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  1. #1
    Rod Outback
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    Folks,

    I have an LG TU-500 mobile phone on NextG. I pay for a 'data pak' each
    month, and I can use this handset to browse the net, check email, etc.
    However, I wonderd if this allows me to the phone as a modem for my
    laptop? The phone is supplied with a USB cable, and I think I've read
    something about it being used like this.

    Reason I ask is that reading the manual didnt mention using the phone
    as a modem. It mentions accessing the Net with the handset, and
    connecting the phone to a PC via USB, but not the 2 together.

    The LG FAQ's mention using another brand of LG in this fashion, but I
    wondered if anyone knew if it was doable on the TU-500? Or any of the
    new phones for that matter?

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    Cheers,

    Rod...Out Back



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  2. #2
    mattic
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    Re: Question About using a TU-500 as a modem


    "Rod Out Back" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > Dave,
    > Many thanks; I had hoped this was the case. Data pack is currently the
    > basic
    > one, but I really only need to use it when I travel; maybe a few weeks
    > each
    > year. Pretty handy if it can hook straight to the laptop, and handle the
    > job.


    You can even bluetooth it to the laptop if you want.





  3. #3
    Peter
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    Re: Question About using a TU-500 as a modem

    > Watch your data usage, you
    > don't mention which data pack you have.



    This is very good advice. At 3.whatever cents a kilobytye it is easy to get
    a nasty surprise on your bill.


    :-P



  4. #4
    Rod Outback
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    Re: Question About using a TU-500 as a modem

    On Sun, 03 Jun 2007 13:40:53 GMT, "mattic" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Rod Out Back" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> Dave,
    >> Many thanks; I had hoped this was the case. Data pack is currently the
    >> basic
    >> one, but I really only need to use it when I travel; maybe a few weeks
    >> each
    >> year. Pretty handy if it can hook straight to the laptop, and handle the
    >> job.

    >
    >You can even bluetooth it to the laptop if you want.
    >

    ****! I'd forgotten about the Bluetooth option. It gets better and
    better!

    I should find out that this all actually works properly before I get
    too excited, but thanks to mattic and pedanticky for the advice.


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    Cheers,

    Rod...Out Back



  5. #5

    Re: Question About using a TU-500 as a modem

    On Jun 5, 9:48 am, Rod Outback <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Sun, 03 Jun 2007 13:40:53 GMT, "mattic" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >"Rod Out Back" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]

    >
    > >> Dave,
    > >> Many thanks; I had hoped this was the case. Data pack is currently the
    > >> basic
    > >> one, but I really only need to use it when I travel; maybe a few weeks
    > >> each
    > >> year. Pretty handy if it can hook straight to the laptop, and handle the
    > >> job.

    >
    > >You can even bluetooth it to the laptop if you want.

    >
    > ****! I'd forgotten about the Bluetooth option. It gets better and
    > better!
    >
    > I should find out that this all actually works properly before I get
    > too excited, but thanks to mattic and pedanticky for the advice.
    >
    > -------
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Rod...Out Back


    Using the handset bluetoothed to the laptop works fine. I do it all
    the time. The advantage of Bluetooth over the USB cable is that the
    USB doesn't charge the phone, and by using Bluetooth connection, you
    can charge the phone while connected to the net.
    Be EXTREMELY careful of your usage. It is **frightfully** expensive on
    the casual user rates. I'm talking mortgage size expensive here.

    Also, use the generic bluetooth driver and bluetooth modem built into
    WinXP. It is much easier to use than the one supplied on the LG CDROM.
    Just plug your dongle in, and let WinXP find it/install it, and then
    pair up with your handset.
    Build a Dialup connection specifying the generic Bluetooth modem, and
    dial *99***1#
    Username is anything, and password is blank.

    Good luck.
    BarryG




  6. #6
    Frank
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    Re: Question About using a TU-500 as a modem


    "Peter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >> Watch your data usage, you
    >> don't mention which data pack you have.

    >
    >
    > This is very good advice. At 3.whatever cents a kilobytye it is easy to
    > get
    > a nasty surprise on your bill.
    >
    >
    > :-P


    You're not wrong there !

    If you just want to check a website or download/send emails you may want to
    look at old fashion dial up ,when it is suitable.
    I conducted an experiment with a ZTE F256 by looking at just 2 home pages
    (Cityrail & Google) and sending and receiving 4 text based POP emails and
    the cost of using casual Next G was $4.28. I repeated the same steps by
    using dial up (dialling into 0418707638) and repeating same thing only cost
    87c. Obviously be careful to disconnect when you are not using it ,as it is
    time based.





  7. #7
    Peelah Ben Arhna
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    Re: Question About using a TU-500 as a modem

    pedanticky said....

    > No problem using the TU500 as a modem. Watch your data usage, you
    > don't mention which data pack you have. Should reasonably expect
    > speeds of around 1 to 1.5 MBps.


    I rang my Samsung A501 (NextG) as a modem for a few days when I moved
    house, while waiting for the ADSL service to be restored to the new
    place.

    While it worked fine, I used up the 70 meg data pack in a few days. It
    was restricted to emails, a bit of web browsing (a couple of sites) and
    some newsgroups.

    Max connect speed was 236 kbps.



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