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Cellphone as modem??

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Josh Grameson, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be done
    : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    : Any information on this would be very apreciated.

    Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    Phone crashing?

    I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    second or two for their web page to load or email to send.

    Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.

    I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    though. Is that what you were asking?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     



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  2. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be done
    : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    : Any information on this would be very apreciated.

    Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    Phone crashing?

    I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    second or two for their web page to load or email to send.

    Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.

    I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    though. Is that what you were asking?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  3. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be done
    : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    : Any information on this would be very apreciated.

    Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    Phone crashing?

    I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    second or two for their web page to load or email to send.

    Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.

    I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    though. Is that what you were asking?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  4. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be done
    : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    : Any information on this would be very apreciated.

    Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    Phone crashing?

    I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    second or two for their web page to load or email to send.

    Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.

    I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    though. Is that what you were asking?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be done
    : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    : Any information on this would be very apreciated.

    Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    Phone crashing?

    I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    second or two for their web page to load or email to send.

    Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.

    I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    though. Is that what you were asking?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  6. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be done
    : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    : Any information on this would be very apreciated.

    Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    Phone crashing?

    I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    second or two for their web page to load or email to send.

    Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.

    I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    though. Is that what you were asking?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  7. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be done
    : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    : Any information on this would be very apreciated.

    Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    Phone crashing?

    I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    second or two for their web page to load or email to send.

    Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.

    I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    though. Is that what you were asking?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  8. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be done
    : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    : Any information on this would be very apreciated.

    Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    Phone crashing?

    I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    second or two for their web page to load or email to send.

    Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.

    I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    though. Is that what you were asking?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  9. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be done
    : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    : Any information on this would be very apreciated.

    Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    Phone crashing?

    I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    second or two for their web page to load or email to send.

    Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.

    I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    though. Is that what you were asking?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  10. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be done
    : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    : Any information on this would be very apreciated.

    Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    Phone crashing?

    I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    second or two for their web page to load or email to send.

    Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.

    I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    though. Is that what you were asking?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  11. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be done
    : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    : Any information on this would be very apreciated.

    Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    Phone crashing?

    I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    second or two for their web page to load or email to send.

    Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.

    I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    though. Is that what you were asking?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  12. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be done
    : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    : Any information on this would be very apreciated.

    Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    Phone crashing?

    I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    second or two for their web page to load or email to send.

    Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.

    I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    though. Is that what you were asking?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  13. what speed do u get?


    "Andrew" <usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com> wrote in message
    news:axcaccaxcc44382233609@bizaveMYSHOES.com...
    > Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    > : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be

    done
    > : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    > : Any information on this would be very apreciated.
    >
    > Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    > Phone crashing?
    >
    > I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    > Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    > if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    > of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    > to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    > "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    > second or two for their web page to load or email to send.
    >
    > Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    > after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    > remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    > something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.
    >
    > I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    > "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    > would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    > though. Is that what you were asking?
    >
    > Andrew
    > --
    > ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    > *******************************************************************
    > ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    > ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    > *******************************************************************
    >
     
  14. what speed do u get?


    "Andrew" <usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com> wrote in message
    news:axcaccaxcc44382233609@bizaveMYSHOES.com...
    > Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    > : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be

    done
    > : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    > : Any information on this would be very apreciated.
    >
    > Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    > Phone crashing?
    >
    > I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    > Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    > if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    > of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    > to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    > "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    > second or two for their web page to load or email to send.
    >
    > Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    > after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    > remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    > something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.
    >
    > I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    > "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    > would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    > though. Is that what you were asking?
    >
    > Andrew
    > --
    > ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    > *******************************************************************
    > ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    > ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    > *******************************************************************
    >
     
  15. what speed do u get?


    "Andrew" <usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com> wrote in message
    news:axcaccaxcc44382233609@bizaveMYSHOES.com...
    > Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    > : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be

    done
    > : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    > : Any information on this would be very apreciated.
    >
    > Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    > Phone crashing?
    >
    > I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    > Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    > if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    > of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    > to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    > "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    > second or two for their web page to load or email to send.
    >
    > Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    > after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    > remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    > something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.
    >
    > I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    > "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    > would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    > though. Is that what you were asking?
    >
    > Andrew
    > --
    > ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    > *******************************************************************
    > ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    > ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    > *******************************************************************
    >
     
  16. what speed do u get?


