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Internet Via Cell Phone

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Steve and Janet, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Hello,

    We are about to purchase an LG VX6000 with a local plan. Will be be able to
    connect to the internet using a cable from our desktop or laptop as we have
    heard? What do we need to buy to do this. Can we do it with a local plan or
    does it require an America's Choice plan? Any help would be greatly
    appreciated!

    Janet
     



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  2. Prilosec

    Prilosec Guest

    Someone else will have to tell you about the "mobile office" kit for your
    particular phone (I have it on an older StarTac). You just get a cable for
    your phone to either USB or serial (plugs into computer), plus you need
    software that allows your computer to "see" the phone as a dialup modem.
    That's all you need. You can use Verizon's own "Quick to Net" internet from
    anywhere you have digital service on their network (nearly everywhere I've
    travelled), or you can dial into your own ISP using your regular dialup
    settings (except you tell you computer to use a different "modem"--your
    phone). You are charged only regular airtime rates either way. Call after
    9PM and you can surf free in most parts of the country. Speed is pretty
    slow, though---14.4 max, 9600 nominal. Fine for email but poor for web
    pictures, etc..
    Many people use this setup for internet from an RV, etc.. You can surf while
    in the car and moving, too (not recommended the driver do this). We drove to
    Fla over a weekend last summer and the kids used instant messenger while on
    the interstate. Worked great (we have free nights and weekends). Good luck.
    BTW--I had ATT for years but changed to Verizon mainly because CDMA is so
    compatible with a computer-just plug it in. CDMA transmission is very
    similar to internet transmission, so you really don't need to convert the
    digital signal at all, just pass it through the phone. The Express Network
    service is much faster, but not available everywhere and expensive by
    comparison. Works pretty much the same way, but you need to sign up for it,
    etc. You don't need to sign up for this at all--buy the kit and fire away!
    There are instructions on Quick to Net on the CD you get, plus you can find
    them here.


    "Steve and Janet" <steveandjanet@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:vus56rkjepnp3e@corp.supernews.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > We are about to purchase an LG VX6000 with a local plan. Will be be able

    to
    > connect to the internet using a cable from our desktop or laptop as we

    have
    > heard? What do we need to buy to do this. Can we do it with a local plan

    or
    > does it require an America's Choice plan? Any help would be greatly
    > appreciated!
    >
    > Janet
    >
    >
     
  3. Bob

    Bob Guest

    The "Express Network", which is now called "National Access", or NA, and
    operates at 153Kbps peak (about half of that nominally), can be setup to use
    your minutes (aka, minutes-of-use, or MOU). I have the local plan, and got a
    lot of different answers from various Verizon customer service agents
    regarding NA data rates. At one of their stores, I found one guy who enabled
    this feature for me.

    Once you've got NA MOU setup and working, the software will warn you that
    you may be charged extra if you use the faster rate (compared with Q2NET). I
    got in contact with a Verizon data support guy, and he told me that there
    was currently no extra charge for this faster speed, but that Verizon did
    not encourage its use when setup for a MOU plan. When I asked him why anyone
    would use the slower rate (Q2NET), he repeated his earlier statement. I have
    been using it and don't get charged extra -- so far.

    Now if they would only offer Bluetooth so that we could ditch those clumsy
    cables. Sigh...

    Bob



    "Prilosec" <purple@nni.net> wrote in message
    news:3fee1783$0$4757$61fed72c@news.rcn.com...
    > Someone else will have to tell you about the "mobile office" kit for your
    > particular phone (I have it on an older StarTac). You just get a cable for
    > your phone to either USB or serial (plugs into computer), plus you need
    > software that allows your computer to "see" the phone as a dialup modem.
    > That's all you need. You can use Verizon's own "Quick to Net" internet

    from
    > anywhere you have digital service on their network (nearly everywhere I've
    > travelled), or you can dial into your own ISP using your regular dialup
    > settings (except you tell you computer to use a different "modem"--your
    > phone). You are charged only regular airtime rates either way. Call after
    > 9PM and you can surf free in most parts of the country. Speed is pretty
    > slow, though---14.4 max, 9600 nominal. Fine for email but poor for web
    > pictures, etc..
    > Many people use this setup for internet from an RV, etc.. You can surf

