phone as modem

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by Perris Calderon, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    so, I can get any of you with smart phones to be able to use it as a modem, then it depends on your carrier what bandwidth you're gonna get

    here is what I am getting now from sprint, this is stunning, I remember last year I would have been happy with these speeds from my dsl;

    how hard is that to beleive?

    I get these download speeds on my laptop where ever I get a phone signal, no need for a hotspot, no need to wait till I get home to do download

    now of course, I have fios and that speed is 10 meg but this is really amazing performance from a cell phone
     
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  2. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    That's rather kick ass.

    Do you have to pay extra?
     
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  3. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Yes that is awesome, I have been doing that for a while now. I even hacked my chocolate to use it as a modem a while back. :)

    Just have a data plan and use this app. No additional costs. :)
     
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  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    bingo, but I would rather not let that get around too much, right now the phone companies can't tell if you're using the phone as a modem, if this becomes too pervasive they will find a way to track the data

    gonna remove the link and anyone that wants it can pm me or oh my god it's nim
     
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  5. technomom

    technomom Techno Mom

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    Hubs has been using his HTC Touch for PAM and is very pleased with it. He was recently able to work from his mother's hospital room; kept her company and didn't lose a minute of work time at the office! Some nights when our cable internet is slow at the house he'll pull out his phone...

    PAM is a WONDERFUL invention!

    Oh yes, and we were able to cancel our Sprint AirCard once he got the HTC Touch!! This is saving us $70/month!
     
  6. Mizzle

    Mizzle Oh, now I know...!

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    It is rather cool indeed. My SE XPERIA X1 supports 7.2 Mbps HSDPA (download) and 2 Mbps HSUPA (upload), so that's really fast!
     
  7. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Most of the packages I am finding for tethering are only allowing a certain amount of bandwidth a month to be used. What is sprint allowing, Perris?
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    when you buy their unlimited plans you can use as much bandwidth as you want
     
  9. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I used to use my Nokia 6210 as a modem back in 2000 (or thereabouts) and link it via infrared to my Windows CE pda. Was only able to surf the net at 16kbps though... haha
     
  10. Mizzle

    Mizzle Oh, now I know...!

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    It's not capped at 10 GB per month?
     
  11. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Really? that is cool. I'll have to look into that.

    [edit] I just looked at sprint and they are capped at 5 gig - this is a $59.00 a month extra - anything over that is .05 per meg. - With the unlimited plan you can surf unlimited on the phone browser, but not if the phone is hooked up to the laptop ? [edit]
     
  12. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    see "pda.net" in teh google but to be fair if you are downloading more then 5 gigs they are probably gonna get wise.

    I have been grandfathtered into some old plans and I have no worries but I see from your post sprint is not as liberal as they used to be

    by the way, this is an old thread and I am now getting at times 2500 kps from the sprint network