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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
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    > 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
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    >
    > "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:[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.





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