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  1. #1
    Yeechang Lee
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    After over three years with Sprint PCS I today ordered a Sony Ericsson
    T610 and T-Mobile 600-minute, unlimited-nights plan from Amazon.com.

    I am making the move because of two reasons: 1) Bluetooth and 2) free
    Internet access over GPRS (I think I can live without access to the
    T-Zones WAP deck). Over the holidays I will be staying with family in
    a location without a computer, and look forward to being able to
    access the Web with the phone and my Bluetooth-enabled Sony Clié UX50
    PDA. If I find the need for access to SSH, FTP, or other ports
    compelling, I'll go ahead and order the $20 T-Mobile Internet
    Unlimited option.

    I am *not* making the move because of unhappiness with Sprint PCS's
    prices. Though $40 for 600/unlimited minutes, free Internet, and
    unlimited nights/weekends is better than the $55 I currently pay for
    500/3000 minutes without a contract, I am sure I could find a current
    Sprint PCS that, except the network access, more or less compares. And
    my ancient Sanyo 4500 has served me well.

    But with no signs Sprint PCS will ever offer the T608 or any other
    Bluetooth-enabled phone, and the much higher prices (and, admittedly,
    throughput) for PCS Vision versus what T-Mobile will charge, I feel
    like I had no choice.

    --
    Read my Deep Thoughts @ <URL:http://www.ylee.org/blog/> PERTH ----> *
    21:59:02 up 2 days, 15:30, 22 users, load average: 1.04, 1.07, 1.07
    183 processes: 176 sleeping, 6 running, 1 zombie, 0 stopped
    CPU states: 7.7% user 6.7% system 85.4% nice 0.0% iowait 0.0% idle



    See More: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS




  2. #2
    W.S. Blevins
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    On 13 Dec 2003 06:01:59 GMT, Yeechang Lee <[email protected]> wrote:

    >But with no signs Sprint PCS will ever offer the T608 or any other
    >Bluetooth-enabled phone, and the much higher prices (and, admittedly,
    >throughput) for PCS Vision versus what T-Mobile will charge, I feel
    >like I had no choice.



    Umm..thanks for sharing...I guess.



  3. #3
    David
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Yeechang Lee <[email protected]> wrote:

    > After over three years with Sprint PCS I today ordered a Sony Ericsson
    > T610 and T-Mobile 600-minute, unlimited-nights plan from Amazon.com.
    >
    > I am making the move because of two reasons: 1) Bluetooth and 2) free
    > Internet access over GPRS (I think I can live without access to the
    > T-Zones WAP deck). Over the holidays I will be staying with family in
    > a location without a computer, and look forward to being able to
    > access the Web with the phone and my Bluetooth-enabled Sony Clié UX50
    > PDA. If I find the need for access to SSH, FTP, or other ports
    > compelling, I'll go ahead and order the $20 T-Mobile Internet
    > Unlimited option.
    >
    > I am *not* making the move because of unhappiness with Sprint PCS's
    > prices. Though $40 for 600/unlimited minutes, free Internet, and
    > unlimited nights/weekends is better than the $55 I currently pay for
    > 500/3000 minutes without a contract, I am sure I could find a current
    > Sprint PCS that, except the network access, more or less compares. And
    > my ancient Sanyo 4500 has served me well.
    >
    > But with no signs Sprint PCS will ever offer the T608 or any other
    > Bluetooth-enabled phone, and the much higher prices (and, admittedly,
    > throughput) for PCS Vision versus what T-Mobile will charge, I feel
    > like I had no choice.


    The T608 is really closer to the T200 series of phones than the T600
    series. The T610 is available FREE after rebate from many independant
    TMobile agents, and the T616 is available FREE (until 12/31 at least,
    from AT&T) and from folks like www.intelenetwireless.com with rebates
    greater than the cost of the phone.

    The T600's have no speaker phone, but the Sanyo 4500 was quickly
    replaced by the Sanyo 4700 in part because its speaker phone was so
    buggy. In many cases if you complained you'd get a free switch. I know,
    I did.



  4. #4
    Bob H
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    I did the same thing about a year ago for all the same reasons.

