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    Dialing up to the internet from your car?

    I need to get like a wireless card that I can dial up to the internet from in my car. I'm using Sprint's phone service and there's no cord that I connect to my cellphone to get onto the internet.

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    What kind of phone do you have And do you have PCS Vision?
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    Yes, I have PCS Vision and I have the Samsung Camera phone (the one that doesn't twist). I was looking at these cards and wondering if they would do the job http://www.sierrawireless.com/eStore/category.asp?CID=1. Even though I really want a PCI card I guess I can just get a PCMCIA adapter.

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    T-Mobile also has one, if you t-mobile wireless PCMCIA it should probably come up.

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    Well, if it's the Samsung VGA1000 then here is your cable: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=35210

    Don't waste your money on a PC card. You can use this cable to charge your phone and get internet for free. I have a Samsung 8100 with a similar cable and get very good results.
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    For $80/mo. there are Aircards that are constant-on connections from ATT and sprint that give you faster speeds and are unlimited use. If you go through your phone, check your contract to see if it's allowed. Some contracts say you can't "Abuse" the connection! Verizon has this (for example) in their contracts. You can hook it up to your computer, but you can't use it for "downloads, email, web browsing, etc." LOL! What's the point? Anyway, if you're going to take the 'cable-2-phone' route, use in moderation if your contract doesn't allow it. They'll catch you otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnezium
    For $80/mo. there are Aircards that are constant-on connections from ATT and sprint that give you faster speeds and are unlimited use. If you go through your phone, check your contract to see if it's allowed. Some contracts say you can't "Abuse" the connection! Verizon has this (for example) in their contracts. You can hook it up to your computer, but you can't use it for "downloads, email, web browsing, etc." LOL! What's the point? Anyway, if you're going to take the 'cable-2-phone' route, use in moderation if your contract doesn't allow it. They'll catch you otherwise.

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    I'd heard of this and thought it was some kind of hoax. You can really "dial-up" thru your phone and a USB cable? without dialing into an ISP @ 56k?

    How does this work? How do I tell the PC to use the phone like a LAN link?

    I have Verizon and an LG VX10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom2112
    I'd heard of this and thought it was some kind of hoax. You can really "dial-up" thru your phone and a USB cable? without dialing into an ISP @ 56k?

    How does this work? How do I tell the PC to use the phone like a LAN link?

    I have Verizon and an LG VX10.

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    To use verizons phones to connect to the internet you have two options. Verizon makes a mobile offfice kit for that model and most phones. The kit contains every thing that you would need to use your phone as a modem. By useing your regular voice plan you can connect at 14.4kbs and it deducts airtime from your minutes when you connect. Or you can sign up for there high speed data plan and connect at 56k to 144k and it does not take away from your voice min.
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    Thanks Innis. I guess I wasn't very clear. I have Verizon's office connect kit with the USB cable, and my PC recognizes the phone as a modem, but not any kind of LAN device. I can dial-up with the phone as a modem no problem - using airtime, like you said. Do I need some kind of driver or something to recognize it as a LAN/WAN device rather than a modem?
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