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  1. #1
    Bob Grice
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    I have the Sanyo 5300, and I was wondering if there are any little
    tricks or goodies hidden in this phone, i.e. keypad inputs to make
    different things come up on the screen. Also, I know that the phone
    is "GPS Ready", according to SprintPCS, and was wondering if there was
    anyway to access this function without calling 911 or something like
    that. Ya know, like a GPS locator on the cheap?



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  2. #2
    Phill.
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    Re: Phone goodies/tricks?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Bob Grice) wrote:

    > I have the Sanyo 5300, and I was wondering if there are any little
    > tricks or goodies hidden in this phone, i.e. keypad inputs to make
    > different things come up on the screen. Also, I know that the phone
    > is "GPS Ready", according to SprintPCS, and was wondering if there was
    > anyway to access this function without calling 911 or something like
    > that. Ya know, like a GPS locator on the cheap?


    http://www.howardforums.com/archive/forum/41-1.html

    has some people discussing the 5300, but its apparently too new a phone
    for "Easter Eggs" to have been identified. Apparently GPS functionality
    does not extend to any applications other than 911 identification.



  3. #3
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: Phone goodies/tricks?


    "Bob Grice" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:25f383b0[email protected]
    > I have the Sanyo 5300, and I was wondering if there are any little
    > tricks or goodies hidden in this phone, i.e. keypad inputs to make
    > different things come up on the screen. Also, I know that the phone
    > is "GPS Ready", according to SprintPCS, and was wondering if there was
    > anyway to access this function without calling 911 or something like
    > that. Ya know, like a GPS locator on the cheap?


    Most of the Sprint PCS phones have had the GPS (aka E911) ability in them
    for the last 18 months or so. Samsung has had it in its phones since the
    A400. I am not sure when Sanyo first added the feature. However, in all
    cases, E911 is always on and thus any application designed to use it could
    theoretically get this data. You should have the ability to shut it off (on
    my Samsung A500 a symbol appears showing that it is disabled). When off, it
    should only broadcast GPS data when 911 is called.

    The short answer to your question is that the function is already being
    "accessed". There are no applications that currently utilize this feature
    however. To my knowledge, the GPS data will show up on the debug screens,
    but I am not sure how much use that information would be to you.

    Tom Veldhouse





  4. #4
    Bob Grice
    Guest

    Re: Phone goodies/tricks?

    Well, I'm just curious about it... How do I access the debug screen?

    Bob

    P.S. Yes, it's me, for some reason my post isn't showing up on Google
    so I can't respond to it on there.

    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    > "Bob Grice" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I have the Sanyo 5300, and I was wondering if there are any little
    > > tricks or goodies hidden in this phone, i.e. keypad inputs to make
    > > different things come up on the screen. Also, I know that the phone
    > > is "GPS Ready", according to SprintPCS, and was wondering if there was
    > > anyway to access this function without calling 911 or something like
    > > that. Ya know, like a GPS locator on the cheap?

    >
    > Most of the Sprint PCS phones have had the GPS (aka E911) ability in them
    > for the last 18 months or so. Samsung has had it in its phones since the
    > A400. I am not sure when Sanyo first added the feature. However, in all
    > cases, E911 is always on and thus any application designed to use it could
    > theoretically get this data. You should have the ability to shut it off (on
    > my Samsung A500 a symbol appears showing that it is disabled). When off, it
    > should only broadcast GPS data when 911 is called.
    >
    > The short answer to your question is that the function is already being
    > "accessed". There are no applications that currently utilize this feature
    > however. To my knowledge, the GPS data will show up on the debug screens,
    > but I am not sure how much use that information would be to you.
    >
    > Tom Veldhouse
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  5. #5
    John R. Copeland
    Guest

    Re: Phone goodies/tricks?

    Probably, Sanyo added E911 with the 4900.
    My 5150s did not have it.
    ---JRC---

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  6. #6
    Cool Hand
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    Re: Phone goodies/tricks?


    Imagine, Mons/Parps upload Stealth software into kids' CellFones.
    Whenever the CellFones are one, they will send(gps data) to Mon's PC or Mon's
    voice mails in specific interval. So Mons will know exactly where they kids
    are.

    How many Mons will sign up for this kind of software programs?

    On 3 Oct 2003 09:00:35 -0700, [email protected] (Bob Grice) wrote:

    =>I have the Sanyo 5300, and I was wondering if there are any little
    =>tricks or goodies hidden in this phone, i.e. keypad inputs to make
    =>different things come up on the screen. Also, I know that the phone
    =>is "GPS Ready", according to SprintPCS, and was wondering if there was
    =>anyway to access this function without calling 911 or something like
    =>that. Ya know, like a GPS locator on the cheap?

    ---
    We (all things) are made of Atoms.
    http://home.earthlink.net/~rachel1689/



  7. #7
    Big Poppa
    Guest

    Re: Phone goodies/tricks?

    What the heck is a Mons and Parps??

    Cool Hand <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    > Imagine, Mons/Parps upload Stealth software into kids' CellFones.
    > Whenever the CellFones are one, they will send(gps data) to Mon's PC or Mon's
    > voice mails in specific interval. So Mons will know exactly where they kids
    > are.
    >
    > How many Mons will sign up for this kind of software programs?
    >
    > On 3 Oct 2003 09:00:35 -0700, [email protected] (Bob Grice) wrote:
    >
    > =>I have the Sanyo 5300, and I was wondering if there are any little
    > =>tricks or goodies hidden in this phone, i.e. keypad inputs to make
    > =>different things come up on the screen. Also, I know that the phone
    > =>is "GPS Ready", according to SprintPCS, and was wondering if there was
    > =>anyway to access this function without calling 911 or something like
    > =>that. Ya know, like a GPS locator on the cheap?
    >
    > ---
    > We (all things) are made of Atoms.
    > http://home.earthlink.net/~rachel1689/


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



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