    while
    > in the car and moving, too (not recommended the driver do this). We drove

    to
    > Fla over a weekend last summer and the kids used instant messenger while

    on
    > the interstate. Worked great (we have free nights and weekends). Good

    luck.
    > BTW--I had ATT for years but changed to Verizon mainly because CDMA is so
    > compatible with a computer-just plug it in. CDMA transmission is very
    > similar to internet transmission, so you really don't need to convert the
    > digital signal at all, just pass it through the phone. The Express Network
    > service is much faster, but not available everywhere and expensive by
    > comparison. Works pretty much the same way, but you need to sign up for

    it,
    > etc. You don't need to sign up for this at all--buy the kit and fire away!
    > There are instructions on Quick to Net on the CD you get, plus you can

    find
    > them here.
    >
    >
    > "Steve and Janet" <steveandjanet@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:vus56rkjepnp3e@corp.supernews.com...
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > We are about to purchase an LG VX6000 with a local plan. Will be be able

    > to
    > > connect to the internet using a cable from our desktop or laptop as we

    > have
    > > heard? What do we need to buy to do this. Can we do it with a local plan

    > or
    > > does it require an America's Choice plan? Any help would be greatly
    > > appreciated!
    > >
    > > Janet
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
  4. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 21:43:29 GMT, "S. Evelyn Jackson"
    <jackseve@sbcglobal.net> posted to alt.cellular.verizon:

    >"Al Klein" <rukbat@pern.org> wrote in message
    >news:kjr4vvkpbimk2kh9ekcrutodpun9p8rqd5@Pern.rk...
    >> On Sat, 27 Dec 2003 18:24:04 -0500, "Steve and Janet"
    >> <steveandjanet@nospam.hotmail.com> posted to alt.cellular.verizon:


    >> >We are about to purchase an LG VX6000 with a local plan. Will be be able to
    >> >connect to the internet using a cable from our desktop or laptop as we have
    >> >heard? What do we need to buy to do this. Can we do it with a local plan or
    >> >does it require an America's Choice plan? Any help would be greatly
    >> >appreciated!


    >With the LG VX 6000 you don't have to connect to a pc. Your phone is
    >capable. You simply press the button where it says "Web" and you are on your
    >way. Or you can select "menu" then option 6 click ok select option 1 and
    >your on your way.


    1) Most (all?) phones today are capable of surfing the web.

    2) He was asking how to connect his computer to the internet using his
    phone, not how to connect his phone to the internet.
     
  5. >>With the LG VX 6000 you don't have to connect to a pc. Your phone is
    >>capable. You simply press the button where it says "Web" and you are on your
    >>way. Or you can select "menu" then option 6 click ok select option 1 and
    >>your on your way.


    I looked at my wife's VX6000, and I simply don't see where I can bring up
    a handful of terminal windows and SSH to various hosts in them.




    --
     
  6. Elector

    Elector Guest

    "Anthony A. D. Talltree" <aad@dfw-admin.techops.verio.net> wrote in
    message news:1q3Lb.53767$vn.130131@sea-read.news.verio.net...
    > >>With the LG VX 6000 you don't have to connect to a pc. Your phone

    is
    > >>capable. You simply press the button where it says "Web" and you

    are on your
    > >>way. Or you can select "menu" then option 6 click ok select option

    1 and
    > >>your on your way.

    >
    > I looked at my wife's VX6000, and I simply don't see where I can

    bring up
    > a handful of terminal windows and SSH to various hosts in them.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --


    You have to have the ability to "get the web first" if you subscribe
    to Mobile Web then you click on the web button or the options menu as
    above for the launch browser. After the first authentication you then
    need only push the web and it will take you there.

    You will not get total web functions as with a computer. A smart
    person would have known there is not enough memory to do 1/10th. the
    functions as a regular pc.

    You can however see different sites, not graphically. It is good for
    getting email and sending email and its good for checking weather and
    stock quotes and various news on the web with the cell phone. However
    the other method is a WAP tunnel and I don't use that method so I
    cannot help you there. You can also hook a laptop to a cell phone with
    the proper connections and yes you then can view any site you wish
    with the attached computer.

