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  1. #1
    Barry
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    I own a Sanyo 4900 and I like it very much,however,I only need a phone that
    is only a phone.
    Don't need Email, Voice services, Calendars, Downloads, and Web......Can
    these items be removed from the phone??? I know..."Dumb Question"...
    Thanks
    Barry/Austex





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  2. #2
    Lawrence Glasser
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    Re: Sanyo 4900 question

    Barry wrote:
    >
    > I own a Sanyo 4900 and I like it very much,however,I only need a phone that
    > is only a phone.
    > Don't need Email, Voice services, Calendars, Downloads, and Web......Can
    > these items be removed from the phone??? I know..."Dumb Question"...


    Not dumb... Just kinda dumb! <g>

    There's no way to remove these functions from the phone... The answer
    is just don't use them. (I'm assuming you don't pay for Vision.)

    I, too, use the phone just as a phone (and, occasionally, as a modem).
    The idea of different ringers, screen savers, etc. absolutely eludes me.

    Take care!

    Larry



  3. #3
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Sanyo 4900 question


    "Barry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I own a Sanyo 4900 and I like it very much,however,I only need a phone

    that
    > is only a phone.
    > Don't need Email, Voice services, Calendars, Downloads, and Web......Can
    > these items be removed from the phone??? I know..."Dumb Question"...
    > Thanks
    > Barry/Austex


    As Larry pointed out, no ... you can't as it's part of the firmware of the
    phone. You might take a look at the Nokia offered by SPCS, but that has the
    same features you mention above.

    Just use the phone as a phone, and don't worry about it ...

    Bob





  4. #4
    Mike
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    Re: Sanyo 4900 question

    Lawrence Glasser wrote:

    > I, too, use the phone just as a phone (and, occasionally, as a modem).
    > The idea of different ringers, screen savers, etc. absolutely eludes me.


    Screen savers are somewhat silly. Different ringers, well, that does
    make sense. Some people find themselves in the presence of other cell
    phone owners on a regular basis. By setting your own ringer, you can
    stop the "Is it mine, or yours? I don't think it's mine. Hold on. Hello?
    No, it must be yours." routine.

    That's not to say that there's more effort invested in ringers than
    strictly necessary. My first phone had six ringers, and each sounded
    like a phone. My newest phone has some silly number of ringers, one of
    which sounds like a chicken.
    -mike




  5. #5
    Mike
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    Re: Sanyo 4900 question

    Barry wrote:

    > I own a Sanyo 4900 and I like it very much,however,I only need a phone that
    > is only a phone.
    > Don't need Email, Voice services, Calendars, Downloads, and Web......Can
    > these items be removed from the phone??? I know..."Dumb Question"...
    > Thanks
    > Barry/Austex


    No. Of course, removing those features wouldn't make the phone smaller
    or lighter, so there's no disadvantage to leaving them in there. It's
    actually not a bad thing - your phone has to have a display, some
    buttons and a certain amount of processing power. With very low capacity
    memory chips falling out the market, they tend to buy chips that support
    larger firmware. So, many of the features are things your phone's
    hardware is capable of doing anyway. The Nokia 3588i is probably the
    simplest phone currently in the Sprint lineup. Not much smaller or
    lighter than the Sanyo 4900 anyway. Even there, you'll find three games,
    calendar, over a dozen ringers, a color screen, and a number of
    (non-animated) wallpapers.

    I'll trade a Qualcomm QCP-2700 for your Sanyo 4900 though. My Qualcomm
    has less than 20 minutes lifetime useage on the timer, and has a
    monochrome display, six ringers, all of which sound like a phone. It's
    dual-band, tri-mode, and places phone calls. It has no games, no
    browser, no planner, no alarm clock. It does show the time.

    -mike




  6. #6
    Lawrence Glasser
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4900 question

    Mike wrote:
    >
    > Lawrence Glasser wrote:
    >
    > > I, too, use the phone just as a phone (and, occasionally, as a modem).
    > > The idea of different ringers, screen savers, etc. absolutely eludes me.

    >
    > Screen savers are somewhat silly. Different ringers, well, that does
    > make sense. Some people find themselves in the presence of other cell
    > phone owners on a regular basis. By setting your own ringer, you can
    > stop the "Is it mine, or yours? I don't think it's mine. Hold on. Hello?
    > No, it must be yours." routine.
    >
    > That's not to say that there's more effort invested in ringers than
    > strictly necessary. My first phone had six ringers, and each sounded
    > like a phone. My newest phone has some silly number of ringers, one of
    > which sounds like a chicken.


    Different ringers, I understand. But, listening to entire songs, while
    the owner takes his/her time answering the call, drives me nuts!

    I must admit, I *do* get a kick out of Samsung's Crazy Chicken... It's
    my voicemail indicator! <g>

    Larry



  7. #7
    Crazy
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 4900 question

    Lawrence Glasser <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Barry wrote:
    >>
    >> I own a Sanyo 4900 and I like it very much,however,I only need a
    >> phone that is only a phone.
    >> Don't need Email, Voice services, Calendars, Downloads, and
    >> Web......Can these items be removed from the phone??? I know..."Dumb
    >> Question"...

    >
    > Not dumb... Just kinda dumb! <g>
    >
    > There's no way to remove these functions from the phone... The answer
    > is just don't use them. (I'm assuming you don't pay for Vision.)
    >
    > I, too, use the phone just as a phone (and, occasionally, as a modem).
    > The idea of different ringers, screen savers, etc. absolutely eludes
    > me.
    >
    > Take care!
    >
    > Larry


    My phone's my everything: phone, pager, email, web away from home,
    security blanket in case of emergency, etc. Even cable TV on the road
    these days.

    The one thing I never thought I'd need is different ringers. Then I got
    the idea that I wanted to know without looking if it was my girlfriend
    calling. I attached a ringer of her favorite music. When I hear "Paint
    It Black," I know it's her.

    One thing led to another, and now a lot of important people in my life
    have their own ringer. Most of the time I don't even have to take the
    phone out my pocket to know who's calling (and if I'm going to answer).

    Such things can be troublesome, though. I used to use Sanyo's Crazy
    Chicken as my main ringer. Then one day I was riding the bus, and there
    were some seedy characters getting rowdy. Wouldn't you know it? Off
    went the crazy chicken. There were a few tense moments before I was able
    to assure them I wasn't making fun of them.

    The chicken was retired.

    T



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