I bought my parents an iBook last Christmas (basically forcing them to switch). But not they've retired and are going mobile, travelling around the country in a motorhome. My dad wants to connect to the internet using his cell phone, but I don't know where to begin. I know there are telephone connetivity kits for PC notebooks, but what about Macs? Does anybody have any experience with doing something like this?<br><br>By the way - their cell service is Verizon, and their phone does NOT have bluetooth technology built in.<br><br>Scott<br><br>
Can't help with the bluetooth or wifi kits but I wanted to commiserate about the Verizon thing. I had to switch from T-Mobile to Verizon for financial reasons (cheaper to be on the same carrier) and lost the ability to bluetooth. <br><br>Lost the ability to use my Nokia too. Ugh.<br><br>Hope your parents can get online! If they go into a Starbucks they can use T-Mobile's wifi network.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>If they go into a Starbucks they can use T-Mobile's wifi network.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Yeah, for $8 a day. That's a litte too much for them.<br><br>NOBODY else here has ever hooked their iBook/Powerbook to a cell phone?<br><br>
I know the hosts of Call For Help on TechTV both have Mac laptops and said they used mobile phones with them on the road so it can be done. My phone is a cheapo and won't allow me to do that, but mayb eif you search at TechTV.com you can find some info. Doing a quick search I came up with this info click<br><br>
I just worked on an iBook that used a Sprint phone for a modem. Sprint Vision the service is called. The phone will charge from the iBook if you get the right cable BTW, they have two different ones.<br><br>
get an airport card first than get a bluetooth phone and bluetooth adapter for the ibook. you will need a service on the mobile which provides GPRS (or equivalent) relatively fast data connection. you can also avoid getting a bluetooth phone and and adapter if you buy a PC type 2 card which goes straight into the ibook and will enable your dad to be connected via GPRS wirelessly without a phone on the same service.<br><br>
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