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  1. #1
    David G. Imber
    Guest
    I've criticized Vision here for being superfluous and of limited
    value, but I have to admit that the last time I looked at it was right
    after launch, and it was so slow and cranky as to be completely unbearable
    (and I was trying it at a SPCS store!)

    I'd like to see screen shots of it today, to see exactly how useful
    it might be. For example, if my wife and I were out on the street and I
    remembered reading about a certain restaurant in a news group, I wonder how
    much of an ordeal it would be to go to Google/Groups/Search and locate the
    thread where the address and telephone number were posted.

    My previous experience suggests that this would take a strenuous
    ten minutes and cost a bundle.

    Is there a site where I can actually look at examples of Vision's
    current functionality?

    Note to Rob (O/Siris) or anyone else with SPCS's ear: There SHOULD
    be! You might have an easier time selling it.

    DGI






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  2. #2
    Renaldo
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?

    On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 16:52:28 -0400, David G. Imber
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > I've criticized Vision here for being superfluous and of limited
    >value, but I have to admit that the last time I looked at it was right
    >after launch, and it was so slow and cranky as to be completely unbearable
    >(and I was trying it at a SPCS store!)
    >
    > I'd like to see screen shots of it today, to see exactly how useful
    >it might be. For example, if my wife and I were out on the street and I
    >remembered reading about a certain restaurant in a news group, I wonder how
    >much of an ordeal it would be to go to Google/Groups/Search and locate the
    >thread where the address and telephone number were posted.


    Time to revisit a SprintPCS store. 10:30 AM on a Tuesday when it
    might be empty?
    >
    > My previous experience suggests that this would take a strenuous
    >ten minutes and cost a bundle.



    Obviously the largest screen on the phone would be most conducive to
    web surfing, and prolly the best tradeoff is something like a Treo
    300.

    If you get a "Vision Pack" its just $15/month for all the Internet
    surfing you can do (and your battery allows).



    > Is there a site where I can actually look at examples of Vision's
    >current functionality?
    >
    > Note to Rob (O/Siris) or anyone else with SPCS's ear: There SHOULD
    >be! You might have an easier time selling it.
    >
    > DGI





  3. #3
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?


    "David G. Imber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I've criticized Vision here for being superfluous and of limited
    > value, but I have to admit that the last time I looked at it was

    right
    > after launch, and it was so slow and cranky as to be completely

    unbearable
    > (and I was trying it at a SPCS store!)
    >
    > I'd like to see screen shots of it today, to see exactly how useful
    > it might be. For example, if my wife and I were out on the street

    and I
    > remembered reading about a certain restaurant in a news group, I

    wonder how
    > much of an ordeal it would be to go to Google/Groups/Search and

    locate the
    > thread where the address and telephone number were posted.
    >
    > My previous experience suggests that this would take a strenuous
    > ten minutes and cost a bundle.
    >
    > Is there a site where I can actually look at examples of Vision's
    > current functionality?
    >
    > Note to Rob (O/Siris) or anyone else with SPCS's ear: There SHOULD
    > be! You might have an easier time selling it.
    >
    > DGI


    Since SPCS initiated Vision, they added more functions to the main
    screen. I just went into to find a restaurant in Charlotte, NC,
    through the Restaurant Search engine and it took all of three minutes
    to go through all the following qualifiers, North America -
    Charlotte - Restaurants by name - and then finding the restaurant,
    with all the details, and a review as well ...

    Pretty darn quick if you ask me ...

    Bob





  4. #4
    Renaldo
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?

    On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 21:47:46 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Since SPCS initiated Vision, they added more functions to the main
    >screen. I just went into to find a restaurant in Charlotte, NC,
    >through the Restaurant Search engine and it took all of three minutes
    >to go through all the following qualifiers, North America -
    >Charlotte - Restaurants by name - and then finding the restaurant,
    >with all the details, and a review as well ...
    >
    >Pretty darn quick if you ask me ...



    Maybe, but if one doesn't have Vision, then one is paying per "K"
    downloaded, and Sprint hasn't thought it necessary to allow
    customers to track their data usage online like they can their voice
    minute usage.




  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?


    "Renaldo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 21:47:46 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Since SPCS initiated Vision, they added more functions to the main
    > >screen. I just went into to find a restaurant in Charlotte, NC,
    > >through the Restaurant Search engine and it took all of three

    minutes
    > >to go through all the following qualifiers, North America -
    > >Charlotte - Restaurants by name - and then finding the restaurant,
    > >with all the details, and a review as well ...
    > >
    > >Pretty darn quick if you ask me ...

    >
    >
    > Maybe, but if one doesn't have Vision, then one is paying per "K"
    > downloaded, and Sprint hasn't thought it necessary to allow
    > customers to track their data usage online like they can their voice
    > minute usage.


    That's true, but on a search like the one I did, it was strictly text,
    and minimal to say the least ...

    Bob





  6. #6
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?

    The web page says you can try it free for I believe 2 months--but as
    someone posted last week, this may be deceptive, as you (yourself) have
    to cancel it after two months or they will bill you after the 3rd month.



    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    > "Renaldo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 21:47:46 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > >Since SPCS initiated Vision, they added more functions to the main
    > > >screen. I just went into to find a restaurant in Charlotte, NC,
    > > >through the Restaurant Search engine and it took all of three

    > minutes
    > > >to go through all the following qualifiers, North America -
    > > >Charlotte - Restaurants by name - and then finding the restaurant,
    > > >with all the details, and a review as well ...
    > > >
    > > >Pretty darn quick if you ask me ...

