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  1. #1
    Arnie Goetchius
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    My Sprint handset, Qualcomm 2760 and 4 1/2 years old, no longer
    transmits. I can dial a number or somebody can call me and I can hear
    them but they can't hear me.

    What is the deal/procedure on getting this repaired or replaced?



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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Handset Repair?


    "Arnie Goetchius" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My Sprint handset, Qualcomm 2760 and 4 1/2 years old, no longer
    > transmits. I can dial a number or somebody can call me and I can hear
    > them but they can't hear me.
    >
    > What is the deal/procedure on getting this repaired or replaced?


    It won't be repaired Arnie ... it's too old, and outdated ... Best thing to
    do is replace it with a newer model. Depending on what plan you are on now,
    you may be eligible for $150 mail in rebate ... per the following link.

    http://pcshandsetupgrade.sprint.com/

    Make sure you read all the fine print and if you have any further questions,
    post them here.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Arnie Goetchius
    Guest

    Re: Handset Repair?

    Bob Smith wrote:

    > "Arnie Goetchius" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>My Sprint handset, Qualcomm 2760 and 4 1/2 years old, no longer
    >>transmits. I can dial a number or somebody can call me and I can hear
    >>them but they can't hear me.
    >>
    >>What is the deal/procedure on getting this repaired or replaced?

    >
    >
    > It won't be repaired Arnie ... it's too old, and outdated ... Best thing to
    > do is replace it with a newer model. Depending on what plan you are on now,
    > you may be eligible for $150 mail in rebate ... per the following link.
    >
    > http://pcshandsetupgrade.sprint.com/
    >
    > Make sure you read all the fine print and if you have any further questions,
    > post them here.
    >
    > Bob
    >



    Thanks. I checked that site and I'm not eligible for the rebate since I
    only pay $17-18$ a month, not the $35 a month that they require.

    I have the TXCKT03A-1 hands free attachment for this phone and that part
    works okay. Therefore, I suspect a broken wire or cold solder joint in
    or near the microphone. Do you think if I took it to a Sprint store that
    the technician would not even look at it because it is so old?

    If it can't be repaired, I guess I'll just use it as a car phone.



  4. #4
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Handset Repair?

    Arnie Goetchius <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Thanks. I checked that site and I'm not eligible for the rebate since I
    > only pay $17-18$ a month, not the $35 a month that they require.
    >
    > I have the TXCKT03A-1 hands free attachment for this phone and that part
    > works okay. Therefore, I suspect a broken wire or cold solder joint in
    > or near the microphone. Do you think if I took it to a Sprint store that
    > the technician would not even look at it because it is so old?


    It's possible. I don't know.

    > If it can't be repaired, I guess I'll just use it as a car phone.


    If you don't like mail-in rebates - and I personally think they suck -
    check sprintpcs.com, your local Sprint store, or an authorized retailer
    because you may have instant rebates available on some phones too. Most of
    the instants require a new activation, but it's worth checking anyhow. Won't
    cost you much of your time.


    --
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    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.



  5. #5
    Arnie Goetchius
    Guest

    Re: Handset Repair?

    Steven J Sobol wrote:

    > Arnie Goetchius <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Thanks. I checked that site and I'm not eligible for the rebate since I
    >>only pay $17-18$ a month, not the $35 a month that they require.
    >>
    >>I have the TXCKT03A-1 hands free attachment for this phone and that part
    >>works okay. Therefore, I suspect a broken wire or cold solder joint in
    >>or near the microphone. Do you think if I took it to a Sprint store that
    >>the technician would not even look at it because it is so old?

    >
    >
    > It's possible. I don't know.
    >
    >
    >>If it can't be repaired, I guess I'll just use it as a car phone.

    >
    >
    > If you don't like mail-in rebates - and I personally think they suck -
    > check sprintpcs.com, your local Sprint store, or an authorized retailer
    > because you may have instant rebates available on some phones too. Most of
    > the instants require a new activation, but it's worth checking anyhow. Won't
    > cost you much of your time.
    >



    sprintpcs.com has rebates but you need a minimum service of $35/month.



  6. #6
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Handset Repair?

    Arnie Goetchius <[email protected]> wrote:

    > sprintpcs.com has rebates but you need a minimum service of $35/month.


    That's pretty standard across the industry. If you're spending less, the
    carriers don't have much incentive to subsidize a phone for you as they are
    going to lose money on the sale of the phone and not make much of the
    purchase price back by billing your monthly charges. (Unless you're roaming
    a lot, but it'd be beyond foolish for them to assume that you are.)

    I do hope you are able to get some help fixing your 2760 and would like
    to hear about your experiences down the road, if you wouldn't mind.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / [email protected]
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.



  7. #7
    Arnie Goetchius
    Guest

    Re: Handset Repair?

