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  1. #1
    Rosco
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    I asked this question before but the response I got wasn't exactly what
    I was looking for, I'm hoping that someone may be able to answer.

    I purchased a usb cable fom my above mentioned phone (Samsung SPH-A660)
    and would like to download everything out of the phone so that when I
    switch to a new phone (either a PM-8200 or 8300) I will not have to
    redownload all of my images, ringtones, and possibly games. DataPilot
    and future dial both support this phone but only the phonebook and
    calanadar. Is there any program out there that can pull other data or
    is it just not possible with this phone. I would understand that
    because this phone really is a piece of crap when it comes to
    downloading.



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  2. #2
    Larry
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    Re: Samsung SPH-A660 (Sprint VI-660)

    Rosco <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > I would understand that
    > because this phone really is a piece of crap when it comes to
    > downloading.
    >


    The whole cellular system is crap for downloading. It's ok for email and
    some little pictures but it's S-L-O-W compared to 802.11x or broadband
    directly connected. It can't help it. It was never designed to do these
    things.




  3. #3
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Samsung SPH-A660 (Sprint VI-660)

    Larry wrote:

    > The whole cellular system is crap for downloading. It's ok for email and
    > some little pictures but it's S-L-O-W compared to 802.11x or broadband
    > directly connected. It can't help it. It was never designed to do these
    > things.


    He's not talking about the system, he's talking about the fact that he can
    only find software that downloads certain pieces of information from the
    phone. The cellular network isn't involved. He's using a USB cable.





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  4. #4
    Rosco
    Guest

    Re: Samsung SPH-A660 (Sprint VI-660)

    Steve Sobol cried out

    > Larry wrote:
    >
    >> The whole cellular system is crap for downloading. It's ok for
    >> email and some little pictures but it's S-L-O-W compared to
    >> 802.11x or broadband directly connected. It can't help it. It
    >> was never designed to do these things.

    >
    > He's not talking about the system, he's talking about the fact
    > that he can only find software that downloads certain pieces of
    > information from the phone. The cellular network isn't involved.
    > He's using a USB cable.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


    In a way I was talking about the phone itself but not the network.
    Basically with many phones if you browse to an image, you have the
    option of saving that image locally to the phone. Not with this phone,
    nor with data files. everything must use a WAP push I belive basically
    it has to be sent to the phone. It's also very slow to start up, almost
    a full mintute (god forbid the phone be off and I need to call 911).
    Games on the phone take a while to load, and ringtones sound like CRAP!
    No external speaker so it uses the regualar speaker which of course is
    not really designed to play real tones at loud volumes.



  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Samsung SPH-A660 (Sprint VI-660)


    "Rosco" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I asked this question before but the response I got wasn't exactly what
    > I was looking for, I'm hoping that someone may be able to answer.
    >
    > I purchased a usb cable fom my above mentioned phone (Samsung SPH-A660)
    > and would like to download everything out of the phone so that when I
    > switch to a new phone (either a PM-8200 or 8300) I will not have to
    > redownload all of my images, ringtones, and possibly games. DataPilot
    > and future dial both support this phone but only the phonebook and
    > calanadar. Is there any program out there that can pull other data or
    > is it just not possible with this phone. I would understand that
    > because this phone really is a piece of crap when it comes to
    > downloading.


    Outside of the commercial products listed above, along with with BitPim
    (bitpim.org) which is still in development, I don't believe there are any
    other products available. In saying that, SPCS does have some software to
    pull out all your data (not sure about ringers, pictures or screensavers) to
    transfer to a new phone. I'd suggest you take a few minutes by going down to
    your local SPCS store and speak with one of the techs there, to see if their
    software can transfer everything to a new phone.If they can, then that's
    great and you can have it done right there, when getting your new phone
    model.

    If they can't, then you are SOL.

    Bob





  6. #6
    Rosco
    Guest

    Re: Samsung SPH-A660 (Sprint VI-660)

    Bob Smith cried out

    >
    > "Rosco" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>I asked this question before but the response I got wasn't exactly
    >>what
    >> I was looking for, I'm hoping that someone may be able to answer.
    >>
    >> I purchased a usb cable fom my above mentioned phone (Samsung
    >> SPH-A660) and would like to download everything out of the phone
    >> so that when I switch to a new phone (either a PM-8200 or 8300) I
    >> will not have to redownload all of my images, ringtones, and
    >> possibly games. DataPilot and future dial both support this phone
    >> but only the phonebook and calanadar. Is there any program out
    >> there that can pull other data or is it just not possible with
    >> this phone. I would understand that because this phone really is
    >> a piece of crap when it comes to downloading.

    >
    > Outside of the commercial products listed above, along with with
    > BitPim (bitpim.org) which is still in development, I don't believe
    > there are any other products available. In saying that, SPCS does
    > have some software to pull out all your data (not sure about
    > ringers, pictures or screensavers) to transfer to a new phone. I'd
    > suggest you take a few minutes by going down to your local SPCS
    > store and speak with one of the techs there, to see if their
    > software can transfer everything to a new phone.If they can, then
    > that's great and you can have it done right there, when getting
    > your new phone model.
    >
    > If they can't, then you are SOL.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
    >


    no all they transfer is your phone book, no other data



  7. #7
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Samsung SPH-A660 (Sprint VI-660)


    "Rosco" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Bob Smith cried out

    <snipped>

    >> If they can't, then you are SOL.
    >>
    >> Bob
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > no all they transfer is your phone book, no other data


    Then it sounds like you are SOL ...

    Bob





  8. #8
    William T. Johnston
    Guest

    Re: Samsung SPH-A660 (Sprint VI-660)


    "Rosco" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Steve Sobol cried out
    >
    >> Larry wrote:
    >>
    >>> The whole cellular system is crap for downloading. It's ok for
    >>> email and some little pictures but it's S-L-O-W compared to
    >>> 802.11x or broadband directly connected. It can't help it. It
    >>> was never designed to do these things.

    >>
    >> He's not talking about the system, he's talking about the fact
    >> that he can only find software that downloads certain pieces of
    >> information from the phone. The cellular network isn't involved.
    >> He's using a USB cable.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > In a way I was talking about the phone itself but not the network.
    > Basically with many phones if you browse to an image, you have the
    > option of saving that image locally to the phone. Not with this phone,
    > nor with data files. everything must use a WAP push I belive basically
    > it has to be sent to the phone. It's also very slow to start up, almost
    > a full mintute (god forbid the phone be off and I need to call 911).
    > Games on the phone take a while to load, and ringtones sound like CRAP!
    > No external speaker so it uses the regualar speaker which of course is
    > not really designed to play real tones at loud volumes.


    I recently bought one of these Samsung A660 phones at Staples 100% rebate,
    Stimobile prepaid, uses SprintPCS network. It's my first cell phone. I
    later bought the data cable online and found there was little I could do
    with it. My guess is that given the complaints about sound and ringer
    quality Sprint dumped these to Stimobile. As a first cell phone I like it
    but want to improve its functionality. These are priced to hack so hoping
    applications will show up shortly. Phone web access costs like 18 cents a
    day but if one connects the data cable while connected the web disconnects.
    The SprintPCS coverage fails a few miles distant southwest and east so I'm
    not going to be using it at home though coverage may improve when the new
    nearby interstate is completed, Columbus, GA to Chattanooga. I'm sure an
    earlier poster asking what the tri-state area is know's it isn't GA/TN/SC.

    Bill





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