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  1. #1
    Drew
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    Just got off the phone with a rep who mentioned that ALL NEW Vision
    enabled phones are unable to connect laptop at the higher speeds
    avalable to the phone; 14.4kbps is all I could expect UNLESS I paid
    extra for special Connection Card and service (per MB use). She
    alluded to their being OLDER phones that COULD transfer the higher
    speed available on the Vision network to my laptop--no special card
    needed. She, however, could not or would not specify exactly which
    phones, or even how long ago they stopped making said phones. Anyone
    know which phones work that way?

    Drew



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  2. #2
    DSL GURU
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    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    Radio Shack still sells the connection kits, they may know. Also Google this
    group, there's been posts on the subject over the last few months.



  3. #3
    plane
    Guest

    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    [email protected] (DSL GURU) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Radio Shack still sells the connection kits, they may know. Also Google this
    > group, there's been posts on the subject over the last few months.


    I've seen some posts about the lower connect speeds, but to clarify,
    are you saying that you can still get the higher connect speed with
    the data cable to the laptop or not (say with the new sanyo 5400) or
    is it held to 14.4?



  4. #4
    Donna Becker
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    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    <I've seen some posts about the lower connect speeds, but to clarify,
    are you saying that you can still get the higher connect speed with
    the data cable to the laptop or not (say with the new sanyo 5400) or
    is it held to 14.4?>
    I just got back from a month long RV trip using my Sanyo 4900/cable/laptop.
    I connected to the internet (#777) all the way from Cincy OH to San Antonio
    TX and back (traveling along the highway as my husband drove a lot of the
    time). I was always able to connect (even in 3 different TX state parks)
    but the speed varied - not sure why. I ran a ping - ping -l 1 -t
    yahoo.com - in the background so I wouldn't disconnect. It is definately
    faster that 14.4. However, frequently Outlook Express or Internet Explorer
    would hang up. The best way I found to get it working again was do a
    combination of the following:
    1. Reboot the computer
    2. Remove the battery in the phone
    3. Sign on and off Outlook express several times
    While Sprint does not approve of laptop usage - I do know people are doing
    this. Personally, I just can't imagine anyone wanting to use Sprint as
    their only ISP for regular computer usage. But when it is your only
    alternative it sure is nice. DonnaB





  5. #5
    tom ronson
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    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    I've found the data network much improved of late, and have even gotten to
    the point of not using the pinger to keep the connection alive --- with no
    apparent degrade in service.

    And you are correct about the usefulness of the connection, when not at the
    base with all the high-speed gizmos.

    --tr

    "Donna Becker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > <I've seen some posts about the lower connect speeds, but to clarify,
    > are you saying that you can still get the higher connect speed with
    > the data cable to the laptop or not (say with the new sanyo 5400) or
    > is it held to 14.4?>
    > I just got back from a month long RV trip using my Sanyo

    4900/cable/laptop.
    > I connected to the internet (#777) all the way from Cincy OH to San

    Antonio
    > TX and back (traveling along the highway as my husband drove a lot of the
    > time). I was always able to connect (even in 3 different TX state parks)
    > but the speed varied - not sure why. I ran a ping - ping -l 1 -t
    > yahoo.com - in the background so I wouldn't disconnect. It is definately
    > faster that 14.4. However, frequently Outlook Express or Internet

    Explorer
    > would hang up. The best way I found to get it working again was do a
    > combination of the following:
    > 1. Reboot the computer
    > 2. Remove the battery in the phone
    > 3. Sign on and off Outlook express several times
    > While Sprint does not approve of laptop usage - I do know people are doing
    > this. Personally, I just can't imagine anyone wanting to use Sprint as
    > their only ISP for regular computer usage. But when it is your only
    > alternative it sure is nice. DonnaB
    >
    >






  6. #6
    Drew
    Guest

    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    > I've seen some posts about the lower connect speeds, but to clarify,
    > are you saying that you can still get the higher connect speed with
    > the data cable to the laptop or not (say with the new sanyo 5400) or
    > is it held to 14.4?


    Exactly my point... I know all about connection kits and 14.4 dial-up
    speeds, but what I'm looking for is exact phone models that, according
    to the Rep, actually enable the higher throughput.

    Drew



  7. #7
    plane
    Guest

    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    [email protected] (Drew) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > > I've seen some posts about the lower connect speeds, but to clarify,
    > > are you saying that you can still get the higher connect speed with
    > > the data cable to the laptop or not (say with the new sanyo 5400) or
    > > is it held to 14.4?

    >
    > Exactly my point... I know all about connection kits and 14.4 dial-up
    > speeds, but what I'm looking for is exact phone models that, according
    > to the Rep, actually enable the higher throughput.
    >
    > Drew


    Well, i have a sanyo 4900 and a 5300 that connects at the higher
    speed- I assssumethe 8100 will and well as the older lg's samsungs
    etc--check oout the ebay auctions for cables, the software use to be
    available on sprint, but I'm not sure now--I'm sure someone, including
    myself could send you a copy if needed.



  8. #8
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    tom ronson wrote:
    > I've found the data network much improved of late, and have even gotten to
    > the point of not using the pinger to keep the connection alive --- with no
    > apparent degrade in service.


