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Will the utstarcom give me access to the web


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I am sill on dielup and whanting to get somthing faster can i take the utstarcom and plug it in to my computer and have fast internet and is the wild blue beter than utstarcom ?
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um...if you're just asking if you can get a broadband modem and automatically get broadband....the answer is no....you have to get a broadband account with your local ISP of choice ...and they will most likely have a suggested (or possibly mandatorily supplied) modem to use with their system...you can't just "plug in" and go...you have to have an account
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i am whanting to get utstarcom cell phone that has internet can i plug it to my computer and have internet
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now that makes alot more sense.....sorry for the confusion...when i googled the company name...all i got was broadband equipment....do you have a link to a page that sells the phone?
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the internet site is alltel http://www.alltel.co..._access.html?bm Our questions is. Is the smartphone for 29.95. a month full access to internet. It is confusing why they say you have axcess, email, and access to over 160 sites along with some other things. Why don't they just say you have access to internet. If you talk to there representive they really don't know. Well they will tell you yes, but when you say can I see how this works they can't show you. If we ask have you ever seen someone surfing the full internet from there lap top using this service they say no. But they do say there is a doc where it will connect the phone to your laptop and transfer info.
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on first look...i'm going to say that you probably cannot connect the phone to the laptop/computer to gain internet access...however they do sell the cellular cards for laptops that will allow you to use their services on the computer..i'll keep reading and see what i can find...but my preliminary answer is no
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prelimenary answer may have changed
http://www.utstar.co...AKU22manual.pdf
on page 79 of this EXTREMELY large manual suggests that you CAN indeed use your phone as a modem
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ok that answers one question. thankyou. do you know if that 29.95 a month is full access to internet or just email transfers, weather, and some word files, and there excess program that i am still not sure what is.
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on the page you showed..it says unlimited data...i would think that that would refer more to the amount you get charged for using a month and not the content you could use....that's pretty much something that altell would have to answer....whcih you said they didn't answer very well
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What the phone add probably means, in my experience, is that you can access email, etc from the phone itself. The reason that they list "over 160 sites!" as a feature is that a site has to be designed in a specific way to be accessible from a cell phone or PDA.

Generally speaking, you will have less speed doing dialup through a cell phone (any internet connection through a cell phone is still dialup, with some exceptions like Blackberry, but you're still running at dialup speeds) than through a land line.
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