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  1. #1
    Larry Thomas
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    In case anyone's interested the new version is 1.059SP. I don't know
    what it adds/fixes yet.

    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



    See More: New Sanyo 4900 software update available




  2. #2
    daye
    Guest

    Re: New Sanyo 4900 software update available

    Better it's not designed to stop you using it as an external modem.

    -xinlian

    "Larry Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In case anyone's interested the new version is 1.059SP. I don't know
    > what it adds/fixes yet.
    >
    > --
    > -Larry
    > Sprint user since 1997






  3. #3
    P Reality
    Guest

    Re: New Sanyo 4900 software update available

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "daye" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Better it's not designed to stop you using it as an external modem.


    If no one is saying what the new firmware does, then there's a greater
    than zero chance it locks out modem functionality.



  4. #4
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: New Sanyo 4900 software update available


    P Reality <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "daye" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Better it's not designed to stop you using it as an external modem.

    >
    > If no one is saying what the new firmware does, then there's a greater
    > than zero chance it locks out modem functionality.


    I doubt Sprint would release new firmware on a discontinued (or soon to
    be discontinued) phone so they could lock out the modem functionality.
    Why does everyone start to panic about that every time new firmware is
    released? Have any of the firmware upgrades locked out the modem
    functionality? I don't think so.

    By the way I heard unofficially that the new 4900 update fixes a roaming
    problem with the phone. That's all.

    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  5. #5
    P Reality
    Guest

    Re: New Sanyo 4900 software update available

    In article <[email protected].supernews.com>,
    [email protected] (Larry Thomas) wrote:

    > By the way I heard unofficially that the new 4900 update fixes a roaming
    > problem with the phone. That's all.


    I thought that was controlled by the PRL ?



  6. #6
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: New Sanyo 4900 software update available


    P Reality <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] (Larry Thomas) wrote:
    >
    > > By the way I heard unofficially that the new 4900 update fixes a roaming
    > > problem with the phone. That's all.

    >
    > I thought that was controlled by the PRL ?


    No not entirely. The PRL just gives the phone a list of systems to roam
    on. The software in the phone can affect the way the phone will roam.
    Apparently some 4900's were not able to roam at all or had poor roaming
    signal performance due to a software bug.

    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  7. #7
    8notime
    Guest

    Re: New Sanyo 4900 software update available


    This could be a fix for the phone going into digital roam mode when in
    fact it's not even capable of doing this. I've seen mine display
    "Digital Roam" without actually being able to place a call while in
    this mode. It might keep the phone from doing this.

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  8. #8
    Larry Thomas
    Guest

    Re: New Sanyo 4900 software update available

    The 4900 is in fact capable of digital roaming in the 1900 Mhz band.
    That does not necessarily mean that Sprint will have a roaming agreement
    with that carrier though.

    --
    -Larry
    Sprint user since 1997



    8notime <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    > This could be a fix for the phone going into digital roam mode when in
    > fact it's not even capable of doing this. I've seen mine display
    > "Digital Roam" without actually being able to place a call while in
    > this mode. It might keep the phone from doing this.
    >
    > --
    > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  9. #9
    8notime
    Guest

    Re: New Sanyo 4900 software update available


    Larry Thomas wrote:
    > *The 4900 is in fact capable of digital roaming in the 1900 Mhz
    > band.
    > That does not necessarily mean that Sprint will have a roaming
    > agreement
    > with that carrier though.
    >
    > --
    > -Larry
    > Sprint user since 1997*


    Doh... forgot about that. Good point. I wonder who it would have roamed
    on then in Seattle? Must have been Quest (amy 4900 is an add-a-phone as
    a backup)

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  10. #10
    Lawrence Glasser
    Guest

    Re: New Sanyo 4900 software update available

    HiTach wrote:
    >
    > How are software upgrades done for this phone:
    >
    > In-store only
    >
    > Or
    >
    > Over the air?


    Typically, PRLs are updated over-the-air, while software
    updates are an in-store process.

    Larry



  11. #11
    HiTach
    Guest

    Re: New Sanyo 4900 software update available

    How are software upgrades done for this phone:

    In-store only

    Or

    Over the air?

    Thanks

    "Larry Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In case anyone's interested the new version is 1.059SP. I don't know
    > what it adds/fixes yet.
    >
    > --
    > -Larry
    > Sprint user since 1997
    >
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]






  12. #12
    P Reality
    Guest

    Re: New Sanyo 4900 software update available

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "HiTach" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > How are software upgrades done for this phone:
    >
    > In-store only
    >
    > Or
    >
    > Over the air?
    >
    > Thanks



    Firmware is store only, except for Palm Phones,
    PRL can be over the air or in the store.



  13. #13
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: New Sanyo 4900 software update available

    P Reality wrote:

    > Firmware is store only, except for Palm Phones,
    > PRL can be over the air or in the store.


    Just a minor detail: Palm phones get *phone* firmware updates in a store.
    Those phones that can update the Palm OS (and, actually, I'm not sure any of
    ours do), can be done just like any other Palm OS PDA.
    --
    -+-
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint
    I *don't* speak for them





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