This isn't the usual, "how do I tether my iPhone to my computer?" thread. What I'm looking to do is use my iPhone 4 to connect to my computer to simulate a land line. I then want to be able to use this "modem" with hyper terminal to dial into an actual 56k US Robotics modem for out of band management of networking gear at a remote location. This is certiainly possible, I used to do it all the time with my Samsumg Omnia smartphone. The problem is the iPhone doesn't register with windows as a modem device that it can use to actually dial phone numbers. Anyone know how to do that? My phone is not jailbroken, but if that's what it takes I'll look into that. Or if it's possible to do all the dialing and interacting directly on the phone to eliminate the computer aspect of the issue, I'll look into that as well. I've heard it's possible to get minicom working on iOS.
Just to be clear, I'm not looking to tether my phone to my computer to use it to browse the web. If you don't understand much of the above we're probably on different pages.
Thanks for your help!