    B H


    "Yeechang Lee" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    : After over three years with Sprint PCS I today ordered a Sony Ericsson
    : T610 and T-Mobile 600-minute, unlimited-nights plan from Amazon.com.
    :=20
    : I am making the move because of two reasons: 1) Bluetooth and 2) free
    : Internet access over GPRS (I think I can live without access to the
    : T-Zones WAP deck). Over the holidays I will be staying with family in
    : a location without a computer, and look forward to being able to
    : access the Web with the phone and my Bluetooth-enabled Sony Cli=E9 =
    UX50
    : PDA. If I find the need for access to SSH, FTP, or other ports
    : compelling, I'll go ahead and order the $20 T-Mobile Internet
    : Unlimited option.
    :=20
    : I am *not* making the move because of unhappiness with Sprint PCS's
    : prices. Though $40 for 600/unlimited minutes, free Internet, and
    : unlimited nights/weekends is better than the $55 I currently pay for
    : 500/3000 minutes without a contract, I am sure I could find a current
    : Sprint PCS that, except the network access, more or less compares. And
    : my ancient Sanyo 4500 has served me well.
    :=20
    : But with no signs Sprint PCS will ever offer the T608 or any other
    : Bluetooth-enabled phone, and the much higher prices (and, admittedly,
    : throughput) for PCS Vision versus what T-Mobile will charge, I feel
    : like I had no choice.
    :=20
    : --=20
    : Read my Deep Thoughts @ <URL:http://www.ylee.org/blog/> PERTH =
    ----> *
    : 21:59:02 up 2 days, 15:30, 22 users, load average: 1.04, 1.07, 1.07
    : 183 processes: 176 sleeping, 6 running, 1 zombie, 0 stopped
    : CPU states: 7.7% user 6.7% system 85.4% nice 0.0% iowait 0.0% =
    idle



  5. #5
    mcg
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    "Yeechang Lee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > After over three years with Sprint PCS I today ordered a Sony Ericsson
    > T610 and T-Mobile 600-minute, unlimited-nights plan from Amazon.com.
    >
    > I am making the move because of two reasons: 1) Bluetooth and 2) free
    > Internet access over GPRS (I think I can live without access to the
    > T-Zones WAP deck). Over the holidays I will be staying with family in
    > a location without a computer, and look forward to being able to
    > access the Web with the phone and my Bluetooth-enabled Sony Clié UX50
    > PDA. If I find the need for access to SSH, FTP, or other ports
    > compelling, I'll go ahead and order the $20 T-Mobile Internet
    > Unlimited option.


    Just beware that the word is that T-Mobile will discontinue port 80 (http)
    access from T-Zones sometime next year so you'll likely be faced with the
    $20 montly add-on.





  6. #6
    John Smith
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    No speakerphone no big deal - BT headset is better.

    "David" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Yeechang Lee <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > After over three years with Sprint PCS I today ordered a Sony Ericsson
    > > T610 and T-Mobile 600-minute, unlimited-nights plan from Amazon.com.
    > >
    > > I am making the move because of two reasons: 1) Bluetooth and 2) free
    > > Internet access over GPRS (I think I can live without access to the
    > > T-Zones WAP deck). Over the holidays I will be staying with family in
    > > a location without a computer, and look forward to being able to
    > > access the Web with the phone and my Bluetooth-enabled Sony Clié UX50
    > > PDA. If I find the need for access to SSH, FTP, or other ports
    > > compelling, I'll go ahead and order the $20 T-Mobile Internet
    > > Unlimited option.
    > >
    > > I am *not* making the move because of unhappiness with Sprint PCS's
    > > prices. Though $40 for 600/unlimited minutes, free Internet, and
    > > unlimited nights/weekends is better than the $55 I currently pay for
    > > 500/3000 minutes without a contract, I am sure I could find a current
    > > Sprint PCS that, except the network access, more or less compares. And
    > > my ancient Sanyo 4500 has served me well.
    > >
    > > But with no signs Sprint PCS will ever offer the T608 or any other
    > > Bluetooth-enabled phone, and the much higher prices (and, admittedly,
    > > throughput) for PCS Vision versus what T-Mobile will charge, I feel
    > > like I had no choice.

    >
    > The T608 is really closer to the T200 series of phones than the T600
    > series. The T610 is available FREE after rebate from many independant
    > TMobile agents, and the T616 is available FREE (until 12/31 at least,
    > from AT&T) and from folks like www.intelenetwireless.com with rebates
    > greater than the cost of the phone.
    >
    > The T600's have no speaker phone, but the Sanyo 4500 was quickly
    > replaced by the Sanyo 4700 in part because its speaker phone was so
    > buggy. In many cases if you complained you'd get a free switch. I know,
    > I did.






