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Some hopefully helpful comments
Authored by: hamarkus on Feb 24, '06 02:42:54PM
First, thanks a lot for this hint. Some further explanations I would like to add:
The ppp tab part of this hint is service provider specific. The values here will work with Vodaphone Malta, the ones in the cited hint with TMobile USA.
(I mean these values:
* Account Name: internet
* Password: internet
* Telephone number: internet
* Alternate number:
A list of these parameters for a large number of countries can be found e.g. here , note that what is called Access Point there is what should be put in the telephone number field and no entry means one can leave the field empty.

Another important point is that, in at least on my last-generation Powerbook running OS X 10.4.5, the Bluetooth Device Setup Assistant present two options when connecting to my phone roughly called:
* Dial-up
* Advanced methods, e.g. GPRS
For this hint to work, one has to select dial-up even though one actually is going to use GPRS.

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Authored by: hamarkus on Feb 26, '06 02:37:25PM

After checking with my provider it seems that the method described here (incl. my comments) uses HSCSD and not GPRS. The difference between them is that with GPRS you are charged per data volume and with HSCSD per time connected.

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Correction of the corrections...
Authored by: hamarkus on Feb 28, '06 01:49:40PM

1) This is GPRS, not HSCSD.
2) It does not matter which of the two option under the header 'Access the internet using your phone's data connection' is chosen (titled 'Dial a specific access number...' and 'Use a direct, higher speed connection ... (GPRS)').

My mobile phone provider's staff seem to be highly incompetent, of the about eight people I talked to during my five visits to their flagline store only one was able to understand the basic concepts of this hint. Their reaction ranged from 'We don't no shit, and we are proud of it' over complete misinformation 'GPRS does not work on the Razr in our network' and 'You are probably using HSCSD' to astonished reactions 'You downloaded these outdated modem parameters from our website?'

However, their network seems to be the state-the-art, by mid-year 20% (40% at the end of the year) of the population is going to be covered by HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access), allowing for 1.8 Mbps internet access over the mobile phone network.

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SLVR (and probably RAZR) Cingular GPRS settings
Authored by: FasTTr on Feb 26, '06 08:22:41PM

This worked for me:
Modem: Motorola TimePort (2x0)
Number: *99***1#
Password: CINGULAR1

Note: This is charged by data usage, not time. Make sure you have a data plan selected to avoid high service charges.

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SLVR (and probably RAZR) Cingular GPRS settings
Authored by: FasTTr on Mar 04, '06 06:52:59AM

Correction on the modem type. It should be Motorola IR Timeport (7089).

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