Using my Mobile to Connect my Laptop to the internet

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  1. shotmillions

    shotmillions Notebook Geek

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    Hi!

    Just wondering if this is possible basically i have a nokia 6125 classic and it has HSPDA internet and im on a UNLIMITED plan with Three Mobile UK. So i was wondering instead of getting a HSPDA modem and a new connection and whatever could i use my mobile phone instead? With some special software or whatever?

    Or alternatively could i use my laptop as my cellphone? by putting my SIM card in there? [With some sort of adapter of course]
     
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    Nokia PC SUITE offers a very easy way to connect and use your phone as a modem. I advise connecting the phone with the USB cable, run PC Suite, make sure you select 3UK and you are all set ;). The phone will open the connection on its own and the laptop will use it to connect to the internet. I do that with my E70 and it works like a charm on 3G ;).

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    P.S.: In my picture the first attempt failed because I used my stationary and not my laptop. As soon as I selected my provider, as you can see my stationary allowed me to post here ;) .
     
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    :D Wicked man thats amazing! (I havent actually firstly got my laptop yet or installed nokia pc suite on any pc) hehe!
     
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    You are most welcome. Take advantage of that contract and put PC SUITE asap :p.
     
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    If you already have HSPDA why would you need a modem? HSPDA "is" the modem.

    Nope, there is no SIM card connector in a laptop. But you could use Skype, it's free for long distances and you don't need a cellphone, you only need an ISP connection.

    Why would you like to use a laptop as a cell phone and pay extra??????

    People use the cell phone attached to the laptop so they can use the cell phone as a modem to connect with a carrier wirelessly to get internet or other data services like e-mail or txt, IM, including Skype all using the laptop keyboard and its bigger display.
     
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    I thought i was the connection type? In anycase im using the phone as a modem and as a phone. I was just wondering if i cud put it in the laptop id still want to receive calls. And i do need a cellphone. I have skype on my mobile anyway.
     
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    As other have said you can connect the cell to your laptop using an usb adapter and you can access internet throught the carrier airways, and if you receive a call then pick up the phone, that's all.
     
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    i had done something like this few years ago, my phone was Sony Ericsson T610, T-mobile network, T-zone plan for $20/mo, GPRS connection type, instead of USB cable I used bluetooth to connected laptop to phone. It was totally insane. lol
     
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    Very expensive indeed.
     
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    Hopefully you will come back to NBR and see this. The response is Yes, you can put a SIM card on your laptop (DELL does), beside the SIM card you will need a WWAN card and the utility driver. Of course you will need a carrier service supporting GPRS/HDSPA.

    I apologize for misleading in my first post, I'm a CDMA guy so GSM is not my fortee.
     
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