Cell Phone as Modem

Most cell phones can be used as portable modems, allowing you to access the Internet from your laptop. You will need a connection kit (usually a data cable and software such as those sold by Gomadic ), ISP login details, and a data plan to pay for your usage. Although most cell carriers only offer 56Kbps, Verizon has broadband speeds ranging from 144Kbps to a possible 2MB per second. Contact your cell carrier for details.

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Feldman, Barbara. "Cell Phone as Modem." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 21 Mar. 2005. Web. 30 May. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/662/cell-phone-as-modem/ >.

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