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Cell phone tethering on Vista

Q: Cell phone tethering on Vista

I have a strange tethering problem that I can't figure out. I have tried tethering over USB with my Sprint Touch Pro on several XP PCs and it works fine. On my Vista laptop, it mostly works. I have no problems with normal things like internet browsing and the speed is good. However, I'm having major issues when I try to run a game, Final Fantasy XI (FFXI).

The issues don't seem to be network related. Everything about the game slows down, even things that don't depend on your internet connection, like animations in the mens. The game is impossible to play -- in fact it was so non-responsive I wasn't even able to type a single letter. I've never seen anything like it.

FFXI is designed to be playable over a dial-up modem, and the game servers cap your transfer rate even if you have broadband. The game normally works fine on tethering; for the last few years I was able to play it my old T-Mobile MDA with Edge speeds. It also works with my new Touch Pro on the XP systems I have tried. So it seems like the problem is with Vista.

In addition, I used a program called WMWifiRouter which shares the connection over wifi instead of USB. I can play the game with no problems using this method, but I'd prefer to use a wired connection.

The issue with FFXI behaves very much like when you have a runaway process taking up 100% of your CPU. But I checked it and there is 60-80% idle time with FFXI hovering around 10%.

I'm wondering if maybe there is some conflict between FFXI and the USB network driver used on Vista for tethering. I'm at a loss as to how to troubleshoot this further. Anyone have any ideas?

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Preferred Solution: Cell phone tethering on Vista

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hey all!

As the thread title says, I need this device driver and I need it fast. As I don't have an active broadband connection anymore I am trying to connect to the Internet using my Android device as a modem (USB tethering). But I am curently stuck here. It seems I need a driver for this to work.

I am using Windows Vista 64-bit with SP2 and a HTC Desire as modem. When I connect the phone Windows is looking for drivers for a device named 'Android Phone'. It fails to find it and asks me what to do. I obviously can't let it search for it on the Internet. And I don't have a disc with drivers, I didn't get one.

I am using the Android phone to type this. As I have limited screen size and no mouse or keyboard, it's really hard for me to do a Google search to track down this driver issue. As far as I can tell, this should work out of box on Windows Vista. It seems that only Windows XP users are having this issue. Even on the Google Help it says that Windows XP users will need a special driver to enable USB tethering. But then again, why am I having this problem on Windows Vusta then?

I need to get back online fast, as I have bills to pay and things like that.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: Request: USB tethering device driver for 'Android Phone' on Windows Vista 64-

Hi again! I just wanna let you know that I have solved this little problem. As it turns out it does pay off reading the manual. Also, it is not completely true that Windows Vista comes with appropriate drivers pre-installed. You still need to install these, even on Windows Vista, and on Windows 7. But I still wish that things like these could just work out of the box. But for that reason alone, I may need to switch to a different operating system.

The solution was very simple. I did need to install the device drivers. But I didn't need to download and install them separately, they came pre-packed as part of the HTC Sync tool. And this thing comes cleverly stored on the MicroSD of the phone. So I just installed that and I was able to use the phone as a modem. It worked very good. The Internet connection did hang up on me once, but after a reboot of the phone it worked again and I was able to do my business effortlessly.

The thing is, I have terminated my old subscription, and I completely forgot about it and when they were supposed to shut down my connection. So it just happened, unexpectedly. But I have ordered a new Internet subscription with my new carrier and I am expecting it to be activated in couple of minutes.

Thanks anyway!

P.s. Just for the record, the HTC Sync tool is stored on the root of the memory card, the MicroSD card of the phone. It should say something like 'HTCSync_2.0.28.exe'. Just plug the phone to the computer in USB mass storage mode ... Read more

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I hope I have the right forum here.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 that I recently clean installed windows vista on after getting a bad Trojan Horse.

Since the clean install, I've been unable to send pictures from my phone via bluetooth to my computer. I was able to do this before the clean install.

