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  1. #1
    BC
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    I have sprint service on Tevo 650 with vision unlimited service. I can use
    the phone as a modem to access the internet using usb cable to my laptop.
    Ok but slow. Can I buy a wireless card for my laptop and use it on my
    existing service contract? Are wireless cards assigned a phone number?? I
    don't want a new service plan just want convienence of using my laptop with
    a card. Thanks Bill





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  2. #2
    let_it_ride
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    Re: Internet Card

    Yes, aircards have their own number, and if you are using your treo650 as a
    modem you should be paying for that service too!


    "BC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I have sprint service on Tevo 650 with vision unlimited service. I can use
    >the phone as a modem to access the internet using usb cable to my laptop.
    >Ok but slow. Can I buy a wireless card for my laptop and use it on my
    >existing service contract? Are wireless cards assigned a phone number?? I
    >don't want a new service plan just want convienence of using my laptop with
    >a card. Thanks Bill
    >






  3. #3
    sailingsoul
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    Re: Internet Card


    I believe the way it works is ,,,,,,,,,, Right now your using your treo
    as your phone and when cabled to your laptop your using your treo as a
    modem. That is on the same device (same "ESN" number, same phone
    number)!!!!!!! If you want to use an aircard (different device,
    diff' "ESN") ,,,it needs a phone number of it's own. Think of it like
    wanting to use two phones ,,,,,you can use both phones!!!!!! just not
    at the same time....You must call your service provider (sprint) and
    give them the "ESN" of the device that you want assigned to a number.
    When you use a device the sprints system will only allow service to
    that device assigned to it's number. I don't know if you want or sprint
    will allow, you to call customer service and switch back and forth
    between two "ESN's" when ever you want to switch. I could be wrong on
    one or both. Hope this helps...#9..IMHO


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  4. #4
    sailingsoul
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    Re: Internet Card


    Hay "BC"!!?? I have sprint for phone but have been shy to try the "treo
    to pc "way. One can never know what the speed will be before you spend
    $$$... Just how slow is the conncetion when you use your treo as a
    modem ????? I'm assuming e-mail is not slow for you ( is it?) Is it
    slow when you try to view video? If you could give a comment on what
    usage is ok( not slow) and which usage is not (to slow). I believe
    that any provider can say that the speed is 9 zillion bps but if you
    only get transfer @ .001 per/sec., you got ****. What do you get
    effectively ( actual results ) ????? Sailingsoul


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  5. #5
    Mellow Mike
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    Re: Internet Card

    Switching back and forth between the two is either impossible or
    horribly expensive and inconvenient. One thing to check is whether you
    are in a Power Vision area. If you are not, then getting a connection
    card will not improve your phone-as-modem speed. The only advantage
    would be that you could use your Treo while connected to the internet.
    You can check this coverage at sprint.com then clicking on the
    Coverage tab and entering your zip code.




  6. #6
    sailingsoul
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    Re: Internet Card


    [B Wrote:
    > Mellow Mike[/B];117635]Switching back and forth between the two is
    > either impossible or
    > horribly expensive and inconvenient. One thing to check is whether you
    > are in a Power Vision area. If you are not, then getting a connection
    > card will not improve your phone-as-modem speed. The only advantage
    > would be that you could use your Treo while connected to the internet.
    > You can check this coverage at sprint.com then clicking on the
    > Coverage tab and entering your zip code. Thank, Mellow Mike. It might be expensive , switching between a PC

    card and phone (TREO). I don't know about that but I've switched
    between two phones (sprint NOKIA'S). I had one, then bought a back up
    ($10) and wanted to test it out in case it had a prob'. So I just
    called CS, programed my new one and gave my ESN . My first now could
    not make calls, even though it was programed and the new one worked.
    After 2 weeks, I knew it was OK. I called CS and just gave them the ESN
    of my first. The first now works and the second (new) one doesn't. *No
    charge, Not impossible, *yes *inconvenient*. Now, both are set up to
    work with my phone # , both can call CS (*2), only one can make
    calls. If I call CS now and tell them I want to use my spare , I give
    then the ESN , they put it into the system and it works. Just
    telling what I know for who it helps. Peace. SS


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  7. #7
    sailingsoul
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    Re: Internet Card


    I agree with you MM. You mentioned checking that one is in a "power
    vision area". I am unfamilliar with that term. SS


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  8. #8
    Mellow Mike
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    Re: Internet Card

    On Jun 13, 7:55 pm, sailingsoul <[email protected]
    mx.wirelessforums.org> wrote:
    > I agree with you MM. You mentioned checking that one is in a "power
    > vision area". I am unfamilliar with that term. SS
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    A Sprint has three different speeds available for using your phone-as-
    modem. RX1 (Regular Vision) is about a 108k connection. This is what
    is available in most areas. EVDO (Power Vision) is about 300-500k
    connection. This is available in most major metro areas. Revision A is
    even faster than EVDO but is only available in some very limited areas
    now.




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