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Internet laptops and Mobile phones

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by Bluerinse, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Hi Guys and Gals.

    I have a meeting with a potential client tomorrow to do a survey on their network with the possibility of looking after it in the future. I spoke to the MD yesterday and one thing he is very interested in, is buying several laptops from me, but they must have the capability of connecting to the Internet from anywhere. He would like to connect to check his emails etc by using his mobile phone as the gateway.

    I must admit that I am aware that this is possible but haven't actually implemented this kind of solution before.

    Is there anyone here that can point me in the right direction for what he might need in terms of mobile phone model, laptop and how they should best be connected i.e. infra red or serial cable or USB etc. Presumably the modem would need to be an integral part of the mobile???

    Any help would be greatly appreciated including pros, cons or any other better ideas for ways to achieve the same.

    Thanks,

    Pete
     
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  2. Mitzs
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    Pete this probably isn't what your looking for, but I'm not sure how to google that one.

    These are for making the laptop wireless anywhere though the mobile phone.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Internet+laptops+and+Mobile+phones&btnG=Google+Search
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Thanks Mitzs I have been googling myself too but I am being festooned with wireless solutions like iBurst etc rather than being able to find info on using a mobile phone as a modem.

    I wonder whether the market has drifted away from this method as a viable solution?

    Pete
     
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  4. Mitzs
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    Ok I"ve found this. Not much but it is a start. It does tell you what is required for the phone to do this.

    http://mobileoffice.about.com/od/usingyourphone/a/cellmodem.htm

    This one looks good too.

    http://www.lawtechguru.com/archives/2005/03/19_free_wireless_internet_via_your_3g_cell_phone.html

    I have to go to bed now Blue. So here is the google link I found this stuff at.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=cells+phones+to+use+for+a+modem+with+a+wireless+laptop

    Good luck. I hope you get the deal.
     
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  5. Phil
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  6. Modey

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    This kind of thing is probably your least fussy type of solution to the problem. Vodafone Mobile Connect/GPRS Data Card Prepay Service (5MB Data on Card)

    Simply slide the Mobile Connect Card into almost any laptop and install the easy-to-use Dashboard interface software for web and e-mail access outside the office.

    Mobile Connect is designed for fast, easy and cost-effective connection to the Internet without the need for specialist I.T. support. Install the software from our CD-ROM, slot in a preconfigured Vodafone Mobile Connect Card, then just click and connect using Vodafone's high-speed GPRS network. The intuitive on-screen Dashboard lets you use your laptop to:

    * Vodafone Mobile Connect Prepay Service
    * Includes:
    * Sierra Wireless GPRS card
    * Prepay SIM containing 5MB of data usage
    * CD-ROM containing easy to install Vodafone dashboard

    With a simple plug and play connection you are just a few mouse clicks away from wirelessly:

    * Accessing Internet email and browsing the Internet in over 40 countries*
    * Simple online registration and prepay TopUps
    * Speeds comparable to fixed line dial up
    * * Subject to network coverage. Terms and conditions apply.
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Thank you, thank you Modey, Phil and especially Mitzs, you are truly amazing, I picked up the other info too. I owe you one big time!!

    Now, I just have to find out whether any of these options are available here in Oz and throughout the cities that this guys moves around. We are lagging behind in the race for information technology. Only just got ADSL available where I live a couple of weeks ago.

    :super

    Pete
     
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  8. mojorisin

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    Not as fast as 3G but what about Bluetooth ?

    Bluetooth card in the laptop and bluetooth phone most of them seem to have it now
     
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  9. nugget
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    We have a couple of cards from this manufacturer (Option). Coupled with a 1 gig per month limit the boss can get internet and email from anywhere.
     
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