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  1. #1
    Terry Wilkie
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    3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?

    As the title, can I buy one of these and get it hooked up to a pc to use
    their PAYG 3g broadband service?

    Thanks






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  2. #2
    Steve Terry
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?


    "Terry Wilkie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?
    >
    > As the title, can I buy one of these and get it hooked up to a pc to use
    > their PAYG 3g broadband service?
    > Thanks
    >

    Apparently yes, but it would be much simpler to go buy say a used
    Nokia 6630 (which is fairly easy to unlock with BB5 unlocker)
    for about the same or less money, with a standard DKU2 usb datalead
    and download the latest Nokia datasuite with it's one button connect wizard

    Steve Terry






  3. #3
    Terry Wilkie
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?


    "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Terry Wilkie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?
    > >
    > > As the title, can I buy one of these and get it hooked up to a pc to use
    > > their PAYG 3g broadband service?
    > > Thanks
    > >

    > Apparently yes, but it would be much simpler to go buy say a used
    > Nokia 6630 (which is fairly easy to unlock with BB5 unlocker)
    > for about the same or less money, with a standard DKU2 usb datalead
    > and download the latest Nokia datasuite with it's one button connect

    wizard
    >
    > Steve Terry


    You might be right, but on the other hand, if you dont have the data-lead
    and you dont want to mess around, would it not just be simpler to buy one of
    these and hook it up to the PC using the modem facility (assuming you are
    correct and it does support modem features) and just use that? I think I
    might be able to borrow onw of these Skypephone things to test it out
    (possibly) and see how well it works. Is it true I could get reasonable
    speeds with a 1GB cap for a fiver a month?

    The reason I am looking at these is because a mate of mine has bought a
    couple of them one for him and one for his GF, and I asked him about the
    modem feature and he didn't know.... I assume it wont do the turbo modem
    function you talked about ealier in the thread, but I assume it should be
    good for 400kbps then?

    Terry







  4. #4
    Steve Terry
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?

    "Terry Wilkie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> "Terry Wilkie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >> >3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?
    >> >
    >> > As the title, can I buy one of these and get it hooked up to a pc to
    >> > use
    >> > their PAYG 3g broadband service?
    >> > Thanks
    >> >

    >> Apparently yes, but it would be much simpler to go buy say a used
    >> Nokia 6630 (which is fairly easy to unlock with BB5 unlocker)
    >> for about the same or less money, with a standard DKU2 usb datalead
    >> and download the latest Nokia datasuite with it's one button connect
    >> wizard
    >> Steve Terry

    >
    > You might be right, but on the other hand, if you dont have the data-lead
    > and you dont want to mess around, would it not just be simpler to buy one
    > of
    > these and hook it up to the PC using the modem facility (assuming you are
    > correct and it does support modem features) and just use that? I think I
    > might be able to borrow onw of these Skypephone things to test it out
    > (possibly) and see how well it works. Is it true I could get reasonable
    > speeds with a 1GB cap for a fiver a month?
    >

    Neither a 6630 or the skypephone have a turbo modem so no advantage there.

    6630 has bluetooth, but i found the DKU2 usb lead which normally comes
    with a 6630 or you can get for a couple of quid on ebay gives better
    connetion speed
    >
    > The reason I am looking at these is because a mate of mine has bought a
    > couple of them one for him and one for his GF, and I asked him about the
    > modem feature and he didn't know.... I assume it wont do the turbo modem
    > function you talked about ealier in the thread, but I assume it should be
    > good for 400kbps then?
    > Terry
    >

    Yes, you'll have to set up the 3 dialup settings for it in windows network
    settings

    Steve Terry







  5. #5
    Terry Wilkie
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?


