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Posted: 5/21/2001 6:14:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2001 6:22:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2001 6:22:08 PM EDT by garry]
Originally Posted By Garand Shooter: to get online away fromn landlines? If so where do you get the approprite connectors?
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It all depends on your phone. but yes it is posible to do. Best buy has the adaptor kit for $89. Im sure Citcut city would have it. Sprint pcs store is where I got mine. they will only run at 28.8
Link Posted: 5/21/2001 6:23:16 PM EDT
Yes you can. However, you're probably only going to get semi decent service with a digital phone. I know that Sprint and Verizon offer digital service that is laptop internet compatable. I've got a wireless phone that I can check my email on through Sprint (no flames about their politics please). A good friend of mine just got service through Verizon. He has a Motorola Startac and a laptop. I think it cost him about 200 bucks for the "package" needed to log on. Basically it was just a CD and some connection wires. He had tried for months to log on with a cellular (analog) phone with no success. Wireless digital is the way to go. It'll be slow (9k/sec) but it will work. Hope that helps.
Link Posted: 5/21/2001 6:23:41 PM EDT
You need a PCMCIA cellular capable modem. Also internet is very slow via cellphone and expensive. Try Radio Shack, Best Buy or any major electronics/computers store. John
Link Posted: 5/21/2001 6:24:45 PM EDT
Please give us more info I this, I know some of the new phones have an infrared port that you can just place near the laptop, But is there a way to connect regularly to your main PC?
Link Posted: 5/21/2001 8:42:45 PM EDT
3com used to make PCMCIA modem for laptops that were cellular ready. I guess they still do. My laptop came with it. I bought the cable adapter for about $35. It connected but very, very slow. Forget about surfing the web it would be quicker to drive there and get the data yourself. OK for text type e-mails but forget any any big ones. Constant disconnects and headaches. Maybe somewhat better technology now but probably only selected areas.
Link Posted: 5/21/2001 11:35:13 PM EDT
PCMCIA modem with GSM capability + GSM phone(preferably Motorola)
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 4:44:37 AM EDT
I have a megahertz 56k v.90 modem in my thinkpad and it has a dedicated cellular port in it that you plug an adapter to that connects to my star-tac. Service isn't too terrible but it's nothing like analog dial-up. I think we paid around $100.00 for the modem.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 4:59:45 AM EDT
Consider instead Ricochet.com. It's a wireless modem, and you get a 128kbps internet connection as long as you're in the coverage area. I think it runs about $75/mo for unlimited usage. -Andy "Can you describe the suspect?" "Um, it was some guy in a hat...."
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