Laptop Internet Access via Treo 700W

Gadgets, Mobility

Much to my dismay the most popular Windows Mobile 5 phone is the Palm Treo 700W which is currently only available from Verizon Wireless. Well, what if you had a Palm Treo 700W and paid a ton of money ($50) for a data plan on top of the $50 you were paying for a voice plan… Wouldn't it be awesome to just use the standard bluetooth on Treo 700W to connect to the Internet with your laptop via bluetooth dialup networking? Of course it would! However, that would mean you wouldn't pay the extra $59 a month to Verizon Wireless for a wireless broadband card! Verizon turned off modem over bluetooth functionality in Treo 700W (its a phone company guys, don't act surprised) but there is a way around it. You can still get on the Internet via your laptop through Treo 700W, you just have to use a USB connection and this software. Check out PdaNet software, for just $34 one-time you can say bye-bye to Verizon Wireless gauging your wallet every month for the service you're already paying for – wireless broadband! PdaNet for Palm Treo 700W

6 Responses to Laptop Internet Access via Treo 700W

  1. Anonymous says:


    I was contemplating on purchasing the PDANet software as well and was wondering if anybody has actual experience with it. If so, are you getting the broadband speeds through it?


  2. Vlad says:

    I know it actually works. As for the bandwidth, that depends on so many factors that I really can’t tell you. It’s “broadbandish” 🙂 How is that for specific?


  3. Anonymous says:

    PDANet claims that there is no technical way for Verizon Wireless to distinguish between this traffic (which violates TOS) and ordinary traffic coming from apps running directly on the Treo.

    Maybe so, but the reality is that Verizon can tell whenever a few subscribers are using far more bandwidth than expected for the account type. Ever seen what happens when people try to argue with a landline ISP about “unlimited usage” plans which aren’t truly “unlimited”? The ISP always wins, just like the bouncer at a club. No matter what semantic nit you try to pick, the bottom line is that Verizon owns the network and they can bounce anyone they want, at any time.

    On the other hand, as long as you take it easy when going thru the Treo, you probably won’t attract attention. For example, when people have gotten booted by cable ISPs, it was typically after running up more than 600GB of data transfer per month for several months.

  4. Rich Walkup says:

    I’m not quite sure if it will work based on file versioning, etc but I use this on my samsung i730 over vzw all the time and it works great – especially considering it doesn’t cost me one penny more than what I’m already paying and it’s (almost) high speed.

    As a programmer, I would think that this could potentially cross over to different Windows-based phones depending on the hooks and whether or not the phone uses a proprietary bluetooth stack.

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