I have "allow bluetooth devices to connect to this computer" checked as well as "allow bluetooth devices to find this computer". My phone also shows up in my devices under network and sharing......bluetooth.

I have everything set up. My phone is paired with my computer but when I try to send a picture from phone to comp via bluetooth, I get the message on my phone "transfer failed".

I also have NIS 2009 on this laptop and connect through a wireless router. The only difference from before the clean install as far as the router is concerned is that I now have the router secured using WPA-2. I have no idea if that would effect bluetooth at all but I would assume not.

Any ideas?

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Unfortunately, despite my best efforts to find a better alternative, where I live my only option for unlimited internet with any speed whatsoever is to tether my DROID DNA phone to my computer using the app PdaNet. I've been doing this for over a year now without any problems. I have an unlimited data plan through Verizon and although I only have 3G at my house, it is still far better than anything else I've found.

Recently I started playing the online game World of Warcraft. Obviously the speed isn't ideal, but it worked perfectly fine for about 3 weeks. One night the game started to get really slow and after a minute or two would freeze up entirely. When this happened, I would have an error message on my phone at the PdaNet screen that read "Communication with client has been broken." Despite restarting things, this continued to happen. I assumed that it was because the weather was bad outside, but the problem didn't go away the next day. When I noticed that my internet speed when browsing the web had slowed down as well I figured that although I supposedly have unlimited data, that Verizon must have slowed me down for crossing over a certain download barrier. I've heard that they do this.

So this went on for the next week until the first of the month when my data was reset through Verizon. Well I'm still having the same issue when trying to play the game. It will work alright for anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes, and then al... Read more

A:Tethering using my Android phone.

I'm still having slow internet speeds. I tried doing a factory reset on my phone but that hasn't helped. I also tried a few of the other, lesser known tethering apps and I'm not having any luck with those either.

I'm pretty much about of ideas at this point. Anyone out there who can give me a hand with this? Thanks.
 

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i goofed somehow..i set up an email name etc on yahoo so my friend could email me to my pc or to her daughter's cell. here is the error message i got when i tried to send her an email from my pc:
"an error occurred while sending mail. the mail server responded: 5.1.1 <[email protected]> recipient invalid domain"

so you wonderful people how do i do it right?

many many thanks from me and my best friend Ina
 

A:email to/from cell phone to cell phone or pc

Maybe you have the address wrong. Should be @yahoo.com?
 

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Im new to both the Lenovo Yoga Tab3 16Gb and this forum.Not on the internet at home.Comments suggest that I cannot get the internet via a usb stick and mention "Wifi tethering from phone" ?Going to buy a 'pay as go sim free', to enable me to have internet data allowance.Does it matter what company I go with?Does the mobile sim card go physically in the back slot of the Lenovo?Do I have to have a very modern mobile to enable me to tether it to my Lenovo and access my data allowance?Sorry if these are very basic questions. But want to access internet away from library. Can anyone help me please?

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I keep getting this error when sending/receiving email with Vista Mail?
Header download for the '[Gmail]' folder did not complete. Could not select '[Gmail]' on the IMAP server. You might try refreshing your folder list to synchronize with the IMAP server. Account: 'Gmail', Server: 'imap.gmail.com', Protocol: IMAP, Server Response: 'Unknown Mailbox: [Gmail] (Failure)', Port: 993, Secure(SSL): Yes, Error Number: 0x800CCCD2
 

A:Vista Mail contacts doesn't have the option to export "cell/mobile" phone field?

For your information it is NOT "Vista Mail" but "WINDOWS MAIL".
If you go searching you will need to use the correct term to find what you are looking for.
 

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Hi, I have a Motorola 815 cell phone with MP3 player. I recorded a cd (in MP3 format) to the transflash card. Using Windows explorer, I can see that all the songs are there on the card but when I install it, I only get ONE song.