  7. #7
    John Smith
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    Same here. I have the same $40 plan also and I can use all the ports on my
    laptop. Why should I pay the extra $20? As all the ports are open, I'm
    going to change my plan to the basic $20 voice plan (I don't do voice calls
    much) once I received my rebates which require $40 or more plans. $20 total
    for unlimited data and ports, awesome!
    T-mobile also lets you choose your own # and I got my favorite # without
    calling the customer service (just via mail)! I found a trick for how to
    check if a # is still available.

    "Yeechang Lee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > After over three years with Sprint PCS I today ordered a Sony Ericsson
    > T610 and T-Mobile 600-minute, unlimited-nights plan from Amazon.com.
    >
    > I am making the move because of two reasons: 1) Bluetooth and 2) free
    > Internet access over GPRS (I think I can live without access to the
    > T-Zones WAP deck). Over the holidays I will be staying with family in
    > a location without a computer, and look forward to being able to
    > access the Web with the phone and my Bluetooth-enabled Sony Clié UX50
    > PDA. If I find the need for access to SSH, FTP, or other ports
    > compelling, I'll go ahead and order the $20 T-Mobile Internet
    > Unlimited option.
    >
    > I am *not* making the move because of unhappiness with Sprint PCS's
    > prices. Though $40 for 600/unlimited minutes, free Internet, and
    > unlimited nights/weekends is better than the $55 I currently pay for
    > 500/3000 minutes without a contract, I am sure I could find a current
    > Sprint PCS that, except the network access, more or less compares. And
    > my ancient Sanyo 4500 has served me well.
    >
    > But with no signs Sprint PCS will ever offer the T608 or any other
    > Bluetooth-enabled phone, and the much higher prices (and, admittedly,
    > throughput) for PCS Vision versus what T-Mobile will charge, I feel
    > like I had no choice.
    >
    > --
    > Read my Deep Thoughts @ <URL:http://www.ylee.org/blog/> PERTH ----> *
    > 21:59:02 up 2 days, 15:30, 22 users, load average: 1.04, 1.07, 1.07
    > 183 processes: 176 sleeping, 6 running, 1 zombie, 0 stopped
    > CPU states: 7.7% user 6.7% system 85.4% nice 0.0% iowait 0.0%

    idle





  8. #8
    The Watcher
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS


    "John Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Same here. I have the same $40 plan also and I can use all the ports on

    my
    > laptop. Why should I pay the extra $20? As all the ports are open, I'm
    > going to change my plan to the basic $20 voice plan (I don't do voice

    calls
    > much) once I received my rebates which require $40 or more plans. $20

    total
    > for unlimited data and ports, awesome!
    > T-mobile also lets you choose your own # and I got my favorite # without
    > calling the customer service (just via mail)! I found a trick for how to
    > check if a # is still available.


    I learned a great trick too. I call the number. Amazing how that works





  9. #9
    gopi
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    "mcg" <[email protected]@nowhere.com> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Just beware that the word is that T-Mobile will discontinue port 80 (http)
    > access from T-Zones sometime next year so you'll likely be faced with the
    > $20 montly add-on.


    Any idea where you heard that from?

    They're advertising the ability to do e-mail right now, so you should
    be able to run any service you want over various other open ports
    presuming you can set up your own computer system. They need to leave
    ports open for e-mail service.



  10. #10
    John Smith
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    > > calling the customer service (just via mail)! I found a trick for how to
    > > check if a # is still available.

    >
    > I learned a great trick too. I call the number. Amazing how that works
    >


    No, my trick does not need a call or by any means to bother a current #
    holder.





  11. #11
    John Smith
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    > > T-mobile also lets you choose your own # and I got my favorite # without
    > > calling the customer service (just via mail)! I found a trick for how to
    > > check if a # is still available.

    >
    > I learned a great trick too. I call the number. Amazing how that works
    >


    No, this is not a trick and you are annoying other people. With my trick,
    you can check a number's availibility solely on t-mobile's website. Just
    use your creativity.





