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Old 06-20-2008, 10:51 AM   #1
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Use Mobile phones to connect to the Internet


How can I use ordinary mobiles (GSM or CDMA) with voice and data features to connect to the Internet from a normal Linux PC.

What I exactly mean is PC -> Mobile -> Internet.

I want the mobile to act as a interface (Modem) to connect to the internet.
The reason is most of the time I stay in areas where there are no Wi-Fi hotspots so If I need to access the web, can I use my mobile to gain the internet access. Is it Possible?

If anyone has done it before or if you have any suggestions please do post it here. I would greatly appreciate it.


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Old 06-21-2008, 01:41 AM   #2
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Yes, it's possible, but I've never tried doing it on my Linux machine. It works with Windows with my carrier, Sprint, but you have to pay extra to have your phone act as a modem so that your PC can dial-out.
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Thanks Micro420. I have asked my Service provider to enable data service. Do you think it will work with Linux though? I hope it does..

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