I went to "change storage device" to transflash but hte phone still doesnt see all the songs that I can see with explorer.

Am I doing something wrong?
 

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I'm not sure where this goes or whether or not anyone here knows about this. OK I have an LG CU400 phone, and the data cable for it. The problem is I don't have a program to recognize the phone so I can send stuff(ringtones, photos, etc.) to it. The cable did come with a disc, but the CU400 is a new phone and is not on the list for that CD. I also can't DL anything from the phone itself because somehow my plan doesnt allow me to do that. I've been trying to figure this out for awhile now, so any help is appreciated.
 

A:Cell phone help

Here's some info:
http://reviews.cnet.com/LG_CU400/4556-6454_7-32160882.html
 

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Hello friends,

I have recently purchased a new cellphone. Now I am looking to make it stylish and attractive in other words you can say that I am searching for phone accessories. Do you know any website where I can purchase best phone accessories? If yes, then please let me know that website.
 

A:Looking for cell phone.....

WELCOME to TSG.
Have you thought about trying ebay?
vicks
 

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If I bought a cheap razor off of ebay and it said it was for verizon, could I plug in a cingular sim card and it work regularly? Thx Josh
 

A:Cell phone ?

It would probably be SIM-locked so no.
 

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Does anyone know of a good tech support site or forum for cell phone issues?
 

A:Cell phone

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Windows 8 reminds me of a cell phone or a gizmo to put in your front pocket. When I sit down to my main computer that is what I expect "A Computer", not an oversize cell phone.

A:I don't want another cell phone for my PC's OS

Then stick with Win7. Problem solved.

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I'm not big in the cell phone scene so I need some support on finding one. I'd like the cheapest MicroSD phone, preferably a Sony Ericsson. Thanks for any support.
 

A:Looking for a new cell phone.

have a look here. you can get lots of info from there.
 

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Would anyone know if there's help on techspot for cell phones?
 

A:Cell Phone

Ask away. The worst that can happen is no one knows the answer but someone might. Not me necessarily but someone.
 

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My daughter and her husband are moving to the boonies. They don't want a telephone land line but he needs to be able to FAX . Is there a machine that he can insert a typed sheet and put his cell phone on it and FAX?
 

A:Cell Phone FAX

Well, I have never used cell based broadband internet access......but Sprint and Cingular both have mobile broadband cards for laptops....

I would figure if they have cell phone service where they are moving he could use a laptop and an all in one printer/scanner/fax to send via the laptop and cell service.........
 

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i recently had a palm based cell phone and used it for a little bit. i added all of my contacts to the phone. i just bought the samsung I600 and it is a windows based application. is there a way that i can get my palm contacts into my new samsung phone considering that they are 2 different applications? i apprectiate any of your help thanx alot
 

A:Cell phone

Without any clue as to model numbers, its a hard call to offer constructive advice, but the Palm unit will allow the export (from the PC based copy on Palm Desktop) of the addresses and numbers to a .csv file.

If your new phone has connectivity to the PC, then it may be able to import them, but that would depend widely on the model and your own ability to connect it to a PC.

Alternatively the Palm will usually allow IR (InfaRed) beaming of the addresses, and if your new phone will receive IR data then that may be possible.
 

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yes why can't i down load my cell phone to computer, it tell me that there nodriver install. im trying to down load pictures from my phone to my computer.

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im looking for a new cell phone. i have been using my daughter old iphone. and i like it very much. i was thinking about getting a new phone.when i renew my contract in January.. i dont do much with a phone. i would like to have a good camera and flash. i play some games like bowling, solitaire, poker. and would like to have touch screen. any one have any good suggestions?
 

A:cell phone help

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Question:
I do not wish to use the internet to fax.
Is there anyway to use my PC, tethered to my wireless phone to send a fax to a landline fax. Basically, can a wireless phone handle data exchange to another fax machine? Thanks, Mike
 

A:PC & Cell Phone = Fax?

