Cell Phone as Modem


by Barbara J. Feldman on March 21, 2005

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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