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  1. #1
    Fila Beaner
    Guest
    excuse me if i'm a little late with this, but please bare with me. i've
    been off line for a while and am still trying to catch up. i just
    noticed the 3588i on the sprint website and was wondering, (#1) how long
    has it been there, and (#2) does it have the phone based SMS or is it
    web based? the features list nothing about vision, but it says it is
    messaging capable. how will/is sprint billing for this kind of data
    usage?

    thanks

    ryan

    [posted via phonescoop.com]



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  2. #2
    Phill.
    Guest

    Re: nokia 3588i

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Fila Beaner) wrote:

    > excuse me if i'm a little late with this, but please bare with me. i've
    > been off line for a while and am still trying to catch up. i just
    > noticed the 3588i on the sprint website and was wondering, (#1) how long
    > has it been there, and (#2) does it have the phone based SMS or is it
    > web based? the features list nothing about vision, but it says it is
    > messaging capable. how will/is sprint billing for this kind of data
    > usage?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > ryan


    It just came out.

    The phone can do SMS.

    SprrintPCS' network doesnt do SMS yet. Is planned to
    at some indeterminate date in the future.

    Vision is $15 a month for the web data you can shoehorn onto that ittle
    screen.



  3. #3
    Big Poppa
    Guest

    Re: nokia 3588i

    That Nokia phone does not have a web browser so hence no Vision. I've
    already played around with it at a sprint Kiosk.

    "Phill." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] (Fila Beaner) wrote:
    >
    > > excuse me if i'm a little late with this, but please bare with me. i've
    > > been off line for a while and am still trying to catch up. i just
    > > noticed the 3588i on the sprint website and was wondering, (#1) how long
    > > has it been there, and (#2) does it have the phone based SMS or is it
    > > web based? the features list nothing about vision, but it says it is
    > > messaging capable. how will/is sprint billing for this kind of data
    > > usage?
    > >
    > > thanks
    > >
    > > ryan

    >
    > It just came out.
    >
    > The phone can do SMS.
    >
    > SprrintPCS' network doesnt do SMS yet. Is planned to
    > at some indeterminate date in the future.
    >
    > Vision is $15 a month for the web data you can shoehorn onto that ittle
    > screen.






  4. #4
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: nokia 3588i

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > excuse me if i'm a little late with this, but please bare with me. i've
    > been off line for a while and am still trying to catch up. i just
    > noticed the 3588i on the sprint website and was wondering, (#1) how long
    > has it been there, and (#2) does it have the phone based SMS or is it
    > web based? the features list nothing about vision, but it says it is
    > messaging capable. how will/is sprint billing for this kind of data
    > usage?
    >=20
    > thanks
    >=20
    > ryan


    There are package options setup for it, but I don't know if we mean them=20
    for public release yet. Let me look into that at work tonight, and I'll=20
    get back to you.

    The messaging on the 3588i will be phone-based once we get the service=20
    up and running in full production.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  5. #5
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: nokia 3588i

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    O/[email protected]=EEntpcs.com says...
    > There are package options setup for it, but I don't know if we mean them=

    =20
    > for public release yet. Let me look into that at work tonight, and I'll=

    =20
    > get back to you.
    >=20
    > The messaging on the 3588i will be phone-based once we get the service=20
    > up and running in full production.
    >=20


    Can't find the information internally anymore. I'll let you know if/when I=
    =20
    find it again.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



  6. #6
    Phillipe2004
    Guest

    Re: nokia 3588i

    In article <[email protected]>,
    O/Siris <[email protected]ntpcs.cm> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > O/[email protected]ntpcs.com says...
    > > There are package options setup for it, but I don't know if we mean them
    > > for public release yet. Let me look into that at work tonight, and I'll
    > > get back to you.
    > >
    > > The messaging on the 3588i will be phone-based once we get the service
    > > up and running in full production.
    > >

    >
    > Can't find the information internally anymore. I'll let you know if/when I
    > find it again.
    >
    > --
    > -+-
    > R
    > O/Siris
    > I work for SprintPCS
    > I *don't* speak for them.


    The SprintPCS Network can not handle SMS now. You CAN NOT do SMS on
    SprintPCS regardless of what phone you might have.



  7. #7
    Ryder X
    Guest

    Re: nokia 3588i


    Phillipe2004

    Maybe check into things before you post... All Sprint phones will be
    including REAL SMS, starting with the Nokia 3588i.

    SMS is able now, but will not be turned on and officaly launched till
    Nov.



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  8. #8
    null
    Guest

    Re: nokia 3588i


    > The SprintPCS Network can not handle SMS now. You CAN NOT do SMS on
    > SprintPCS regardless of what phone you might have.


    Obviously the *network* can handle SMS, because Virgin Mobile runs on
    the SPCS network and includes SMS.



  9. #9
    Sergei Kosonov
    Guest

    Re: nokia 3588i

    In article <[email protected]>,
    null <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > > The SprintPCS Network can not handle SMS now. You CAN NOT do SMS on
    > > SprintPCS regardless of what phone you might have.

    >
    > Obviously the *network* can handle SMS, because Virgin Mobile runs on
    > the SPCS network and includes SMS.


    Includes phones capable of SMS, or has phones that currently do SMS???



  10. #10
    Eric
    Guest

    Re: nokia 3588i

    <<Includes phones capable of SMS, or has phones that currently do SMS???
    >>


    Virgin Mobile phones currently *do* SMS. And all indications point to
    Sprint offering the service in the future as well... especially since
    phones coming out now have the feature built in and Sprint didn't make
    them take it out.

    It's just a waiting game as to when.

    Eric




  11. #11
    mcg
    Guest

    Re: nokia 3588i

    "Eric" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > <<Includes phones capable of SMS, or has phones that currently do SMS???
    > >>

    >
    > Virgin Mobile phones currently *do* SMS. And all indications point to
    > Sprint offering the service in the future as well... especially since
    > phones coming out now have the feature built in and Sprint didn't make
    > them take it out.


    The way I understand it (and I'm not a specialist in this field so take this
    with a grain of salt) the ability to do SMS depends on a combination of
    network switches/servers and phone hardware/software. Even though Virgin
    Mobile uses the Sprint network, they put in their own system that included
    SMS, and their phones all implement SMS. In other words Sprint has to make
    changes to some of their network hardware/software (and I'll bet there's a
    whole bunch of stuff they'll have to upgrade) and they have to sell phones
    that implement SMS.

    I'm also guessing that as they're doing these upgrades for SMS they're also
    working on upgrading their network components for Push-to-Talk. In fact,
    many of the network challenges SprintPCS has to overcome for a
    well-performing SMS are the same ones they have to overcome for PTT. Also,
    it'll be interesting to see whether SMS and PTT sell well enough that it
    turns out to be a good business decision for Sprint to have poured lots of
    money into upgrading their network.





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