Does your wireless phone have a built-in modem that supports fax?

Thats the main limitation.

My Nokia 3650 does have a modem and supports fax.
But we have no idea what your phone is.
 

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Hello,

I purchased Motorola Phone Tools and a USB cable to transfer some of my mp3's to my cell phone. When I uploaded them successfully, the quality was greatly reduced and I can't figure out a way to modify them - it sounds very scratchy when I set it as a ringtone. I don't see any option that the program gives me to modify bitrate, etc (my friend uses BitPim which is not compatable with my phone, but his ringers are much higher quality). If anyone can help me increase the quality, I'd appreciate it!

some extra info in the "preview" section when I'm about to send it to my phone:

44,100 Hz
Quality: 16 bit stereo

Thanks!
 

A:mp3 help! cell phone

I've uploaded ringtones to my RAZR v3 using the Mobtime Phone Tools, cost $15, and the quality is excellent. I refused to pay the Motorola prices for their tools...
 

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do any of you guys know of a good website that documents/helps with cell phone problems?\

if not, any idea on how to sync my motorola v557 to my computer with a blank screen?
 

A:Cell phone

I do not know about motorola, but my Nokia phone has a data cable and with it came the necessary software to work with the computer. Have been using it for over 3 yrs. now.
works great...
Vicks
 

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Computer does not recognize cell phones to download photos.

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The micro cards that go in a LG eNV3, for example - If you format one from another phone to use in the NV. Are they formatted as FAT, FAT32 or NTFS?
 

A:Cell Phone Card

FAT or FAT32 is usually used in mobile devices.
Best way to be sure it is formatted properly is
to use the built in format function in the phone.
 

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Hi, last week I got a text message with an attachment and I accidentally pushed the retrieve button, but I was able to cancel it before it was completed downloading. I was wondering, could it have infected my cell phone?

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anytime i go to a cite that has a mobile browser (recently found walmart mobile beta)

basically i type in www.walmart.com and instead of taking me to the standar walmart site, it thinks its a cell phone and all it has is the search bar and "walmart mobile beta" this happens with other websites too,

is there a setting i have to change to make my laptop know its a laptop and not a cellphone so it will stop viewing mobile browsers?
txh

A:laptop think its cell phone

hi you could try in ie tools internet options delete browser history

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can the average picture-taking cell phone take a quick/cheap pic of me, then upload to my email so i can upload a pic of myself to facebook ? thanks
 

A:Cell phone: Take my pic for facebook?

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I have a question and I want to know if this is possible?? I have cable internet. my buddy lives across town. I have two "unlimited min phones", that both have the ability to connect tothe internet. I would like to keep one phone at my house connected to my internet through my PC. and the other phone at my friends house, connected to his computer. and be able to have him call the phone at my house, and shair my internet with him through the phones..

Is this possible? If so what and how do I go about doing it??
 

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Hi, uhm i recently went on a trip with my friend and took some video on my Motorola RAZR V3 phone and i was wondering what software i could use to upload the videos from my phone onto my computer since i cant use the phone to upload them.. i really would love some help on this one, i've tried data pilot and some other software but none seem to work to my standards..

anyhelp would be greatly appreciated =)
 

A:Cell phone software help

If you get a data cable made for you phone you should be able to get the software from the phone mfg.
My cell phone connects to the computers via a usb cable.
Vicks
 

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I currently have Sprint PCS plan and i want a new cell phone. I Been eying that RAZR for awhile and was wondering if is compatible with sprint?
Also, i cant change sprint service for another year since i have a contract with them. Only way to cancel is by paying fee which i think is like 150 $
This is probably not the right forum to post this, but to me, it sounded like the best place. Networking
 

A:Cell Phone Question.

Networking may not mean exactly what you think it does in this case. Regardless, the Moto Razr is not available with Sprint. Sorry.
 

