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Old 06-21-2008, 03:53 AM
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Okay, I understand how to connect wirelessly when there is a router present. I'm thinking of those times when I'm out of range of a wireless.

How difficult is it to connect via Bluetooth to a phone and go on the Internet using the phone's technology? Am I right in assuming this only works if I have Internet capability on my phone?
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Old 06-21-2008, 04:14 AM
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Yes, you would need a data plan from your service provider.

Pocketables has a similar tutorial for what you are mentioning, the devices might be different but it still may apply to what you are asking.

http://www.pocketables.net/2008/01/how-to-tether-a.html
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:24 AM
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You can also buy a 3g dongle which are very good and nearly as fast as broadband speeds i swear by it, they are really great. E220 is a great model.
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You can also buy a 3g dongle which are very good and nearly as fast as broadband speeds i swear by it, they are really great. E220 is a great model.
so If i plug it into a laptop itll get 3g?wouldn it work If I got a converter for mini sb for the nokia?I dont get how it works...
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:31 AM
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For the Nokias, theres a wizard when you first start it that asks for your phone information, and then you just go to the connection manage and tap your phone connection, very simple stuff.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:07 PM
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With the proposed sim car slot in the Acer Aspire One, it would be like having your own cellphone in your UMPC and having the convenience of making a call/ send SMS/ or connect to a 3G network anytime anywhere. I hope this plan pushes thru and other UMPC manufacturers consider this as well as this would really be a great feature of a UMPC!
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:38 AM
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I did it in my SONY UX... Actually, UX already has the WWAN capabilities, but i wanted to use the phone CF card i havefor WWAN on the existing unit does not work in my country. I did some painstaking job of converting my UX to CF card slot and I was succesfful.... Now i can recieve/make calls, send/receive SMS and GPRS connection is workin perfect...
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:19 AM
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if u had a dongle you wouldnt need to phone, they are 40quid in UK.
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if u had a dongle you wouldnt need to phone, they are 40quid in UK.
But you would still have to pay per month...or pay as you go whatever....
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