I had to make an emergency trip back home –Philippines.
Thus I needed be able to connect to the internet from anywhere (in the event I needed to do some work for my company). An open cell phone is what I need which I can tether my laptop so I can have internet access. “Open” meaning I can use a regular Philippine “SIM” or any SIM.
I resurrected my old HTC Hermes I opened it up and sprayed Freon. The problem I had before was that the screen losses its touch capability – the darn thing overheats. I let it cool off and waited for a day.
After which I used this link http://pof.eslack.org/hermes-unlocker/ to download and unlock my HTC Hermes.
The unlock works…
After the Freon treatment the phone works so I was able to tether this device to my laptop.
I was able to get a decent connection in the Philippines. I used a “Smart SIM” card.
Note, I am using windows mobile 6 as the operating system of my Hermes and Vista Ultimate as my Laptop’s OS. A windows mobile open cell phone, as of today is the best traveler’s tool for getting things done.