I’ve spent some time searching and fussing with my phone over the weekend and thought I would share in detail how to can connect my Palm to my phone in order to take advantage of the GPRS data services.
Sony Ericsson T-610
T-Mobile Unlimited Data Plan ($20/mo)
The details…It’s simple to do, just follow along.
There are several data plans I’ve discovered as a new t-mobile
You get T-Zones when you sign up which is a walled garden free limited wap service on your phone. You can upgrade to T-Zones pro which gets you more – picture messaging etc…
Then you have the unlimited data plan which I am using which is 20/mo. Finally there is the hot spot (wifi) plan which I don’t have with them though I have used it in Starbucks on a pay as you go basis.
For my set-up, I tested the infrared to phone without the data plan active and was able to use the phone in GSM mode to make an outgoing call to a local ISP. You set everything on the Palm side and the phone receives a signal through the infrared port and makes a phone call to the number…logging you in as though you were connected to your ISP with a phone line… you are just a cellular one.
When my unlimited data plan became active I tried a new way…
Here are the details:
- On the Palm use the Connection (in prefs) setting for IR to
- On the Palm again in Network create a connection for T-Mobile…
Connection Type – PPP
Idle Timeout – Never
Uncheck query DNS and manually
add 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
IP address – automatic
You’ll need to modify the script
Wait For: CONNECT
Tap OK twice.. and if infrared is active on your phone it should
I assume that a bluetooth connection would also work with the same script. I think you would just choose the connection as Bluetooth once the devices are paired and hit connect for the same functionality without the line of sight limits.