    Steven J Sobol wrote:
    > Arnie Goetchius <[email protected]> wrote:


    > I do hope you are able to get some help fixing your 2760 and would like
    > to hear about your experiences down the road, if you wouldn't mind.
    >


    Sprint PCS store would not even look at it. They wanted to sell me a new one
    but I don't qualify for any discount because I only pay $17/mo

    I purchased two 2760's on Ebay for $10 and hopefully at least one can be
    activated without any charges due.

    I also bought a Torx #6 and if the above does not work, I'll have plenty of
    spare parts to work with.



  8. #8
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: Handset Repair?

    Uh, oh, Arnie. I may have led you astray. Now I remember reading here
    that since the advent of WLNP (Wireless Local Number Portability) Sprint
    was now only activating phones whose firmware allowed for WLNP. This
    means the phone can hold a second, possibly different, identifying
    number other than its phone number.

    Someone once posted here that they wanted to activate some old phone and
    Sprint refused. I don't know if the practice varies per store, or if
    you just try to do an ESN swap online at activate.sprintpcs.com it will
    tell you a particular handset is not eligible (even though your old 2760
    "works").

    Back when I had a Samsung 3500, which I think originally came out at the
    same time as the 2760 (fall 1999), it went thru several firmware
    upgrades, one of which included WLNP support. When you try to use
    activate.sprintpcs.com to a 3500, it asks you to check the firmware
    version to see if it qualifies.

    This page
    http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9
    says the latest firmware for the 2760 is HG1.0.20. I don't know if it
    supports WLNP, or if your local Sprint stores still have the cable on
    hand to upgrade a 2760 to HG1.0.20. To check yours, press Menu-6-6
    (Display,Version)

    There's always that Torx #6...

    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620



  9. #9
    Arnie Goetchius
    Guest

    Re: Handset Repair?


    > This page
    > http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9
    > says the latest firmware for the 2760 is HG1.0.20. I don't know if it
    > supports WLNP, or if your local Sprint stores still have the cable on
    > hand to upgrade a 2760 to HG1.0.20. To check yours, press Menu-6-6
    > (Display,Version)


    I have HG1.0.04 and that is what it came with. It will be interesting to
    see what the ones I get come with.

    > There's always that Torx #6...
    >


    I bought a Torx kit at Radio shack for about $14. Paid more for it then
    the phones!



  10. #10
    John R. Copeland
    Guest

    Re: Handset Repair?

    "Frank Harris" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    > Uh, oh, Arnie. I may have led you astray. Now I remember reading =

    here=20
    > that since the advent of WLNP (Wireless Local Number Portability) =

    Sprint=20
    > was now only activating phones whose firmware allowed for WLNP. This=20
    > means the phone can hold a second, possibly different, identifying=20
    > number other than its phone number.
    >=20

    Since the firmware in the phone isn't significant to WLNP,
    I'd prefer to believe that Sprint merely is no longer activating phones
    incapable of supporting 3G voice.
    Of course, I don't know if 2G refusal is a fact, but it's plausible.
    ---JRC---




  11. #11
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Handset Repair?

    My phone is 2G. For back up purposes, I have 3 copies of the same
    model. I have switched since portability was available.


    John R. Copeland wrote:

    > "Frank Harris" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >
    >>Uh, oh, Arnie. I may have led you astray. Now I remember reading here
    >>that since the advent of WLNP (Wireless Local Number Portability) Sprint
    >>was now only activating phones whose firmware allowed for WLNP. This
    >>means the phone can hold a second, possibly different, identifying
    >>number other than its phone number.
    >>

    >
    > Since the firmware in the phone isn't significant to WLNP,
    > I'd prefer to believe that Sprint merely is no longer activating phones
    > incapable of supporting 3G voice.
    > Of course, I don't know if 2G refusal is a fact, but it's plausible.
    > ---JRC---
    >




  12. #12
    Arnie Goetchius
    Guest

    Re: Handset Repair?


    > This page
    > http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9
    > says the latest firmware for the 2760 is HG1.0.20. I don't know if it
    > supports WLNP, or if your local Sprint stores still have the cable on
    > hand to upgrade a 2760 to HG1.0.20. To check yours, press Menu-6-6
    > (Display,Version)
    >
    > There's always that Torx #6...
    >



    End of story. Success! I took the "new" 2760 to a local Sprint store and
    they re-programed it to work with my cell phone number with no problem.
    They did not have to do an upgrade to make it work.

    Thanks for your ebay suggestion. It worked.



  13. #13
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: Handset Repair?

    Arnie - Glad to hear your story had a happy ending!

    Arnie Goetchius wrote:

    > End of story. Success! I took the "new" 2760 to a local Sprint store and
    > they re-programed it to work with my cell phone number with no problem.
    > They did not have to do an upgrade to make it work.
    >
    > Thanks for your ebay suggestion. It worked.


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620



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