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POWER Vision - Phone as modem?

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by LG5350inAZ, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. LG5350inAZ

    LG5350inAZ New Member

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    Can the new POWER Vision phones be used as modems just as the first generation 3G phones (Sanyo 8100 and 8200 etc). Can the Samsung MM-A920 or Sanyo MM-7500 be used as a modem with the correct cable? If so, what are the speeds one can expect to see? I see Sprint is offering a Power vision package that offers unlimited internet for $25 a month. I'm not interested in using it on the phone itselft. I will need to connect this to a laptop.

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  2. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    Yup, the new powervision phones can be used as a modem. Actually, sprint is marketing these phones as modems. I believe that all powervision phones are shipped with the proper cables to do this with as well. I do have one question though, why do you want a phone. Why not get the modem card?
     
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  3. xenophon

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    There is an advantage to using phone as modem if not a heavy user. If you get a laptop card, you are forced to pay $60-$80/month even if a light user. If using a phone-as-modem, you are charged $25/month with 40MB and then a KB charge that caps to $70 (essentially unlimited). If a heavy user some months and light others, you may average below $60/month.

    One disadvantage of using phone-as-modem is that you can't talk and do data at the same time with current phones. There many be dual chipset phones coming this year that do data/voice at same time - no specific models announced though. Qualcomm is working on dual chipsets though.
     
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    But at least now with a Power Vision phone & service you will have your calls come through. It's just up to you if you want to take it, and end the data session. Or ignor it and keep surfing. :)
     
  5. Yankees368

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    Right now, I am using my a900 as a modem. I am actually getting speeds that top my wired speeds!

    Here are some results, first from the phone:

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    From my wired connection:

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    How do I do this? I have cable, am dialing #777, but keep getting error #67, password or name is incorrect...........
     
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    Sprint now charges for the ability to do this. Check out pcsintel.com for a work around.
     
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    TRIED LOOKING FOR THE WORK AROUND. STILL CAN'T FIND IT. ANY MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE 7500?

    KC
     

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