Art Alexion on 21 Nov 2008 08:25:03 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] phone as modem

On Friday 21 November 2008 10:36:58 am K.S. Bhaskar wrote:
> I have taken a Verizon Blackberry as far as getting to the browser
> screen where Verizon says I must sign up to pay a greater monthly fee
> if I want to use my Blackberry for tethered access to the Internet.
> Courtesy Google, I found scripts I tweaked to connect via ppp for my USB
> dongle.

Was it much different with a tethered phone than a card designed for the 

I have an "unlimited" data plan which I barely use (weather in the AM mostly 
it).  The plan is shared by 3 household phones.  I could add a 4th _phone_ fo 
about $10/mo., but Sprint wants to charge for a card as a separate $50 or $60 
monthly account.  So, I'd prefer to get it working with a phone.

> On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 10:18 AM, Michael Schultheiss
> <> wrote:
> > Art Alexion wrote:
> >> I'd like to use my Sprint Centro (evdo) as a modem for those times I'm
> >> not near WiFi.  Has anyone succeeded with PAM under these or any phone
> >> and Linux?
> >
> > I haven't used an actual phone but I've used a Sprint Broadband USB
> > stick successfully with Ubuntu 8.10.

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