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| | 8700c as a modem and associated charges...
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I recently swithed from my horrible Nextel 7520 pocket brick to a nice new 8700c on Cingular which not only gets better coverage and better speed but can actually be carried in my pocket. Needless to say, I'm thrilled with it so far.
My biggest reason for the switch was that I could use this phone as a modem for my laptop. I am a consultant and I hate paying for the internet in the airports or anywhere else for that matter. So, fo this it works great.
So far I haven't noticed any charges beyond my unlimted data usage plan. I asked the sales and technical support folks and they both told me it was fine to use the phone this way and that it would be covered under the unlimted usage plan. I haven't been charged for it yet that I can tell and I have been using it a ton. I noticed a pervious post saying that there was an additional charge for this. Can anyone verify that? I believe I am a cingular Orange cusotmer if that makes any difference.