Using a cellphone for a modem
From Mac Guides
Mac OS X has the ability to use any "web-enabled" cellphone as it's modem. Often times, this setup has faster connection speeds than a 56K modem. This guide will walk you through the process of setting up your cellphone as a modem.
- Plug your cellphone in using the appropriate cable, or in the case of the pccard, insert it.
- Open the Network Preference Pane
- Choose Network Port Configurations from the Show dropdown.
- If needed, enable your cellphone device. You may see it listed as "pccard-serial" or "cellphone modem"
- Open Internet Connect in your Applications folder.
- Choose the device in the toolbar.
- Choose '"Edit Configuration in the Configuration dropdown.
- For 'Sprint PCS users:
- Name the configuration, for example, Cellphone or Merlin
- Enter #777 as the telephone number
- Leave Account and Password blank
- Choose the appropriate modem script from the Modem dropdown. For Sprint PCS users, choose Sprint PCS Vision
- Click OK to save
- Back on the main Internet Connect window, click Connect.
- Optionally, you can check the box to make the modem menu item appear, where you may connect and discconnect in the future.