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ok i am a noob on this forum so if this post is in the wrong section im sorry, i just figured hey, cell phones, thats business related. anyway i have a nokia 5300 music xpress. a few months back the screen broke and i finally had enough money ($26; im a broke college kid haha) and fixed it. well while i was fixing it i broke the mic, it seems like they made it so you cant fix the screen without breaking the mic. i found a mic online, but can anyone here give me advice on how ot fix it? i found a video online but it is in spanish and doesnt cover everything about it
 

A:repairing cell phone

Most of what I found was of the "yep, sometimes DIY projects go awry - you need a pro" nature - sorry. Nokia has a specs pdf that might help you (I recently had to do a system restore and my PC is slowly rebuilding itself and all the upgrades, and I couldn't get Adobe to work).
They will also look at out-of-warranty phones with this proviso (from the site)
"If the out of warranty device is "repairable", you will be contacted by the Nokia Authorized Service Center with a repair quote before the repair can begin. Prices vary by product and the nature of the repair. If the device is deemed "unrepairable" it will be returned to you without prior notification."
Sorry - maybe another can help more.
 

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I have a Galaxy S7 Edge with an Android OS on it. I have noticed that when I sometimes go on normal website through the Google app, it will redirect me to those pages where it says either "you have a virus" or "you won a million dollars". I have downloaded normal Antivirus software and ran with nothing there, but how can I check it deeper. It sometimes shows on websites I KNOW for a fact would never ever do that. Maybe hook it up to my laptop and run a scan from my laptop? Any apps you reccomend or things I should try? Anything helps!

A:Possible root kit on my cell phone?

What antivirus is running on the phone?

What you are seeing is malicious advertisements that popup. It is very difficult to avoid unless the website removes the ad.

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Hope this is the correct forum.

A while back I applied SP1 and my synchronization quit working. I downloaded the latest Windows Mobile Device Center (6.1.xxxx) which didn't help. I restored to a point previous to the service pack and now I am able to sync my cell phone/pda. Has anything been changed to allow me to apply SP1 and still sync my phone? Or do I even need SP1? What does it do for me?

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Is there one standard blue tooth that can work with most all cell phones?

If not, what is the best out there, where do you get them, and what price did you pay?

Thanks!
 

A:What is the best bluetooth to get for a cell phone?

Hi

I assume you mean a Blue tooth Headset, if so prices will vary from how they look to who makes them and how long you get on things like standby time and talk time, i was bought a plantronics one by the kids for xmas and it works great and lasts for a long time and it was about 20.

If however you want to pose with a designer model then expect to pay upto 100 for one.

Ask around the people you know who have one and see what they say.

Regards
 

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do i need a cell phone to download firefox ? if not, how do i get around this ? they
're asking for a cell phone number at downoad beginning ? thanks

A:MOZILLA : NEED CELL PHONE ?

I've downloaded firefox a lot and I've never seen this request. Are you sure you're getting it from the official site?

http://download.mozilla.org/?product...win&lang=en-US

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I have a cricket wireless A300 cell phone and I want to sell it. I posted it up on ebay and someone bought it, but when I got it ready for packaging I realized I could still send and receive text. Cricket will not let me turn the phone off because my account is already suspended and they said there is nothing they can do unless I pay my bill. I'm not paying a bill and buying a new phone. If there is anything someone can help me do I would surely appreciate it. I just want the phone to not be able to get any service so I can ship it to my buyer.
 

A:Need to get my number off of my cell phone.

What is speed post and how do I do that?
 

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i know this isnt really computer related, but i was just wondering if any1 knew the difference between the LG L1400 and the LG L1400i? thanks
 

A:Cell phone question

Google is your friend.
 

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Can I use a Herman Pro Group 9.6v 300mA Class 2 Transformer to charge my LG 4g cell phone?
 

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Am looking for a cell phone that has an external antenna that can be hooked into the electronics on my boat that has a range of approx. 35 miles any suggestions?

