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Old 11-23-2008, 09:35 PM
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If I use my Cell phone to connect to my laptop to dial into the Internet, can I use my AOL access number as one of my T-Mobile My Faves numbers so I can use it Unlimited?
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:54 AM
Location: HoCo, MD
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I think its technically possible as I've heard people doing that to dial into work for maintenance purposes (i.e. dial into a router or switch to configure them) - but its also a lot of work to setup the drivers...so I hear.

However, I believe the providers also frown upon continued uses of dial up networking; they obviously prefer you use their data plans. And it also depends on the type of network you are on... EVDO will not work.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:06 AM
Location: kcmo
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I don't think that's possible at all and that's a waste of time and energy to be honest..

All digital cellphones by my understanding have internet access.. 1xx is what is used for CDMA but I believe GSM is used for t-mobile still that's a data network..

Here's what I suggest you do.. go to howardforums.com go to your phone's forum and do a search for "tether" or "laptop tether" this should provide you information on tethering and your options.. add your phone name to the specific search if you want to know capabilities of that phone..

I as a verizon customers for 4 years from 2003-2007 or so tethered all the time on there 1xx and EVDO networks.. now I do the same with sprint and I do it cheaper/better and on verizon's network if I want too.. (forced roaming)
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:26 PM
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So you can already connect your phone to the modem on your laptop and get on AOL? And the only question is whether you can set the access number to one of your favorites so you don't burn up all your minutes? I don't see why not.
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