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    w3sl3y
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    what is a good cell phone that i can purchase cheap that is gprs compatible and will function on t-mobile network with a usb connection to a pc that can be used as a modem also.... on t-zones.


    i'm already aware of the motorola mpx200
    and it will work as a usb modem, but i was wondering if there was any other model cell phone that would do this also...

    any replies greatly appreciated.


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    Gary Munson
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    I can only speak from experience with the Motorola V600. It will work as an analog modem with your regular dial-up provider. All you need is a bluetooth adapter for your laptop and you will be able to install the phone as a 'standard modem on bluetoorh connection #x'. You will not need to use T-Zones or any other extra cost service.



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    Well. you do incur the minutes used in addition to the fee for normal dialup. with t-zones you get unlimited data on GPRS which is much faster than an analog connection via cell.



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    Gary Munson
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    You're correct.. however, the point I'm trying to make is that if you already have a dial-up account (as many of us do), this is an inexpensive way to get 'mobile'. Most people who are employed would use it nights and weekends whe most cell plans don't count minutes anyway. I still haven't found any other phones that will do this. Even my previous Nokia do-everything 3650 required you to use it with a data plan. Does anyone know if any other Moto models will do this?



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    Gary Munson
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    Something else that just occured to me is that most people have national cell plans so the access point would always remain the same for those people....



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    w3sl3y
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    t-zones is $5/month

    5 bux a month for unlimited wireless data...... and the only phone i can find that it will work with is the MPX 200 via usb connection



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    Gary Munson
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    But aren't you just talking about the web on your phone display? I'm speaking of full browser access on your laptop...



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    w3sl3y
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    no gary

    this is through my browsert on my laptop

    $5 a month!

    i dont even have a home phone besides my cell...... why would i pay for a dialup account



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    Gary Munson
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    How do I make the connection between my phone & laptop in T-Zones? I realize we are using different phones and different connection means...Maye I can't??



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    w3sl3y
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    check this out if you read this post

    http://www.motorola.com/mdirect/pdf/MPx200modem.pdf



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