[maemo-users] Cell Phone As Modem

From: Jonathan Greene atmasphere at atmasphere.net
Date: Sun Jun 1 21:35:39 EEST 2008
I tether on average 2 hours a day (train commute) on ATT using my
iPhone SIM and used the ATT MediaNet package previous to the iPhone.
I am currently switching between the N82 and N95-3.  The WinMo phones
require PAN not DUN for bluetooth connectivity.  You might try
installing PAN support ... on Garage there are two projects, not sure
which works best as I have not used either...


On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 2:09 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> Dr. Nicholas Shaw wrote:
>> 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
>> available).
>> 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
>> Bluetooth.
>> 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!
>> Nick.
> Hi Nick,
> I've had problems connecting my 770 to a phone from AT&T. The customer
> service would keep telling me that I could not use Bluetooth because I
> had not purchased the "tethering package". I was at the end of my
> contract and so, I switched to T-Mobile. It not only connects vis
> Bluetooth to do GPRS, I am also able to use Bluetooth to dial out to a
> 56K modem pool. Its slow, but works in a pinch.
> Now, this may not apply to you, because you seem to have purchased the
> Edge package, but for me, it was one more reason to not go with AT&T.
> cheers,
> Sameer
> --
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
> http://verma.sfsu.edu/
> http://opensource.sfsu.edu/
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