    > >
    > >
    > > Maybe, but if one doesn't have Vision, then one is paying per "K"
    > > downloaded, and Sprint hasn't thought it necessary to allow
    > > customers to track their data usage online like they can their voice
    > > minute usage.

    >
    > That's true, but on a search like the one I did, it was strictly text,
    > and minimal to say the least ...
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  7. #7
    Lawrence Glasser
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?

    p lane wrote:
    >
    > The web page says you can try it free for I believe 2 months--but as
    > someone posted last week, this may be deceptive, as you (yourself) have
    > to cancel it after two months or they will bill you after the 3rd month.


    Nothing deceptive about it... Lots of companies use this marketing
    scheme.

    Larry



  8. #8
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?

    In article <[email protected]>, David G.=20
    [email protected] says...
    > =09Note to Rob (O/Siris) or anyone else with SPCS's ear: There SHOULD
    > be! You might have an easier time selling it.
    >=20


    I agree. Vision's homepage is http://vision.sprintpcs.com. We used to be =
    able=20
    to access it on a PC to see the menus, etc. Now it appears to be blocked. =
    I=20
    can't for the life of me figure out why. Although the cynical side of me=
    =20
    thinks it's because this lets PC's avoid the popups.

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



  9. #9
    3G Geek
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?

    You can see the vision web pages through a computer by going to
    http://vision.sprintpcs.com. This isn't a true representation of the
    speed or size of it of course, and all of it doesn't work (because you
    aren't logged into your account.) However, it gives you an "idea" of the
    functions of it.

    David G. Imber <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I've criticized Vision here for being superfluous and of limited
    > value, but I have to admit that the last time I looked at it was right
    > after launch, and it was so slow and cranky as to be completely unbearable
    > (and I was trying it at a SPCS store!)
    >
    > I'd like to see screen shots of it today, to see exactly how useful
    > it might be. For example, if my wife and I were out on the street and I
    > remembered reading about a certain restaurant in a news group, I wonder how
    > much of an ordeal it would be to go to Google/Groups/Search and locate the
    > thread where the address and telephone number were posted.
    >
    > My previous experience suggests that this would take a strenuous
    > ten minutes and cost a bundle.
    >
    > Is there a site where I can actually look at examples of Vision's
    > current functionality?
    >
    > Note to Rob (O/Siris) or anyone else with SPCS's ear: There SHOULD
    > be! You might have an easier time selling it.
    >
    > DGI
    >
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  10. #10
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?

    I have vision, and hadn't checked out the new stuff, till I read your
    posts; it's imprved. Thanks

    Renaldo <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 21:47:46 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Since SPCS initiated Vision, they added more functions to the main
    > >screen. I just went into to find a restaurant in Charlotte, NC,
    > >through the Restaurant Search engine and it took all of three minutes
    > >to go through all the following qualifiers, North America -
    > >Charlotte - Restaurants by name - and then finding the restaurant,
    > >with all the details, and a review as well ...
    > >
    > >Pretty darn quick if you ask me ...

    >
    >
    > Maybe, but if one doesn't have Vision, then one is paying per "K"
    > downloaded, and Sprint hasn't thought it necessary to allow
    > customers to track their data usage online like they can their voice
    > minute usage.
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  11. #11
    David G. Imber
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?

    On Sat, 11 Oct 2003 13:22:09 -0000, [email protected] (3G Geek) wrote:

    >You can see the vision web pages through a computer by going to
    >http://vision.sprintpcs.com. This isn't a true representation of the
    >speed or size of it of course, and all of it doesn't work (because you
    >aren't logged into your account.) However, it gives you an "idea" of the
    >functions of it.


    Thanks. That's reallly what I was looking for, but when I just went
    to check it, the server was down.

    DGI






  12. #12
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?

    In article <[email protected]>, David G.=20
    [email protected] says...
    > =09Thanks. That's reallly what I was looking for, but when I just went
    > to check it, the server was down.
    >=20


    I suspect it's not down, David. I think we started blocking it. I don't k=
    now=20
    why.

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



  13. #13
    norelpref
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?

    On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 16:52:28 -0400, David G. Imber
    <[email protected]> said:
    >
    > My previous experience suggests that this would take a strenuous
    >ten minutes and cost a bundle.


    I have never had a problem simply killing time and browsing around
    with Vision, but I usually get frustrated when I'm looking for
    specific things. Its not really the Vision service that caused the
    frustration but the limited keypad and screen and/or crappy site I was
    looking for information on. One example comes to mind. I was looking
    for a phone number for a local SamsClub. I found many SamsClub's and
    even though the particular site I was using took my city and state
    input, it still showed phone numbers for stores on the other side of
    the state and only 2 per page so I had to keep hitting next, wait,
    next, wait, next, wait, next, wait, etc.. Finally I called DA for
    $1.25 and got the number in a few seconds. Sites I am familiar with I
    have a much better results on. Bottom line though, for me, its worth
    the cost.



  14. #14
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Is there anywhere I could see Vision?

    I think I was trying to be sarcastic

    Lawrence Glasser <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > p lane wrote:
    > >
    > > The web page says you can try it free for I believe 2 months--but as
    > > someone posted last week, this may be deceptive, as you (yourself) have
    > > to cancel it after two months or they will bill you after the 3rd month.

    >
    > Nothing deceptive about it... Lots of companies use this marketing
    > scheme.
    >
    > Larry


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



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