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Phone as wireless modem

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

  1. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    If you don't use the venturi compression for express, you can set the serial
    port speed as high as 115K (max for serial, USB is about 230K max <and
    higher>) and not have buffer overruns. I have seen people tweak the drivers
    to allow using express with a serial cable (sorry, I have mobile office and
    never paid attention to the settings they use). But for sure it's the
    default drivers with different settings used for both qwk2net and express.

    Why bother? There are some extended network areas where qwk2net will work
    but express network will not. It's handy to have a backup just in case.


    "Thomas M. Goethe" <xspamgoethe11xxxxxx@lycos.com> wrote in message
    news:bo9qne$1ak2np$1@ID-192964.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > 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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  2. Al S

    Al S Guest

    I have EN MOU on AC and it works. However I have tried to send a fax
    and the only modem that shows us is the 56k modem. I can not find a
    way to get it to see the 19200 modem that the phone is on. How can I
    get it to use the other modem? I do not have the Mobile Office Kit.



    "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in message news:<mjTpb.47972$ZC4.42082@twister.nyroc.rr.com>...
    > "Nadyne Nelson" <nadyne@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:fGNpb.3425$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
  3. Elector

    Elector Guest

    "Al S" <ict.ks@netzero.net> wrote in message
    news:59257cf0.0311042113.6e33001e@posting.google.com...
    > I have EN MOU on AC and it works. However I have tried to send a

    fax
    > and the only modem that shows us is the 56k modem. I can not find a
    > way to get it to see the 19200 modem that the phone is on. How can

    I
    > get it to use the other modem? I do not have the Mobile Office Kit.


    That would seem to be the kicker. Another kind poster here said that
    drivers are needed and that the drivers either come with the cable you
    buy separately or through the Mobile Office Kit (Which I purchased) I
    know that the drivers for the individual programs should allow you to
    switch between the two modems. I see the V.90 Internal modem and the
    CDMA LG modem listed and I switch to the one I want. When the
    telephone is attached to the lap top. If the phone is not attached to
    the lap top I have not seen the listing for the cell phone modem use.

    That may be the trick. You need not only the cell phone attached but
    the proper drivers loaded for it to work. Oh I did not load the
    Verizon Wireless Disc 2 since when I loaded the LG Disc it never asked
    for the additional disc. But the phone and lap top work perfectly. I
    don't even know what's on the second disc. Anyone?

    Elector
  4. "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:bo9rjj$1ani5e$1@ID-190045.news.uni-berlin.de...
    >
    > Why bother? There are some extended network areas where qwk2net will work
    > but express network will not. It's handy to have a backup just in case.
    >


    Data works just fine, it's the fax that won't go through. Like I wrote,
    the StarTac worked fine both with Winfax and the Windows faxware on the last
    laptop, but the V60i and the T720 won't on the new one (Dell I8000 and Del
    I8200, pretty similar boxes). They dial, but can't seem to connect.

    I don't have a copy of Winfax that works with XP (supposed to but it
    plays havoc with the system), so I am using MightyFax, a shareware program.
    It sees the phone and recognizes it as a fax modem, but no joy. They say it
    should work, but don't want to get into supporting every modem on the
    planet. I may try a current version of Winfax. There is a good rebate on the
    ones at CompUSA. Think I will also try the serial cable.

    And no, I don't want to use a fax over the Internet service for the very
    limited amount of faxing I need to do on the road. It's maybe five or six a
    year. Just not worth the hassle or cost to set one up. If I hve to just find
    a landline.


    --
    Thomas M. Goethe



    >
    > "Thomas M. Goethe" <xspamgoethe11xxxxxx@lycos.com> wrote in message
    > news:bo9qne$1ak2np$1@ID-192964.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > > 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.
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
  5. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in message
    news:S45qb.17813$ji3.13896@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >
    > "Al S" <ict.ks@netzero.net> wrote in message
    > news:59257cf0.0311042113.6e33001e@posting.google.com...
    > > I have EN MOU on AC and it works. However I have tried to send a

    > fax
    > > and the only modem that shows us is the 56k modem. I can not find a
    > > way to get it to see the 19200 modem that the phone is on. How can

    > I
    > > get it to use the other modem? I do not have the Mobile Office Kit.

