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Cellphone as modem??

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

  1. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    Okay, I've been fussing around with this for a while and I still can't get
    online in the Thumb area with my Verizon Wireless phone connected to my
    laptop. It works perfectly fine either by #777 qnc/qnc or by dialing my own
    modem pool from the Detroit area. But, as soon as I drive home to Caro, MI
    it quits.

    I take it that this means Thumb Cellular (an extended network CDMA carrier)
    does not support data calls from Verizon customers? I expected that #777
    would only work on native Verizon towers, but I didn't think that using an
    extended digital network would cause it to not even be able to dial directly
    to my own modem pool. What is up with that?

    Thanks,

    Jeff Phillips
     



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  2. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    Okay, I've been fussing around with this for a while and I still can't get
    online in the Thumb area with my Verizon Wireless phone connected to my
    laptop. It works perfectly fine either by #777 qnc/qnc or by dialing my own
    modem pool from the Detroit area. But, as soon as I drive home to Caro, MI
    it quits.

    I take it that this means Thumb Cellular (an extended network CDMA carrier)
    does not support data calls from Verizon customers? I expected that #777
    would only work on native Verizon towers, but I didn't think that using an
    extended digital network would cause it to not even be able to dial directly
    to my own modem pool. What is up with that?

    Thanks,

    Jeff Phillips
     
  3. Jeff P.

    Jeff P. Guest

    Okay, I've been fussing around with this for a while and I still can't get
    online in the Thumb area with my Verizon Wireless phone connected to my
    laptop. It works perfectly fine either by #777 qnc/qnc or by dialing my own
    modem pool from the Detroit area. But, as soon as I drive home to Caro, MI
    it quits.

    I take it that this means Thumb Cellular (an extended network CDMA carrier)
    does not support data calls from Verizon customers? I expected that #777
    would only work on native Verizon towers, but I didn't think that using an
    extended digital network would cause it to not even be able to dial directly
    to my own modem pool. What is up with that?

    Thanks,

    Jeff Phillips
     
  4. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Jeff P." <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:10f3q64jch5r58a@corp.supernews.com...
    > Okay, I've been fussing around with this for a while and I still can't get
    > online in the Thumb area with my Verizon Wireless phone connected to my
    > laptop. It works perfectly fine either by #777 qnc/qnc or by dialing my

    own
    > modem pool from the Detroit area. But, as soon as I drive home to Caro, MI
    > it quits.
    >
    > I take it that this means Thumb Cellular (an extended network CDMA

    carrier)
    > does not support data calls from Verizon customers? I expected that #777
    > would only work on native Verizon towers, but I didn't think that using an
    > extended digital network would cause it to not even be able to dial

    directly
    > to my own modem pool. What is up with that?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Jeff Phillips
    >
    >


    That's your answer, the #777 only works 100% of the time on native verizon
    service/towers. As soon as you go to extended, you should be able to use qnc
    and dial your ISP direct. The #777 will only work on some extended networks
    less than 100% of the time, not all, and who knows when/if it will ever be
    enabled.

    The #777 connect is the first step that some other providers are adding to
    allow NA/1X connections. Because they connect at faster than dial-up speeds,
    they have to have a high speed network for your phone to connect to (that's
    what the #777 does, connects your phone to the providers network).

    You SHOULD be able to call your ISP directly, BUT, at the reduced speed of a
    QNC connection. The only time I ever had qnc not work was a while back when
    I went to Alaska and was on an analog system (but of course I have only
    tried a few). Are you in a digital or analog area?
     
  5. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Jeff P." <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:10f3q64jch5r58a@corp.supernews.com...
    > Okay, I've been fussing around with this for a while and I still can't get
    > online in the Thumb area with my Verizon Wireless phone connected to my
    > laptop. It works perfectly fine either by #777 qnc/qnc or by dialing my

    own
    > modem pool from the Detroit area. But, as soon as I drive home to Caro, MI
    > it quits.
    >
    > I take it that this means Thumb Cellular (an extended network CDMA

    carrier)
    > does not support data calls from Verizon customers? I expected that #777
    > would only work on native Verizon towers, but I didn't think that using an
    > extended digital network would cause it to not even be able to dial

    directly
    > to my own modem pool. What is up with that?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Jeff Phillips
    >
    >


    That's your answer, the #777 only works 100% of the time on native verizon
    service/towers. As soon as you go to extended, you should be able to use qnc
    and dial your ISP direct. The #777 will only work on some extended networks
    less than 100% of the time, not all, and who knows when/if it will ever be
    enabled.

    The #777 connect is the first step that some other providers are adding to
    allow NA/1X connections. Because they connect at faster than dial-up speeds,
    they have to have a high speed network for your phone to connect to (that's
    what the #777 does, connects your phone to the providers network).

    You SHOULD be able to call your ISP directly, BUT, at the reduced speed of a
    QNC connection. The only time I ever had qnc not work was a while back when
    I went to Alaska and was on an analog system (but of course I have only
    tried a few). Are you in a digital or analog area?
     
  6. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Jeff P." <jeff_phil-NO@SPAM-yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:10f3q64jch5r58a@corp.supernews.com...
    > Okay, I've been fussing around with this for a while and I still can't get
    > online in the Thumb area with my Verizon Wireless phone connected to my
    > laptop. It works perfectly fine either by #777 qnc/qnc or by dialing my

    own
    > modem pool from the Detroit area. But, as soon as I drive home to Caro, MI
    > it quits.
    >
    > I take it that this means Thumb Cellular (an extended network CDMA

    carrier)
    > does not support data calls from Verizon customers? I expected that #777
    > would only work on native Verizon towers, but I didn't think that using an
    > extended digital network would cause it to not even be able to dial

    directly
    > to my own modem pool. What is up with that?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Jeff Phillips
    >
    >


    That's your answer, the #777 only works 100% of the time on native verizon
    service/towers. As soon as you go to extended, you should be able to use qnc
    and dial your ISP direct. The #777 will only work on some extended networks
    less than 100% of the time, not all, and who knows when/if it will ever be
    enabled.

    The #777 connect is the first step that some other providers are adding to
    allow NA/1X connections. Because they connect at faster than dial-up speeds,
    they have to have a high speed network for your phone to connect to (that's
    what the #777 does, connects your phone to the providers network).

    You SHOULD be able to call your ISP directly, BUT, at the reduced speed of a
    QNC connection. The only time I ever had qnc not work was a while back when
    I went to Alaska and was on an analog system (but of course I have only
    tried a few). Are you in a digital or analog area?
     

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