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Old 07-16-2009, 05:38 PM
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Sprint HTC Touch Pro - Unlimited Data Plan

I am on a family unlimited data plan. Wife has a basic flip phone, I have HTC Touch Pro and friend who is on my plan has my old WM5 phone. I and friend use the data. Wife does not.

I chatted with sprint this afternoon and apparently unlimited data does not mean I can use my phone as a 'net' source for my laptop. I would have to cancel my unlimited data and add on a 45 dollar service to do this? I asked for clarification and was told that unlimited data plans are for phones only... I have to drop that service and add on the other 'phone as modem' service.


Is this chat rep correct? Unlimited data on the phone or on my laptop seems like the same data. I browse a forum on my phone or I browse it on my laptop through my phones data connection. What gives? Any way around this?
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Re: Sprint HTC Touch Pro - Unlimited Data Plan

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I am on a family unlimited data plan. Wife has a basic flip phone, I have HTC Touch Pro and friend who is on my plan has my old WM5 phone. I and friend use the data. Wife does not.

I chatted with sprint this afternoon and apparently unlimited data does not mean I can use my phone as a 'net' source for my laptop. I would have to cancel my unlimited data and add on a 45 dollar service to do this? I asked for clarification and was told that unlimited data plans are for phones only... I have to drop that service and add on the other 'phone as modem' service.


Is this chat rep correct? Unlimited data on the phone or on my laptop seems like the same data. I browse a forum on my phone or I browse it on my laptop through my phones data connection. What gives? Any way around this?
Search for ics internet sharing in the search engine... U will find ur solution there
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Re: Sprint HTC Touch Pro - Unlimited Data Plan

I believe Phone as Modem comes as an addon option as well, for 15$ a month. However there are many people here who use tethering options without paying said fee. WMWifiRouter and PDAnet are a few. Custom ROMs also have ICS installed already that allow for you to tether your phone to your computer.
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I believe Phone as Modem comes as an addon option as well, for 15$ a month. However there are many people here who use tethering options without paying said fee. WMWifiRouter and PDAnet are a few. Custom ROMs also have ICS installed already that allow for you to tether your phone to your computer.
Thanks guys.

Do you know if the latest July 14th MightRom has something like that installed?

Found it. "Internet Sharing". Run that, connect USB/BT and use DATA and I am off and running?
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Thanks guys.

Do you know if the latest July 14th MightRom has something like that installed?
Ya pretty much every rom out now has that built-in... ur good to go buddy...
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Re: Sprint HTC Touch Pro - Unlimited Data Plan

This is a great forum! Better than bimmerforums trying to find help on my BMWs

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Where is the rep button. Or since I have so low post I can't do that yet?
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Thanks guys.

Do you know if the latest July 14th MightRom has something like that installed?

Found it. "Internet Sharing". Run that, connect USB/BT and use DATA and I am off and running?
Exactly, you have to make sure that your phone is connected via Activesync and not memory card mode. Also there's a thing called USB2PC that lets you choose between 3 options every time you connect your phone to your PC (activesync, card reader, ICS). If you select ICS it automatically starts ICS and connects. Easy breezy. If it's the first time you're tethering you might have to wait a whole 30 seconds for the drivers to install.
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Exactly, you have to make sure that your phone is connected via Activesync and not memory card mode. Also there's a thing called USB2PC that lets you choose between 3 options every time you connect your phone to your PC (activesync, card reader, ICS). If you select ICS it automatically starts ICS and connects. Easy breezy. If it's the first time you're tethering you might have to wait a whole 30 seconds for the drivers to install.
Excellent.

So I would need to:

1. Install ActiveSync on Laptop(I use desktop normally)
2. Install USB2PC(Phone Ap? DL?)
3. Choose ICS

Sounds great!
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Re: Sprint HTC Touch Pro - Unlimited Data Plan

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Excellent.

So I would need to:

1. Install ActiveSync on Laptop(I use desktop normally)
2. Install USB2PC(Phone Ap? DL?)
3. Choose ICS

Sounds great!
I'm actually not 100% sure if you need Activesync. It's actually quite possible that the drivers that are installed works without Activesync. I only mentioned that as if you connect your phone in disk drive mode, ICS doesn't work. I had assumed you already had Activesync installed so that was the only other option, hahah. These custom ROMs make things so easy that it'd be pretty self explanatory once you get it going yourself.

USB2PC is located in Settings > Connections. I set it to "Ask me first about USB connection type when I connect the device to the PC" so it always pops up that multiple choice menu. Since I use all 3 modes constantly I don't want to switch between all of them, so this is the simplest choice for me. If you never use Disk Drive mode, you can disregard USB2PC and just start up ICS yourself anytime you connect to your computer and want to tether.

Rep in ppcgeeks is called "Thanks" which is the green button on the lower right corner of each post. From what I understand there isn't a post count requirement for thanks.

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Old 07-16-2009, 06:40 PM
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Re: Sprint HTC Touch Pro - Unlimited Data Plan

Word.

Thanks given to you two guys(Or gals if that is the case)!
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