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  1. #1
    Ohaya
    Guest
    Hi,

    We're getting a Nokia 3588i. According the Nokia website, there's software
    to use the phone as a wireless modem.

    If I get a cable (DKU-5) and download the Nokia software, will I be able to
    connect to my own normal ISP and use this setup as a dialup modem?

    Thanks,
    Jim





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Cotnfused about Nokia 3588i, SprintPCS, and modem


    "Ohaya" <[email protected]_cox.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > We're getting a Nokia 3588i. According the Nokia website, there's

    software
    > to use the phone as a wireless modem.
    >
    > If I get a cable (DKU-5) and download the Nokia software, will I be able

    to
    > connect to my own normal ISP and use this setup as a dialup modem?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Jim


    Not sure, as I'm not familiar with the Nokia all that much. What I do know
    though, is if you can get it set up to dial up your ISP, you will be charged
    $0.39/min.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Mike
    Guest

    Re: Cotnfused about Nokia 3588i, SprintPCS, and modem

    Ohaya wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > We're getting a Nokia 3588i. According the Nokia website, there's software
    > to use the phone as a wireless modem.
    >
    > If I get a cable (DKU-5) and download the Nokia software, will I be able to
    > connect to my own normal ISP and use this setup as a dialup modem?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Jim


    My understanding is that you'll be charged your standard per-minute
    rate, as included in your plan, consuming in-plan minutes, n&w minutes
    or overage minutes in the same fashion as a voice call. Your Nokia is
    not a Vision phone. I'm finding that some people are being told that it
    is. That means that you can find actual connection speeds to be under
    14400 bps.

    Before buying, consider a Vision phone, which offers higher speeds. Be
    sure to research it, as there are some ways that your Nokia can excel
    over a Vision phone.
    -mike




  4. #4
    Ohaya
    Guest

    Re: Cotnfused about Nokia 3588i, SprintPCS, and modem


    "Mike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Ohaya wrote:
    >
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > We're getting a Nokia 3588i. According the Nokia website, there's

    software
    > > to use the phone as a wireless modem.
    > >
    > > If I get a cable (DKU-5) and download the Nokia software, will I be able

    to
    > > connect to my own normal ISP and use this setup as a dialup modem?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Jim

    >
    > My understanding is that you'll be charged your standard per-minute
    > rate, as included in your plan, consuming in-plan minutes, n&w minutes
    > or overage minutes in the same fashion as a voice call. Your Nokia is
    > not a Vision phone. I'm finding that some people are being told that it
    > is. That means that you can find actual connection speeds to be under
    > 14400 bps.
    >
    > Before buying, consider a Vision phone, which offers higher speeds. Be
    > sure to research it, as there are some ways that your Nokia can excel
    > over a Vision phone.
    > -mike



    Mike,

    FYI, we're mainly getting the Nokia for just voice for my daughter when
    she's away at college. The reason that I was asking was that I found info
    on the phone that says it has a modem, and was curious if I'd be able to use
    it with a PC and my own ISP occasionally. If that is true, I might consider
    swapping my current phone with her so that I could (very) occasionally use
    the Nokia to dialup when I'm travelling.

    I know that at a minimum, I'd need to get a cable for this (DKU-5), but I
    don't want to do that unless I know that it'd work with SprintPCS, and I
    don't want to sign up for any special data plans....

    Jim





  5. #5
    Jack Patteeuw
    Guest

    Re: Cotnfused about Nokia 3588i, SprintPCS, and modem

    Mike wrote:

    >
    > Before buying, consider a Vision phone, which offers higher speeds. Be
    > sure to research it, as there are some ways that your Nokia can excel
    > over a Vision phone.
    >


    like how ? (P.S. I love my Nokia 3583)




  6. #6
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Cotnfused about Nokia 3588i, SprintPCS, and modem

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected]_cox.net says...
    > Mike,
    >=20
    > FYI, we're mainly getting the Nokia for just voice for my daughter when
    > she's away at college. The reason that I was asking was that I found inf=

    o
    > on the phone that says it has a modem, and was curious if I'd be able to =

    use
    > it with a PC and my own ISP occasionally. If that is true, I might consi=

    der
    > swapping my current phone with her so that I could (very) occasionally us=

    e
    > the Nokia to dialup when I'm travelling.
    >=20
    > I know that at a minimum, I'd need to get a cable for this (DKU-5), but I
    > don't want to do that unless I know that it'd work with SprintPCS, and I
    > don't want to sign up for any special data plans....
    >=20
    >=20


    It can probably be done. If we haven't hobbled the data=20
    functions completely by not having a browser programmed=20
    into it.

