Web and Walk? How many of you surf the web from your mobile (cellphone)?

Nokia 8800  - Mobile or cellphone that you could use to access the internet on.
@Bizziebod (3526)
June 5, 2007 2:37am CST
There's loads of adverts currently on the tv in the UK at the moment for surfing the internet on your mobile and I just wondered who uses their mobiles to do this and why? What pages do you go to when you go onto the internet through this device? How regular do you use it? I have probably been on the web about 4 times since I've been using a mobile and thats got to be in 10 years or so and I can't remember what it was even for probably to download some music or games.
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@katkat3 (426)
5 Jun 07
Hi... If I had web and walk I would use it!!!! I want to be able to access mylot because I don't have internet access at home. I tried setting my computer up so I could use my mobile as a modem, but I've had nothing but nightmares - needed this programme to load the disk for my phone, which I did now I don't have enough memory on my pc. So now it looks like I need to get a new pc with more memory! Nothing is ever simple is it?
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@Bizziebod (3526)
8 Jun 07
No certainly not when it comes to pc's I think sometimes they can be more hassle than they are worth! Thanks for your response!
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
Actually I don't usually surf to my mobile phone because it's too expensive and it's hard to use because it's very small. But sometimes I surf whenever there is no computer at all.
@Bizziebod (3526)
7 Jun 07
I think the problems with mobiles is that they're either too small or too expensive to surf the net regularly, but agree that they're are handy when you haven't got a pc to hand. Thanks for responding!
• United States
5 Jun 07
Usually i used to browse the web through Net.since i got a mobile and i some times browse through mobile.here GPRS is costly so mostly i prefer to browse through net.
@Bizziebod (3526)
7 Jun 07
Hi catchkarthi18, welcome to mylot! I think browsing through GPRS is expensive wherever you are in the world unless you have it free with a contract. Thanks for your response!
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I haven't even mastered all my features on my cell phone let alone surf the web...(smile)
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@Bizziebod (3526)
7 Jun 07
Lol just like the rest of us I think he he - Nice to see you again!
@mymytri (2032)
• India
5 Jun 07
yeah.i surf internet from my mobile.actually when i go out i used to check my mail with from my mobile.daily i login to internet and surf the web with my mobile bluetooth internet connection.mobile internet connection is like one touch dial and easy to connect and this cost less for me and also useful where ever i go .i surf atleast 7-8 per day with my mobile
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@Bizziebod (3526)
7 Jun 07
Cool, don't your find the screen is tiny on your mobile though?
• India
5 Jun 07
i don search web thru cell....but goin 2 search.m goin 2 by my neww mobile
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@Bizziebod (3526)
7 Jun 07
Thanks for your comment.
@c45hfl0w (77)
• Latvia
5 Jun 07
Actually I surf the web from my cellphone often. I check my mail, I use rss readers to read todays news, check my pages at myspace, mylot and so on. It's quite ok, because You can access the web anywhere and any time. Ok, it's not like surfing from laptop, but it can fit into your pocket.
@katkat3 (426)
5 Jun 07
Which phone do you have to be able to access mylot???
@Bizziebod (3526)
6 Jun 07
Don't you find it tiny to read? I think I would have problems lol Thanks for responding!
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@4cuteboys (4103)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I have done this on a few rare occasions! I have done it to check email if there was something I was waiting for and couldn't get to a computer, and ebay a couple of times. I know my hubby checks weather from his phone if he isn't in a place where he has access to computer or tv.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
12 Jun 07
Hi, I'd never thought of checking the weather on my mobile, but I think it's a good idea, especially for boaters and people going out for the day. Thanks.
• Indonesia
6 Jun 07
i just browse my wap email...and news wap portal Download free music? free games http://www.music.boxvero.com
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@Bizziebod (3526)
12 Jun 07
Thanks for the link, I'm sure lots of people will find it useful.
• United States
5 Jun 07
I usually surf the web from my cell phone but no lately I find that the phones are really small and waste alot of time when I am in a hurry
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@Bizziebod (3526)
12 Jun 07
I agree with you on the small screens, it could very easily strain your eyes. Thanks for responding.
