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Phone as wireless modem

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Comet, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Comet

    Comet Guest

    I have read various posts alluding to the possibility or impossibility of
    using a Verizon Wireless cell phone as a wireless modem to access a dialup
    ISP for one's laptop. After reading seemingly contradictory posts on the
    subject, I called Verizon Customer Service and was told the following:

    With a Verizon Mobile Office Kit, I would be able to utilize my phone (LG
    VX3100) to access my dialup ISP through my America's Choice account.

    Can anyone flesh this out with addition details, such as maximum connection
    speed (?limited to 19,200), changes in phone configuration to permit this
    type of use, etc?

    Has anyone any experience with doing this as I have described?

    TIA,

    C.
     



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  2. Jim

    Jim Guest

    I bought the Mobile Office Kit and connect my LG VX10 phone to my laptop all
    the time. It works very well. I can connect using Verizon's Quick 2 Net or
    my normal dial-up connection. When you load the software it will replicate
    your existing dial-up number for use on the cell phone. My email program
    (Eudora) does not want to work through the Quick 2 Net connection, but it
    does work through my home dial-up number. Since long distance is free, I
    was able to connect to my Toledo, OH access number on a recient trip to Iowa
    with no charges. There is no extra charge for using a data connection.
    Just if you connect during the day you will be using your anytime minutes.
    After 9:01 pm and on weekends it free. It's also much faster then I was
    expecting. Also, this only works while you are on a digital network. If
    the phone says analog, it won't connect.

    Jim

    "Comet" <comet13676@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9428D706FB6B7emailemailemail@24.24.2.165...
    > I have read various posts alluding to the possibility or impossibility of
    > using a Verizon Wireless cell phone as a wireless modem to access a dialup
    > ISP for one's laptop. After reading seemingly contradictory posts on the
    > subject, I called Verizon Customer Service and was told the following:
    >
    > With a Verizon Mobile Office Kit, I would be able to utilize my phone (LG
    > VX3100) to access my dialup ISP through my America's Choice account.
    >
    > Can anyone flesh this out with addition details, such as maximum

    connection
    > speed (?limited to 19,200), changes in phone configuration to permit this
    > type of use, etc?
    >
    > Has anyone any experience with doing this as I have described?
    >
    > TIA,
    >
    > C.
     
  3. Tom J

    Tom J Guest

    "Comet" <comet13676@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9428D706FB6B7emailemailemail@24.24.2.165...
    > I have read various posts alluding to the possibility or impossibility of
    > using a Verizon Wireless cell phone as a wireless modem to access a dialup
    > ISP for one's laptop. After reading seemingly contradictory posts on the
    > subject, I called Verizon Customer Service and was told the following:
    >
    > With a Verizon Mobile Office Kit, I would be able to utilize my phone (LG
    > VX3100) to access my dialup ISP through my America's Choice account.
    >
    > Can anyone flesh this out with addition details, such as maximum connection
    > speed (?limited to 19,200), changes in phone configuration to permit this
    > type of use, etc?
    >
    > Has anyone any experience with doing this as I have described?


    Just to add to what Jim said, you don't even need Mobile Office. I only
    ordered the cable for my phone and it came with the software on CD to
    configure it to my computer. Instead of using qnc, I have better luck just
    dialing into my ISP. Even though the dial up is set at 19,200, the best
    transfer rate you can get is 14,200. Ok for email, but not good for web
    surfing. I do occasionally have to update a website while away from home, and
    that is really slow going. A 3 minute update at home is a 20 minute update
    with the cell/laptop. I have used mine for 2 years with no problems as long
    as I can get a digital signal.

    Tom J
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Guest

    More clarification.

    The Mobile Office Kit consists of a cable plus a CD-R with the necessary
    drivers and software. The installation was very easy. It also comes with
    Venturi compression software which only seems to work on the Quick 2 Net
    connection and gives a noticable improvement in the speed. Plus you can
    specify one of four image quality settings. On the fastest setting, images
    are not all that great looking, but the Web pages load much faster. The MO
    kit also installs the Verizon's QuickLink Mobile connection manager. When
    launched, it has a drop down list of all my cell phone dial-up connections.
    I select the one I want and click connect. It also shows the signal
    strength and amount of battery charge of my cell phone. After the
    connection is made, it drops down on the Task Bar and shows the elapsed time
    of the connection. Also included is a program that lets me manage my cell
    phone address book from my laptop. When I bought the kit last month, the
    local VRZ store had it priced at $69. When I pointed out that their
    Internet store had it for $49, they sold it for the lower price.

