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Replying to:  Does this phone support data? (Act as a modem?) by Toril   Oct 26, 2003, 8:21 PM

Re: Does this phone support data? (Act as a modem?)

by bobjpowers    Jan 14, 2004, 6:43 PM

I work for Cingular, and I would NOT recommend the T720 to anyone I liked ... I very often have calls regarding this phone NOT working properly, especially WIX (wireless internet).

OTOH, you CAN get a data connect kit for it, which you will want if you are going to hook your laptop to the internet through the phone. BTW, it will NOT be using your cell's minutes, it will be using your cell's WIX or data connection, which is billed by the kilobyte. This is true for all the GSM-type phones. (Unless, of course, you're in an area with no GPRS service, (no "G" on phone's display) in which case it will drop back to the old WAP or air-time method of connection, which is about like a 9.6k modem. Yes, I said nine-point-six-kay, knowing a "slow" dialup is supposed to be 56k. WAP really is that slow ...)

If you get the LG4050, there is not currently ANY additional support for it to be used with a laptop. I had to locate the LG software (for a different LG phone) on a Russian website. LG does not have ANY 4050 software, nor data cable, nor support of ANY kind. Cingular has even less, at this time. Using the IRDB to talk to your laptop will, therefore, likely not work. Yet. Check back in a month (or 2 months or 3 months ... this is the answer that _I_ get when I call, and I'm NOT holding my breath ...)

Lastly, the T720 or most of the GSM/WIX-capable phones will work as a "wireless modem" provided you can find the DRIVERS for it to install on your PC. I'd look at the cell maker's site for software support, BEFORE I bought the phone ...

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