Russell Coker wrote:
On Thu, 1 Dec 2011, Rohan
James Harper wrote:
Google is giving me conflicting answers... I want
to dial a remote gsm
device via my iPhone plugged in to a PC but I'm not seeing anything that
looks like it might be a modem when I do lsusb. This is obviously
different than just having a data connection to the internet as the
remove device isn't connected to the internet - I need to dial it
I have a fairly antiquated NextG handset which can function as a mobile
via a USB cable or WiFi. My understanding is that it is still capable of
sending and receiving calls in this situation.
Have you tested that?
now that you mention it ...no;
I tend to use my pre-paid Elite ZTE mf668A NextG USB mobile
router..only $0.08/ MB :- |;
for 'bush' and emergencies;
the ZTE 165 post-paid NextG phone cost ...$2.00/MB .....ouch!;
lucky I had only down loaded 10MB, when sanity set in !
The last time I tried to use a smart-phone for calls and data the data stopped
when the call started. It's really annoying when you have ssh'd to a server
and the client calls to ask if it's fixed yet...
Well I can report that of two
friends of mine, who both by chance, have
Samsung GalaxyS GT 19000's;
one claims to be able to 'brows' and talk ie. no PC connected and
the other claims he can 'brows' on his laptop (WiFi connection), whilst
taking phone calls !
Apparently you need to either have a phone with two 3G antenna (which is
really rare) or a phone that can do calls over GSM while 3G data transfer is
in progress. Hardware to support voice over GSM and data over 3G is
apparently reasonably common, but software support isn't so good.
NB This is generic telephony stuff, I'm not an expert on it and I don't know
much about the iPhone.
Are you sure the iPhone can't dial out while
connected to the PC ?
In which case I can't see why it would care whether the remote device was;
gsm ,3g, NextG or 4G.
They apparently want to have a direct data connection
between two smart-phones
without either being connected to the Internet. I doubt that this will be
possible unless they use IP over SMS or something equally horrible.
Do you mean
dial-up like the old asynchronous stuff over 'real' MODulate
De Modulate devices ? ;
or by passing the phone companies as well, as in :
Even if you are trying to do VOIP over the data
channel I would have
the phone company associated with the service would still hide the
of the mobile technology of the remote device from users
.......or is there something which I am not understanding ?
Phone companies do a
really poor job of hiding the complexities. If you put a
different SIM in your phone you have to configure a new APN to connect to the
Well I guess sometimes things accidentally work ; I tried the SIM from
my mobile in my Elite;
result : it worked; but cost $2/MB....curious though !!
Isn't there some mob ~ Amaya ? advertising replacement mobile SIMs ?;
or am I misunderstanding you ?
How hard would it have been to design some way for
the SIM to store
the APN data - or even for the OS such as Android to have a list of the APNs
for all the telcos in the region and the bigger ones in other regions? A file
with about 20K of data could have all the APNs that you are ever likely to
need and a lot more and that would not be noticed in the gigabytes of storage
that modern phones have.
regards Rohan McLeod