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Mobile Internet For Dummies

Mobile Internet For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-23953-7

Jun 2008

296 pages

Select type: Paperback

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You’re on the go all the time — maybe for business, maybe because it’s a byproduct of your busy lifestyle. But either way, your life would be easier if you had Internet access wherever you are.

Well, when it comes to the Internet, you CAN take it with you! You just need the right stuff, and Mobile Internet For Dummies tells you what that is, how to find it, and how to use it. This easy-to-follow guide is packed with tips on choosing the best mobile device, software, and service provider for your needs, but that’s not all. You’ll see how to use your mobile Web browser, find made-for-mobile content (and create your own) and much more.

Mobile Internet For Dummies explains how the Mobile Internet differs from the garden-variety Internet, and shows you how to:

  • Find your mobile phone browser
  • Use the Mobile Internet to surf, shop, blog, watch movies, and more — on the go
  • Send and receive e-mail from your mobile device
  • Locate other mobile applications
  • Watch TV on your mobile phone
  • Manage your kids’ access to the Mobile Internet
  • Secure and name a mobile Internet site and acquire mobile Web development tools
  • Build your own made-for-mobile Web site
  • Use your Mobile Internet site to promote your business and generate revenue

With the help of Mobile Internet For Dummies, you’ll be able to stay connected wherever you happen to be, and maybe even make it pay off with a bit of income.


Part I: Welcome to the Mobile Internet.

Chapter 1: What Is the Mobile Internet?

Chapter 2: The Mobile Internet at School, at Work, and at Play.

Chapter 3: Kids and the Mobile Internet.

Part II: Mobile Internet, Here It Is — Now What?!

Chapter 4: The Internet in Your Pocket: Choosing a Phone and Mobile Browser.

Chapter 5: Getting On the Mobile Internet: Wireless Carriers and Service Plans.

Part III: Mobile Internet Mania for the Everyday Consumer.

Chapter 6: Trading Text and Picture Messages.

Chapter 7: Browsing the Web from the Palm of Your Hand.

Chapter 8: Mobile Search: Find What You Want, When You Want It.

Chapter 9: Multimedia Entertainment for Your Phone.

Chapter 10: Keep Me Posted: E-Mail and Instant Messaging Go Mobile.

Chapter 11: Let’s Make a Mobile Deal: Shopping and Coupons.

Chapter 12: Mobile Access to Your Money.

Part IV: I Want My Own Mobile Internet Space.

Chapter 13: Staking Your Claim in the Mobile Internet World.

Chapter 14: Creating Content, Social Networking and Blogging from Your Mobile Phone.

Chapter 15: Building and Developing Mobile Web Sites.

Chapter 16: Making Money on the Mobile Internet.

Chapter 17: A Mobile Internet Web Development Resource Guide.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Fun Things You Can Do On the Mobile Internet.

Chapter 19: Ten Things to Avoid.

Chapter 20: Ten Frequently Asked Questions.