Is this at all possible? I have previously used a Telus branded V3c as a tethered modem to call a local dialup access number to defeat the retarded data costs in Canada. We dont have unlimited, we don't even have reasonable price schemes. However Telus was wise enough to bill the access number as regular airtime, even after 6pm. I wonder if Rogers has done the same thing, and the only way to find out, is to do it. The only phone I have found modified drivers for that allow this are for the V3c, and cdma is for suckers . Any ideas on how to do this, where to start? I want to be at no fixed address for the entire summer, but internet access is pretty awesome even if it's less than 28.8kbps, that's all I'd really need anyways.
I don't think Rogers supports circuit switched data (CSD), which is what you'd need to be able to do this. Call Rogers and ask to have circuit switched data enabled on your line - if they say they can't than you've hit a dead end.
Suggesting you can actually get this to work, you'll be able to get a 9600bps connection (i.e. 1KB/s). My N95 used 540KB of data to load the howardforums.com homepage, so you'd be able to browse at a blistering 10 minutes per page.
When I used it with a V3c (CDMA Razr) it wasn't all that bad, pages loaded a little slow, yes, but MSN and IRC had little to no lag, which is basically all I'm aiming to use it for. The only difference I can think of is the fact one is GSM and the other CDMA, which may play heavily into how fast the connection is. Even then, when I called Telus and asked before trying, the rep's had no idea what it was I was trying to do.
When connected using the V3c, it connected at 115.200 kbps, while it was no where near that -actual- speed, I estimated it to be a little better than 14.4kbps. In any event, it worked perfect for my needs.