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adrijon

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#1145 29-Feb-2004 23:20

I have a Sony Ericsson T616 phone that is bluetooth enabled. I am trying to use it as a dial-up modem to reach my dial-up service. I can get it to connect via GPRS (thank you to the very insightful suggestions on this site). I do not want to pay AT&T Wireless $75/month for internet access through GPRS. They have told me it would cost that much for unlimited service.

Can I use my T616 as a modem and connect to a dial-up service?

Thank you in advance for any advice.

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#3932 1-Mar-2004 00:39
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You should be able to, if AT&T provides the HSCD service. Ask them if this is available. Mind you this will be charged per minute, and the max speed will be 9.6kbps.




 

 

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#3959 2-Mar-2004 11:00
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If you're paying for the AT&T wireless plan for mobiles, you can access the internet through your phone via a DUN connection.

AFAIK, AT&T's HCSD still does not support "FAX" connections.

 
 
 
 


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#3962 2-Mar-2004 15:27

What is a "DUN connection"?

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#3963 2-Mar-2004 15:49
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DUN is abbreviation for Dial-Up Network. It's one of the Bluetooth types of connection. You use DUN when connecting to GPRS or dial up via Bluetooth to your mobile phone.

What Chrismax means is that if you can use AT&T GPRS then you should be able to dial up any ISP.

As I said it should work fine, just enter a phone number instead of the GPRS access code in your connection configuration.




 

 

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#3967 2-Mar-2004 18:51
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Sorry, I didn't answer your posting more specifically.

AT&T only allows you to access the internet via GPRS. The HCSD does NOT allow you to directly access your ISP. It's the same with T-Mobile.

You can't dial your ISP. You must enter *99# as the phone number in your internet access connection on your PC. This connection is also called a DUN as Freitasm clarified.

You'll have to purchase one of the AT&T Wireless plans. I didn't realize AT&T was so expensive!! I pay $9.99/month for unlimited access through T-Mobile.

Hope this helps.

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