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3g modem vs old phone

by nadeemloonat / January 25, 2014 11:00 PM PST

hi guys, hope this is the right place for this question

i am looking for ways to connect my laptop to the internet when im not at home. i was just curious if i can connect my old Nokia phone as a modem (buy databundles for it - so i dont use the airtime). in this way it will save me from buying a 3G dongle

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I have to answer no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2014 11:45 PM PST
In reply to: 3g modem vs old phone

Not all phones do that and here we have no make/model so that answer must be no for now.
Bob

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
by nadeemloonat / January 26, 2014 1:39 AM PST
In reply to: I have to answer no.

my old phone is a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and im sure it can act as a modem

your reply is much appreciated

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Looks challenging. As in, nothing I would do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2014 1:57 AM PST
In reply to: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_5800_xpressmusic-2537.php notes this is a dated SYMBIAN phone.

You could research "tethering with a Symbian phone" but I've never seen it done.
Also for research try "Hotpot with a Symbian phone"

Sounds like a challenge and here, I'd just go to a free WiFi spot before I'd do all that.
Bob
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