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  1. #1
    John Salerno
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    i just read on the ng that text messaging will be out soon....will this work
    for older phones? will it at least work for all currently available sprint
    phones? (i'm thinking of the 8100)..

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  2. #2
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    John [email protected] says...
    > i just read on the ng that text messaging will be out soon....will this w=

    ork
    > for older phones? will it at least work for all currently available sprin=

    t
    > phones? (i'm thinking of the 8100)..
    >=20


    No, it won't. Currently, only the following phones will=20
    access it:

    + Nokia 3588i
    + Treo 600
    + Samsung VI660
    + Sanyo VM4500
    + Toshiba VM4050 (so I'm told. This is an imminent=20
    release)

    I have not seen it on either of the "pure" Ready Link=20
    phones.

    And the only older model currently slated to be upgraded to=20
    use this mobile-originated SMS is the LG1200.
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    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  3. #3
    John Salerno
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?


    "O/Siris" <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]>,
    John [email protected] says...
    > i just read on the ng that text messaging will be out soon....will this

    work
    > for older phones? will it at least work for all currently available sprint
    > phones? (i'm thinking of the 8100)..
    >


    No, it won't. Currently, only the following phones will
    access it:

    so these other phones will still require you to go online to send/receive
    messages?





  4. #4
    Joe Gill
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?


    "O/Siris" <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]>,
    John [email protected] says...
    > i just read on the ng that text messaging will be out soon....will this

    work
    > for older phones? will it at least work for all currently available sprint
    > phones? (i'm thinking of the 8100)..
    >


    No, it won't. Currently, only the following phones will
    access it:

    + Nokia 3588i
    + Treo 600
    + Samsung VI660
    + Sanyo VM4500
    + Toshiba VM4050 (so I'm told. This is an imminent
    release)

    I have not seen it on either of the "pure" Ready Link
    phones.

    And the only older model currently slated to be upgraded to
    use this mobile-originated SMS is the LG1200.
    --
    -+-
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.

    What is it that "True SMS" will offer over and above what I have with
    ShortMail and PCS mail on the 5300 now?
    (I have it set up to 'notify me' on incoming...)
    I get the message...I reply.....





  5. #5
    John Salerno
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?

    how do you reply? maybe my phone is just old...when my friend sends me a
    message with just my #, i have to go online to read it....if he uses the
    full address, i can read it, but there is no option to reply...


    "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "O/Siris" <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > John [email protected] says...
    > > i just read on the ng that text messaging will be out soon....will this

    > work
    > > for older phones? will it at least work for all currently available

    sprint
    > > phones? (i'm thinking of the 8100)..
    > >

    >
    > No, it won't. Currently, only the following phones will
    > access it:
    >
    > + Nokia 3588i
    > + Treo 600
    > + Samsung VI660
    > + Sanyo VM4500
    > + Toshiba VM4050 (so I'm told. This is an imminent
    > release)
    >
    > I have not seen it on either of the "pure" Ready Link
    > phones.
    >
    > And the only older model currently slated to be upgraded to
    > use this mobile-originated SMS is the LG1200.
    > --
    > -+-
    > R
    > O/Siris
    > I work for SprintPCS
    > I *don't* speak for them.
    >
    > What is it that "True SMS" will offer over and above what I have with
    > ShortMail and PCS mail on the 5300 now?
    > (I have it set up to 'notify me' on incoming...)
    > I get the message...I reply.....
    >
    >






  6. #6
    William Frady
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?

    True sms is phone originated using a binary code for two way text
    messaging. It does not require any sort of internet access. GSM phones have
    always used it and in europe texting is the cheapest way to use a mobile
    phone. It is the basis for wireless commerse that may or may not ever make
    it here. I have always thought than in theory the CDMA platform would be so
    much better at it but for the older phones in the Sprint network there isnt
    any way to retofit. I do find it interesting that the Nokia platform has it
    but cannot get on the wireless web or Vision.
    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > how do you reply? maybe my phone is just old...when my friend sends me a
    > message with just my #, i have to go online to read it....if he uses the
    > full address, i can read it, but there is no option to reply...
    >
    >
    > "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "O/Siris" <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > John [email protected] says...
    > > > i just read on the ng that text messaging will be out soon....will

    this
    > > work
    > > > for older phones? will it at least work for all currently available

    > sprint
    > > > phones? (i'm thinking of the 8100)..
    > > >

    > >
    > > No, it won't. Currently, only the following phones will
    > > access it:
    > >
    > > + Nokia 3588i
    > > + Treo 600
    > > + Samsung VI660
    > > + Sanyo VM4500
    > > + Toshiba VM4050 (so I'm told. This is an imminent
    > > release)
    > >
    > > I have not seen it on either of the "pure" Ready Link
    > > phones.
    > >
    > > And the only older model currently slated to be upgraded to
    > > use this mobile-originated SMS is the LG1200.
    > > --
    > > -+-
    > > R
    > > O/Siris
    > > I work for SprintPCS
    > > I *don't* speak for them.
    > >
    > > What is it that "True SMS" will offer over and above what I have with
    > > ShortMail and PCS mail on the 5300 now?
    > > (I have it set up to 'notify me' on incoming...)
    > > I get the message...I reply.....
    > >
    > >

    >
    >






  7. #7
    Chris Russell
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?

