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    cingular 19.99

    i just called a few minutes ago because i bought a sony 637 with bluetooth so i can browse the web and i was prepared to argue that t-mobile has unlimited internet access for 19.99 why not cingular? well cingular now does. i had the same plan since 2000 so my new plan with unlimited internet is now less than what i was paying before ($79 to $69)

    i live in the southern california region.

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    So wait. The talk plan is $19.99 which is their most basic plan and you get free wap? That's insane. I'm still confused with those listed prices you have at the end though.

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    WAP or internet via your bluetooth?

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    Allright sorry guys, i was on the phone for an hour with their technical support staff who were clueless and it seems like WAP is unlimited use. but PC -> bluetoothphone-> Cingular is not possible. I got a headache so I told them I'll call them tommorow.. so maybe I can argue something else out of this.

    I guess that means I need to get a cheap dialup ISP and use my night and weekend minutes if i want to connect.

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    Allright guys. It's verified. I have free ISP with my university, so I used the bluetooth

    Quickconnect-> Dial Up networking ->

    And I was connected at 9.6k....

    I guess instead of the 19.99 unlimited WAP i should downgrade to the cheapest plan and go for whatever plan that is cheap but has unlimited anything... (most of my internet usage will be at night anyway)

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    To clear up confusion, the 19.99 is an ADD-on to whatever plan you have. they have different tiers. i currently have the 49.99 plan with a lot of features including unlimited night and weekends since i do make a lot of phone calls.

    it sucks though.. my customer support lady was like.. yeah we went on a trip and we went online and stuff.... and i asked her how.. and she was like. i don't know it was my parents.. we were using nextel....

    good lord.

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    you can use cingular GPRS with bluetooth on a computer. ive been doing it for a long time.

    just right click on the bluetooth icon
    go to quick connect then dial up networking and select your phone.
    after it makes a connection with your phone
    enter user name:
    [email protected]
    and password: CINGULAR1
    username and password are case sensitive.

    use *99***#1 as the phone number

    BTW im using the cingular meda works plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucidave
    Allright guys. It's verified. I have free ISP with my university, so I used the bluetooth

    Quickconnect-> Dial Up networking ->

    And I was connected at 9.6k....

    I guess instead of the 19.99 unlimited WAP i should downgrade to the cheapest plan and go for whatever plan that is cheap but has unlimited anything... (most of my internet usage will be at night anyway)
    Not to burst any bubbles but this is called CSD (Circuit Switched Data) and it is basically a dial-up via your phone. Any cellphone can do this. CSD will always be limited to 9.6k. CSD is free internet access* (* it counts against your plan minutes).

    If you want the faster, more convenient method, you will have to pay for GPRS (which can sometimes be as fast as 28.8k). GPRS is an always-on type of connection and most GSM phones support it. With GPRS you are charged based on the amount of data you transfer, minutes are not deducted from your plan no matter how long you're on the connection.

    With T-Mobile, you get Free WAP access with most of the monthly plans. If you have a bluetooth gsm phone or a usb data cable for your gsm phone, this means that you can access the internet via your computer for free. The one caveat to this free service is that it is limited to a few ports which include Port 80. This means that you can't access POP mail, secure (https) sites, etc. etc. There are ways to gain access to other ports via this free WAP access and if you do a search for "SOCKS T-Mobile" on this site you will probably find the link in one of the threads here.

    Good Luck.

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    Don't mean to throw a stone into your puddle...but

    I have Verizon plan with nites and weekend free... Dataplan is using minutes...so I get to surf on my carputer @ nites and weekends for free... All for $45/month (including taxes)

    And my speed? I just tried it yesterday downloading a file...

    Connection speed indicated: 230kb on the network connection
    While downloading the file... Transfer rate is anywhere from 16-18 KB/s

    That's 4-5 times faster than 56k dialup.

    I have the Kyocera 7135 phone with a USB adapter that plugs to my carputer.


    Now the only person what would throw a brick through my window would be Sprint users.

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    CSD does not work with ever provider... Currently AT&T has it disabled on there network and Cingular will shortly... This is too force people into paying for GPRS plans... As for GPRS.. I can connect to GPRS at 128k, not 28.8...
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