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Set up a Cingular T637 as a Bluetooth modem
Authored by: noel_gomez on Apr 19, '05 02:46:07PM

Is it possible to use the phone to dial out to an ISP if you don't have the data plan?



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I believe so
Authored by: taran on Apr 19, '05 04:16:10PM

They'll charge you based on bandwidth used. I'd check their site for the rates before doing this. On another site (can't remember where) I saw different logins based on whether or not your contract has a data plan. I'm currently using the login (see comment above) for a contract without a data plan, but my bill shows no charges for data usage.



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I believe so
Authored by: jamesbondsv on Apr 28, '05 12:53:55AM

I don't believe so.

I had a 1 MB WIX (Wireless Internet Express), inside the package MEdia Basic. I recently cancelled that and now when I press the "Connect" button on the right side of the phone, it says GPRS failed.

When I was able to connect using Bluetooth phone as a modem, I used the *9... number and it used my minutes and not my 1 MB.

Steve



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Set up a Cingular T637 as a Bluetooth modem
Authored by: dsouth on Apr 20, '05 04:53:27PM
Yes, you can use most GSM phones as either 9600bps analog modems or as GPRS tethers.

The setup is mostly the same. In the ppp setup menu you enter the phone number you want to dial rather than the GPRS CID number as described in the parent article. When connecting, the phone will initiate an outbound call to the number rather than going directly on-line like it would for GPRS.

Note that using your phone as an analog modem will count against the voice minutes in your plan, though not usually against the bandwidth limits. It is also slower than doing GPRS tethering.

There is a webage which explains the differences.

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Set up a Cingular T637 as a Bluetooth modem
Authored by: Gonzonia on Apr 26, '05 08:41:33AM

I just got a t637. Which script works if I don't want to use the GPRS, just the analog GSM at whatever slow speed I can get?

I tried the built in scripts, because the GSM scripts on Ross Barkman's page note that these are the same as his.

Any suggestions?



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