  12. #12
    minimac
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    Yeechang Lee <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > After over three years with Sprint PCS I today ordered a Sony Ericsson
    > T610 and T-Mobile 600-minute, unlimited-nights plan from Amazon.com.
    >
    > I am making the move because of two reasons: 1) Bluetooth and 2) free
    > Internet access over GPRS (I think I can live without access to the
    > T-Zones WAP deck). Over the holidays I will be staying with family in
    > a location without a computer, and look forward to being able to
    > access the Web with the phone and my Bluetooth-enabled Sony Clié UX50
    > PDA. If I find the need for access to SSH, FTP, or other ports
    > compelling, I'll go ahead and order the $20 T-Mobile Internet
    > Unlimited option.
    >
    > I am *not* making the move because of unhappiness with Sprint PCS's
    > prices. Though $40 for 600/unlimited minutes, free Internet, and
    > unlimited nights/weekends is better than the $55 I currently pay for
    > 500/3000 minutes without a contract, I am sure I could find a current
    > Sprint PCS that, except the network access, more or less compares. And
    > my ancient Sanyo 4500 has served me well.
    >
    > But with no signs Sprint PCS will ever offer the T608 or any other
    > Bluetooth-enabled phone, and the much higher prices (and, admittedly,
    > throughput) for PCS Vision versus what T-Mobile will charge, I feel
    > like I had no choice.


    I am on the verge of doing the exact same thing for the same reasons.
    Unfortunately, I will have to fork over two termination fees, but I
    will break about even with the Amazon deal.
    I would love to hear some input on T-Mobile service in the Ga-FL
    region (especially Savannah).



  13. #13
    John
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    "John Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Same here. I have the same $40 plan also and I can use all the ports on my
    > laptop.


    What ports? 22 for SSH?

    Can you do HTTPS? I can't log in to Microsoft Passport to do hotmail.

    > I found a trick for how to
    > check if a # is still available.


    What's your trick?

    John

    >
    > "Yeechang Lee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > After over three years with Sprint PCS I today ordered a Sony Ericsson
    > > T610 and T-Mobile 600-minute, unlimited-nights plan from Amazon.com.
    > >
    > > I am making the move because of two reasons: 1) Bluetooth and 2) free
    > > Internet access over GPRS (I think I can live without access to the
    > > T-Zones WAP deck). Over the holidays I will be staying with family in
    > > a location without a computer, and look forward to being able to
    > > access the Web with the phone and my Bluetooth-enabled Sony Clié UX50
    > > PDA. If I find the need for access to SSH, FTP, or other ports
    > > compelling, I'll go ahead and order the $20 T-Mobile Internet
    > > Unlimited option.
    > >
    > > I am *not* making the move because of unhappiness with Sprint PCS's
    > > prices. Though $40 for 600/unlimited minutes, free Internet, and
    > > unlimited nights/weekends is better than the $55 I currently pay for
    > > 500/3000 minutes without a contract, I am sure I could find a current
    > > Sprint PCS that, except the network access, more or less compares. And
    > > my ancient Sanyo 4500 has served me well.
    > >
    > > But with no signs Sprint PCS will ever offer the T608 or any other
    > > Bluetooth-enabled phone, and the much higher prices (and, admittedly,
    > > throughput) for PCS Vision versus what T-Mobile will charge, I feel
    > > like I had no choice.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Read my Deep Thoughts @ <URL:http://www.ylee.org/blog/> PERTH ----> *
    > > 21:59:02 up 2 days, 15:30, 22 users, load average: 1.04, 1.07, 1.07
    > > 183 processes: 176 sleeping, 6 running, 1 zombie, 0 stopped
    > > CPU states: 7.7% user 6.7% system 85.4% nice 0.0% iowait 0.0%

    > idle




  14. #14
    John Smith
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    Yes I can do https and whatever.
    I cannot leak the trick here due to legal concerns. All I can say is all
    you need to do is on t-mobile's website.

    "John" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "John Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > Same here. I have the same $40 plan also and I can use all the ports on

    my
    > > laptop.

    >
    > What ports? 22 for SSH?
    >
    > Can you do HTTPS? I can't log in to Microsoft Passport to do hotmail.
    >
    > > I found a trick for how to
    > > check if a # is still available.