5 Jun 07
I do and have. Although right now I haven't because the cost became so stupid and I've tried many networks which like to take unfair amounts, So from my point it's a waste of money. (I still do own a Tmobile sim with a free connection but it's amazingly slow and I wasn't a fan of dial up) lol Kudos ~Joey
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@Bizziebod (3526)
12 Jun 07
I think if the costs were less then more people would use it. I can't justify the costs either to be honest. Thanks for your response!
• Italy
5 Jun 07
that's too expansive!!!i do have adsl line so i don't need to surf the web with my cellphone
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@Bizziebod (3526)
10 Jun 07
Same here and unless you have it in your mobile contract then it is very expensive. Thanks for your response!
@omupas (1243)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I surf the web on my cell phone daily. I use it to check work related emails. Check up on daily news and such. And I also check personal things like my myspace page. I'm currently using the Motorola Q phone.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
10 Jun 07
I can understand checking work related emails, although I prefer not to. If I'm out of my office then it's for a reason usually. Thanks for your response!
@avea3399 (59)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I Do not surf the web from my mobile phone because: *T-mobile charges me alot of money for it :p *Downloading games and music is more money added on. So i just download my games and music through the computer using a usb cable from my phone to the computer.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
8 Jun 07
Thats a good way of doing it if you have either a usb cable or bluetooth, but then again some phones don't come with cables and some pcs don't have bluetooth, so I guess it's swings and roundabouts!Thanks fo ryour response!
• Pakistan
5 Jun 07
ya i do because sum time i dun have time at home to check my mail thatwhys i have check my mails at my cellphone... they load of advert currently on the tv link in the uk at the moment for sufing the internet on your mobile and i just wondered who uses their mobiles to do this and why.......
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@Bizziebod (3526)
8 Jun 07
why have you copied half my discussion, do you not have a brain of your own... you're not going far on mylot if you carry on with it..
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I know some people here in the U.S. sign in to their Yahoo messenger.....but I just don't see the point in it.I like being on the computer and I have to admitt that I spent way more time on here than I should.....but when I'm away from the desk....than that's just it....I'm away from the computer and don't need to be connected to the net. I mean....how would you have time to get anything els done anymore....if all your doing is surfing the net?
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@Bizziebod (3526)
8 Jun 07
I suppose I can see the point if you're perhaps bored and don't have internet access, but I'll agree with you, once I'm away from the pc I don't feel the need to contact it via my mobile, I agree with you that you can spend far too much time on the pc..
@freak369 (4702)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I have one phone that is internet capable but I never use it. I have a hard enough time walking and texting let alone trying to surf the web. With my luck I would be on a train and miss my stop by miles because I was engrossed in something lol.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
8 Jun 07
EEEEEK you're catching me up again lol! I have enough trouble walking full stop somedays hehe never mind texting! I suppose if I could use the internet whilst I'm driving then I probably would as I spend most of my life on the blimmin internet!! Thanks for responding, nice to see you again!
@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I never get on the internet from my cell phone.....I would not be able to see it clearly...I am sure...the screen is too small.....I do not see a reason unless...they have their istant messaging set up to go to their phone....LOL
@Bizziebod (3526)
8 Jun 07
Hi tinamwhite, Well done for getting to 1000 by the way! I agree with you with regards to the screen it would be an absolute nightmare to use it constantly! I could see how the instant messaging would be good though.. Thanks for responding!
@maevic (821)
• Bahrain
5 Jun 07
We do that. But it's not practical. If your cellphone has a wifi, then there's no problem except for the small display. My husband has Nokia E70 and it is wifi enabled and in our house, there's a wifi, so he can browse the internet thru that. BUT if you are using GRPS, your bill will kill you. It's very expensive, i'm not sure in other countries but here in Bahrain, it is so expensive..not practical...unless you are in an emergency or waiting for a very important mail to come.
@Bizziebod (3526)
6 Jun 07
Yeah I'll agree, unless you have a package in your contract then it can be very expensive to connect through GRPS. Thanks for your input!
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
5 Jun 07
oh my im such a technophobe i can hardly operate the internet on this computer and see mobiles as the devils own instrument of torture so im best keeping away from em lol
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@Bizziebod (3526)
6 Jun 07
Oh you seem to be doing pretty well using the pc.. especially on mylot anyway! Thanks for your response dear friend.. Brightest Blessings!