    The connection speed is no where near even the slowest connection I get a
    home. You don't want to be updating Windows or dowloading software. I
    retired and we are traveling more. It works great for Web surfing, News
    groups and email, as long as someone doesn't send a 5 MB attachment. To
    prevent a problem here, when we're on the road I set my email program so
    that I won't fetch any messages over 50 KB. If there are any larger
    messages, it gives me a notice and I download them it later when I'm on a
    faster connection. All text only email that I recieve are less than 50 KB.

    Jim

    "Tom J" <tomj_ga@despammed.com> wrote in message
    news:gbFpb.204723$0v4.16099293@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    >
    > "Comet" <comet13676@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9428D706FB6B7emailemailemail@24.24.2.165...
    > > I have read various posts alluding to the possibility or impossibility

    of using a Verizon Wireless cell phone as a wireless modem to access a
    dialup ISP for one's laptop. After reading seemingly contradictory posts on
    the subject, I called Verizon Customer Service and was told the following:
    > >
    > > With a Verizon Mobile Office Kit, I would be able to utilize my phone

    (LG VX3100) to access my dialup ISP through my America's Choice account.
    > >
    > > Can anyone flesh this out with addition details, such as maximum

    connection speed (?limited to 19,200), changes in phone configuration to
    permit this type of use, etc?
    > >
    > > Has anyone any experience with doing this as I have described?

    >
    > Just to add to what Jim said, you don't even need Mobile Office. I only

    ordered the cable for my phone and it came with the software on CD to
    configure it to my computer. Instead of using qnc, I have better luck just
    dialing into my ISP. Even though the dial up is set at 19,200, the best
    transfer rate you can get is 14,200. Ok for email, but not good for web
    surfing. I do occasionally have to update a website while away from home,
    and that is really slow going. A 3 minute update at home is a 20 minute
    update with the cell/laptop. I have used mine for 2 years with no problems
    as long as I can get a digital signal.
    >
    > Tom J
     
  5. Hugh Wolf

    Hugh Wolf Guest

    On 2003-11-04, Comet <comet13676@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote:
    > I have read various posts alluding to the possibility or impossibility of
    > using a Verizon Wireless cell phone as a wireless modem to access a dialup
    > ISP for one's laptop. After reading seemingly contradictory posts on the
    > subject


    I don't think there's any controversy here: it works fine. All you
    need is the right cable for your phone, and possibly some driver
    software for you computer (that depends on what operating system
    you're running). A cable should cost roughly $20 and the driver, if
    needed, is probably available as a free download. Buying Verizon's
    "kit" doesn't make a lot of sense if it costs much more than that.


    > Can anyone flesh this out with addition details, such as maximum connection
    > speed (?limited to 19,200), changes in phone configuration to permit this
    > type of use, etc?


    The max speed between the phone and the modem you're dialing into is
    14,400. You can set the rate between the phone and your computer a
    little higher.

    As for the specifics of the phone configuration, that depends on the
    phone. Some phones, eg the LG VX4400, have two data modes: usb and
    rs232. In this case you need to set the mode to match the cable.

    There _is_ some misinformation floating around regarding very specific
    combinations of phone, os, and cable, particularly for mac osx. If
    you have the excellent sense to own a PowerBook or iBook running osx,
    post again here before you follow the advice you find on the net.
     
  6. If you can use your phone as a wireless modem, shouldn't you be able to send
    and receive a fax? I thought I read recently in this group that Verizon
    says it can't be done (even though they tell you it can when you sign up -
    my tech support person even had me go out and buy WinFax Pro since he said
    the native XP fax program wouldn't work. Neither does WinFax Pro!)

