I can’t answer your question in the configutration you’ve mentioned monkey, but I can tell you and others my success story with using my Ericsson T39mc with Bluetooth to get Internet access to my PowerBook G4 17" through GPRS.
Bascially, it works like this to establish a TCP/IP Internet connection wireless anywhere on the road with in range of a cell:
- PowerBook G4 with built-in Bluetooth
- Mac OS X supports connection scripts for Ericsson phones
- Bluetooth to communicate with phone wirelessly
- The phone communicates over GSM/GPRS to communicate with Chung Hwa’s mobile Internet service
It is horribly complicated and setup is different for each phone and corresponding laptop settings. But don’t give up. I called Chung Hwa’s support and after about 20 minutes (speaking in Chinese however), I got walked through how to configure my phone and laptop. Why was it so easy? Because apparently Chung Hwa has a database of all the phones out there with GPRS capability. You see, connecting to my phone via Bluetooth is a piece of cake. Getting GPRS set up is a pain. Note, I did have to switch to the Chinese menus on the phone so I knew how to be walked through on the phone.
Chung Hwa has several plans for data. I’m experimenting with one plan where I pay about 600NT a month for a huge (in terms of GPRS) amount of monthly bandwith. However, there are pay-as-you-use plans too.
It is not incredibly fast (not really ideal of Web surfing), but will work nicely for Web-based e-mail, e-mail clients, instant messaging, etc, the stuff I need when I’m sipping tea up in the tea gardens of mao1kong1. They don’t have Wi-Fi there yet.