How to connect your Palm to Phone for a GPRS data connection

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.

Equipment:

Palm Tungsten C
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
customer…

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
    PC/Handheld
  • On the Palm again in Network create a connection for T-Mobile…
Select the Connection IR to PC/Handheld in the drop down.
in Details…
Connection Type – PPP
Idle Timeout – Never
Uncheck query DNS and manually
add 216.155.175.170 and 216.155.175.171
IP address – automatic

You’ll need to modify the script
next…
Send: AT&F
Send:CR
Send:AT+CGDCONT=1.”IP”,”APN”
Send:
Send:
Send CR:
Send:ATD*99#
Send CR:
Wait For: CONNECT
End:

Tap OK twice.. and if infrared is active on your phone it should
connect.

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.

One Reply to “How to connect your Palm to Phone for a GPRS data connection”

  1. i’ve been looking for this information and can’t find anywhere else. thanks a lot.

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