    --
    Nadyne Nelson
    nadyne@prospectiveplanning.com

    Jim wrote:
    > More clarification.
    >
    > The Mobile Office Kit consists of a cable plus a CD-R with the
    > necessary drivers and software. The installation was very easy. It
    > also comes with Venturi compression software which only seems to work
    > on the Quick 2 Net connection and gives a noticable improvement in
    > the speed. Plus you can specify one of four image quality settings.
    > On the fastest setting, images are not all that great looking, but
    > the Web pages load much faster. The MO kit also installs the
    > Verizon's QuickLink Mobile connection manager. When launched, it has
    > a drop down list of all my cell phone dial-up connections. I select
    > the one I want and click connect. It also shows the signal strength
    > and amount of battery charge of my cell phone. After the connection
    > is made, it drops down on the Task Bar and shows the elapsed time of
    > the connection. Also included is a program that lets me manage my
    > cell phone address book from my laptop. When I bought the kit last
    > month, the local VRZ store had it priced at $69. When I pointed out
    > that their Internet store had it for $49, they sold it for the lower
    > price.
    >
    > The connection speed is no where near even the slowest connection I
    > get a home. You don't want to be updating Windows or dowloading
    > software. I retired and we are traveling more. It works great for
    > Web surfing, News groups and email, as long as someone doesn't send a
    > 5 MB attachment. To prevent a problem here, when we're on the road I
    > set my email program so that I won't fetch any messages over 50 KB.
    > If there are any larger messages, it gives me a notice and I download
    > them it later when I'm on a faster connection. All text only email
    > that I recieve are less than 50 KB.
    >
    > Jim
    >
    > "Tom J" <tomj_ga@despammed.com> wrote in message
    > news:gbFpb.204723$0v4.16099293@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    >>
    >> "Comet" <comet13676@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:Xns9428D706FB6B7emailemailemail@24.24.2.165...
    >>> I have read various posts alluding to the possibility or
    >>> impossibility

    > of using a Verizon Wireless cell phone as a wireless modem to access a
    > dialup ISP for one's laptop. After reading seemingly contradictory
    > posts on the subject, I called Verizon Customer Service and was told
    > the following:
    >>>
    >>> With a Verizon Mobile Office Kit, I would be able to utilize my
    >>> phone

    > (LG VX3100) to access my dialup ISP through my America's Choice
    > account.
    >>>
    >>> Can anyone flesh this out with addition details, such as maximum

    > connection speed (?limited to 19,200), changes in phone configuration
    > to permit this type of use, etc?
    >>>
    >>> Has anyone any experience with doing this as I have described?

    >>
    >> Just to add to what Jim said, you don't even need Mobile Office. I
    >> only

    > ordered the cable for my phone and it came with the software on CD to
    > configure it to my computer. Instead of using qnc, I have better
    > luck just dialing into my ISP. Even though the dial up is set at
    > 19,200, the best transfer rate you can get is 14,200. Ok for email,
    > but not good for web surfing. I do occasionally have to update a
    > website while away from home, and that is really slow going. A 3
    > minute update at home is a 20 minute update with the cell/laptop. I
    > have used mine for 2 years with no problems as long as I can get a
    > digital signal.
    >>
    >> Tom J
     
  7. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Nadyne Nelson wrote:
    > If you can use your phone as a wireless modem, shouldn't you be able to send
    > and receive a fax? I thought I read recently in this group that Verizon
    > says it can't be done (even though they tell you it can when you sign up -
    > my tech support person even had me go out and buy WinFax Pro since he said
    > the native XP fax program wouldn't work. Neither does WinFax Pro!)
    >


    I've been able to send a fax using WinFAX Pro and my LG VX4400.

    Rich
     
  8. John213a

    John213a Guest

    << There _is_ some misinformation floating around regarding very specific
    combinations of phone, os, and cable, particularly for mac osx. If
    you have the excellent sense to own a PowerBook or iBook running osx,
    post again here before you follow the advice you find on the net.
    >>


    Ok, I'll bite, I have a Mac Powerbook running OSX.
    I have a Verizon Motorola 120e phone. Can I hook it up as a modem. The isync
    does not list my phone as compatable, is there another way of doing this with
    my present phone or do I need to get a different phone?
     
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    John213a <john213a@aol.com> wrote:

    > Ok, I'll bite, I have a Mac Powerbook running OSX.
    > I have a Verizon Motorola 120e phone. Can I hook it up as a modem.


