Use smartphone like a computer outside without any hardware

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Hi.
I use the Linux Mint operating system on a laptop + mainly use it for job search (currently unemployed). Also, use the Android operating system on a smartphone.
Recently I thought: "Why can't I use the smartphone like a computer outside without any hardware?".
I am aware that the Android s is based on the Linux operating system. Am also aware that, if It is possible (I think it is) I will have to install an app (free?) that would continuously connect my smartphone to 'my' internet service provider, and not any other network/provider!
So, because of that I have a question. My question is simple: How do I do it or that?
Look forward to receiving your fully instructive but easy to follow answer very soon + I thank you for your patience in this matter.
From Mr Berwyn H Price
P.S. Please note I have already done some research online about this but, even though I did + have installed apps on my smartphone I have not tried anything yet including 'syncing'!
P.P.S. Please begin any reply with either "Hi Mr Price" or "Dear Mr Price". Thanks again. : )
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Hi Mr Price, some confusions are there. You wanted an app "that would continuously connect my smartphone to 'my' internet service provider, and not any other network/provider!" What does it mean. Any smartphone has mechanism to connect internet, if you have correct internet tariff, and when network connection is on. So actually what did you want to do, would you like to elaborate more.
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  • Mahjonng
    Hi Mr Subhendu or Mr Sen (do not know which name is your last name/surname)

    Thank you for your reply on the 1st of August in response to my message that I posted on the 1 of August.

    Also, thank you for your question in regards to one part of my message.

    For me to be able to answer that question I must provide you with extra information that I neglected to include in my message. I do apologise to you unreservedly for 'doing that'!

    So, the following is that extra information: 

    "We (my wife and myself) have an account with 2 telecommunication companies (italk for broadband/internet and landline telephone; O2 for mobile 'phone).

    About 2 to 3 months ago I discovered that if I remove the O2 SIM chip from my mobile 'phone I can search the internet free of charge (basiclly free wi-fi and I hope that it is legal).

    Also, as well as having a password and username we also have all the 'information' for the website (the 'numbered' internet service provider address etc).".

    So, with all that information available I feel that I should be able to obtain a continuous connection to 'my'/'our' internet service provider on my smartphone using the correct app from the Google Play Store. That/this would be the first step!

    Then the next step after that (I think) is to install other free apps including a virtual desktop (probably?) to enable me to use my smartphone like a computer.

    Lastly, that is all I can think of for now. But if you have another question to ask me then please do and I would be pleased to answer it.

    So, I look forward to receiving your reply very soon and I thank you for your patience in this matter.

    From Mr Berwyn H Price
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Hi Mr Price, Sorry could not notice this. However, if understood correctly, you try to connect/ share laptop's internet to your mobile. If this is OK, yes it is possible. Hope your laptop/ desktop supports wifi hotspot. Here providing links to understand quickly, https://www.howtoforge.com/android-smartphone-usb-tethering-linux-mint-11
    and one more: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1524
    However, you can download an app (free) from google play from your android called 'mHotspot'. Which can help the same. Or you can take help from an expert.
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