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  1. #1
    Jeff
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    I am thinking of trading in my VM4050 for a new phone with Sprint. Anyone
    have any recomendations? I would like it to do all the 4050 does then some.





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  2. #2
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Trading in Phones: Reccomendations?

    Have they started a new trade in program? You may just have to sell it
    your self and buy a new phone. Are you eligible for a rebate?
    My daughter and I have 4050s. What don't you like about yours?


    Jeff wrote:
    > I am thinking of trading in my VM4050 for a new phone with Sprint. Anyone
    > have any recomendations? I would like it to do all the 4050 does then some.
    >
    >




  3. #3
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Trading in Phones: Reccomendations?

    Jeff wrote:
    >
    > I am thinking of trading in my VM4050 for a new phone with Sprint. Anyone
    > have any recomendations? I would like it to do all the 4050 does then some.


    Care to elaborate on "then some?"

    Notan



  4. #4
    Jeff
    Guest

    Re: Trading in Phones: Reccomendations?


    "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Have they started a new trade in program? You may just have to sell it
    > your self and buy a new phone. Are you eligible for a rebate?
    > My daughter and I have 4050s. What don't you like about yours?
    >
    >
    > Jeff wrote:
    > > I am thinking of trading in my VM4050 for a new phone with Sprint.

    Anyone
    > > have any recomendations? I would like it to do all the 4050 does then

    some.
    > >
    > >


    Actually I do like the 4050 but I have asked here before, I bought the
    computer cable for it but have no idea how to get it to transfer
    information, use it as a modem to log on through my laptop while on the road
    or anything else. When I purchased my plan and phone 15 months ago I did get
    a trade in option. They will give me $150 for the phone on a new phone after
    one year. The year is up and so I am eligable for that trade in.





  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Trading in Phones: Reccomendations?


    "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Have they started a new trade in program? You may just have to sell it
    > > your self and buy a new phone. Are you eligible for a rebate?
    > > My daughter and I have 4050s. What don't you like about yours?
    > >
    > >
    > > Jeff wrote:
    > > > I am thinking of trading in my VM4050 for a new phone with Sprint.

    > Anyone
    > > > have any recomendations? I would like it to do all the 4050 does then

    > some.
    > > >
    > > >

    >
    > Actually I do like the 4050 but I have asked here before, I bought the
    > computer cable for it but have no idea how to get it to transfer
    > information, use it as a modem to log on through my laptop while on the

    road
    > or anything else. When I purchased my plan and phone 15 months ago I did

    get
    > a trade in option. They will give me $150 for the phone on a new phone

    after
    > one year. The year is up and so I am eligable for that trade in.


    There are three major software developers who designed syncing software, for
    address books, screensavers & ringers. Two of them cost $$$ (the top two
    listed below) and one has been in development and is still free. I don't
    know whether they support your phone model, but you can check out these
    sites to see if they do.

    www.futuredial.com
    www.susteen.com
    www.bitpim.org

    As for setting up a dial up to the web with your laptop tethered to your
    phone, that's fairly easy to set up, if your phone model supports it.
    1) Download the drivers for your Sanyo from Futuredial's site.
    2) Attach your phone to the laptop. When it finds New Hardware, install the
    drivers you just downloaded.
    3) Create a new dial up, plugging in #777 as the telephone number, and leave
    the user name and password fields empty and you should be good to go.

    Be advised that SPCS does not sanction this type of dial up, and if you sign
    on, tethered to your laptop for a long period of time, you might raise some
    flags on SPCS's system and have the Vision option cancelled on your account
    and get charged $0.01 per kb transferred up and down.

    Quite a few of us do the above, but keep our sessions short, and are under
    SPCS's radar, without any additional monthly surcharges. In saying that
    though, there are no guarantees it will stay that way.

    Bob





  6. #6
    Jeff
    Guest

    Re: Trading in Phones: Reccomendations?


    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > Have they started a new trade in program? You may just have to sell

    it
    > > > your self and buy a new phone. Are you eligible for a rebate?
    > > > My daughter and I have 4050s. What don't you like about yours?
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Jeff wrote:
    > > > > I am thinking of trading in my VM4050 for a new phone with Sprint.

    > > Anyone
    > > > > have any recomendations? I would like it to do all the 4050 does

    then
    > > some.
    > > > >
    > > > >

    > >
    > > Actually I do like the 4050 but I have asked here before, I bought the
    > > computer cable for it but have no idea how to get it to transfer
    > > information, use it as a modem to log on through my laptop while on the

    > road
    > > or anything else. When I purchased my plan and phone 15 months ago I did

    > get
    > > a trade in option. They will give me $150 for the phone on a new phone

    > after
    > > one year. The year is up and so I am eligable for that trade in.