    Yes. You just need a USB cable. You can use Express Network on that phone.
    Since you were smart enough to get a Mac, you don't need any silly drivers
    or extra software to use a USB connection to a cell phone.

    > The isync does not list my phone as compatable, is there another way of
    > doing this with my present phone or do I need to get a different phone?


    The v120e will not work with the current version of iSync, but that's okay
    since iSync is for the address book and has nothing to do with using the
    phone to get on the Internet.

    --
    Jeremy | jeremy@exit109.com
     
  10. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    > On 2003-11-04, Comet <comet13676@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > I have read various posts alluding to the possibility or impossibility

    of
    > > using a Verizon Wireless cell phone as a wireless modem to access a

    dialup
    > > ISP for one's laptop. After reading seemingly contradictory posts on

    the
    > > subject

    >



    I have been using both the phone and the compression software (venturi) on
    both qwk2net AND Express, and also use it to send faxes. Had an older
    Kyocera 2035-a and a serial cable but upgraded to the 2235 and USB cable
    about a year ago. Now I have AC/Kyocera 2235/USB cable, (free phone upgrade,
    but I had to buy a USB cable since all I had was Serial) cost for the mobile
    office kit was $52. Had to upgrade the Venturi (v 1.82 comes with mobile
    office, but you can upgrade to v 2.1 for free (major changes and works much
    much better) at www.venturiwireless.com <note the website name is
    VENTURIWIRELESS, not verizonwireless>)
    I have no clue why people even suggest saving a few bucks on a cable/drivers
    one time, when you get a much greater thruput using mobile office and
    venturi to connect, and you can even use express for a MUCH faster
    connection, but if you get the stuff yourself to save a few bucks ONE time,
    you can't use the compression program, and end up spending much more time on
    every connect for years whenever you use it. Sounds like an example of
    "Penny wise pound foolish".

    I use both qwk2net AND express to call my ISP via calling #777, but qwk2net
    only works calling direct to the ISP, but it's extremely slow (14.4 for
    qwk2net), and with express I get about 70-80K connects (Faster than regular
    dial-up).

    One problem I found, while earthlink (my ISP) works fine with express and
    mail, the Earthlink news server doesn't like the venturi compression server.
    To solve that, I just got a free account at the german news server (Register
    at http://news.cis.dfn.de/ (note the final /, required for English), it
    works fine with venturi and office.

    Doesn't surprise me one bit that you get conflicting posts, heck a friend of
    mine repairs computers and sells verizon service, and I make suggestions to
    him about this stuff all the time, it's simply amazing how many people think
    they know all the answers and give the wrong info, until they actually have
    to pay my friend to fix what they screwed up.

    (No financial interest, I am retired and make no money, just get to feel
    good making something work and people happy).
     
  11. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    They were incorrect. I use my cellphone for fax with the XP fax program all
    the time. Obviously it works. I find it very handy when in a hotel and don't
    have a printer, I just fax to myself at the front desk.


    "Nadyne Nelson" <nadyne@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:fGNpb.3425$n6.947@nwrddc03.gnilink.net...
    > If you can use your phone as a wireless modem, shouldn't you be able to

