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Utilize Motorola RAZR as modem for PowerBook

by HurricaneTrunkz / November 22, 2005 9:31 AM PST

I'm currently a Mac mini user and I'm looking to make a few major purchases in the coming months. I want to buy either a 15" or 17" PowerBook and a a Motorola RAZR. I know that the PowerBooks and the RAZR utilize Bluetooth for wireless communication and syncing.

I need to know if anyone has been able to use the RAZR (or any Bluetooth phone) as a celluar modem for their PowerBook. I plan to get Unlimited Data on my plan to cover my browsing, but is it possible to make the PowerBook and RAZR talk and allow me to go online where ever I have a signal. Anyone who has done this, your input is greatly appreciated.

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It is indeed possible
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 22, 2005 9:38 AM PST

I have not done it but I have read an article describing how it should work. I'll dig it out and pass it on for you

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How to connect using a Cell Phone
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 26, 2005 6:12 AM PST

Sorry it has taken a while to get back with you but I had a little difficulty finding the article. The wife wanted me to paint the laundry room! Happy

I found it and find that it is far too long to reproduce here. So, here is the URL so that you can look it up yourself and see if it is what you need.
The article, Mobile Mac, is from the November Issue of Macworld magazine:
http://www.macworld.com/2005/10/secrets/novmobilemac/index.php

Hope it is what you were looking for

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