    "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > The reason I am looking at these is because a mate of mine has bought a
    > > couple of them one for him and one for his GF, and I asked him about the
    > > modem feature and he didn't know.... I assume it wont do the turbo

    modem
    > > function you talked about ealier in the thread, but I assume it should

    be
    > > good for 400kbps then?
    > > Terry
    > >

    > Yes, you'll have to set up the 3 dialup settings for it in windows network
    > settings
    >
    > Steve Terry


    Steve, if I bought one of these Skypephones (after I have tested it with my
    mates unit), how much would it cost me to run the phone? I would only want
    it for data (I would probably never use the phone as a phone.....) Just as
    a modem.... Is there a minimum amount that the phone would need topping up
    by each month? Over and above the 4 quid for data use?

    Thanks Steve

    Terry





  6. #6
    Terry Wilkie
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?


    "Terry Wilkie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > by each month? Over and above the 4 quid for data use?


    Oops, 5 quid that should have said )

    Terry





  7. #7
    Steve Terry
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?


    "Terry Wilkie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]

    <snip>
    > Steve, if I bought one of these Skypephones (after I have tested it with
    > my
    > mates unit), how much would it cost me to run the phone? I would only
    > want
    > it for data (I would probably never use the phone as a phone.....) Just
    > as
    > a modem.... Is there a minimum amount that the phone would need topping
    > up
    > by each month? Over and above the 4 quid for data use?
    > Thanks Steve
    > Terry
    >

    Minimum is 5 quid a month which you allocate out of your top op
    to internet monthly.
    Or you can allocate internet daily or weekly which i think is
    50p and 2.50

    BTW 3 email on 3 internet is charged at 12p per email sent
    on the standard SMTP port

    So instead use googlemail on it's SSL ports to avoid the charges ;-)

    Broadband is 10quid a month, again you go into planet3 wap
    and allocate it out of your top up.
    The system is very user choice orientated

    Steve Terry





  8. #8
    Terry Wilkie
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?


    "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Minimum is 5 quid a month which you allocate out of your top op
    > to internet monthly.
    > Or you can allocate internet daily or weekly which i think is
    > 50p and 2.50
    >
    > BTW 3 email on 3 internet is charged at 12p per email sent
    > on the standard SMTP port
    >
    > So instead use googlemail on it's SSL ports to avoid the charges ;-)
    >
    > Broadband is 10quid a month, again you go into planet3 wap
    > and allocate it out of your top up.
    > The system is very user choice orientated
    >
    > Steve Terry


    Sounds a reasonable deal. to me, and I assume once you have paid your fiver
    (for a month) that ties you to the 30 day deal, so if you went over the 1GB
    limit, you couldn't pay another 5 quid until after the 30 day period had
    expired? Meaning you would have to pay the higher costs (per MB) for the
    rest of the 30 day period I assume. Having said that, 1GB is quite a lot of
    data for general browsing. Steve I assume you are already using this
    system? Is the speed reliable, ie do you get the 300-400kbps most of the
    time, and are there any restrictions on where you can visit on the web?

    I am going to borrow that phone from my mate this weekend (hopefully) to
    have a look and a play with it. Sounds like it could be just what I am
    looking for when out and about. One last question, does the allocation of
    your credit have to be done on the phone itself?, or can it be done online
    using a PC??

    Thanks again...
    Terry





  9. #9
    Terry Wilkie
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?


    "Terry Wilkie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Sounds a reasonable deal. to me, and I assume once you have paid your

    fiver
    > (for a month) that ties you to the 30 day deal, so if you went over the

    1GB
    > limit, you couldn't pay another 5 quid until after the 30 day period had
    > expired? Meaning you would have to pay the higher costs (per MB) for the
    > rest of the 30 day period I assume. Having said that, 1GB is quite a lot

    of
    > data for general browsing. Steve I assume you are already using this
    > system? Is the speed reliable, ie do you get the 300-400kbps most of the
    > time, and are there any restrictions on where you can visit on the web?
    >
    > I am going to borrow that phone from my mate this weekend (hopefully) to
    > have a look and a play with it. Sounds like it could be just what I am
    > looking for when out and about. One last question, does the allocation of
    > your credit have to be done on the phone itself?, or can it be done online
    > using a PC??
    >
    > Thanks again...
    > Terry


    I hve just read these very recent reviews which suggest thst 3 mobile
    internet is useless, is this true?

