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    Tracfone Hookup?

    Hi!
    Has anybody here used a Tracfone to connect their carpc's to the web....or an ISP?
    Can you use their service for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chut
    Hi!
    Has anybody here used a Tracfone to connect their carpc's to the web....or an ISP?
    Can you use their service for that?
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    I dont think you can use any prepaid cellular service for data transfer. I don't know, though.
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    Yeah, I remember reading a thread on howardforums that you need an active account for GPRS(data) service.
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    Gaagh, thats what I was afraid of. Well, I think I'll check out there website see if it mentions anything about data.
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    I dont think you can use any prepaid cellular service for data transfer. I don't know, though.

    I have seen it on the net somewhere that some providers do allow data enabling on prepay sim. I remember o2 and virgin being mentioned. You just have to call them or whatever...some ask questions some just dont bother...dunno but thats what I remember reading anyway.

    This is in UK dont know what is like in US though.

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    haha, my mum has trac fone for "emergency" use. I wouldn't use that thing for telephone calls, let alone internet. The only practical use the have are throwing devices.
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    Not to dig up an old thread, I work as a cellular consultant. Tracfone uses a system called TDMA (Same as AT&T, before they were bought out by Cingular. TDMA doesn't support any sort of data service. I don't even think it supports text messaging.

    Good luck.

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    Use a tmobile easyspeak, the data connection is free from what I have read in howardforums
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