    >
    > That would seem to be the kicker. Another kind poster here said that
    > drivers are needed and that the drivers either come with the cable you
    > buy separately or through the Mobile Office Kit (Which I purchased) I
    > know that the drivers for the individual programs should allow you to
    > switch between the two modems. I see the V.90 Internal modem and the
    > CDMA LG modem listed and I switch to the one I want. When the
    > telephone is attached to the lap top. If the phone is not attached to
    > the lap top I have not seen the listing for the cell phone modem use.
    >
    > That may be the trick. You need not only the cell phone attached but
    > the proper drivers loaded for it to work. Oh I did not load the
    > Verizon Wireless Disc 2 since when I loaded the LG Disc it never asked
    > for the additional disc. But the phone and lap top work perfectly. I
    > don't even know what's on the second disc. Anyone?
    >
    > Elector
    >
    >


    Not sure what you mean by the second CD, I had to install the USB to serial
    drivers from one CD first and then Mobile office second. So for me, the
    second CD was mobile office itself! If you do not have a USB cable, then you
    do not need the USB to Serial CD (could be the first or the second...)
    I got two CD's with my mobile office, one with mobile office itself on it
    (that works on serial ports) and another (that must be installed first) that
    has routines that work on USB ports and turn them into serial ports (if you
    have USB, you install the USB to serial cd first).
    That gives me a new device named "Verizon Wireless Phone HS (1xrtt)" on COM4
    that can be used as a modem for whatever communication program I use (like
    fax programs) <I already have a device named "Toshiba Software Modem" on
    COM3 that works on the built in modem>.
    For the fax stuff, I just use the named driver depending on if I want to use
    the cell phone or the built in modem
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    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 that says that my phone is being recognized.


    It won't. It'll be in the Network Preferences.

    > I use AOL (is this a problem?)


    You won't be dialing into AOL, if that's what you mean. The AOL software
    almost certainly can't do anything with it. You could, of course, connect
    to AOL via TCP/IP after connecting to the net, if you want.

    > 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.


    The computer's modem won't be involved; your cell phone *is* the modem you'll
    be using. It should appear on the list along with your ethernet adapter,
    airport card, and modem.

    --
    Jeremy | jeremy@exit109.com
  7. Elector

    Elector Guest

    "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:bob0h9$1bkk6t$1@ID-190045.news.uni-berlin.de...
    >
    > "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in message
    > news:S45qb.17813$ji3.13896@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > >
    > > "Al S" <ict.ks@netzero.net> wrote in message
    > > news:59257cf0.0311042113.6e33001e@posting.google.com...
    > > > I have EN MOU on AC and it works. However I have tried to send

    a
    > > fax
    > > > and the only modem that shows us is the 56k modem. I can not

    find a
    > > > way to get it to see the 19200 modem that the phone is on. How

    can
    > > I
    > > > get it to use the other modem? I do not have the Mobile Office

    Kit.
    > >
    > > That would seem to be the kicker. Another kind poster here said

    that
    > > drivers are needed and that the drivers either come with the cable

    you
    > > buy separately or through the Mobile Office Kit (Which I

    purchased) I
    > > know that the drivers for the individual programs should allow you

    to
    > > switch between the two modems. I see the V.90 Internal modem and

    the
    > > CDMA LG modem listed and I switch to the one I want. When the
    > > telephone is attached to the lap top. If the phone is not attached

    to
    > > the lap top I have not seen the listing for the cell phone modem

    use.
    > >
    > > That may be the trick. You need not only the cell phone attached

    but
    > > the proper drivers loaded for it to work. Oh I did not load the
    > > Verizon Wireless Disc 2 since when I loaded the LG Disc it never

    asked
    > > for the additional disc. But the phone and lap top work perfectly.

    I
    > > don't even know what's on the second disc. Anyone?
    > >
    > > Elector
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Not sure what you mean by the second CD, I had to install the USB to

    serial
    > drivers from one CD first and then Mobile office second. So for me,

    the
    > second CD was mobile office itself! If you do not have a USB cable,

    then you
    > do not need the USB to Serial CD (could be the first or the

    second...)
    > I got two CD's with my mobile office, one with mobile office itself

    on it
    > (that works on serial ports) and another (that must be installed

    first) that
    > has routines that work on USB ports and turn them into serial ports

    (if you
    > have USB, you install the USB to serial cd first).
    > That gives me a new device named "Verizon Wireless Phone HS (1xrtt)"

    on COM4
    > that can be used as a modem for whatever communication program I use

    (like
    > fax programs) <I already have a device named "Toshiba Software

    Modem" on
    > COM3 that works on the built in modem>.
    > For the fax stuff, I just use the named driver depending on if I

    want to use
    > the cell phone or the built in modem
    >
    >


    When I purchased the Mobile Office for the LG VX4400 it came with an
    instruction sheet, a data cable for USB, a Grey cd with LG Software on
    it labeled #1 and another CD that said Verizon Wireless Disc 2, the
    instruction stated to load the Drivers cd first. then it asked to
    restart which in the instructions it said to allow. It did not ask for
    disk 2 so I never loaded it. I did however hook the cable as per
    instructions to my phone and lap top, the system found the device
    drivers and then I noticed on my ISP dial up accounts ( I have three
    of them) there was a secondary modem listed for the cell phone. I then
    selected this and then click on dial out and the ISP dialed up through
    my cell phone. I had a great connection and was on line for around
    20-30 minutes.