    send
    > and receive a fax? I thought I read recently in this group that Verizon
    > says it can't be done (even though they tell you it can when you sign up -
    > my tech support person even had me go out and buy WinFax Pro since he said
    > the native XP fax program wouldn't work. Neither does WinFax Pro!)
    >
    > --
    > Nadyne Nelson
    > nadyne@prospectiveplanning.com
    >
    > Jim wrote:
    > > More clarification.
    > >
    > > The Mobile Office Kit consists of a cable plus a CD-R with the
    > > necessary drivers and software. The installation was very easy. It
    > > also comes with Venturi compression software which only seems to work
    > > on the Quick 2 Net connection and gives a noticable improvement in
    > > the speed. Plus you can specify one of four image quality settings.
    > > On the fastest setting, images are not all that great looking, but
    > > the Web pages load much faster. The MO kit also installs the
    > > Verizon's QuickLink Mobile connection manager. When launched, it has
    > > a drop down list of all my cell phone dial-up connections. I select
    > > the one I want and click connect. It also shows the signal strength
    > > and amount of battery charge of my cell phone. After the connection
    > > is made, it drops down on the Task Bar and shows the elapsed time of
    > > the connection. Also included is a program that lets me manage my
    > > cell phone address book from my laptop. When I bought the kit last
    > > month, the local VRZ store had it priced at $69. When I pointed out
    > > that their Internet store had it for $49, they sold it for the lower
    > > price.
    > >
    > > The connection speed is no where near even the slowest connection I
    > > get a home. You don't want to be updating Windows or dowloading
    > > software. I retired and we are traveling more. It works great for
    > > Web surfing, News groups and email, as long as someone doesn't send a
    > > 5 MB attachment. To prevent a problem here, when we're on the road I
    > > set my email program so that I won't fetch any messages over 50 KB.
    > > If there are any larger messages, it gives me a notice and I download
    > > them it later when I'm on a faster connection. All text only email
    > > that I recieve are less than 50 KB.
    > >
    > > Jim
    > >
    > > "Tom J" <tomj_ga@despammed.com> wrote in message
    > > news:gbFpb.204723$0v4.16099293@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    > >>
    > >> "Comet" <comet13676@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:Xns9428D706FB6B7emailemailemail@24.24.2.165...
    > >>> I have read various posts alluding to the possibility or
    > >>> impossibility

    > > of using a Verizon Wireless cell phone as a wireless modem to access a
    > > dialup ISP for one's laptop. After reading seemingly contradictory
    > > posts on the subject, I called Verizon Customer Service and was told
    > > the following:
    > >>>
    > >>> With a Verizon Mobile Office Kit, I would be able to utilize my
    > >>> phone

    > > (LG VX3100) to access my dialup ISP through my America's Choice
    > > account.
    > >>>
    > >>> Can anyone flesh this out with addition details, such as maximum

    > > connection speed (?limited to 19,200), changes in phone configuration
    > > to permit this type of use, etc?
    > >>>
    > >>> Has anyone any experience with doing this as I have described?
    > >>
    > >> Just to add to what Jim said, you don't even need Mobile Office. I
    > >> only

    > > ordered the cable for my phone and it came with the software on CD to
    > > configure it to my computer. Instead of using qnc, I have better
    > > luck just dialing into my ISP. Even though the dial up is set at
    > > 19,200, the best transfer rate you can get is 14,200. Ok for email,
    > > but not good for web surfing. I do occasionally have to update a
    > > website while away from home, and that is really slow going. A 3
    > > minute update at home is a 20 minute update with the cell/laptop. I
    > > have used mine for 2 years with no problems as long as I can get a
    > > digital signal.
    > >>
    > >> Tom J

    >
    >
     
  12. John213a

    John213a Guest

    << Yes. You just need a USB cable. You can use Express Network on that phone.
    Since you were smart enough to get a Mac, you don't need any silly drivers
    or extra software to use a USB connection to a cell phone. >><BR><BR>

    Still confused, since I am new to cell phones.

    I got a USB Motorola cable at the local radio shack that fits my phone, but
    nothing shows up on the desktop that says that my phone is being recognized.

    I use AOL (is this a problem?)

    I have no trouble getting to the internet through my Airport, but not sure how
    to go about getting the computer to run it's modem out through the USB port.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  13. Elector

    Elector Guest

    "Nadyne Nelson" <nadyne@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:fGNpb.3425$n6.947@nwrddc03.gnilink.net...
    > If you can use your phone as a wireless modem, shouldn't you be able

    to send
    > and receive a fax? I thought I read recently in this group that

    Verizon
    > says it can't be done (even though they tell you it can when you

    sign up -
    > my tech support person even had me go out and buy WinFax Pro since

    he said
    > the native XP fax program wouldn't work. Neither does WinFax Pro!)
    >
    > --
    > Nadyne Nelson
    > nadyne@prospectiveplanning.com



    I used the native Fax that came with Windows XP with no problem. I am
    using the LG VX 4400 and there were no phone settings to make etc. I
    just called up the make new fax, I entered the number I wanted to fax
    to and then sent the fax. It went through with no problem.

    I did this using a lap top with the Mobile Office Kit and it seems to
    work great.