    >
    > What's your trick?
    >
    > John
    >
    > >
    > > "Yeechang Lee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > After over three years with Sprint PCS I today ordered a Sony Ericsson
    > > > T610 and T-Mobile 600-minute, unlimited-nights plan from Amazon.com.
    > > >
    > > > I am making the move because of two reasons: 1) Bluetooth and 2) free
    > > > Internet access over GPRS (I think I can live without access to the
    > > > T-Zones WAP deck). Over the holidays I will be staying with family in
    > > > a location without a computer, and look forward to being able to
    > > > access the Web with the phone and my Bluetooth-enabled Sony Clié UX50
    > > > PDA. If I find the need for access to SSH, FTP, or other ports
    > > > compelling, I'll go ahead and order the $20 T-Mobile Internet
    > > > Unlimited option.
    > > >
    > > > I am *not* making the move because of unhappiness with Sprint PCS's
    > > > prices. Though $40 for 600/unlimited minutes, free Internet, and
    > > > unlimited nights/weekends is better than the $55 I currently pay for
    > > > 500/3000 minutes without a contract, I am sure I could find a current
    > > > Sprint PCS that, except the network access, more or less compares. And
    > > > my ancient Sanyo 4500 has served me well.
    > > >
    > > > But with no signs Sprint PCS will ever offer the T608 or any other
    > > > Bluetooth-enabled phone, and the much higher prices (and, admittedly,
    > > > throughput) for PCS Vision versus what T-Mobile will charge, I feel
    > > > like I had no choice.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Read my Deep Thoughts @ <URL:http://www.ylee.org/blog/>

    PERTH ----> *
    > > > 21:59:02 up 2 days, 15:30, 22 users, load average: 1.04, 1.07, 1.07
    > > > 183 processes: 176 sleeping, 6 running, 1 zombie, 0 stopped
    > > > CPU states: 7.7% user 6.7% system 85.4% nice 0.0% iowait 0.0%

    > > idle






  15. #15
    John
    Guest

    Re: Sprint PCS user moving to T-Mobile for Bluetooth, GPRS

    C'mon :-)

    Send me email.

    John

    "John Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Yes I can do https and whatever.
    > I cannot leak the trick here due to legal concerns. All I can say is all
    > you need to do is on t-mobile's website.
    >
    > "John" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:d[email protected]
    > > "John Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    > news:<[email protected]>...
    > > > Same here. I have the same $40 plan also and I can use all the ports on

    > my
    > > > laptop.

    > >
    > > What ports? 22 for SSH?
    > >
    > > Can you do HTTPS? I can't log in to Microsoft Passport to do hotmail.
    > >
    > > > I found a trick for how to
    > > > check if a # is still available.

    > >
    > > What's your trick?
    > >
    > > John
    > >
    > > >
    > > > "Yeechang Lee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > After over three years with Sprint PCS I today ordered a Sony Ericsson
    > > > > T610 and T-Mobile 600-minute, unlimited-nights plan from Amazon.com.
    > > > >
    > > > > I am making the move because of two reasons: 1) Bluetooth and 2) free
    > > > > Internet access over GPRS (I think I can live without access to the
    > > > > T-Zones WAP deck). Over the holidays I will be staying with family in
    > > > > a location without a computer, and look forward to being able to
    > > > > access the Web with the phone and my Bluetooth-enabled Sony Clié UX50
    > > > > PDA. If I find the need for access to SSH, FTP, or other ports
    > > > > compelling, I'll go ahead and order the $20 T-Mobile Internet
    > > > > Unlimited option.
    > > > >
    > > > > I am *not* making the move because of unhappiness with Sprint PCS's
    > > > > prices. Though $40 for 600/unlimited minutes, free Internet, and
    > > > > unlimited nights/weekends is better than the $55 I currently pay for
    > > > > 500/3000 minutes without a contract, I am sure I could find a current
    > > > > Sprint PCS that, except the network access, more or less compares. And
    > > > > my ancient Sanyo 4500 has served me well.
    > > > >
    > > > > But with no signs Sprint PCS will ever offer the T608 or any other
    > > > > Bluetooth-enabled phone, and the much higher prices (and, admittedly,
    > > > > throughput) for PCS Vision versus what T-Mobile will charge, I feel
    > > > > like I had no choice.
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > > Read my Deep Thoughts @ <URL:http://www.ylee.org/blog/>

    > PERTH ----> *
    > > > > 21:59:02 up 2 days, 15:30, 22 users, load average: 1.04, 1.07, 1.07
    > > > > 183 processes: 176 sleeping, 6 running, 1 zombie, 0 stopped
    > > > > CPU states: 7.7% user 6.7% system 85.4% nice 0.0% iowait 0.0%
    > > > idle




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