    I then tested the fax capabilities of the phones dial out. I again
    selected send new fax from the Windows XP program (Console) I made a
    cover page and then did a view to see what it looked like and then I
    hit send fax. The phone then changed on the face as FAX and it went
    directly to both my office fax and my personal one at home. I also
    tested out Internet fax via MS Word and Corel WordPerfect 10 and the
    documents also went with no hitch.

    My question above was "what exactly is on the Verizon CD"??

    Elector
  8. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in message
    news:sLeqb.25469$ji3.17415@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >
    > "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:bob0h9$1bkk6t$1@ID-190045.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > >
    > > "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in message
    > > news:S45qb.17813$ji3.13896@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > > >
    > > > "Al S" <ict.ks@netzero.net> wrote in message
    > > > news:59257cf0.0311042113.6e33001e@posting.google.com...
    > > > > I have EN MOU on AC and it works. However I have tried to send

    > a
    > > > fax
    > > > > and the only modem that shows us is the 56k modem. I can not

    > find a
    > > > > way to get it to see the 19200 modem that the phone is on. How

    > can
    > > > I
    > > > > get it to use the other modem? I do not have the Mobile Office

    > Kit.
    > > >
    > > > That would seem to be the kicker. Another kind poster here said

    > that
    > > > drivers are needed and that the drivers either come with the cable

    > you
    > > > buy separately or through the Mobile Office Kit (Which I

    > purchased) I
    > > > know that the drivers for the individual programs should allow you

    > to
    > > > switch between the two modems. I see the V.90 Internal modem and

    > the
    > > > CDMA LG modem listed and I switch to the one I want. When the
    > > > telephone is attached to the lap top. If the phone is not attached

    > to
    > > > the lap top I have not seen the listing for the cell phone modem

    > use.
    > > >
    > > > That may be the trick. You need not only the cell phone attached

    > but
    > > > the proper drivers loaded for it to work. Oh I did not load the
    > > > Verizon Wireless Disc 2 since when I loaded the LG Disc it never

    > asked
    > > > for the additional disc. But the phone and lap top work perfectly.

    > I
    > > > don't even know what's on the second disc. Anyone?
    > > >
    > > > Elector
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > Not sure what you mean by the second CD, I had to install the USB to

    > serial
    > > drivers from one CD first and then Mobile office second. So for me,

    > the
    > > second CD was mobile office itself! If you do not have a USB cable,

    > then you
    > > do not need the USB to Serial CD (could be the first or the

    > second...)
    > > I got two CD's with my mobile office, one with mobile office itself

    > on it
    > > (that works on serial ports) and another (that must be installed

    > first) that
    > > has routines that work on USB ports and turn them into serial ports

    > (if you
    > > have USB, you install the USB to serial cd first).
    > > That gives me a new device named "Verizon Wireless Phone HS (1xrtt)"

    > on COM4
    > > that can be used as a modem for whatever communication program I use

    > (like
    > > fax programs) <I already have a device named "Toshiba Software

    > Modem" on
    > > COM3 that works on the built in modem>.
    > > For the fax stuff, I just use the named driver depending on if I

    > want to use
    > > the cell phone or the built in modem
    > >
    > >

    >
    > When I purchased the Mobile Office for the LG VX4400 it came with an
    > instruction sheet, a data cable for USB, a Grey cd with LG Software on
    > it labeled #1 and another CD that said Verizon Wireless Disc 2, the
    > instruction stated to load the Drivers cd first. then it asked to
    > restart which in the instructions it said to allow. It did not ask for
    > disk 2 so I never loaded it. I did however hook the cable as per
    > instructions to my phone and lap top, the system found the device
    > drivers and then I noticed on my ISP dial up accounts ( I have three
    > of them) there was a secondary modem listed for the cell phone. I then
    > selected this and then click on dial out and the ISP dialed up through
    > my cell phone. I had a great connection and was on line for around
    > 20-30 minutes.
    >
    > I then tested the fax capabilities of the phones dial out. I again
    > selected send new fax from the Windows XP program (Console) I made a
    > cover page and then did a view to see what it looked like and then I
    > hit send fax. The phone then changed on the face as FAX and it went
    > directly to both my office fax and my personal one at home. I also
    > tested out Internet fax via MS Word and Corel WordPerfect 10 and the
    > documents also went with no hitch.
    >
    > My question above was "what exactly is on the Verizon CD"??
    >
    > Elector
    >
    >


    In my case disk #1 is the USB to serial program and disk #2 is the mobile
    office program itself. A friend of mines is the same way. Sounds like you
    have a special version ONLY for the 4400 and the disks are labeled different
    than the ones we have. If they know it's for a 4400 I wonder why they didn't
    just have one cd instead of two? (I have a Kyocera 2235 and my friend has a
    nokia 5160 and both of us need BOTH cd's), and of course, both CD's are less
    than 30% used, so why not combine em? Sounds like you don't need disk 2
    (since 1 is specific for your phone) but for anyone with a serial system,
    they need disk 2 rather than disk 1. Go figger....
  9. Elector

