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    Question T-mobile internet speed/satisfaction question

    I know that T-mobile EDGE is not as fast as others but I work for T-mobiles sister company T-systems and I can get it for cheap.

    I don't know anyone that has it and was wondering what are the EDGE speeds are and how often does it go down to GRPS (up to 56K).

    Please let me know if you are happy with it or is it a waste of time.

    Thanks

    Greg


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    i have t-mobile too, but i went a different route, i bought the data cable from ebay for $5, then i signed up for free 56k from netzero, now i just use my cellphone as an external modem to signon, it only costs me the same as a regular voice call to any phone, so i don't have to pay anything

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    I guess, that would work too, just slow.

    I was wondering if their internet plan is worth the trouble.

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    it's worth it if you do a lot of internet surfing, if your like me that i just check my e-mail, misc surfing, is not, and when i need a faster connection i just drive around for a wifi for about 2 min.

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    How??

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    what phone do you have? i've tried to use my t610 as an external bluetooth modem to dial into my aol and msn accts with no luck.

    i thought the problem was with t-mo, but if you got it to work then that gives me hope.

    can you post your steps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Injector View Post
    i have t-mobile too, but i went a different route, i bought the data cable from ebay for $5, then i signed up for free 56k from netzero, now i just use my cellphone as an external modem to signon, it only costs me the same as a regular voice call to any phone, so i don't have to pay anything
    I had never thought of that. So it just eats up minutes then huh. I would probably forget to disconnect lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by philly318ti View Post
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    what phone do you have? i've tried to use my t610 as an external bluetooth modem to dial into my aol and msn accts with no luck.

    i thought the problem was with t-mo, but if you got it to work then that gives me hope.

    can you post your steps?
    what error did you get?
    do you have the modem driver for your phone?
    did you use the windows dial software or the aol software?


    well the way i did it it was with a samsung phone, i used easyGPRS which works with any samsung phone, but you can use other phones, like now i'm using my nokia 6101, the way you do it, is install the cell software, then goto the add hardware wizard, then click on add modem, tell it not to detect but to choose from a list, inside the list you should see your phone's manufacturer, keep in mind you still need the modem driver for your phone, a quick google search will help you out, i use this method because windows just sees the cellphone as a regular external modem which gives me less hassle, and in your case philly with the modem installed as a part of the windows hardware you can still use the AOL (which sucks, relax my opinion) software to dial in

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    error was something along the lines of "connection refused at server." which i thought translated to 't-mo has blocked dialing up to isp's b/c we offer our own data package'

    SE T610 is my phone

    i'm using bluetooth modem. i can see the phone start to dial. it just disconnects after it starts.

    tried both ways. i was using aol4 and it never found my modem. when i used msn i used the windows dialing.

    i will def look at easyGPRS and see how it goes from there.

    thanks for a point in the right direction

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    have you tried to use the pc dial a number you know?
    example you make a new dial up connection using the windows new connection wizard, but instead of dialing you isp you make it dial you house phone, why? so you can atleast establish if the phone is dialing and establishing a successful connection.

    the thing about aol is that it's moody, even if you use the windows dialer to dial the isp and give it your user and pass it will still tell you, NO, that is the whole reason i told you about the modem driver, with easy gprs i got lucky because it came with the driver already, it basically tells windows your cellphone is an external driver, that way any isp software you have can use it w/o problems

    here's a pic of my hardware manager and thr properties for my dial-up connection, as you can see it can choose either the cellphone or my my internal laptop modem and windows does not know the difference nor does my netzero software.


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    no. i haven't tried to dial the house. i'll try that at lunch today. i can't find easy gprs for download anywhere. do you know where i can d/l it from?

    i'm curious to see if it'll work with my t610.

    the only modem I have in my list is bluetooth modem.

    i'll post again after i try your suggestion

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