I was recently contacted by Sprint with an offer to join their Sprint Ambassador Program. As a part of this program, Sprint has sent me a Samsung A920 phone complete with voice and data service including access to their Music Store and Sprint Power Vision Network. Since I’ve had the phone/service for less than a week stay tuned for more info on those services as I get better acquainted. The point of this post is a HOW TO on using the Samsung A920 as a bluetooth EVDO modem for a Powerbook.
1. The first step you need to take is to pair your A920 with your powerbook.
2. Go to System Preferences > Bluetooth.
3. Click on the Setup a New Device button.
4. Within the Bluetooth Setup Assistant, click Continue.
5. Select Mobile Phone > Click Continue.
6. A screen will appear which lists your A920. Select it and click Continue.
7. Click continue again until you see a passkey on the screen.
8. The phone and computer now need to “pair.” On the A920, ensure that bluetooth is enabled and that the phone is visible.
9. Once bluetooth is enabled and the phone is visible, you need to make the phone discoverable. To do this, on the phone, go to Tools > Bluetooth > Add New > Search.
10. The phone will find your Powerbook and you will be prompted, on the phone, to enter the passkey shown on the computer. Once you do so, you’ll see that you have paired the computer and the phone successfully.
11. Back on the computer Continue with the Bluetooth setup Assistant. Choose Access the Internet with your phone’s data connection, and hit Continue.
12. Here’s the key part - the Bluetooth Mobile Phone Setup Screen. Leave the Username and Password fields blank, but enter #777 as the Phone Number. Choose Sprint PCS Vision as the Modem Script and click Continue.
13. You should see a Congratulations screen. Click Quit.
14. Get Connected. To do this, with your phone paired, open Internet Connect on your Mac.
15. Click on the Bluetooth icon and click Connect.