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  1.    #1  
    I am awaiting my Treo 650 from Cingular. However, I do not want to purchase the data plan because I want to use the ISP provided by my company. Also, my company will pay for the voice minutes, but won't pay for a separate data plan.

    I use AT&T Net Dialer on my computer to access my corporate account. However, I constantly get stuck in airports from flight delays and want to access the Internet through my laptop - not my Treo. I basically want to use the Treo as a wireless modem using Bluetooth (ala shadowmite), but want to use my AT&T Net Dialer on my computer, thus using the minutes from my voice plan.

    I'm told that I can do this by using the Treo as a virtual modem. Here are the instructions I received:

    1. Go into preferences
    2. Choose network
    3. New
    4. Put in ISP phone number, user name, password
    5. Choose advanced menu
    6. Put in DNS servers

    Now, having said that, my dialer (i.e., AT&T Net Dialer) contains all of the login information, so now I'm thinking that these directions won't work (i.e., because the dialer needs to use that information to do the handshake).

    Has anyone tried anything like this? Thanx.

    - B.
    Last edited by Brilovett; 02/03/2005 at 03:49 PM.
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  2. #2  
    Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of buying an EDGE phone?
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  3.    #3  
    I purchased this phone so that I could use it overseas as well.

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  4. #4  
    if you just need a phone, which can be used overseas, moto V6xx, V5xx can do it, and can be used as modem
  5.    #5  
    So I finally got my Cingular Treo 650 and followed the instructions that I had (below). Didn't work. I really must find a way to use the voice minutes (rather than purchasing the data plan), for otherwise I'm going to have to purchase the data plan and significantly reduce my voice minutes (and that's going to hurt).

    Anyone... anyone? Bueller? Voo...doo?
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    Doesn't work .... . It is locked out by Cing & ATT. They want you to use their data $$$$ network.


    Quote Originally Posted by Brilovett
    I am awaiting my Treo 650 from Cingular. However, I do not want to purchase the data plan because I want to use the ISP provided by my company. Also, my company will pay for the voice minutes, but won't pay for a separate data plan.

    I use AT&T Net Dialer on my computer to access my corporate account. However, I constantly get stuck in airports from flight delays and want to access the Internet through my laptop - not my Treo. I basically want to use the Treo as a wireless modem using Bluetooth (ala shadowmite), but want to use my AT&T Net Dialer on my computer, thus using the minutes from my voice plan.

    I'm told that I can do this by using the Treo as a virtual modem. Here are the instructions I received:

    1. Go into preferences
    2. Choose network
    3. New
    4. Put in ISP phone number, user name, password
    5. Choose advanced menu
    6. Put in DNS servers

    Now, having said that, my dialer (i.e., AT&T Net Dialer) contains all of the login information, so now I'm thinking that these directions won't work (i.e., because the dialer needs to use that information to do the handshake).

    Has anyone tried anything like this? Thanx.

    - B.
  7.    #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by MisterEd
    Doesn't work .... . It is locked out by Cing & ATT. They want you to use their data $$$$ network.
    According to my conversation with Cingular tech support today, you're correct. Any connection under Prefs/Networks (e.g., virtual modem, wireless dial-up, standard modem) will use the data side, yielding a bill of $0.01/KB. Also, she claimed (when we all get our first bills, we'll be able to confirm) that those of you who purchase the Media Works/Basic plans with the Treo 650 will still bill at $0.01/KB because that is not the correct plan for the Treo 650. She claimed that the only correct plan for the Treo 650 is the PDA plan.

    Had I understood this properly beforehand, I would not have purchased Cingular, and instead stayed with Sprint, as their Internet access was much cheaper. Damn.

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  8. #8  
    She's right but she's wrong. MANY people are using the Mediaworks on the 650 (and 600) without charge for years. You're not "supposed to" but if you don't do anything out of the ordinary you won't be charged. If you stick with HTTP & POP3 there SHOULD BE no problem.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brilovett
    According to my conversation with Cingular tech support today, you're correct. Any connection under Prefs/Networks (e.g., virtual modem, wireless dial-up, standard modem) will use the data side, yielding a bill of $0.01/KB. Also, she claimed (when we all get our first bills, we'll be able to confirm) that those of you who purchase the Media Works/Basic plans with the Treo 650 will still bill at $0.01/KB because that is not the correct plan for the Treo 650. She claimed that the only correct plan for the Treo 650 is the PDA plan.

    Had I understood this properly beforehand, I would not have purchased Cingular, and instead stayed with Sprint, as their Internet access was much cheaper. Damn.

    - B.

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