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Old 14-11-2005, 09:43   #1
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using a TMobile GSM/GPRS phone in the islands

Hello everyone

I use Verizon currently for dial up networking (DUN) to the internet aboard via a cable to my PDA and laptop. I would like to switch to a service that allows dial up via a bluetooth connection and offers GSM/GPRS phones. Cingular disables DUN, so looks like TMobile is it - apparently they allow DUN via bluetooth and have GPRS data net service (internet and email).

Does anyone have any experience with TMobile coverage up and down the east coast of the US, FL, the keys and the islands? Anyone done email and internet via their phone in the islands?

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Old 14-11-2005, 18:32   #2
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is ok on the east coast. It is best in heavily populated areas and marginal away from super highways. However, once in Florida, it is great. I have never been anywhere in Florida where it didn't work. I also use a T-Mobile phone card in my computer for on line access while traveling. It offers unlimited access and generally pulls in signals when the cell phone won't.
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Hi Jim

Thanks for the info, it is very helpful.

Have you tried dialing up the internet by connecting your cell phone to your laptop? You should be able to do it with TMObile. Cingular has disabled that capability in their phones, but T should have it. You would need a driver for the phone and special cable to connect it to the USB on the laptop. Systems and phones with bluetooth *should* be able to do DUN without the cable or USB driver...I am still looking to do this myself but have read that many folks are. Probably some bugs to work out...but... could be good.

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I have been told

that that capabliity exists but I have no use for it. I use a seperate phone and computer card. If I were cruising, I would use that service.
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