    Elector
     
  14. I have the LG VX 10 - will that work?

    --
    Nadyne Nelson
    nadyne@prospectiveplanning.com

    Peter Pan wrote:
    > They were incorrect. I use my cellphone for fax with the XP fax
    > program all the time. Obviously it works. I find it very handy when
    > in a hotel and don't have a printer, I just fax to myself at the
    > front desk.
    >
    >
    > "Nadyne Nelson" <nadyne@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:fGNpb.3425$n6.947@nwrddc03.gnilink.net...
    >> If you can use your phone as a wireless modem, shouldn't you be able
    >> to send and receive a fax? I thought I read recently in this group
    >> that Verizon says it can't be done (even though they tell you it can
    >> when you sign up - my tech support person even had me go out and buy
    >> WinFax Pro since he said the native XP fax program wouldn't work.
    >> Neither does WinFax Pro!)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Nadyne Nelson
    >> nadyne@prospectiveplanning.com
    >>
    >> Jim wrote:
    >>> More clarification.
    >>>
    >>> The Mobile Office Kit consists of a cable plus a CD-R with the
    >>> necessary drivers and software. The installation was very easy. It
    >>> also comes with Venturi compression software which only seems to
    >>> work on the Quick 2 Net connection and gives a noticable
    >>> improvement in the speed. Plus you can specify one of four image
    >>> quality settings. On the fastest setting, images are not all that
    >>> great looking, but the Web pages load much faster. The MO kit also
    >>> installs the Verizon's QuickLink Mobile connection manager. When
    >>> launched, it has a drop down list of all my cell phone dial-up
    >>> connections. I select the one I want and click connect. It also
    >>> shows the signal strength and amount of battery charge of my cell
    >>> phone. After the connection is made, it drops down on the Task Bar
    >>> and shows the elapsed time of the connection. Also included is a
    >>> program that lets me manage my cell phone address book from my
    >>> laptop. When I bought the kit last month, the local VRZ store had
    >>> it priced at $69. When I pointed out that their Internet store had
    >>> it for $49, they sold it for the lower price.
    >>>
    >>> The connection speed is no where near even the slowest connection I
    >>> get a home. You don't want to be updating Windows or dowloading
    >>> software. I retired and we are traveling more. It works great for
    >>> Web surfing, News groups and email, as long as someone doesn't send
    >>> a 5 MB attachment. To prevent a problem here, when we're on the
    >>> road I set my email program so that I won't fetch any messages over
    >>> 50 KB. If there are any larger messages, it gives me a notice and I
    >>> download them it later when I'm on a faster connection. All text
    >>> only email that I recieve are less than 50 KB.
    >>>
    >>> Jim
    >>>
    >>> "Tom J" <tomj_ga@despammed.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:gbFpb.204723$0v4.16099293@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Comet" <comet13676@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:Xns9428D706FB6B7emailemailemail@24.24.2.165...
    >>>>> I have read various posts alluding to the possibility or
    >>>>> impossibility
    >>> of using a Verizon Wireless cell phone as a wireless modem to
    >>> access a dialup ISP for one's laptop. After reading seemingly
    >>> contradictory posts on the subject, I called Verizon Customer
    >>> Service and was told the following:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> With a Verizon Mobile Office Kit, I would be able to utilize my
    >>>>> phone
    >>> (LG VX3100) to access my dialup ISP through my America's Choice
    >>> account.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Can anyone flesh this out with addition details, such as maximum
    >>> connection speed (?limited to 19,200), changes in phone
    >>> configuration to permit this type of use, etc?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Has anyone any experience with doing this as I have described?
    >>>>
    >>>> Just to add to what Jim said, you don't even need Mobile Office. I
    >>>> only
    >>> ordered the cable for my phone and it came with the software on CD
    >>> to configure it to my computer. Instead of using qnc, I have better
    >>> luck just dialing into my ISP. Even though the dial up is set at
    >>> 19,200, the best transfer rate you can get is 14,200. Ok for email,
    >>> but not good for web surfing. I do occasionally have to update a
    >>> website while away from home, and that is really slow going. A 3
    >>> minute update at home is a 20 minute update with the cell/laptop. I
    >>> have used mine for 2 years with no problems as long as I can get a
    >>> digital signal.
    >>>>
    >>>> Tom J
     
  15. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    The LG VX-10 should work in a native verizon area, don't know if you are in
    a native or extended area though.

