In reply to G1INK:
Jeez - I thought my tesco pay as you go phone was complicated!
This was simplicity. In use as a phone you dial the number and talk, the phone figures out which band/mode it’ll work in. For data it was trivial.
Turn on Bluetooth on phone and PC, tell PC to search for devices, click on phone name, enter pairing number, PC finds out what services phone offers and lists them, click on DUN (dial up networking) and enter username & password (both blank) and data phone number (*99#) click save. Goto ControlPanel>Phones&Modems, select phone name, click advanced/options and enter magic command (AT+cgdcont=,“your_access_point_name” and click save. That took less than 5 minutes.
Then unplug the network cable, switch off wifi, double click on Bluetooth icon in task bar, double click DUN icon and with 10 secs PC is online. Click refresh in browser and up comes SOTAwatch. Easy peasy. Everything just worked first time. It was a little more involved on Linux, it took about 10minutes and I have to admit that I use a USB cable there.
The only downside is that when you hammer the net via the phone it eats the battery. A 30min voice call wont move the battery meter but the sametime online when you get HSDPA running and the battery meter can drop 2 blobs.