[maemo-users] Cell Phone As Modem

From: Dr. Nicholas Shaw Doc at DocHarley.com
Date: Sun Jun 1 18:17:44 EEST 2008
When wireless connectivity isn't available, I've connected my N800 to the
Internet through my Motorola Razr v3 through Bluetooth.  It was slow (Edge)
but it worked.  But the Razr had to be replaced.  I decided not to replace
it with another Razr because I wanted a real keyboard AND I wanted the much
faster 3G data transfer capability (it still has Edge if 3G isn't

Based upon user reviews, I narrowed my search to two phones - the Motorola
Moto Q and the Samsung Black Jack II.  Both are smartphones and each has the
above requirements plus they're both quad-band for world travel (another
requirement).  In the end, I bought the Black Jack II because it's smaller.
When I got the phone, I paired it through Bluetooth to the Black Jack II.
What I didn't do, however, was actually attempt to connect to the Internet
(you know what they say about assumptions...). On a recent trip I discovered
that I'm unable to connect my N800 to the Internet through the Black Jack II
and according to AT&T, the Black Jack II doesn't have that ability using

This past Friday, I again contacted AT&T and they're willing to switch out
the Black Jack II for the Moto Q since I'm within the 30-day grace period.
So I have two questions that I'm hoping someone can answer:

1.  Just to verify, has anyone used Bluetooth to connect a N770/800/810
device to the Internet through a Black Jack II? If so, maybe we can
communicate the differences in our setups offline.

2.  Has anyone used Bluetooth to connect a N770/800/810 device to the
Internet through the Motorola Moto Q?  I don't want to get the Moto Q if it
won't work although I'm guessing it will if the Motorola Razr did.

In advance - THANKS!


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