I think that they are trying to do the opposite of most. They are trying to connect the pearl to the internet because they do not have reception. Most people with reception want to use the peal as a modem to access the internet.
Either your not going to get anywhere minus reception or I have missed the whole point of this thread (entirely possible!)
You can access the internet via your pc and connect the pearl via desktop manager to transfer files and applications. You can connect the pearl to you PC either through the USB or through Bluetooth.