Thanks,
 

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I have a problem connecting my Nokia cell phone

when i try to connect it using Nokia PC suite 5 I get this error message

''The requested lookup key was not found in any active activation context''

Note: Add new hardware wizard added my cell phone as ''Unknown Device''
But it tells my that the new hardware is installed and ready to use.

Could anyone help????????
 

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Greetings,

Anybody know how to make get an internet connection with a cellular phone on a desktop
PC? I have a card (modem) that allow my laptop to do this, no prob; but I can't seem to find regular modems that say they support this.

Any ideas or knowledge that you can't do this?

Thanks,

$horts
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that that is is that that is not is not that is that is that not?
 

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Hi . . . does anyone know how to do a "free" reverse phone look up on a cell number. Every site I have looked at wants you to sign up for a membership. I'm looking for something totally free .. . i really do not want to sign up with Intellius or any of those sites.

Thanks for any help.
 

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Keep Always in touch. International Cell Phone Rental. Altel International Cell Phone Rental provides cell phone and satellite phone in your departure or arrival airport everywhere in the world.
 

A:Cell Phone Rental

Or better yet:
http://www.techguy.org/donate.html

 

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CAVEAT EMPTOR!

Sad tale to be aware of; unlocked phones may be severely crippled in the features available on another providers network!!

Purchase Motorola V600 (Quad band) GSM phone for extended trip to Europe. (Domestic uses 840+1900, Europe 900+1800)

Phone was already unlocked (shipped locked to T-Mobile however) in the box, and I only needed to swap the SIM card from Cingular into this phone --- works great, except no Email nor Browser support!

Called Cingular and we got TXT messaging working (but I don't normally use it), but we could not configure Email/Browser to access the Cingular network at all. The T-Mobile software is so different, there's no settings for things like IP-Address and Port numbers!

Called T-Mobile (1-209-904-2030) -- catch 22, not a T-Mobile user and therefore can't even access the phone.

Called Motorola Support (1-800-331-6456). WOW! Service person was nice enough, but spouted official Company rhetoric.
"The phone was manufactured for T-Mobile and with that contract, the T-Mobile software was installed. It is illegal for us to uninstall or replace that software."

1) It's MY phone, not T-Mobile's
2) I choose the service provider I need
3) said contract is collusion and conspiracy by the manufacturer and the service provider(s) here domestically (US) to force either a new device purchase and or to coerce a specific service provider.
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A:Unlocking your GSM cell phone

I can confirm the bit about European cells.
Bought (as an upgrade) 3 tri-band cells, from and locked into the Vodaphone network (in Ireland).
Having spent enough money (i.e. over ?130.- per cell) on my previous Vodaphone pay-as-you-go phone-bills, all I needed to do then was call Vodaphone customer service with the cells' IMEI-numbers, they gave me the unlock-codes on the spot!
The cells are happily used now in Pennsylvania on the Cingular network, without any problems or limitations.
They were 2x Motorola E770V and 1x Nokia 3120.
 

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I tried going on the Nokia Forum. Went back three times and I still couldn't find out how to post a thread so gave up. Can anyone here help me with the following two things please?

1. How can I increase the backlight time? It goes off far too quickly. I wonder when Nokia is going to redress this problem because all their phones have short lighting times and it's a pain.

2. With other Nokias I've had I was able to create a welcome message. I can't find out how to do it on the C3. Have they taken this facility away?

Thank you.
 

A:help with Nokia C3 cell phone

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Is it bad that my cell phone resting place is right next to my external hd?
I just noticed too that my bose computer speaker is very close to the hd as well, do these devices have magnets that will negatively affect the hd?

A:Cell phone and external hd

Yes, they have magnets. The speaker ones are likely more powerful. Don't know if they'll significantly affect your HD, but I would guess probably not. Better safe than sorry though, so just don't get them too close, if you can help it.

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