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#1143 29-Feb-2004 12:20
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Does anyone use the 6600's modem to connect to the net? doesn't it costs heaps for the vodafone charges or is it free or something?
how fast is it anyway? similar to 56k?

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#3929 29-Feb-2004 20:16
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I can answer on the costs part of the question. GPRS is not cheap. The idea of always on^h^h available is great, but not at the current costs. To have Agile Messenger always connected to ICQ and MSN Messenger servers is one thing, to keep pinging your e-mail server and checking e-mails while away is another thing.

You have to check current costs on the Vodafone website. As today, expect to pay NZ$30 for a plan including 15MB, and NZ$0.04/MB in excess.

Roaming costs are an absurd. Vodafone NZ charges NZ$30/MB when roaming in the US, but you can get all you can browse GPRS for US$19.95 from T-Mobile while there. Nope, use wi-fi instead!

The speed is a little bit less than a dial-up connection, and you should expect to have good response times only when in a good coverage area. I only use this to check my e-mails when CafeNet is not available close to where I am, and even so it's slow.

Before mobile operators create new services that rely on 2.5G or 3G, they have to fix their price structure...




 

 

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  #3968 2-Mar-2004 20:30
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I'm using siemens sx1 which uses S60 as well...

Try this to connect to the net using your pc's internet.

1. create a new access point with a default setting.
2. set up mrouter so your 6600 can connect to it trough bluetooth...
3. access the net using the newly created access point.

tested with agile messenger to connect to yahoo.

 
 
 
 


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  #3981 3-Mar-2004 10:49
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I havent asked this in another thread

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#3986 3-Mar-2004 11:41
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I'm asking about connecting with bluetooth in this thread

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  #3988 3-Mar-2004 11:50
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Vicx, if you're looking for configuration information on using this to connect shouldn't be any different from using the Nokia 3650.

Make the device discoverable, pair with your computer, and from there use the Dial Up Service to create a new connection. Look at this article for more information.

For pricing, refer to the Vodafone pages Johnr listed, and my first comments on this thread.




 

 

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  #3989 3-Mar-2004 12:25
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the first part, on the pc from the 6600 via bluetooth. I already know the vodafone charges I was just asking if anyone's tried it cuz vodafone charges heaps.

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#3990 3-Mar-2004 13:02
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Wait a minute then... Are you trying to do the other way around? Do you want to use your phone to access the internet by piggybacking on your computer's connection via Bluetooth?

This used to work with Nokia 3650, but Nokia has changed some stuff to block this now.





 

 

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  #3991 3-Mar-2004 13:19
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the other way round

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#3993 3-Mar-2004 13:57
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I know they don't, are u even reading my posts?

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#3994 3-Mar-2004 14:04
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Well, it's a little confusing really...

The first question was about using the 6600 and if Vodafone costs lots or if it's free.

The first reply was about usage, then it was pointed to the proper Vodafone pages with costs.

Then it was clarified that the question was actually about Bluetooth connection. We all know now that the Bluetooth connection is free, but charges will apply on the GPRS part of the connection.

Then it was stated that the Bluetooth connection is already known and the original questions was actually about the Vodafone charges.

What else can be said then, that wasn't already clarified? Connecting with the 6600 will cost no more or less than connecting with a 3650, P800, P900 or even T39m.




 

 

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  #3995 3-Mar-2004 14:10
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I know my question was answered in the 2nd post, john's just adding more

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  #3998 3-Mar-2004 14:44
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my question was answered in freitas first post u didn't need to add more.

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