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Use your SmartPhone as a Modem

Posted in General | Avanade | Gadgets | Windows Mobile at Wednesday, September 28, 2005 4:14 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Today I needed an Internet connection on my laptop to send in my time report, but I couldn't plug it into the network at the client. After some searching I found this article on Smart Phone Thoughts which worked perfectly:

Smartphones, in spite of their small form factor, pack in a lot of power and functionality. And combine that with the unlimited Internet data plans that are now available from most carriers, you get a powerful mobile device that lets you check email and surf the Net. Sometimes you may run into the limitations of the small screen and the lack of keyboard/thumb-board. That's when the Bluetooth functionality and a laptop can come in handy. So the next time you're on vacation or on a business trip and want to reply to your emails, you can connect your laptop to the Internet using your Smartphone as the modem.

This will become even more useful as carriers upgrade their networks to support faster connections, but it worked great as it is for my purposes.

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