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Topic # 25570 25-Aug-2008 18:59
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If i connect my 3g motorola up to my laptop to use it as a modem, does the 10mb for $1 deal still apply?

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  Reply # 159671 25-Aug-2008 19:04

Yes

Internet on your mobile: under How to get it:

The same casual daily rate and daily allowance applies if you use your phone as a modem with your laptop or PC.



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  Reply # 159679 25-Aug-2008 19:11
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Ah, very nice.

Saves me getting an expensive plan when i only need it once or twice a week to check email!!!

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 159954 26-Aug-2008 18:49
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So i've connected my v3 3g motorola to my vista laptop via bluetooth and it's recognised it as a modem - all good.

Only thing is, it's asking me for a username/password to dialup a connection.... whats the deal with this?

Help would be appreciated :)

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  Reply # 159956 26-Aug-2008 18:59
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pwd *99# from memory

10mb you can easily blow with a notebook.  I'm on the 200mb plan.



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  Reply # 159957 26-Aug-2008 19:00
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What would the username be then?

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  Reply # 159958 26-Aug-2008 19:01
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No user name no password *99# is the dialup



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  Reply # 159967 26-Aug-2008 19:40
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thanks mate :)

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  Reply # 159992 26-Aug-2008 21:34
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I think you can also use voda / fone - e.g. if the dial up software needs something to fill username / password slots




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  Reply # 159997 26-Aug-2008 21:49
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coffeebaron: I think you can also use voda / fone - e.g. if the dial up software needs something to fill username / password slots


Put anthing in and it should work.


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  Reply # 159998 26-Aug-2008 21:50
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simon14: thanks mate :)


Watch out for windows updates coming in



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  Reply # 160239 27-Aug-2008 18:21
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That worked perfect.... wanted to bid on a trademe item but knew id be in the car at the time.

Windows updates is gona be a worry....

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  Reply # 160245 27-Aug-2008 18:45
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simon14: That worked perfect.... wanted to bid on a trademe item but knew id be in the car at the time.

Windows updates is gona be a worry....


One thing that is sorely missing from Windows Update is the ability to restrict updates to certain network connections. For example allow Windows Update to occur when connected to a LAN connection but not a dialup connection.

This would allow you the ability to have your computer secured by leaving auto updates on but not run the risk of big downloads while mobile. It's such a simple feature and yet MS don't want to allow it..:-(



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