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  1. #1
    magicianstalk
    Guest
    Hello,

    Ok, I am getting a new vga 1000 monday, and i understand that i can
    use it to connect to the internet on my laptop if i have 1) the proper
    cable (radio shack has a compatible on - 310 model, i think), 2) the
    usb drivers from futuredial.com, and 3) a dialer program that will
    allow me to get out. Now, do i dial out to my isp number (earthlink,
    etc?), or do i dial the #777 which connects to the vision/data portion
    of the phone - and in turn taking me right on the internet?

    If i have unlimited vision, then ocnnecting to my laptop will not cost
    any per minute charges, or any minutes from my plan - correct?.

    Also, i have heard mixed reviews about whether or not connecting to
    the net via a laptop from the phone is frowned upon by sprint. I
    mean, some say they have done it and still do it -- and others say
    that sprint is threatening to shut their service down -- whats the
    final word?

    Please let us know,

    Thanks,
    Chris



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  2. #2
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Vga 1000 a620 - and use as a modem - please clear this up...

    magicianstalk wrote:
    > Ok, I am getting a new vga 1000 monday, and i understand that i can
    > use it to connect to the internet on my laptop if i have 1) the proper
    > cable (radio shack has a compatible on - 310 model, i think), 2) the
    > usb drivers from futuredial.com, and 3) a dialer program that will
    > allow me to get out. Now, do i dial out to my isp number (earthlink,
    > etc?), or do i dial the #777 which connects to the vision/data portion
    > of the phone - and in turn taking me right on the internet?


    Right, except you don't need a dialer "program", you only need to set
    up a dial-up connection in your Windows software, to dial "#777",
    using the USB modem. The phone must be connected and turned on
    while setting this up.

    > If i have unlimited vision, then ocnnecting to my laptop will not cost
    > any per minute charges, or any minutes from my plan - correct?.


    Correct.

    > Also, i have heard mixed reviews about whether or not connecting to
    > the net via a laptop from the phone is frowned upon by sprint. I
    > mean, some say they have done it and still do it -- and others say
    > that sprint is threatening to shut their service down -- whats the
    > final word?


    There is no final word. SprintPCS seems to be ignoring those who make
    minimal use of this function, but a few who abuse it have had their Vision
    package cancelled. What level consitutes 'abuse' is anybody's guess,
    but apparently only those who were using several gigabytes per month
    have been affected by this policy. I use this setup for downloading email
    and casual web browsing when I'm out of town, and have never been
    warned by Sprint about it.

    --
    John Richards





  3. #3
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Vga 1000 a620 - and use as a modem - please clear this up...


    "magicianstalk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hello,
    >
    > Ok, I am getting a new vga 1000 monday, and i understand that i can
    > use it to connect to the internet on my laptop if i have 1) the proper
    > cable (radio shack has a compatible on - 310 model, i think), 2) the
    > usb drivers from futuredial.com, and 3) a dialer program that will
    > allow me to get out. Now, do i dial out to my isp number (earthlink,
    > etc?), or do i dial the #777 which connects to the vision/data portion
    > of the phone - and in turn taking me right on the internet?
    >
    > If i have unlimited vision, then ocnnecting to my laptop will not cost
    > any per minute charges, or any minutes from my plan - correct?.
    >
    > Also, i have heard mixed reviews about whether or not connecting to
    > the net via a laptop from the phone is frowned upon by sprint. I
    > mean, some say they have done it and still do it -- and others say
    > that sprint is threatening to shut their service down -- whats the
    > final word?
    >
    > Please let us know,
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Chris


    What John said ... About the your last paragraph, I haven't seen anyone
    complaining that they have been threatened by SPCS to shut down their
    service, at least not for a long time.

    The deal is, SPCS does not want you to try replacing your regular ISP
    service with Vision. If you use sporadically, it shouldn't be a problem.





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