How to access the internet using a cellphone

Gbenga Shobowale gshobowale at
Wed Mar 19 14:53:06 UTC 2008


On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 3:08 AM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-03-18 at 18:20 -0700, Cruz Azul wrote:
>  > I am using FC5 and I want to know if there is a way that I can use my
>  > Razor cellphone to access the internet as I do with my windows
>  > computer and my cellphone.
>  I haven't gotten it to work past the detection stage, not sure if the
>  cellphone is locked or what. But, Bitpim looks promising! I have an LG
>  phone from Verizon, and there is a setting for data listing serial or

I am not sure the type of phone you are talking about but I once had
an issue with an LG phone that has an inbuilt modem (into the phone)
the problem was that it did not act like a real modem hence the
initialization string where different. You might need to get the
string to get it working...

>  USB in the phone setup. I bought both cables, the serial one was a dud,
>  and the USB one makes a nice entry in lsusb. It's there and Bitpim finds
>  it after some nudging. I see a connect, but it's not getting past
>  "something mysterious to me" to actually grab cellphone data to my
>  computer. If it's locked in some fashion, I have no clue.
>  Also, X is damn picky about hot plugging it. If my phone is on, and the
>  X session is running, it locks up X. If I turn the machine off, reboot
>  with the cellphone on and connected, X proceeds as usual. I thought the
>  whole thing about USB was to be able to just plug stuff in, but I'm
>  wrong about that point. If anyone has a clue as to real connect
>  procedure regarding USB devices, please point me to it. Ric
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