetooth modem was the only feature I was really looking
    | forward to using.
    |
    | I'm a little disappointed with my selection now.
    |
    | Any suggestions would be appreciated!
    |
    |


    You do not need the data connect kit, nor do you need the GPRS or CSD
    service. You can use the T616 as an external modem through bluetooth to
    connect to your current dial provider, provided it is a real ISP, and not
    something like AOL.





  12. #12
    jota_domingu
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    What cellular provider you had at the moment you used CSD?


    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Cothran
    "Mr. Stacey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:GOWNb.2902$%[email protected]
    | How did you get them to enable CSD, they just told me because I have the
    | T616 that It does not support CSD and I have to use the MB plans... which
    | cost allot of money...
    |
    |

    I just got lucky and they enabled mine on my T616. I never asked for it or
    anything.



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