    I'm in a hotel in Coeur D'Alene Idaho right now (Native Verizon) and just
    sent myself a fax a few minutes ago. Didn't work when I was in Alaska on the
    extended network though. Just to confuse the issue, I was in the Detroit MI
    area at a hotel a few weeks ago on the extended network and it worked.


    "Nadyne Nelson" <nadyne@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:TxVpb.8551$n6.3091@nwrddc03.gnilink.net...
    > I have the LG VX 10 - will that work?
    >
    > --
    > Nadyne Nelson
    > nadyne@prospectiveplanning.com
    >
    > Peter Pan wrote:
    > > They were incorrect. I use my cellphone for fax with the XP fax
    > > program all the time. Obviously it works. I find it very handy when
    > > in a hotel and don't have a printer, I just fax to myself at the
    > > front desk.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Nadyne Nelson" <nadyne@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > > news:fGNpb.3425$n6.947@nwrddc03.gnilink.net...
    > >> If you can use your phone as a wireless modem, shouldn't you be able
    > >> to send and receive a fax? I thought I read recently in this group
    > >> that Verizon says it can't be done (even though they tell you it can
    > >> when you sign up - my tech support person even had me go out and buy
    > >> WinFax Pro since he said the native XP fax program wouldn't work.
    > >> Neither does WinFax Pro!)
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Nadyne Nelson
    > >> nadyne@prospectiveplanning.com
    > >>
    > >> Jim wrote:
    > >>> More clarification.
    > >>>
    > >>> The Mobile Office Kit consists of a cable plus a CD-R with the
    > >>> necessary drivers and software. The installation was very easy. It
    > >>> also comes with Venturi compression software which only seems to
    > >>> work on the Quick 2 Net connection and gives a noticable
    > >>> improvement in the speed. Plus you can specify one of four image
    > >>> quality settings. On the fastest setting, images are not all that
    > >>> great looking, but the Web pages load much faster. The MO kit also
    > >>> installs the Verizon's QuickLink Mobile connection manager. When
    > >>> launched, it has a drop down list of all my cell phone dial-up
    > >>> connections. I select the one I want and click connect. It also
    > >>> shows the signal strength and amount of battery charge of my cell
    > >>> phone. After the connection is made, it drops down on the Task Bar
    > >>> and shows the elapsed time of the connection. Also included is a
    > >>> program that lets me manage my cell phone address book from my
    > >>> laptop. When I bought the kit last month, the local VRZ store had
    > >>> it priced at $69. When I pointed out that their Internet store had
    > >>> it for $49, they sold it for the lower price.
    > >>>
    > >>> The connection speed is no where near even the slowest connection I
    > >>> get a home. You don't want to be updating Windows or dowloading
    > >>> software. I retired and we are traveling more. It works great for
    > >>> Web surfing, News groups and email, as long as someone doesn't send
    > >>> a 5 MB attachment. To prevent a problem here, when we're on the
    > >>> road I set my email program so that I won't fetch any messages over
    > >>> 50 KB. If there are any larger messages, it gives me a notice and I
    > >>> download them it later when I'm on a faster connection. All text
    > >>> only email that I recieve are less than 50 KB.
    > >>>
    > >>> Jim
    > >>>
    > >>> "Tom J" <tomj_ga@despammed.com> wrote in message
    > >>> news:gbFpb.204723$0v4.16099293@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    > >>>>
    > >>>> "Comet" <comet13676@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > >>>> news:Xns9428D706FB6B7emailemailemail@24.24.2.165...
    > >>>>> I have read various posts alluding to the possibility or
    > >>>>> impossibility
    > >>> of using a Verizon Wireless cell phone as a wireless modem to
    > >>> access a dialup ISP for one's laptop. After reading seemingly
    > >>> contradictory posts on the subject, I called Verizon Customer
    > >>> Service and was told the following:
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> With a Verizon Mobile Office Kit, I would be able to utilize my
    > >>>>> phone
    > >>> (LG VX3100) to access my dialup ISP through my America's Choice
    > >>> account.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> Can anyone flesh this out with addition details, such as maximum
    > >>> connection speed (?limited to 19,200), changes in phone
    > >>> configuration to permit this type of use, etc?
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> Has anyone any experience with doing this as I have described?
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Just to add to what Jim said, you don't even need Mobile Office. I
    > >>>> only
    > >>> ordered the cable for my phone and it came with the software on CD
    > >>> to configure it to my computer. Instead of using qnc, I have better
    > >>> luck just dialing into my ISP. Even though the dial up is set at
    > >>> 19,200, the best transfer rate you can get is 14,200. Ok for email,
    > >>> but not good for web surfing. I do occasionally have to update a
    > >>> website while away from home, and that is really slow going. A 3
    > >>> minute update at home is a 20 minute update with the cell/laptop. I
    > >>> have used mine for 2 years with no problems as long as I can get a
    > >>> digital signal.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Tom J