    The Nokia 3585i and 3588i were set up w/o the web browser being operational.
    These were designed to be non-Vision phones from the beginning. The 3586i
    and 3589i/3587i for other carriers have the browsers enabled. The 3588i is
    SMS enabled, the 3585i is not.

    Chris
    Please respond in the newsgroup

    "William Frady" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > True sms is phone originated using a binary code for two way text
    > messaging. It does not require any sort of internet access. GSM phones

    have
    > always used it and in europe texting is the cheapest way to use a mobile
    > phone. It is the basis for wireless commerse that may or may not ever make
    > it here. I have always thought than in theory the CDMA platform would be

    so
    > much better at it but for the older phones in the Sprint network there

    isnt
    > any way to retofit. I do find it interesting that the Nokia platform has

    it
    > but cannot get on the wireless web or Vision.






  8. #8
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    John [email protected] says...
    > so these other phones will still require you to go online to send/receive
    > messages?
    >=20


    No way to sugarcoat that, so...

    Yup.

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



  9. #9
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?

    In article <ykYJb.49519$yq2.14528
    @newssvr31.news.prodigy.com>, Joe [email protected]=20
    says...
    > What is it that "True SMS" will offer over and above what I have with
    > ShortMail and PCS mail on the 5300 now?
    > (I have it set up to 'notify me' on incoming...)
    > I get the message...I reply.....
    >=20


    It's truly "phone to phone" communications. Shortmail=20
    isn't bad, overall, when it works, but it *requires* you be=20
    able to get online to use it. For very quick, few-word=20
    communications, it's ponderous. And, in my opinion, that's=20
    what text messaging has always been about.

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



  10. #10
    JMo
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?

    O/Siris <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > In article <ykYJb.49519$yq2.14528
    > @newssvr31.news.prodigy.com>, Joe [email protected]
    > says...
    > > What is it that "True SMS" will offer over and above what I have with
    > > ShortMail and PCS mail on the 5300 now?
    > > (I have it set up to 'notify me' on incoming...)
    > > I get the message...I reply.....
    > >

    >
    > It's truly "phone to phone" communications. Shortmail
    > isn't bad, overall, when it works, but it *requires* you be
    > able to get online to use it. For very quick, few-word
    > communications, it's ponderous. And, in my opinion, that's
    > what text messaging has always been about.



    So I am going out in the next day to possibly get the Nokia 3588i. I
    dont need the vision but the occassional text message would be really
    nice. Is SMS active as of today?

    Thanks



  11. #11
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?

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    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > So I am going out in the next day to possibly get the Nokia 3588i. I
    > dont need the vision but the occassional text message would be really
    > nice. Is SMS active as of today?
    >=20


    What John Richards said. As of right now, it's slated for=20
    about the last week of this month. But testing *is* still=20
    in progress.

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



  12. #12
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?

    In article <b27ee784.0401141353.1dd4f284
    @posting.google.com>, Katt ^_^ [email protected]=20
    says...
    > well i feel dumb. i just posted the same question. anyway, IF they
    > actually give us REAL text messaging then im going to renew my
    > contract with sprint. if not then ill be happy looking elsewhere...
    >=20
    >=20


    Its *going* to happen. That much I feel comfortable=20
    promising. And there's more and more "noise" coming down=20
    about it being at the end of the month, so that's starting=20
    to look more solid, too.

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



  13. #13
    Ed
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?

    Will AOL Instant Messenger also work better when SMS is available? It
    is annoying to get the notification to check for messages instead of
    just getting the message and answering back.


    On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 06:28:39 GMT, O/Siris <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm>
    wrote:

    >In article <b27ee784.0401141353.1dd4f284
    >@posting.google.com>, Katt ^_^ [email protected]
    >says...
    >> well i feel dumb. i just posted the same question. anyway, IF they
    >> actually give us REAL text messaging then im going to renew my
    >> contract with sprint. if not then ill be happy looking elsewhere...
    >>
    >>

    >
    >Its *going* to happen. That much I feel comfortable
    >promising. And there's more and more "noise" coming down
    >about it being at the end of the month, so that's starting
    >to look more solid, too.





  14. #14
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: true SMS?

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > Will AOL Instant Messenger also work better when SMS is available? It
    > is annoying to get the notification to check for messages instead of
    > just getting the message and answering back.
    >=20
    >=20


    SMS has nothing to do with AIM, so I doubt it.

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



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