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  1. #1
    Robert Giles
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    Hi folks - I have a old Sanyo SCP-4700 and the $5 monthly "wireless
    web" option, so I can use my minutes for data/fax calls (and the phone
    looks like a standard data/fax modem to the computer, connected to
    COM1 on a serial cable).

    With the $150 rebate they're offering, I'd like to upgrade my phone at
    some point, but I don't want to lose the data/fax capability. Do the
    new phones (ie: Sanyo RL-4920) show up as a USB modem that you can
    send standard Hayes AT commands to (to dial, set fax mode, etc.)?

    Thanks in advance for any advice out there! (I'd hate to get a new
    phone and then find out I've lost my data/fax capabiltiy in favor of
    the per-MB PCS Vision service!!!)

    Robert Giles



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  2. #2
    Notan
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    Re: Wireless web / modem / fax on new phones? (ie: Sanyo RL-4920)

    Robert Giles wrote:
    >
    > Hi folks - I have a old Sanyo SCP-4700 and the $5 monthly "wireless
    > web" option, so I can use my minutes for data/fax calls (and the phone
    > looks like a standard data/fax modem to the computer, connected to
    > COM1 on a serial cable).
    >
    > With the $150 rebate they're offering, I'd like to upgrade my phone at
    > some point, but I don't want to lose the data/fax capability. Do the
    > new phones (ie: Sanyo RL-4920) show up as a USB modem that you can
    > send standard Hayes AT commands to (to dial, set fax mode, etc.)?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any advice out there! (I'd hate to get a new
    > phone and then find out I've lost my data/fax capabiltiy in favor of
    > the per-MB PCS Vision service!!!)


    I'm not sure they'll let you keep Wireless Web with then new phone.

    Anyone?

    Notan



  3. #3
    mikeyhsd
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    Re: Wireless web / modem / fax on new phones? (ie: Sanyo RL-4920)

    all I have found for my RL 4920 is 3rd party programs for usb driver and preograms to use the phone as a modem.
    company if future dial.
    you can buy software and usb cable at radio shack.
    combination should be arund $70-80.
    uses Oulook for address book/calendar mangement.,




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    "Robert Giles" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    Hi folks - I have a old Sanyo SCP-4700 and the $5 monthly "wireless
    web" option, so I can use my minutes for data/fax calls (and the phone
    looks like a standard data/fax modem to the computer, connected to
    COM1 on a serial cable).

    With the $150 rebate they're offering, I'd like to upgrade my phone at
    some point, but I don't want to lose the data/fax capability. Do the
    new phones (ie: Sanyo RL-4920) show up as a USB modem that you can
    send standard Hayes AT commands to (to dial, set fax mode, etc.)?

    Thanks in advance for any advice out there! (I'd hate to get a new
    phone and then find out I've lost my data/fax capabiltiy in favor of
    the per-MB PCS Vision service!!!)

    Robert Giles



  4. #4
    Daniel Tso
    Guest

    Re: Wireless web / modem / fax on new phones? (ie: Sanyo RL-4920)

    In article <[email protected]>, Robert Giles <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Hi folks - I have a old Sanyo SCP-4700 and the $5 monthly "wireless
    >web" option, so I can use my minutes for data/fax calls (and the phone
    >looks like a standard data/fax modem to the computer, connected to
    >COM1 on a serial cable).
    >
    >With the $150 rebate they're offering, I'd like to upgrade my phone at
    >some point, but I don't want to lose the data/fax capability. Do the
    >new phones (ie: Sanyo RL-4920) show up as a USB modem that you can
    >send standard Hayes AT commands to (to dial, set fax mode, etc.)?


    Some current Vision phones will still allow the older 2G data/fax WW
    service you are talking about. HOWEVER, you will likely be charged
    $0.39/min to use it, REGARDLESS of whether you have the old WW
    $5/mo feature on your account or not.

    If the primary aim of such usage is to get onto the Internet, then
    actually going with the newer Vision service is much better: for
    $10/mo you get *unlimited* Internet access without burning up
    airtime minutes and at much faster data speeds (60-100kbs vs
    14.4kbs). Casual fax usage will be at $0.39/min (provide you have
    a phone that actually can do it).

    However if you plan to continue heavy usage of faxing or dialing up
    a 3rd party ISP or analog modem, then you are better off sticking with
    your old phone and the $5/mo WW.



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