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  1. #1
    Bryan
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    Ok, got my new vga1000/a620 phone, with the 2 free months of vision. Some
    vision questions. If I want to have my local TV stations send me weather
    warnings, where do I send it to? phone#@sprintpcs or [email protected] or
    something else? If I decide to drop vision, will that cost me extra to
    continue receiving these announcements? If so about how much? I also assume
    if I drop vision and find a ringer/game/app I just *have* to have how much
    am I looking at to download one of those? I think I read somewhere like
    $.01/Kb?

    Unless the weather warnings have changed, they used to be long, esp. the
    headers, is there a limit on how many letters can be sent to one of those
    e-mail addresses? Does either one make a different kind of notification
    and/or sound when received?

    I don't see myself utilizing the web with this phone, or uploading pictures,
    mostly just want my weather updates (tornado warnings), and possibly
    transfer ringers. Is there a cheaper service than the vision pack I should
    look for, or pay as I go will be cheap enough? I can't find the fine print
    on Sprint's site, and the PCS Store clerk was clueless (tried to sell me a
    LG 5350 battery for my LG 5250 phone before I decided to change phones all
    together) and didn't provide me with any flyers, pamphlets, terms, etc.

    Thanks
    Bryan





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Vision questions


    "Bryan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Ok, got my new vga1000/a620 phone, with the 2 free months of vision. Some
    > vision questions. If I want to have my local TV stations send me weather
    > warnings, where do I send it to? phone#@sprintpcs or [email protected] or
    > something else?


    You have two different messaging protocols there. TM's are limited to 160
    characters and are sent to [email protected] (that's your
    phone number preceeding the TMs are sent directly to your phone to where
    you don't have to access Vision.

    Then you have email sent to your [email protected] . You have to access
    Vision to read this email.

    > If I decide to drop vision, will that cost me extra to
    > continue receiving these announcements? If so about how much? I also

    assume
    > if I drop vision and find a ringer/game/app I just *have* to have how much
    > am I looking at to download one of those? I think I read somewhere like
    > $.01/Kb?


    Not sure. TMs might cost you $0.10 each. Accessing Vision, with Vision on
    the account will cost $0.01/kb.
    >
    > Unless the weather warnings have changed, they used to be long, esp. the
    > headers, is there a limit on how many letters can be sent to one of those
    > e-mail addresses? Does either one make a different kind of notification
    > and/or sound when received?


    Yes, 32 characters IIRC. Might be 36 ...

    >
    > I don't see myself utilizing the web with this phone, or uploading

    pictures,
    > mostly just want my weather updates (tornado warnings), and possibly
    > transfer ringers. Is there a cheaper service than the vision pack I should
    > look for, or pay as I go will be cheap enough? I can't find the fine print
    > on Sprint's site, and the PCS Store clerk was clueless (tried to sell me a
    > LG 5350 battery for my LG 5250 phone before I decided to change phones all
    > together) and didn't provide me with any flyers, pamphlets, terms, etc.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Bryan


    With one of the Vision packs subscribed to, they offer up to $5 in monthly
    credits for items download. You can use 3rd party sites like:

    http://www.3gupload.com
    http://www.matrixm.com
    http://www.xingtones.com
    http://www.myphonefiles.com

    Some sites require an annual subscription for unlimited downloads, others
    ask for donations. It will still cost you $0.01 per kb, if you don't
    subscribe to Vision.

    Bob






  3. #3
    Bryan
    Guest

    Re: Vision questions


    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Bryan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Ok, got my new vga1000/a620 phone, with the 2 free months of vision.

    Some
    > > vision questions. If I want to have my local TV stations send me weather
    > > warnings, where do I send it to? phone#@sprintpcs or [email protected]

    or
    > > something else?

    >
    > You have two different messaging protocols there. TM's are limited to 160
    > characters and are sent to [email protected] (that's

    your
    > phone number preceeding the TMs are sent directly to your phone to

    where
    > you don't have to access Vision.
    >
    > Then you have email sent to your [email protected] . You have to

    access
    > Vision to read this email.


    So if I want to get my weather updates after Vision, I sould sent it to
    ph#@messaging.sprintpcs.com but it's limited to 160 charaters and I may not
    get all I need. But at $.10 each, during tornado season I'd probably pay
    $5/mo easy in individual charges, but the rest of the year is pretty calm.

    >
    > Not sure. TMs might cost you $0.10 each. Accessing Vision, with Vision on
    > the account will cost $0.01/kb.


    I hope you left out a no before the Vision, Accessing Vision, with NO Vision
    on the account will cost $.01/kb otherwise it means $.01/kb with or witout
    vision on the account.


    > With one of the Vision packs subscribed to, they offer up to $5 in monthly
    > credits for items download. You can use 3rd party sites like:
    >
    > http://www.3gupload.com
    > http://www.matrixm.com
    > http://www.xingtones.com
    > http://www.myphonefiles.com
    >
    > Some sites require an annual subscription for unlimited downloads, others
    > ask for donations. It will still cost you $0.01 per kb, if you don't
    > subscribe to Vision.
    >
    > Bob


    Thanks, that the kind of info I was looking for. I suppose a data cable is
    not going to get around the ringer/app downloads (or pictures)?

    I did find a Vision guide pdf on Sprintpcs, and see the have things like
    MobiTV, RealOne Mobile, and 1KTV. This might be of interest for me,
    something to make me keep Vision, if it's worth it. I'd rather have FoxNews
    vs. MSNBC, but now that I'm working 10 hr days (away from any TV or news
    source) It'd be nice to stay up to date. Any one using these? Have
    recommendations on one vs. another.

    Bryan





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