    Elector Guest

    "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:boc1pe$1coe8m$1@ID-190045.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > In my case disk #1 is the USB to serial program and disk #2 is the mobile
    > office program itself. A friend of mines is the same way. Sounds like you
    > have a special version ONLY for the 4400 and the disks are labeled

    different
    > than the ones we have. If they know it's for a 4400 I wonder why they

    didn't
    > just have one cd instead of two? (I have a Kyocera 2235 and my friend has

    a
    > nokia 5160 and both of us need BOTH cd's), and of course, both CD's are

    less
    > than 30% used, so why not combine em? Sounds like you don't need disk 2
    > (since 1 is specific for your phone) but for anyone with a serial system,
    > they need disk 2 rather than disk 1. Go figger....
    >
    >


    That was the strange part. It never asked for it. I see in another thread
    that Disc 2 gives a body an option of EN or Quick2Net so I guess I only have
    one or the other. Hey it works. That in its self has made my week :)

    Elector
  10. Elector

    Elector Guest

    "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in message
    news:Sdgqb.27072$ji3.19305@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >
    > "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:boc1pe$1coe8m$1@ID-190045.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > > In my case disk #1 is the USB to serial program and disk #2 is the

    mobile
    > > office program itself. A friend of mines is the same way. Sounds like

    you
    > > have a special version ONLY for the 4400 and the disks are labeled

    > different
    > > than the ones we have. If they know it's for a 4400 I wonder why they

    > didn't
    > > just have one cd instead of two? (I have a Kyocera 2235 and my friend

    has
    > a
    > > nokia 5160 and both of us need BOTH cd's), and of course, both CD's are

    > less
    > > than 30% used, so why not combine em? Sounds like you don't need disk 2
    > > (since 1 is specific for your phone) but for anyone with a serial

    system,
    > > they need disk 2 rather than disk 1. Go figger....
    > >
    > >

    >
    > That was the strange part. It never asked for it. I see in another thread
    > that Disc 2 gives a body an option of EN or Quick2Net so I guess I only

    have
    > one or the other. Hey it works. That in its self has made my week :)
    >
    > Elector
    >
    >


    As a follow-up:

    I checked the second cd and it has the Venturi Compression program, the
    Q2Net & EN and the copy program for the dial up connections and a few Help
    files.
    Evidently I did not need the second cd unless I want that compression
    software. And even that can be installed without all the other stuff.

    Te first CD has the modem drivers and the Sync program. So Peter you were
    correct. All this could have been on the same cd.

    Elector
  11. guy

    guy Guest

    While on a recent trip to alaska, I could send no data on the extended
    network. The extend network is in several cities in alaska, but your email
    will not work due to limitations on the local verizon partners. I do not
    believe verizon has any presence in alaska as yet,....only extended network
    and I visited most of the towns in alaska. I have been able to send data on
    the extended network in the lower 48, but not allways. I have not been able
    to send data via calling up my isp on analog. thanks guy
    "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:bo99gk$1aol8r$1@ID-190045.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > 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

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
  12. I just returned from a trip to Washington and Oregon...my home area is
    San Diego with Verizon.

    In the Grants Pass, OR area my phone indicate Extended Network and I
    could not connect to Q2Net or retrieve voice mails.

    Everywhere else along the I-5 corridor we had good Q2Net.




    On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 20:10:49 -0500, "guy" <saltcreekguy@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >While on a recent trip to alaska, I could send no data on the extended
    >network. The extend network is in several cities in alaska, but your email
    >will not work due to limitations on the local verizon partners. I do not
    >believe verizon has any presence in alaska as yet,....only extended network
    >and I visited most of the towns in alaska. I have been able to send data on
    >the extended network in the lower 48, but not allways. I have not been able
    >to send data via calling up my isp on analog. thanks guy
    >"Peter Pan" <Marcs1102NOSPAM@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:bo99gk$1aol8r$1@ID-190045.news.uni-berlin.de...
    >> 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
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >>

    >
  13. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 21:24:14 -0800, brian-s-jones@cox.net wrote:

    >I just returned from a trip to Washington and Oregon...my home area is
    >San Diego with Verizon.
    >
    >In the Grants Pass, OR area my phone indicate Extended Network and I
    >could not connect to Q2Net or retrieve voice mails.
    >
    >Everywhere else along the I-5 corridor we had good Q2Net.


    I believe VZW rides on U.S. Cellular in southern Oregon, and I don't
    think they pass through QNC or have different logins.

    QNC seems to work as advertised on Alltel in most areas.

    Mike

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