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#41578 18-Sep-2009 19:09
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I am thinking of getting a smart phone and would like to tether it to a Netbook. Is this the good option.

I am open to any susggestions. The phone I am looking at presently is the

HTC S523 from telelcom

Thank you

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  #256926 18-Sep-2009 21:35
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Should work just fine.

The only thing to look for is the Chip inside the phone and it's HSPA / HSDPA Mbps rating i.e. 3.6, 7.2, 21 as this will affect your speeds. The Telecom network is speed at 14.4, however no devices exist in the mass market that are capable. There are however a few 21Mbps data cards.



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  #256956 19-Sep-2009 07:13
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The only downside is how you're going to tether the device.

If you use a USB cable it means plugging it in erery time you want to use the internet. If you skip the cable and use Bluetooth then you'll typically find the maximum serial port speed is 115.2k, 128k or in some cases 921k. If speed is an issue then you'll have to use a USB cable.

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  #256958 19-Sep-2009 07:45
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I like the one you have mentioned, and I think based on the GZ review it went down well.

Are you getting a smartphone fr the tethering, or the actual smartphone. Its just I have a Nokia 6120c, and the tethering on that is great IMO (if you only want the tethering)

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