Question by Chris: How do I use my Samsung Memoir as a modem to tether it to my laptop and have an internet connection?
Just seeing if there is a way to tether the Samsung Memoir to my laptop. T-Mobile won’t help me.
Answer by bon-gart
Apparently you don’t.
First of all, you can’t use a phone as a modem if you are not paying specifically for the service. This would mean that you would have to either purchase the service beforehand from t-mobile, or that t-mobile would provide you with a way to purchase it for a monthly fee at the time you turn it on.
Second of all you would have a disc with the connection software to install on your computer. Your phone would have come with this disc, and it would have been a separate disc… all by itself.
Third of all, this is a Camera Phone with extra features. It doesn’t even have WiFi to connect to your home network. You have to use the widgets it comes with and you can’t add more. It is not a Windows or Palm OS phone. This is a phone you can take and process pictures with, that has the ability for limited web browsing, text messages, playing music… things like that.
Fourth of all, the documentation that came with the phone would include instructions for how to use it as a tethered modem, if that was one of the abilities of the phone. However, you saw NOTHING about that in the documentation (you did read the manual,right?) but for some reason, assumed that it has this function but the details were just left out?
Sorry. Next time, explain the features you want in a phone BEFORE you buy it, so you can get a phone that will do what you want. Don’t just buy the one that looks neat.
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