    I hope that helped?

    Elector
     
  7. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Elector wrote on [Thu, 08 Jan 2004 11:56:55 GMT]:
    >
    > "Anthony A. D. Talltree" <aad@dfw-admin.techops.verio.net> wrote in
    > message news:1q3Lb.53767$vn.130131@sea-read.news.verio.net...
    >> >>With the LG VX 6000 you don't have to connect to a pc. Your phone

    > is
    >> >>capable. You simply press the button where it says "Web" and you

    > are on your
    >> >>way. Or you can select "menu" then option 6 click ok select option

    > 1 and
    >> >>your on your way.

    >>
    >> I looked at my wife's VX6000, and I simply don't see where I can

    > bring up
    >> a handful of terminal windows and SSH to various hosts in them.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --

    >
    > You have to have the ability to "get the web first" if you subscribe
    > to Mobile Web then you click on the web button or the options menu as
    > above for the launch browser. After the first authentication you then
    > need only push the web and it will take you there.
    >
    > You will not get total web functions as with a computer. A smart
    > person would have known there is not enough memory to do 1/10th. the
    > functions as a regular pc.
    >
    > You can however see different sites, not graphically. It is good for
    > getting email and sending email and its good for checking weather and
    > stock quotes and various news on the web with the cell phone. However
    > the other method is a WAP tunnel and I don't use that method so I
    > cannot help you there. You can also hook a laptop to a cell phone with
    > the proper connections and yes you then can view any site you wish
    > with the attached computer.
    >


    See that's the problem. You're talking about the "web", whereas the
    previous poster was talking about the much more useful internet
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Thu, 08 Jan 2004 14:30:12 GMT, Justin <nospam@insightbb.com> wrote:

    >See that's the problem. You're talking about the "web", whereas the
    >previous poster was talking about the much more useful internet


    And if VZW or anyone sold a phone which featured Internet access via
    terminal windows and SSH connections, they'd sell maybe 20 of 'em. :)

    Mike
     
  9. David S

    David S Guest

    On Thu, 08 Jan 2004 11:56:55 GMT, "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> chose to
    add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >"Anthony A. D. Talltree" <aad@dfw-admin.techops.verio.net> wrote in
    >message news:1q3Lb.53767$vn.130131@sea-read.news.verio.net...
    >> >>With the LG VX 6000 you don't have to connect to a pc. Your phone is
    >> >>capable. You simply press the button where it says "Web" and you are on your
    >> >>way. Or you can select "menu" then option 6 click ok select option 1 and
    >> >>your on your way.


    This was a stupid answer to a straightforward question.

    >> I looked at my wife's VX6000, and I simply don't see where I can bring up
    >> a handful of terminal windows and SSH to various hosts in them.


    This was a sarcastic response to the stupid answer.

    >You have to have the ability to "get the web first" if you subscribe
    >to Mobile Web then you click on the web button or the options menu as
    >above for the launch browser. After the first authentication you then
    >need only push the web and it will take you there.


    True but irrelevant to the OP (not to mention being info that is easily
    obtained from Verizon itself).

    >You will not get total web functions as with a computer. A smart
    >person would have known there is not enough memory to do 1/10th. the
    >functions as a regular pc.


    A smart person would have known that the guy who said he couldn't find a
    way to do it was being sarcastic.

    >You can however see different sites, not graphically. It is good for
    >getting email and sending email and its good for checking weather and
    >stock quotes and various news on the web with the cell phone. However
    >the other method is a WAP tunnel and I don't use that method so I


    Still true and still irrelevant to the OP.

    >cannot help you there. You can also hook a laptop to a cell phone with
    >the proper connections and yes you then can view any site you wish
    >with the attached computer.


    Finally! An answer to the OP's question.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "[A woman would be] thrilled if you give her a tiny, very expensive vial of
    liquid with a name like 'L'essence de Nooquie Eau de Parfum de Cologne de
    Toilette de Bidet,' which, to the naked male nostril, does not smell any
    better than a stick of Juicy Fruit." - Dave Barry
     

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