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  1. #1
    Jeff
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    I just bought the Sanyo EVDO SCP8400
    I'm also trying their Intenet free for a month.

    i remember with the Treo 650 using PDA Net i was able to use my laptop to
    browse instead of the phone itself for the same cheap internet fee without
    having to purchase a phone as a modem plan.

    Can the same deal be done with this Phone?
    in other words for the $15/month use my laptop to connect as the phone is
    being used as a modem?

    TIA

    jeff





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  2. #2
    Todd W
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    Re: Sanyo SCP8400/ Phone as a Modem?


    "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I just bought the Sanyo EVDO SCP8400
    > I'm also trying their Intenet free for a month.
    >
    > i remember with the Treo 650 using PDA Net i was able to use my laptop to
    > browse instead of the phone itself for the same cheap internet fee without
    > having to purchase a phone as a modem plan.
    >
    > Can the same deal be done with this Phone?
    > in other words for the $15/month use my laptop to connect as the phone is
    > being used as a modem?


    This is a regular cause for confusion. Short answer: No.

    Long Answer:

    The original Sprint PCS Vision plan (as opposed to Power Vision) did allow
    PAM. This Vision plan (again, as opposed to the currently available Power
    Vision plan) has been grandfathered. In other words, this plan is no longer
    available, but people who created contracts with Sprint when this plan was
    available still have this plan. Also, if you DID have the Vision plan and
    your contract expires, the grandfathered Vision plan is no longer available
    to you.

    Under the Power Vision plans, you must purchase a Phone as Modem Data Plan
    to use PAM. There are only two to choose from. See
    http://www.sprint.com/business/produ...Plan_tabA.html.

    This is Sprint's supported method of providing a wireless high speed IP
    network to you.

    However, as I've lurked over time in this news group, I've seen some very
    different experiences (paraphrasing, of course):

    People have been able to socially engineer thier accounts back on the old
    Vision plan when they renew thier contract, therefore still being able to
    use PAM at $15.00/month.

    People expecting that the PAM was included in the Power Vision plans getting
    very large bills because they did not have a PAM data plan.

    People recently purchasing thier phone and not buying a PAM data plan, but
    able to use PAM without seeing charges on thier bill.

    A combination of the two people above: Using PAM without seeing charges on
    thier bill, then eventually getting very large unexpected bills.

    Often I see long time customers who dont understand that thier Vision plan
    was grandfathered telling new customers that they can use PAM for $15.00
    because the long time customer can.

    Todd W.





  3. #3
    Jeff
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo SCP8400/ Phone as a Modem?


    Thanks for the thorough explanantion Todd, but what can palm treo 700P
    owners paying only $15/ month use a program like PDA Net to connect their
    Treos as PAM to their laptops for unlimited data.

    jeff




    "Todd W" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>I just bought the Sanyo EVDO SCP8400
    >> I'm also trying their Intenet free for a month.
    >>
    >> i remember with the Treo 650 using PDA Net i was able to use my laptop to
    >> browse instead of the phone itself for the same cheap internet fee
    >> without having to purchase a phone as a modem plan.
    >>
    >> Can the same deal be done with this Phone?
    >> in other words for the $15/month use my laptop to connect as the phone is
    >> being used as a modem?

    >
    > This is a regular cause for confusion. Short answer: No.
    >
    > Long Answer:
    >
    > The original Sprint PCS Vision plan (as opposed to Power Vision) did allow
    > PAM. This Vision plan (again, as opposed to the currently available Power
    > Vision plan) has been grandfathered. In other words, this plan is no
    > longer available, but people who created contracts with Sprint when this
    > plan was available still have this plan. Also, if you DID have the Vision
    > plan and your contract expires, the grandfathered Vision plan is no longer
    > available to you.
    >
    > Under the Power Vision plans, you must purchase a Phone as Modem Data Plan
    > to use PAM. There are only two to choose from. See
    > http://www.sprint.com/business/produ...Plan_tabA.html.
    >
    > This is Sprint's supported method of providing a wireless high speed IP
    > network to you.
    >
    > However, as I've lurked over time in this news group, I've seen some very
    > different experiences (paraphrasing, of course):
    >
    > People have been able to socially engineer thier accounts back on the old
    > Vision plan when they renew thier contract, therefore still being able to
    > use PAM at $15.00/month.
    >
    > People expecting that the PAM was included in the Power Vision plans
    > getting very large bills because they did not have a PAM data plan.
    >
    > People recently purchasing thier phone and not buying a PAM data plan, but
    > able to use PAM without seeing charges on thier bill.
    >
    > A combination of the two people above: Using PAM without seeing charges on
    > thier bill, then eventually getting very large unexpected bills.
    >
    > Often I see long time customers who dont understand that thier Vision plan
    > was grandfathered telling new customers that they can use PAM for $15.00
    > because the long time customer can.
    >
    > Todd W.
    >
    >






  4. #4
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo SCP8400/ Phone as a Modem?

    Todd W wrote:

    >> in other words for the $15/month use my laptop to connect as the phone is
    >> being used as a modem?

    >
    > This is a regular cause for confusion. Short answer: No.
    >
    > Long Answer:
    >
    > The original Sprint PCS Vision plan (as opposed to Power Vision) did allow
    > PAM. This Vision plan (again, as opposed to the currently available Power
    > Vision plan) has been grandfathered.


    Actually, a correction on this: we've never known for sure if tethering
    was REALLY allowed with the $15 plan. Originally the answer was yes,
    then it was a stern no (with Sprint cracking down on it for a while),
    then an occasional "yes" through unofficial channels.

