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  1. #1
    Ed Jay
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    I upgraded to an A900. In the process, I got some free time to use the
    basic Power Vision package. I can choose to keep it for $7/mo. I have no
    need for a tethered data modem. Watching the news and weather in text form
    is something I can easily live without. I don't care about surfing the web
    from my phone, unless there's a worthwhile purpose. Are there any? I'm
    beginning to use text messaging, and I find the ability to send email from
    my phone to be a good alternative benefit, but email ability isn't worth
    it alone to keep the service. And, despite the claims I've read, Internet
    speed isn't nearly blazing broadband. At least for me, in Los Angeles,
    it's very slow.

    What are some typical uses for Internet access that I should consider in
    making the choice to keep or toss it?
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    Ed Jay (remove 'M' to respond by email)



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  2. #2
    skip
    Guest

    Re: Using Power Vision?

    Ed Jay <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > I upgraded to an A900. In the process, I got some free time to use the
    > basic Power Vision package. I can choose to keep it for $7/mo. I have
    > no need for a tethered data modem. Watching the news and weather in
    > text form is something I can easily live without. I don't care about
    > surfing the web from my phone, unless there's a worthwhile purpose.
    > Are there any? I'm beginning to use text messaging, and I find the
    > ability to send email from my phone to be a good alternative benefit,
    > but email ability isn't worth it alone to keep the service. And,
    > despite the claims I've read, Internet speed isn't nearly blazing
    > broadband. At least for me, in Los Angeles, it's very slow.
    >
    > What are some typical uses for Internet access that I should consider
    > in making the choice to keep or toss it?


    I also live in the area . I use it for text only . The faster service was
    not any faster nor the TV and radio intrest me either.



  3. #3
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Using Power Vision?

    Ed Jay wrote:
    > I upgraded to an A900. In the process, I got some free time to use the
    > basic Power Vision package. I can choose to keep it for $7/mo. I have no
    > need for a tethered data modem. Watching the news and weather in text form
    > is something I can easily live without. I don't care about surfing the web
    > from my phone, unless there's a worthwhile purpose. Are there any? I'm
    > beginning to use text messaging, and I find the ability to send email from
    > my phone to be a good alternative benefit, but email ability isn't worth
    > it alone to keep the service. And, despite the claims I've read, Internet
    > speed isn't nearly blazing broadband. At least for me, in Los Angeles,
    > it's very slow.


    Must be a problem on the West Coast then. Here on the East Coast, the
    difference between regular and Power Vision is like night and day, and
    the speed is very noticeable.

    > What are some typical uses for Internet access that I should consider in
    > making the choice to keep or toss it?


    Well, you know what you want to do with your phone, not us. Evidently
    you don't want to tether, you're not interested in web surfing on your
    phone, and mobile e-mail isn't important to you. What else is there?

    Your purchase of something should be need driven, not the other way
    around (buying something and then inventing "needs" to justify it). So
    obviously, Power Vision doesn't appeal to you. There's nothing wrong
    with that (hell, it just means more bandwidth for me).


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    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.



  4. #4
    Joel Kolstad
    Guest

    Re: Using Power Vision?

    "Ed Jay" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I upgraded to an A900. In the process, I got some free time to use the
    > basic Power Vision package. I can choose to keep it for $7/mo. I have no
    > need for a tethered data modem. Watching the news and weather in text form
    > is something I can easily live without. I don't care about surfing the web
    > from my phone, unless there's a worthwhile purpose. Are there any?


    I have a PDA phone now, but back when I had a Sanvo VM-4500, I routinely used
    Vision to *check* e-mail (not reply, unless it was really urgent, because even
    with T9 word entry, it just wasn't that much fun), check flights for
    arrival/departure delays, check movie :-) schedules, lookup the occasional
    phone number and even lookup the off-beat restauarant, although realistically
    those last two were only because I was mobile and didn't have a printed phone
    directory handy.

    > And, despite the claims I've read, Internet
    > speed isn't nearly blazing broadband. At least for me, in Los Angeles,
    > it's very slow.


    "Broadband" in the cell phone arena is like "CD quality" in the Internet
    streaming audio arena -- both are thrown around with abandon, and almost never
    really live up to their comparison.

    > What are some typical uses for Internet access that I should consider in
    > making the choice to keep or toss it?


    You can still use Vision without a package -- you just get charged at the
    "casual usage" rate of something absurd like $0.10/2kB. Perhaps you should
    drop the package after what I'm assuming if your free 30 day trial, see
    whether or not you use it to the tune of $7/mo or more, and if so add it back.

    ---Joel Kolstad





  5. #5
    Ed Jay
    Guest

    Re: Using Power Vision?