    >
    >
     
  16. "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:bo8pl1$1b487i$1@ID-190045.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > They were incorrect. I use my cellphone for fax with the XP fax program

    all
    > the time. Obviously it works. I find it very handy when in a hotel and

    don't
    > have a printer, I just fax to myself at the front desk.
    >


    Peter,

    Which phone? I used to do it with my StarTac, but the V60i and the T720
    have been no joy. Can't figure out what's up.


    --
    Thomas M. Goethe
     
  17. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Thomas M. Goethe" <xspamgoethe11xxxxxx@lycos.com> wrote in message
    news:bo9j2e$1bknkc$1@ID-192964.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:bo8pl1$1b487i$1@ID-190045.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > > They were incorrect. I use my cellphone for fax with the XP fax program

    > all
    > > the time. Obviously it works. I find it very handy when in a hotel and

    > don't
    > > have a printer, I just fax to myself at the front desk.
    > >

    >
    > Peter,
    >
    > Which phone? I used to do it with my StarTac, but the V60i and the

    T720
    > have been no joy. Can't figure out what's up.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Thomas M. Goethe
    >
    >


    It's a Kyocera 2235, I'm sort of wondering if it has something to do with my
    using it as a USB device with mobile office, I hear it installs a USB to
    serial conversion program and it's own drivers when you install the mobile
    office. At any rate, it definitely works.
     
  18. Hugh Wolf

    Hugh Wolf Guest

    On 2003-11-04, Rich <mathwhiz@mathwhiz.org> wrote:

    > I've been able to send a fax using WinFAX Pro and my LG VX4400.


    Likewise, no problem sending faxes with VX4400 + OSX. I haven't
    tried receiving faxes this way.
     
  19. Hugh Wolf

    Hugh Wolf Guest

    On 2003-11-04, John213a <john213a@aol.com> wrote:
    > I got a USB Motorola cable at the local radio shack that fits my phone, but
    > nothing shows up on the desktop


    It won't show up on the Desktop. It will show up where you need it
    -- in the Network preferences, as a modem.



    > to go about getting the computer to run it's modem out through the USB port.


    You don't really need to do anything. When you open the Network
    preferences it should show up as a device, just like the internal
    modem. The fact that it's running over usb is transparent.
     
  20. Peter,

    Thanks! I use the USB Motorola driver and cable. I may, for the heck of
    it, try the serial cable and driver and see what happens.


    --
    Thomas M. Goethe

    "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:bo9l66$1av8qe$1@ID-190045.news.uni-berlin.de...
    >
    > "Thomas M. Goethe" <xspamgoethe11xxxxxx@lycos.com> wrote in message
    > news:bo9j2e$1bknkc$1@ID-192964.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > > "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:bo8pl1$1b487i$1@ID-190045.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > > > They were incorrect. I use my cellphone for fax with the XP fax

    program
    > > all
    > > > the time. Obviously it works. I find it very handy when in a hotel and

    > > don't
    > > > have a printer, I just fax to myself at the front desk.
    > > >

    > >
    > > Peter,
    > >
    > > Which phone? I used to do it with my StarTac, but the V60i and the

    > T720
    > > have been no joy. Can't figure out what's up.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Thomas M. Goethe
    > >
    > >

    >
    > It's a Kyocera 2235, I'm sort of wondering if it has something to do with

    my
    > using it as a USB device with mobile office, I hear it installs a USB to
    > serial conversion program and it's own drivers when you install the mobile
    > office. At any rate, it definitely works.
    >
    >
     

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