Verizon allows using cellphones as modems

Verizon allows using cellphones as modems

Verizon Wireless has finally given in to customers demand and is about to make a major change in its policy that will allow its subscribers to use certain EV-DO enabled mobile phones as high-speed modems for their laptops. So far, the service was offered only to the Blackberry 7130e users. Now, it will be available for the owners of LG VX9800, Motorola RAZR V3c, Motorola E815 and LG VX8100 as well for the price of $59.99 per month in addition to their voice plans. All these handsets will be able to connect to a laptop and use the Verizon's BroadbandAccess EV-DO network, offering speeds of about 700 kbps, through USB cable. Despite the fact that all of them also have a Bluetooth support they won't be able to connect the laptops through it as Verizon disables this modem function.

 

 

Source: PC Magazine

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