    Isaiah Beard scribed:

    >Ed Jay wrote:
    >> I upgraded to an A900. In the process, I got some free time to use the
    >> basic Power Vision package. I can choose to keep it for $7/mo. I have no
    >> need for a tethered data modem. Watching the news and weather in text form
    >> is something I can easily live without. I don't care about surfing the web
    >> from my phone, unless there's a worthwhile purpose. Are there any? I'm
    >> beginning to use text messaging, and I find the ability to send email from
    >> my phone to be a good alternative benefit, but email ability isn't worth
    >> it alone to keep the service. And, despite the claims I've read, Internet
    >> speed isn't nearly blazing broadband. At least for me, in Los Angeles,
    >> it's very slow.

    >
    >Must be a problem on the West Coast then. Here on the East Coast, the
    >difference between regular and Power Vision is like night and day, and
    >the speed is very noticeable.
    >
    >> What are some typical uses for Internet access that I should consider in
    >> making the choice to keep or toss it?

    >
    >Well, you know what you want to do with your phone, not us. Evidently
    >you don't want to tether, you're not interested in web surfing on your
    >phone, and mobile e-mail isn't important to you. What else is there?
    >
    >Your purchase of something should be need driven, not the other way
    >around (buying something and then inventing "needs" to justify it). So
    >obviously, Power Vision doesn't appeal to you. There's nothing wrong
    >with that (hell, it just means more bandwidth for me).


    You seem to overlook that some, if not all of these phones have an
    abundance of features in addition to the 'typical' or traditional
    features. I bought my A900 because of its size, speech recognition
    features, etc. Internet access capability was a feature that happened to
    come with the phone. I satisfied all of my needs, now, I'm trying to
    determine if I have reason to use the extra features.
    --
    Ed Jay (remove 'M' to respond by email)



  6. #6
    Ed Jay
    Guest

    Re: Using Power Vision?

    skip <skip[@nospam.com> scribed:

    >Ed Jay <[email protected]> wrote in
    >news:[email protected]:
    >
    >> I upgraded to an A900. In the process, I got some free time to use the
    >> basic Power Vision package. I can choose to keep it for $7/mo. I have
    >> no need for a tethered data modem. Watching the news and weather in
    >> text form is something I can easily live without. I don't care about
    >> surfing the web from my phone, unless there's a worthwhile purpose.
    >> Are there any? I'm beginning to use text messaging, and I find the
    >> ability to send email from my phone to be a good alternative benefit,
    >> but email ability isn't worth it alone to keep the service. And,
    >> despite the claims I've read, Internet speed isn't nearly blazing
    >> broadband. At least for me, in Los Angeles, it's very slow.
    >>
    >> What are some typical uses for Internet access that I should consider
    >> in making the choice to keep or toss it?

    >
    >I also live in the area . I use it for text only . The faster service was
    >not any faster nor the TV and radio intrest me either.


    Thanks for the confirmation, Skip.
    --
    Ed Jay (remove 'M' to respond by email)



  7. #7
    Ed Jay
    Guest

    Re: Using Power Vision?

    Joel Kolstad scribed:

    >"Ed Jay" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >>I upgraded to an A900. In the process, I got some free time to use the
    >> basic Power Vision package. I can choose to keep it for $7/mo. I have no
    >> need for a tethered data modem. Watching the news and weather in text form
    >> is something I can easily live without. I don't care about surfing the web
    >> from my phone, unless there's a worthwhile purpose. Are there any?

    >
    >I have a PDA phone now, but back when I had a Sanvo VM-4500, I routinely used
    >Vision to *check* e-mail (not reply, unless it was really urgent, because even
    >with T9 word entry, it just wasn't that much fun), check flights for
    >arrival/departure delays, check movie :-) schedules, lookup the occasional
    >phone number and even lookup the off-beat restauarant, although realistically
    >those last two were only because I was mobile and didn't have a printed phone
    >directory handy.


    All good uses. Thanks for the ideas.

    BTW, here's a good one to keep stored: 1-800-373-3411. It's a free
    information service.

    >> And, despite the claims I've read, Internet
    >> speed isn't nearly blazing broadband. At least for me, in Los Angeles,
    >> it's very slow.

    >
    >"Broadband" in the cell phone arena is like "CD quality" in the Internet
    >streaming audio arena -- both are thrown around with abandon, and almost never
    >really live up to their comparison.
    >
    >> What are some typical uses for Internet access that I should consider in
    >> making the choice to keep or toss it?

    >
    >You can still use Vision without a package -- you just get charged at the
    >"casual usage" rate of something absurd like $0.10/2kB. Perhaps you should
    >drop the package after what I'm assuming if your free 30 day trial, see
    >whether or not you use it to the tune of $7/mo or more, and if so add it back.
    >

    Good thinking.
    --
    Ed Jay (remove 'M' to respond by email)



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