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When I go to school I have to use the schools internet which has the annoying firewall. However I talked to this girl from another school who said she connected her laptop to her cell phone to get the internet. How would you do this and what kind of internet access would you need on ur phone I dont know if what I get is actually the net, its like wierd preselected pages of words. Anyway how is this possible?
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If the phone can get web acess that there are cables which you can hook the phone to computer than setup at a network apater.
    
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It's expensive and I think it's about 1/2 the speed of dialup. If you're still interested contact your phone company or look up their website for more information.
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It can be done with GPRS, but its very slow, and its costs you. Just as browsing the web on phone does.

So yeah, can be done but very slow, very crappy, and very expensive.
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my phones net is fast...downloads files in like a min...
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Originally Posted by noxious89123
It can be done with GPRS, but its very slow, and its costs you. Just as browsing the web on phone does.

So yeah, can be done but very slow, very crappy, and very expensive.

And very not true.

It depends on your carrier. I have Cingular and get web traffic as part of my plan. I got a USB cable kit off eBay for my phone, loaded the software and BAM, on the net. Cingular, Verizon and any other carrier that has streaming media has a connection that is about 2x as fast as dial up.
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