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    Dialup access w/o using carrier's ISP

    Does anyone know if its possible to dialup to a network, such as a Work VPN on a cell phone, but not use the carrier's ISP? I wonder if its possible to use the cell phone as a modem like you would using their access. I have Cingular and a Nokia 6230.
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    and pay through the arse ....

    Just connect via VPN..

    You will have an IP(dynamic) on the cell, and as long as ports are not blocked, it can be used just like from home etc ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don 944 LA
    and pay through the arse ....

    Just connect via VPN..

    You will have an IP(dynamic) on the cell, and as long as ports are not blocked, it can be used just like from home etc ...
    Why can't you make a modem connection over the analog/voice channel, like on a regular phone line and use free minutes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by warnockm
    Why can't you make a modem connection over the analog/voice channel, like on a regular phone line and use free minutes?
    You can, i did that for a while all it does is use your minutes.
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    how did you connect? did you use the modem built into the phone or another piece of hardware?
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    heres how i do it, when i connect my phone it calls it something along the lines of usb motorola modem, then i just create my dial up connection so it uses that as my modem, then i just let the phone sit- the computer controls the dialing

    hope that helps

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    Be careful. Some providers consider data calls different from voice, and actually bill them.. even if they're inside your unlimited minutes. Devilish, Yes. Unethical, Yes. A reality in this world of corporate greed? Yes.

    So check first to make sure you won't be billed 25cents a minute. :P

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    there are lots of way to do this. It also depends on the phone hardware, carrier plan and type of network the phone is on.
    do you know what type of phone you have?
    Analog-
    Digital-
    GSM-

    FYI - years ago I did see someone connect over an analog cell phone. and it sounds like that is what you are wanting to do.
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    It depends, some phones work and some don't. I point my cell's infare to my laptop's infare, and then once it detect something near by, and finished install modem hardware. then you can create a dial up connection choose the cell phone modem which has just installed. The drawback is that its very slow. You are killing your minutes. Its free if you have weekend and night unlimited minutes.

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    My nokia did that as well over the infared ports. I was able to install it as a modem but when I tryed to dial it out it would bomb. I found out that at the time my carrier did not support data modem connections oved CDMA.
    I now use my Blackberry 7100t connected via USB cable over the GPRS network. I get somewhere around 20k.
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