Archive for the ‘Cingular’ Category

Use Your Cingular Cell Phone As A Modem

June 10, 2007

You’ll first need to connect your desktop/laptop/notebook to your phone via infrared, bluetooth, or USB.  USB is the most consistent, but bluetooth works very well too.  To do this, turn on bluetooth (or infrared) on the phone, then connect to it from the computer.  This should be relatively straightforward, but could be different for different phone types.  It was very easy with my Sony Ericsson W300i.

Setup a new dialup connection – Start-Control Panel-Network Connections-New Connection Wizard-Next-Connect to the Internet-Next-Setup my connection manually-Next-Connect using a dial-up modem-Next-ISP Name (Cingular)-Next-Phone Number (*99***1#)-UserName (WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM) Password (CINGULAR1) (Uncheck both boxes)-Next-Finish

Downloads (surfing, etc.) will probably count as MEdia Net time, so be aware of how much you’re actually using it.  It may be worthwhile to purchase one of their data plans, but this should work fine in a pinch.

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iPhone: AT&T Exclusive For Five Years

May 23, 2007

“Apple’s iPhone is arguably this year’s most hotly anticipated consumer devices. AT&T already accelerated its plans to rebrand the Cingular properties in preparation of the iPhone’s arrival – and apparently, its efforts may be well placed as the iPhone could be an AT&T-exclusive for five years, according to a USA Today story.

Being an AT&T-exclusive means that the iPhone will remain a GSM phone, leaving it clearly out of reach for CDMA wireless users. Verizon Wireless and Sprint are both CDMA shops, and customers of those carriers who wish to get the iPhone will have no other choice but to make the move to AT&T.”

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