01-08-2008, 03:20 PM
| | Re: Can I use my Cingular airtime for short laptop use?
socalcorvettes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a Motorola V3 RAZR, and Cingular service.
> I'd like to connect my V3 as a dial up modem for my laptop,so i can
> work on the internet,
> only for very limited use on the ocassional trips i take,
> Can I do this without a data plan?
> Can I use my airtime?
You used to be able to get "CSD" as an option, for 9600 baud "dialup". I
was told it was no longer available, even after I asked for the specific
feature code, so the rep didn't have to pick it from the list of current
What you could do is subscribe to a data plan when you are going to go out
of town, and cancel it when you get back. I have a data plan that I
thought I was going to use a lot, but the need for it went away as WiFi
became more widely available. Now I only use it during power failures ;-)
My AT&T DSL includes WiFi access, and even before that, paying a day rate
was a good solution in terms of finances and speed. The original V3 only
did GPRS speeds on the data plan, somewhere around 30Kbps. The V3xx does
3G, which might be faster than the local Wifi hotspots.
Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley Lake, CA, USA GPS: 38.8,-122.5