    "Andrew" <usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com> wrote in message
    news:axcaccaxcc44382233609@bizaveMYSHOES.com...
    > Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    > : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be

    done
    > : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    > : Any information on this would be very apreciated.
    >
    > Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    > Phone crashing?
    >
    > I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    > Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    > if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    > of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    > to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    > "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    > second or two for their web page to load or email to send.
    >
    > Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    > after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    > remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    > something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.
    >
    > I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    > "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    > would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    > though. Is that what you were asking?
    >
    > Andrew
    > --
    > ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    > *******************************************************************
    > ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    > ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    > *******************************************************************
    >
     
  17. what speed do u get?


    "Andrew" <usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com> wrote in message
    news:axcaccaxcc44382233609@bizaveMYSHOES.com...
    > Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    > : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be

    done
    > : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    > : Any information on this would be very apreciated.
    >
    > Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    > Phone crashing?
    >
    > I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    > Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    > if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    > of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    > to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    > "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    > second or two for their web page to load or email to send.
    >
    > Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    > after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    > remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    > something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.
    >
    > I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    > "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    > would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    > though. Is that what you were asking?
    >
    > Andrew
    > --
    > ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    > *******************************************************************
    > ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    > ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    > *******************************************************************
    >
     
  18. what speed do u get?


    "Andrew" <usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com> wrote in message
    news:axcaccaxcc44382233609@bizaveMYSHOES.com...
    > Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    > : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be

    done
    > : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    > : Any information on this would be very apreciated.
    >
    > Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    > Phone crashing?
    >
    > I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    > Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    > if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    > of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    > to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    > "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    > second or two for their web page to load or email to send.
    >
    > Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    > after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    > remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    > something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.
    >
    > I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    > "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    > would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    > though. Is that what you were asking?
    >
    > Andrew
    > --
    > ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    > *******************************************************************
    > ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    > ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    > *******************************************************************
    >
     
  19. what speed do u get?


    "Andrew" <usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com> wrote in message
    news:axcaccaxcc44382233609@bizaveMYSHOES.com...
    > Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    > : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be

    done
    > : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    > : Any information on this would be very apreciated.
    >
    > Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    > Phone crashing?
    >
    > I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    > Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    > if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    > of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    > to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    > "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    > second or two for their web page to load or email to send.
    >
    > Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    > after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    > remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    > something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.
    >
    > I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    > "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    > would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    > though. Is that what you were asking?
    >
    > Andrew
    > --
    > ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    > *******************************************************************
    > ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    > ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    > *******************************************************************
    >
     
  20. what speed do u get?


    "Andrew" <usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com> wrote in message
    news:axcaccaxcc44382233609@bizaveMYSHOES.com...
    > Josh Grameson <moon248@borderlessgroup.com> wrote:
    > : How reliable is using your cell phone as a modem? I heard this can be

    done
    > : with many of the phones, including all the LG.
    > : Any information on this would be very apreciated.
    >
    > Reliable? What do you mean? Ability to get on the network often?
    > Phone crashing?
    >
    > I use my Nokia 3589i to connect my laptop to the internet via the
    > Verizon 3G network. I use ssh to connect directly to a Linux box so
    > if I am not always connected, I'd know. And with Verizon I see lots
    > of stop-and-starts, jerkiness. So I don't have a constant connection
    > to the net. But, 99% of the people out there don't need this
    > "constant on" thing. All it means to them is that they wait an extra
    > second or two for their web page to load or email to send.
    >
    > Also, lately I have noticed the phone itself freezes up sometimes
    > after I have been connected for a while. I have found that the only
    > remedy is to turn the phone off and back on again. Presumably this is
    > something perculiar to the 3589i or just my particular phone.
    >
    > I don't use my phone often to get on the net, anyway - it's an
    > "evening/weekend/in-a-pinch" thing so for that it works great. I
    > would never want to rely on it for my main internet connection,
    > though. Is that what you were asking?
    >
    > Andrew
    > --
    > ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    > *******************************************************************
    > ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    > ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    > *******************************************************************
    >
     

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