    Have a read http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/3...-broadband.htm

    Terry





  10. #10
    BananaMan
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?


    "Terry Wilkie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    > > Minimum is 5 quid a month which you allocate out of your top op
    > > to internet monthly.
    > > Or you can allocate internet daily or weekly which i think is
    > > 50p and 2.50
    > >
    > > BTW 3 email on 3 internet is charged at 12p per email sent
    > > on the standard SMTP port
    > >
    > > So instead use googlemail on it's SSL ports to avoid the charges ;-)
    > >
    > > Broadband is 10quid a month, again you go into planet3 wap
    > > and allocate it out of your top up.
    > > The system is very user choice orientated
    > >
    > > Steve Terry

    >
    > Sounds a reasonable deal. to me, and I assume once you have paid your

    fiver
    > (for a month) that ties you to the 30 day deal, so if you went over the

    1GB
    > limit, you couldn't pay another 5 quid until after the 30 day period had
    > expired? Meaning you would have to pay the higher costs (per MB) for the
    > rest of the 30 day period I assume. Having said that, 1GB is quite a lot

    of
    > data for general browsing. Steve I assume you are already using this
    > system? Is the speed reliable, ie do you get the 300-400kbps most of the
    > time, and are there any restrictions on where you can visit on the web?
    >
    > I am going to borrow that phone from my mate this weekend (hopefully) to
    > have a look and a play with it. Sounds like it could be just what I am
    > looking for when out and about. One last question, does the allocation of
    > your credit have to be done on the phone itself?, or can it be done online
    > using a PC??
    >
    > Thanks again...
    > Terry


    I dont think the 3Skypephone has a modem facility on it, could be wrong
    though. Any takers?
    Would it not make more sense to just buy a 3 ZTE USB Modem? You can get
    them for 38pounds+VAT now.

    BananaMan








  11. #11
    Alan Semple
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?


    "BananaMan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > I dont think the 3Skypephone has a modem facility on it, could be wrong
    > though. Any takers?


    It does and can be used via USB or Bluetooth.

    > Would it not make more sense to just buy a 3 ZTE USB Modem? You can get
    > them for 38pounds+VAT now.


    Some people prefer the Huawei E220 for connecting things like the ASUS
    EeePC, Wi-Fi routers running Linux etc

    Alan





  12. #12
    steve
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > "BananaMan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > I dont think the 3Skypephone has a modem facility on it, could be wrong
    > > though. Any takers?

    >
    > It does and can be used via USB or Bluetooth.
    >


    But note it doesn't support HSPDA (turbo 3G).

    Steve.



  13. #13
    Alan Semple
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?


    "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > BTW 3 email on 3 internet is charged at 12p per email sent
    > on the standard SMTP port
    >
    > So instead use googlemail on it's SSL ports to avoid the charges ;-)


    FWIW
    I tried quite a few times to get the Skypephone's e-mail client to work with
    Googlemail with little success.
    And that's putting in the different ports numbers required.

    It works on other phones with their built-in e-mail clients.
    Anyone else get this problem ?

    Google's mail client works OK on the Skypephone.

    Alan





  14. #14
    Steve Terry
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    Re: 3 Skypephone, does it have modem facility?


    "Alan Semple" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Steve Terry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> BTW 3 email on 3 internet is charged at 12p per email sent
    >> on the standard SMTP port
    >> So instead use googlemail on it's SSL ports to avoid the charges ;-)

    >
    > FWIW
    > I tried quite a few times to get the Skypephone's e-mail client to work
    > with Googlemail with little success.
    > And that's putting in the different ports numbers required.
    >
    > It works on other phones with their built-in e-mail clients.
    > Anyone else get this problem ?
    >
    > Google's mail client works OK on the Skypephone.
    > Alan

    I suspect 3s Skype node doesn't pass Skypes email

    Steve Terry





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