Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)
Having just discovered the Cingular group, I thought a little cross-posting
might be in order, since I can't tell how much of my question has to do with
the Motorola phone, the Cingular service, the HP laptop, or WinXP.
"Nemo Oudeheis" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I managed to dig up a post to [alt.cellular.motorola] from last year that
> mentioned the
> necessity of having one's phone provisioned with CSD in order to send
> At first I thought it meant "Carrier Sense Detect" and was more baffled
> ever. But it means "Circuit-Switched Data", as contrasted with the
> packet-switched transmission that GSM uses for everything else.
> I spent quite a while on the phone with Cingular to find someone who knew
> about it and could set it up. Apparently, because this requires access to
> the limited number of circuit-switched lines they want to make available,
> they are in fact phasing the service out. They enabled it for me for $4 a
> month, but only because it was grandfathered from my original contract.
> key property the Cingular rep handed to me was the telephone number of the
> "router" that puts it into the analog line.
> However, I still haven't been able to set anything up. The Bluetooth
> on my PC says that my V551 has no modem. And I don't see any menus or
> anything in the manual about setting it up on the V551. Now, I suppose
> if the phone did have a modem, it would be a virtual modem residing as
> somewhere on the phone. I haven't found any mention of a software
> in the Mobile Phone Tools offering on the Motorola website.
> I also found a post in a German forum which stated that the XP Bluetooth
> stack did not have the device-type "fax", and therefore it couldn't work.
> But I think he had SP1; I have XP Pro SP2. But maybe there is still a
> missing on the laptop side....
> Is there something else I need, or am I up against a brick wall?