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# 38603 1-Aug-2009 21:28
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I just got a pantech matrix pro that runs windows mobile 6.1. I would like to get onto the internet using my phone, but I am not going to pay for the gprs connection. I was mucking about the settings and I found "dial up" so what else did I do but went online and set myself up a free dial up internet connection. I plug the credentials into the prompt, but I can't seem to find a way to tell it to use that connection. when I use any sort of app that uses internet, it won't connect.

To clarify: I'm NOT talking about plugging my computer into my phone and sapping its GPRS/3G connection. Because I don't have one. I'm talking about the old 56K, creepy fax machine noise, tie up the phone lines kind of dial up. I presume that since it's basically a dumb pc that it would have some similairities to a basic windows machine. but I guess I'm wrong.

anything would help

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  # 241330 1-Aug-2009 22:17
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you cant connect that way i believe. the only way to connect to the internet is via the preset username and password for mobile internet.

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  # 241347 1-Aug-2009 23:32
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you used to be able to connect via 'dial up' on the older windows handheld pc's but it was more like 14.4k speeds or 9.6k speeds as it didnt work s well over the cellular network. That may also have been an analog cellular network only thing too.... the digital network may not have the frequency range to support normal dial up

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  # 241583 2-Aug-2009 21:30
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Thanks for the quick replies guys.

i went to an at&t store and asked this and another question and the representative said the same thing.

so I had another idea. i can, and have been connecting to the internet on my phone when it is plugged into usb and activesync'd. It may be terribly inconvieniant, but right now the novelty of the idea is still fresh. I know that I would need a bluetooth/usb adapter to get this to work, but is there any way to pull internet Just like I am but with bluetooth? It would be a location thing, but I'm cool with that.


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