Have you ever tried using your celfone as a modem?

@Neriz69 (1037)
Philippines
May 29, 2008 2:05am CST
A modem to connect to the internet? I already asked an ISP provider and they said that it's possible, they only need to configure my celfone so it can be detected by my PC. But my problem is that my ISp provider is so slow in acting on my request. But a friend of mine have already done it. And with that you can surf the internet using any computer just hook your phone to the computer. Of course it will eat up your celfone load.
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@fizanali (478)
• Pakistan
29 May 08
yes i do this all the time. infact righ now i'm in college and using my cell phone to respond to this discussion. when i will go home i will use my gprs activatea cell to connect to the net using my pc and cell's modem. it's easy u just need to do some settings which ur service provider can tell by phone.
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@Neriz69 (1037)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
neat right?
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• Philippines
29 May 08
really..? trough usb port? and what configuration they did? did they add a software or something?
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@Neriz69 (1037)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
Yes, For nokia units you need to install the Nokia PC suite compatible with your celphone. You still have to call your cellphone company for them to send you settings for your cellphone.
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@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
31 May 08
i do tried it once but i'm never gonna do it again because after i did that, all my prepaid loads were already gone lol
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
29 May 08
Try downloading your cellphone's specific modem driver and install it to your laptop. If its detected, do the testing like a regular modem. If it did not work then something is to be set in your cellphone. If it did the rates are the same as the regular call, so its expensive compared to just using the regular phone and modem.
@Neriz69 (1037)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
Well with Globe and Smart the leading Cellphone Company here in the Philippines have a very low rates for prepaid internet compared to a regular call.
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
Yes they are but you are using your cellphone to call the internet NOT the regular phone. I don't know if internet call by cellphone has a special rates.
@intense (41)
4 Jul 08
my cell phone (moto q9m) comes along with the modem feature and comes along with a cd which installs the driver needed to make my cell phone a modem. I havent tried this though cause i dont have a data plan
@fizanali (478)
• Pakistan
29 May 08
yes i do this all the time. infact righ now i'm in college and using my cell phone to respond to this discussion. when i will go home i will use my gprs activatea cell to connect to the net using my pc and cell's modem. it's easy u just need to do some settings which ur service provider can tell by phone.