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Old 06-02-2007, 02:37 PM
Rod Outback
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Default Question About using a TU-500 as a modem

Folks,

I have an LG TU-500 mobile phone on NextG. I pay for a 'data pak' each
month, and I can use this handset to browse the net, check email, etc.
However, I wonderd if this allows me to the phone as a modem for my
laptop? The phone is supplied with a USB cable, and I think I've read
something about it being used like this.

Reason I ask is that reading the manual didnt mention using the phone
as a modem. It mentions accessing the Net with the handset, and
connecting the phone to a PC via USB, but not the 2 together.

The LG FAQ's mention using another brand of LG in this fashion, but I
wondered if anyone knew if it was doable on the TU-500? Or any of the
new phones for that matter?

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Cheers,

Rod...Out Back

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Old 06-03-2007, 07:11 AM
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Default Re: Question About using a TU-500 as a modem

On Jun 3, 12:37 am, Rod Outback <some...@Ihatespam.bigpond.com> wrote:
> Folks,
>
> I have an LG TU-500 mobile phone on NextG. I pay for a 'data pak' each
> month, and I can use this handset to browse the net, check email, etc.
> However, I wonderd if this allows me to the phone as a modem for my
> laptop?


No problem using the TU500 as a modem. Watch your data usage, you
don't mention which data pack you have. Should reasonably expect
speeds of around 1 to 1.5 MBps.

hth
Dave


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Old 06-03-2007, 01:40 PM
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"Rod Out Back" <someone@IHATESPAM.BIGPOND.COM> wrote in message
news:scf563pleft6jno54m01ld3mq8gtcer23i@4ax.com...
>
> Dave,
> Many thanks; I had hoped this was the case. Data pack is currently the
> basic
> one, but I really only need to use it when I travel; maybe a few weeks
> each
> year. Pretty handy if it can hook straight to the laptop, and handle the
> job.


You can even bluetooth it to the laptop if you want.



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Old 06-04-2007, 06:55 AM
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Default Re: Question About using a TU-500 as a modem

> Watch your data usage, you
> don't mention which data pack you have.



This is very good advice. At 3.whatever cents a kilobytye it is easy to get
a nasty surprise on your bill.


:-P

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Old 06-04-2007, 11:48 PM
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Default Re: Question About using a TU-500 as a modem

On Sun, 03 Jun 2007 13:40:53 GMT, "mattic" <this@wontwork.com> wrote:

>
>"Rod Out Back" <someone@IHATESPAM.BIGPOND.COM> wrote in message
>news:scf563pleft6jno54m01ld3mq8gtcer23i@4ax.com.. .
>>
>> Dave,
>> Many thanks; I had hoped this was the case. Data pack is currently the
>> basic
>> one, but I really only need to use it when I travel; maybe a few weeks
>> each
>> year. Pretty handy if it can hook straight to the laptop, and handle the
>> job.

>
>You can even bluetooth it to the laptop if you want.
>

****! I'd forgotten about the Bluetooth option. It gets better and
better!

I should find out that this all actually works properly before I get
too excited, but thanks to mattic and pedanticky for the advice.


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Rod...Out Back

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Old 06-05-2007, 12:35 AM
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On Jun 5, 9:48 am, Rod Outback <some...@Ihatespam.bigpond.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 03 Jun 2007 13:40:53 GMT, "mattic" <t...@wontwork.com> wrote:
>
> >"Rod Out Back" <some...@IHATESPAM.BIGPOND.COM> wrote in message
> >news:scf563pleft6jno54m01ld3mq8gtcer23i@4ax.com.. .

>
> >> Dave,
> >> Many thanks; I had hoped this was the case. Data pack is currently the
> >> basic
> >> one, but I really only need to use it when I travel; maybe a few weeks
> >> each
> >> year. Pretty handy if it can hook straight to the laptop, and handle the
> >> job.

>
> >You can even bluetooth it to the laptop if you want.

>
> ****! I'd forgotten about the Bluetooth option. It gets better and
> better!
>
> I should find out that this all actually works properly before I get
> too excited, but thanks to mattic and pedanticky for the advice.
>
> -------
>
> Cheers,
>
> Rod...Out Back


Using the handset bluetoothed to the laptop works fine. I do it all
the time. The advantage of Bluetooth over the USB cable is that the
USB doesn't charge the phone, and by using Bluetooth connection, you
can charge the phone while connected to the net.
Be EXTREMELY careful of your usage. It is **frightfully** expensive on
the casual user rates. I'm talking mortgage size expensive here.

Also, use the generic bluetooth driver and bluetooth modem built into
WinXP. It is much easier to use than the one supplied on the LG CDROM.
Just plug your dongle in, and let WinXP find it/install it, and then
pair up with your handset.
Build a Dialup connection specifying the generic Bluetooth modem, and
dial *99***1#
Username is anything, and password is blank.

Good luck.
BarryG


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Old 06-05-2007, 01:56 AM
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"Peter" <someone@telstra.com> wrote in message
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>> Watch your data usage, you
>> don't mention which data pack you have.

>
>
> This is very good advice. At 3.whatever cents a kilobytye it is easy to
> get
> a nasty surprise on your bill.
>
>
> :-P


You're not wrong there !

If you just want to check a website or download/send emails you may want to
look at old fashion dial up ,when it is suitable.
I conducted an experiment with a ZTE F256 by looking at just 2 home pages
(Cityrail & Google) and sending and receiving 4 text based POP emails and
the cost of using casual Next G was $4.28. I repeated the same steps by
using dial up (dialling into 0418707638) and repeating same thing only cost
87c. Obviously be careful to disconnect when you are not using it ,as it is
time based.



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Old 06-05-2007, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Question About using a TU-500 as a modem

pedanticky said....

> No problem using the TU500 as a modem. Watch your data usage, you
> don't mention which data pack you have. Should reasonably expect
> speeds of around 1 to 1.5 MBps.


I rang my Samsung A501 (NextG) as a modem for a few days when I moved
house, while waiting for the ADSL service to be restored to the new
place.

While it worked fine, I used up the 70 meg data pack in a few days. It
was restricted to emails, a bit of web browsing (a couple of sites) and
some newsgroups.

Max connect speed was 236 kbps.



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