    Right, I don't use the pinger either, and I get a solid 230 kbps connection.
    But I haven't tried it in a moving vehicle, only in motel rooms.

    --
    John Richards





  9. #9
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    plane wrote:
    > [email protected] (Drew) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >>> I've seen some posts about the lower connect speeds, but to clarify,
    >>> are you saying that you can still get the higher connect speed with
    >>> the data cable to the laptop or not (say with the new sanyo 5400) or
    >>> is it held to 14.4?

    >>
    >> Exactly my point... I know all about connection kits and 14.4 dial-up
    >> speeds, but what I'm looking for is exact phone models that, according
    >> to the Rep, actually enable the higher throughput.
    >>
    >> Drew

    >
    > Well, i have a sanyo 4900 and a 5300 that connects at the higher
    > speed- I assssumethe 8100 will and well as the older lg's samsungs
    > etc--check oout the ebay auctions for cables, the software use to be
    > available on sprint, but I'm not sure now--I'm sure someone, including
    > myself could send you a copy if needed.


    Any of the Vision-capable phones will connect at the higher speed.
    I use a Samsung VGA1000 for that. My Samsung 8500 (pre-Vision)
    would only connect at 14,400. By the way, you don't need any software
    for dialing, just install the free USB driver which allows your laptop to
    recognize the phone as a modem.

    --
    John Richards





  10. #10
    Donna Becker
    Guest

    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    <By the way, you don't need any software
    for dialing, just install the free USB driver which allows your laptop to
    recognize the phone as a modem>
    If you want to get the cable that also charges the Sanyo 4900/8100 here is a
    link - I bought one from this guy and love it! DonnaB
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3059805973





  11. #11
    plane
    Guest

    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > plane wrote:
    > > [email protected] (Drew) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > >>> I've seen some posts about the lower connect speeds, but to clarify,
    > >>> are you saying that you can still get the higher connect speed with
    > >>> the data cable to the laptop or not (say with the new sanyo 5400) or
    > >>> is it held to 14.4?
    > >>
    > >> Exactly my point... I know all about connection kits and 14.4 dial-up
    > >> speeds, but what I'm looking for is exact phone models that, according
    > >> to the Rep, actually enable the higher throughput.
    > >>
    > >> Drew

    > >
    > > Well, i have a sanyo 4900 and a 5300 that connects at the higher
    > > speed- I assssumethe 8100 will and well as the older lg's samsungs
    > > etc--check oout the ebay auctions for cables, the software use to be
    > > available on sprint, but I'm not sure now--I'm sure someone, including
    > > myself could send you a copy if needed.

    >
    > Any of the Vision-capable phones will connect at the higher speed.
    > I use a Samsung VGA1000 for that. My Samsung 8500 (pre-Vision)
    > would only connect at 14,400. By the way, you don't need any software
    > for dialing, just install the free USB driver which allows your laptop to
    > recognize the phone as a modem.


    Is there a spedific site which dicusses the connect speed limit on the
    new vision phones, and where are the drivers available??



  12. #12
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    > Is there a spedific site which dicusses the connect speed limit on the
    > new vision phones, and where are the drivers available??


    You can download the free USB driver for your Vision phone from
    http://futuredial.com .





  13. #13
    Chris Taylor Jr
    Guest

    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    same here. I like the fact that it goes on "standby" when I an not actively
    moving data. keep usage low and is respectful of the limited bandwidth.

    sometimes it takes a second to "reconnect" sortuv and get going. sometimes I
    have to tell the windows dialer to disconnect and then reconnect.

    it is well worth the convenience though and much faste than a dial up (at
    solid throughput ie where latency is not an issue)

    Chris Taylor
    http://www.nerys.com/

    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > tom ronson wrote:
    > > I've found the data network much improved of late, and have even gotten

    to
    > > the point of not using the pinger to keep the connection alive --- with

    no
    > > apparent degrade in service.

    >
    > Right, I don't use the pinger either, and I get a solid 230 kbps

    connection.
    > But I haven't tried it in a moving vehicle, only in motel rooms.
    >
    > --
    > John Richards
    >
    >






  14. #14
    Drew
    Guest

    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    > Any of the Vision-capable phones will connect at the higher speed.
    > I use a Samsung VGA1000 for that. My Samsung 8500 (pre-Vision)
    > would only connect at 14,400. By the way, you don't need any software
    > for dialing, just install the free USB driver which allows your laptop to
    > recognize the phone as a modem.


    I'm presently a Verizon customer shopping around for a new plan... do
    you suppose that I would have the same ability to patch my laptop to a
    Verizon handset similarly equipped for high-speed connectivity?

    Drew



  15. #15
    Donkey Agony
    Guest

    Re: Vision enabled phones; Older Models share High Speeds with Laptop?

    John Richards wrote:

    > Right, I don't use the pinger either, and I get a solid 230 kbps
    > connection.


    230kbps???

    What phone are you using? My Sanyo 4900 peaked at about half that speed
    *once*, most of the time it's 60-70kbps. I didn't know you could get
    230k with a dedicated card, much less a phone!

    --
    da
    ~~
    "OE Quotefix" http://flash.to/oe-quotefix
    to fix Outlook Express' broken quoting.





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