Use your SE K608i as a Modem and Connect to the Internet

If you have a Sony Ericsson K608i and always complaining with its big size, hard to press keypad and not so easy to use joystick, maybe I can show you a better way to appreciate this phone. As the title says it all, yes, you can use your Sony Ericsson K608i as a Modem and connect to the internet faster than a dial up connection can offer you.

Here’s how:

  1. Using Globe or Smart, download the GPRS Setting to your phone to enable internet browsing. I’m not sure how this is done with Smart. As a Globe user, I don’t know either. I simply called Globe using 211 (don’t worry, its free), then asked the operator to send me the settings for the phone instead. Maybe you can do the same with Smart.
  2. Once activated, download and install Sony Ericsson PC Suite. (Only support Windows 2000/XP/Vista).
  3. Once installed, connect your Sony Ericsson K608i via USB to your PC or laptop. This will then install the Modem of your phone to your PC or laptop.
  4. Once finished, launch your Sony Ericsson PC Suite [Start>All Programs>Sony Ericsson> Sony Ericsson PC Suite.
  5. Click Mobile Networking Wizard then New Connection. Select your phone modem and Connect.

Sony EricssonThere you go, you can now surf the Internet anywhere using your Sony Ericsson K608i.

For Globe subscribers you can take advantage of the P5 per 15mins by sending TIME to 1111. Otherwise, you will be charged P0.15 per kb, if you fail to do so.

Aside from Sony Ericsson K608i, other cellphones that can be used as a modem and surf anywhere are:

Nokia 3120 (as being advertised by Globe ) – P7,290.00
Nokia 2626
Nokia 2630
Nokia 2650
Nokia 3200
Nokia 3220
Nokia 3250
Nokia Ngage
Nokia 5500
Nokia 5700
Nokia N70

And all cellphones that have Bluetooth, GPRS, USB Cable (I’m not sure if you can do so without this), and PC Suite (for your laptop or PC) Installed. Check for your phone specs as well as your network provider if your current phone is supported.

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Garry Zaldy de Castro is an advocate, Financial Advisor, Certified Investment Solicitor (Mutual Fund Representative), blogger, IT practitioner, husband to Aileen and a dad to Jacob and JohnD. He started Financial Planning Philippines in 2008 just to share his financial learning to friends, relatives and anyone who wishes to be financially independent.

9 comments

  1. i sir,my name is waheed from nigeria.pls, help me in how to connect to the internet using zain and mtn line with sonyerricson bluetooht.majorly the “extra command initialization command” in windos xp control panel

  2. Hi Benjamin,

    I’m sorry but we’re not very familiar with Zain as a phone browser. You might want to try Opera mini.

  3. Am using Sony Eicsion k608i and using zain Ghana that’s my service provider.I have the internet browsing on my phone.But I can’t make zain as my default service provider.when ever I want to browse Planet 3 is the default browser.Please help me to make zain as my default browser.

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