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Topic # 12195 4-Mar-2007 18:02 Send private message

Hey guys.
I decided the other day that I didnt want to pay for the expensive mobile broadband, so I decided that I would sign up for a Kiwi Online dial up account and just use that.

I have entered all the settings into the dial up settings but it just doesnt seem to want to make the connection. When I make a voice call 087305656 manually on the phone i can hear the modem at the other end, but when I get the harrier to make a modem connection it doesnt want to work at all.

Has anyone had any luck using a pocket pc smartphone to dial an ISP?

I am guessing that what I am doing would be impossible because of the way that the cellular packet network operates.





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  Reply # 62733 4-Mar-2007 18:22 Send private message

Dialup will be charged at CSD/voice rates... this means PER MINUTE CHARGING APPLIES ON TOP OF YOUR DIALUP COSTS.
Dial up will be limited to something like 14.4kbps as well. 

Some devices do not support CSD that well either, which means packet data is the best option. 

PC -> Harrier -> CSD (per minute rates) -> ISP charges (often per minute/hour as well)

I strongely recommended that you use packet data, which is only billed for the data you use rather than the cost of the internet connection (which may charge a per minute rate) and the call (often at voice rates). Depending on how much you are using - packet data is not too expensive, particularly when compared to the cost of CSD calls. 







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  Reply # 62735 4-Mar-2007 19:23 Send private message

Cool idea, u could put the isp number on friends and famialy and pay $10 for unlimited calls (limited to 2hours call lenght)
14.4 sounds a bit stink though.

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  Reply # 62736 4-Mar-2007 19:32 Send private message

I doubt you'd get the capped calling options (3 minute hour) or freedom on it. Even still you'd need to call a local number rather than 087/086.

Again, packet data is not that expensive when you are on the right plan, and don't use too much excess data. Plus you don't pay for time used, only data. 




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  Reply # 62737 4-Mar-2007 20:10 Send private message

Not all Telecom cell phones support CSD. The network knows what sort of call you are making (voice or data) so there is no way to fool ot.




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  Reply # 62741 4-Mar-2007 21:35 Send private message

Jama: Not all Telecom cell phones support CSD. The network knows what sort of call you are making (voice or data) so there is no way to fool it.


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  Reply # 62794 5-Mar-2007 00:17 Send private message

Hey thanks guys.
I guess I will give up on this.

I thought it might be a good alternative to check my email when traveling because I have a huge amount of free off peak minutes on my plan that I never use, but have to pay for to get the cheaper 33c/min on peak calling.






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  Reply # 62796 5-Mar-2007 00:19 Send private message

Hi if its just email on a smart phone the Flexi plan could make sense? Telecom also do a PDA plan which supplies 20MB.
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