    Then finally, the answer seemed to be that Sprint would look the other
    way as long as you didn't make it blatantly obvious that you were
    tethering, and downloading multiple gigabytes of data every month.

    In any case, we do know that for most 1xRTT phones, Sprint couldn't do
    anything to prevent tethering without completely shutting off your
    Vision access. So it was on by default.

    This changed with most EVDO capable phones, which now send different NAI
    logins depending on what type of connection you want. Unless hacked, an
    EVDO phone will the network what you're trying to do.



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  5. #5
    Jeff
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo SCP8400/ Phone as a Modem?

    So does this mean Isaiah Taht the treo 700P or the Sanyo SCP8400 can work
    wtih tethering?

    What program if so would I use to get the Sanyo scp8400 tethered since I
    already pay their $15/month internet fee

    thnx

    jeff
    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Todd W wrote:
    >
    >>> in other words for the $15/month use my laptop to connect as the phone
    >>> is being used as a modem?

    >>
    >> This is a regular cause for confusion. Short answer: No.
    >>
    >> Long Answer:
    >>
    >> The original Sprint PCS Vision plan (as opposed to Power Vision) did
    >> allow PAM. This Vision plan (again, as opposed to the currently available
    >> Power Vision plan) has been grandfathered.

    >
    > Actually, a correction on this: we've never known for sure if tethering
    > was REALLY allowed with the $15 plan. Originally the answer was yes, then
    > it was a stern no (with Sprint cracking down on it for a while), then an
    > occasional "yes" through unofficial channels.
    >
    > Then finally, the answer seemed to be that Sprint would look the other way
    > as long as you didn't make it blatantly obvious that you were tethering,
    > and downloading multiple gigabytes of data every month.
    >
    > In any case, we do know that for most 1xRTT phones, Sprint couldn't do
    > anything to prevent tethering without completely shutting off your Vision
    > access. So it was on by default.
    >
    > This changed with most EVDO capable phones, which now send different NAI
    > logins depending on what type of connection you want. Unless hacked, an
    > EVDO phone will the network what you're trying to do.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.






  6. #6
    Todd W
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo SCP8400/ Phone as a Modem?


    "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > Thanks for the thorough explanantion Todd, but what can palm treo 700P
    > owners paying only $15/ month use a program like PDA Net to connect their
    > Treos as PAM to their laptops for unlimited data.
    >
    > jeff


    I assume you mean how instead of what, but I did explain it:

    >> ... as I've lurked over time in this news group, I've seen some very
    >> different experiences (paraphrasing, of course):

    ....
    >> People recently purchasing thier phone and not buying a PAM data plan,
    >> but able to use PAM without seeing charges on thier bill.


    Also, all kinds of other stuff can happen: the salesman, not wanting to
    loose a high dollar sale, sets up the account so the PAM plan is not needed
    to use the PAM. A subscriber can call and threaten to cancel thier account,
    and retention reconfigures thier account so PAM is free.

    So, you may decide to not add a data plan to your phone and get the dialer
    software and get your PAM connection set up and never get charged for a
    single kb of data. But keep in mind that if you dont have one of the two PAM
    plans I gave a link to below, you fall under casual usage and could be
    billed at any time per kb of data.

    You can get the dialer for your phone here:

    http://www4.sprint.com/pcsbusiness/s...alId=downloads

    On windows these programs (or the one I use, anyway) will add a new dialup
    connection that you can run when your phone is connected (via bluetooth or
    mini usb) to get on the Sprint data network.

    Todd W.

    > "Todd W" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>>I just bought the Sanyo EVDO SCP8400
    >>> I'm also trying their Intenet free for a month.
    >>>
    >>> i remember with the Treo 650 using PDA Net i was able to use my laptop
    >>> to browse instead of the phone itself for the same cheap internet fee
    >>> without having to purchase a phone as a modem plan.
    >>>
    >>> Can the same deal be done with this Phone?
    >>> in other words for the $15/month use my laptop to connect as the phone
    >>> is being used as a modem?

    >>
    >> This is a regular cause for confusion. Short answer: No.
    >>
    >> Long Answer:
    >>
    >> The original Sprint PCS Vision plan (as opposed to Power Vision) did
    >> allow PAM. This Vision plan (again, as opposed to the currently available
    >> Power Vision plan) has been grandfathered. In other words, this plan is
    >> no longer available, but people who created contracts with Sprint when
    >> this plan was available still have this plan. Also, if you DID have the
    >> Vision plan and your contract expires, the grandfathered Vision plan is
    >> no longer available to you.
    >>
    >> Under the Power Vision plans, you must purchase a Phone as Modem Data
    >> Plan to use PAM. There are only two to choose from. See
    >> http://www.sprint.com/business/produ...Plan_tabA.html.
    >>
    >> This is Sprint's supported method of providing a wireless high speed IP
    >> network to you.
    >>
    >> However, as I've lurked over time in this news group, I've seen some very
    >> different experiences (paraphrasing, of course):
    >>
    >> People have been able to socially engineer thier accounts back on the old
    >> Vision plan when they renew thier contract, therefore still being able to
    >> use PAM at $15.00/month.
    >>
    >> People expecting that the PAM was included in the Power Vision plans
    >> getting very large bills because they did not have a PAM data plan.
    >>
    >> People recently purchasing thier phone and not buying a PAM data plan,
    >> but able to use PAM without seeing charges on thier bill.
    >>
    >> A combination of the two people above: Using PAM without seeing charges
    >> on thier bill, then eventually getting very large unexpected bills.
    >>
    >> Often I see long time customers who dont understand that thier Vision
    >> plan was grandfathered telling new customers that they can use PAM for
    >> $15.00 because the long time customer can.
    >>
    >> Todd W.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >






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