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Confused - where is the advantage? (Treo as a USB modem)
Authored by: markformac on Jul 12, '06 08:59:37PM

The advantage is the data rate and saving $15/month on Verizons network. Somehow Verizon knows when you use your phone for DUN (dial-up networking) or not. And for you to use DUN with Verizon, it's $15 monthly. If you use the application described in this hint, you somehow avoid the DUN fee. Don't ask me how, I just know that I can not connect via Bluetooth because I'm not paying the $15 fee, but after installing this application, I can connect without any issues.

Bluetooth transfers at 2-12 Mbps and USB transfers at 60 Mbps...big difference when accessing websites. While Verizon's EVDO network has been tested up to 5 Mbps, you are correct that the Bluetooth should be able to produce the same results as USB. However, users of this application have commented stating they see a huge difference in how fast sites load.

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Mark Brooks



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