    >
    > There are three major software developers who designed syncing software,

    for
    > address books, screensavers & ringers. Two of them cost $$$ (the top two
    > listed below) and one has been in development and is still free. I don't
    > know whether they support your phone model, but you can check out these
    > sites to see if they do.
    >
    > www.futuredial.com
    > www.susteen.com
    > www.bitpim.org
    >
    > As for setting up a dial up to the web with your laptop tethered to your
    > phone, that's fairly easy to set up, if your phone model supports it.
    > 1) Download the drivers for your Sanyo from Futuredial's site.
    > 2) Attach your phone to the laptop. When it finds New Hardware, install

    the
    > drivers you just downloaded.
    > 3) Create a new dial up, plugging in #777 as the telephone number, and

    leave
    > the user name and password fields empty and you should be good to go.
    >
    > Be advised that SPCS does not sanction this type of dial up, and if you

    sign
    > on, tethered to your laptop for a long period of time, you might raise

    some
    > flags on SPCS's system and have the Vision option cancelled on your

    account
    > and get charged $0.01 per kb transferred up and down.
    >
    > Quite a few of us do the above, but keep our sessions short, and are under
    > SPCS's radar, without any additional monthly surcharges. In saying that
    > though, there are no guarantees it will stay that way.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >


    OK, I set up the dial up account per these instructions and got nothing when
    putting in #777, when I took the # sign off I got a busy signal. So I have a
    question, is it supposed to be #777 or 777? And since that doesnt really go
    anywhere (No remote computer) how do I actually make the connection say to
    AOL? Your help would be appreciated...again. Thanks. J





  7. #7
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Trading in Phones: Reccomendations?

    Jeff wrote:
    > OK, I set up the dial up account per these instructions and got nothing when
    > putting in #777, when I took the # sign off I got a busy signal. So I have a
    > question, is it supposed to be #777 or 777? And since that doesnt really go
    > anywhere (No remote computer) how do I actually make the connection say to
    > AOL? Your help would be appreciated...again. Thanks. J


    #777 tells your phone to connect to the Internet (Vision data service),
    and once you're on the Internet you can go anywhere the Internet reaches.

    --
    John Richards






  8. #8
    Jeff
    Guest

    Re: Trading in Phones: Reccomendations?


    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Jeff wrote:
    > > OK, I set up the dial up account per these instructions and got nothing

    when
    > > putting in #777, when I took the # sign off I got a busy signal. So I

    have a
    > > question, is it supposed to be #777 or 777? And since that doesnt really

    go
    > > anywhere (No remote computer) how do I actually make the connection say

    to
    > > AOL? Your help would be appreciated...again. Thanks. J

    >
    > #777 tells your phone to connect to the Internet (Vision data service),
    > and once you're on the Internet you can go anywhere the Internet reaches.
    >
    > --


    Is this free?





  9. #9
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Trading in Phones: Reccomendations?

    Jeff wrote:
    > "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> #777 tells your phone to connect to the Internet (Vision data service),
    >> and once you're on the Internet you can go anywhere the Internet reaches.
    >>
    >> --

    >
    > Is this free?


    It's included in the Vision option, either $15 or $10 per month.
    Sprint's policy is that this service is for cell phone handsets only,
    not for tethering a laptop to the handset. However, they don't
    prevent you from tethering a laptop, and nominal (light) laptop
    usage is not penalized.

    --
    John Richards






  10. #10
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Trading in Phones: Reccomendations?

    John Richards wrote:
    >
    > Jeff wrote:
    > > "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]r24.news.prodigy.net...
    > >>
    > >> #777 tells your phone to connect to the Internet (Vision data service),
    > >> and once you're on the Internet you can go anywhere the Internet reaches.
    > >>
    > >> --

    > >
    > > Is this free?

    >
    > It's included in the Vision option, either $15 or $10 per month.
    > Sprint's policy is that this service is for cell phone handsets only,
    > not for tethering a laptop to the handset. However, they don't
    > prevent you from tethering a laptop, and nominal (light) laptop
    > usage is not penalized.


    Not yet.

    Recently, Sprint has requested several phone manufactures to
    disable the ability to tether their phones.

    Notan



  11. #11
    Robert Smith
    Guest

    Re: Trading in Phones: Reccomendations?


    "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    <snipped>
    > OK, I set up the dial up account per these instructions and got nothing
    > when
    > putting in #777, when I took the # sign off I got a busy signal. So I have
    > a
    > question, is it supposed to be #777 or 777? And since that doesnt really
    > go
    > anywhere (No remote computer) how do I actually make the connection say to
    > AOL? Your help would be appreciated...again. Thanks. J
    >


    Did you install the Sanyo phone drivers?

    As for connecting to AOL, it's per John's comments, that you should be able
    to get to any website. In saying that, no ... it's not free, per my prior
    comments and John's. You need to have Vision on your account, and you need
    to keep your usage at a minimal basis.

    Bob





  12. #12
    Jeff
    Guest

    Re: Trading in Phones: Reccomendations?


    "Robert Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > <snipped>
    > > OK, I set up the dial up account per these instructions and got nothing
    > > when
    > > putting in #777, when I took the # sign off I got a busy signal. So I

    have
    > > a
    > > question, is it supposed to be #777 or 777? And since that doesnt really
    > > go
    > > anywhere (No remote computer) how do I actually make the connection say

    to
    > > AOL? Your help would be appreciated...again. Thanks. J
    > >

    >
    > Did you install the Sanyo phone drivers?
    >
    > As for connecting to AOL, it's per John's comments, that you should be

    able
    > to get to any website. In saying that, no ... it's not free, per my prior
    > comments and John's. You need to have Vision on your account, and you need
    > to keep your usage at a minimal basis.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >


    Thanks to all, I do have Vision and after a second attempt was able to log
    on, very slow though. In fact once it opened to my home page it would go any
    further but Ill play with it. Thanks again.





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