    You won't use plan minutes, nor will the $5 Wireless Web=20
    add-on help you. What will happen, if it works, is that=20
    you'll get charged $0.39/min while you do it, and you max=20
    out, under ideal connection, at 14.4kBps.

    A dial-up connection to an "ISP" like AOL (AOL itself=20
    prefers not to have that label, something like "Online=20
    Service") get recognized by the phone *and* out system as a=20
    "circuit-switched" data call, and thus qualifies as=20
    Wireless Web usage. However, it never utilizes the=20
    Wireless Web Servers, and so will never be covered by any=20
    billing package that covers Wireless Web. Except for=20
    Casual Usage.


    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  7. #7
    SA
    Guest

    Re: Cotnfused about Nokia 3588i, SprintPCS, and modem

    In article <[email protected]>,
    O/Siris <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] cox.net says...
    > > Mike,
    > >
    > > FYI, we're mainly getting the Nokia for just voice for my daughter when
    > > she's away at college. The reason that I was asking was that I found info
    > > on the phone that says it has a modem, and was curious if I'd be able to use
    > > it with a PC and my own ISP occasionally. If that is true, I might consider
    > > swapping my current phone with her so that I could (very) occasionally use
    > > the Nokia to dialup when I'm travelling.
    > >
    > > I know that at a minimum, I'd need to get a cable for this (DKU-5), but I
    > > don't want to do that unless I know that it'd work with SprintPCS, and I
    > > don't want to sign up for any special data plans....
    > >
    > >

    >
    > It can probably be done. If we haven't hobbled the data
    > functions completely by not having a browser programmed
    > into it.
    >
    > You won't use plan minutes, nor will the $5 Wireless Web
    > add-on help you. What will happen, if it works, is that
    > you'll get charged $0.39/min while you do it, and you max
    > out, under ideal connection, at 14.4kBps.
    >
    > A dial-up connection to an "ISP" like AOL (AOL itself
    > prefers not to have that label, something like "Online
    > Service") get recognized by the phone *and* out system as a
    > "circuit-switched" data call, and thus qualifies as
    > Wireless Web usage. However, it never utilizes the
    > Wireless Web Servers, and so will never be covered by any
    > billing package that covers Wireless Web. Except for
    > Casual Usage.


    I have never had this problem and have used WW for many hours at a time
    this way for a long time, especially when traveling at night. There is
    no question that WW covers it, the system recognizes them as Data calls,
    and charges them to either your anytime or weekend/night minutes so it
    is advisable to use it only at night since it is extremely slow.
    Basically, if you are using WW, you wil never be charged as data if you
    have the $5 wireless web package (even though it is ungodly slow unlike
    Vision which is just slow). On some phones you can hack the phone to
    get it to 19.2k (Sanyos)

    And you don't need an ISP. Dial #2932 and use WEB (user) and WEB
    (password) (although you can certainly use an ISP # if you want).


    I dont know how it would be done on a PC, but you would need to download
    the Sprint PCS modem script, and find the right USB or serial cable for
    the phone to use it. On a Mac it is pretty easy and a google search
    will surely yield lots of ways to do it.

    HOWEVER, if you are serious about this you would be much better off with
    Tmobile and a bluetooth phone than with WW, since it is so slow in this
    kind of Sprint configuration it is almost unusable (except maybe for
    telnet). Tmobile's high speed data is not as fast as AT&TWS or Vision
    but it is much cheaper and easier to use than Sprint for sure. In fact,
    for $20 a month you can get a card in your PC from Tmob and use it as
    much as you want



  8. #8
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Cotnfused about Nokia 3588i, SprintPCS, and modem

    In article <nospam-325C5B.04205004012004
    @news.la.sbcglobal.net>, [email protected] says...
    > I have never had this problem and have used WW for many hours at a time=

    =20
    > this way for a long time, especially when traveling at night. There is=20
    > no question that WW covers it, the system recognizes them as Data calls,=

    =20
    > and charges them to either your anytime or weekend/night minutes so it=20
    > is advisable to use it only at night since it is extremely slow. =20
    > Basically, if you are using WW, you wil never be charged as data if you=

    =20
    > have the $5 wireless web package (even though it is ungodly slow unlike=

    =20
    > Vision which is just slow). On some phones you can hack the phone to=20
    > get it to 19.2k (Sanyos)
    >=20
    > And you don't need an ISP. Dial #2932 and use WEB (user) and WEB=20
    > (password) (although you can certainly use an ISP # if you want).
    >=20


    If you're actually using a Wireless Web phone, like the=20
    Samsung A460, just to use an example, you're exactly right. =20
    The Nokia 3588i isn't such a phone.

    What phone were you using above?

    BTW, that code and login info are correct.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



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