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  1. #1
    null
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    Can anyone with the Treo 600 answer whether it can be used with the USB
    cable (or infrared) as a modem (using #777) for Vision access from a
    computer? The Handspring website makes no mention of this.

    TIA



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  2. #2
    hatoncat
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    Re: Treo 600 as modem?


    null wrote:
    > *Can anyone with the Treo 600 answer whether it can be used with the
    > USB
    > cable (or infrared) as a modem (using #777) for Vision access from a
    > computer? The Handspring website makes no mention of this.
    >
    > TIA *


    http://www.notifymail.com/palm/wmodem/

    It may or may not work with the 600, you might want to email the
    developers...

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  3. #3
    Loving Moonlight
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    Re: Treo 600 as modem?

    Sprint no longer supports using its cell phones as modems, and even Hatuncat
    knows that.



  4. #4
    Justin Koch
    Guest

    Re: Treo 600 as modem?

    [email protected] (Loving Moonlight) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Sprint no longer supports using its cell phones as modems, and even Hatuncat
    > knows that.


    I found with my Sanyo 4900 that there is a big difference between:
    1) Sprint does not support using phones as modems, and
    2) Sprint phones cannot be used as a modem.

    In reality, it was a very easy step to set up my Sanyo 4900 as a modem
    and it works *quite* well. Usually a 70-90k connection. I will be
    working this weekend to get my Treo 600 set up as a data modem.

    'will let you know.
    Justin



  5. #5
    alchemist
    Guest

    Re: Treo 600 as modem?


    I really wish sprint would resolve this 'grey' area in a meaningful and
    competitive way.

    Way back when you could use sprints wireless web for $10 a month to do
    data connections based on you minutes.

    Then Vision comes along, they have some problem metering the usage on
    phones and want to sell 'unlimited' vision so they just go unlimited
    but stop selling connection kits, keep dangling bluetooth phones in
    front of people but not selling them, and list on their site that you
    cant use your vision service to connect to a PDA or Notebook.

    Heres where things get fuzzy. They have no middle ground in thier
    plans... its either a phone plan with unlimited vison (without
    notebook/pda connectivity) or a 'connection card' and a $40-80 plan for
    so many MBs of data. Theres no plan for the 'casual' data user...
    like me... I use my phone as a phone 90% of the time but want to
    connect to the internet with my notebook a few times a year. Theres no
    way to do this under sprints plans anymore without paying a fortune.
    So people either goto other carriers or they use Vision for data anyway
    since it works.

    Sprint on the other hand, doesnt slap everyones hands since they have
    to have a clue that they are ignoring a block of customers who need
    data occasionally... so unless you go overboard and use lots of data
    they typically leave you alone. The problem is still that your not
    supposed to be doing it in your plan and they can cancel your vision at
    any time if they think you are abusing things... what is abuse?
    whatever sprint happens to think at the time... so its nice when you
    have it but its always not quite right IMO.

    Pricing gets wierder with PDA phones... lets say I have unlimited
    vision on my Treo 300 (which i do)... thats $10 a month (well $15 now,
    but i got an old plan) and I can use vision on my phone... or using my
    pdas software (palmOS). Now lets say I take a Sanyo 8100 phone with a
    datacable to a Palm PDA... according to plans that requires a data plan
    of a minimum of $40 a month in addition to your voice plan. So the
    same device capable of the same amount of data usage costs alot more if
    they arent integrated.

    Palm really needs to readdress this issue. TMoble for example has a
    $19.95 unlimited data plan that you can use for whatever you want. Its
    not as fast as sprint... but its clear cut and there are no surprises.


    I really like the sprint network, I get good coverage whereever I go,
    and back in the wireless web days they were on the cutting edge of
    data... but now they offer plans at two extremes... they need to get
    their act together or I know alot of folks who will be leaving come Nov
    24th.

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    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  6. #6
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Treo 600 as modem?

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]=
    -
    id.com says...
    > Pricing gets wierder with PDA phones... lets say I have unlimited
    > vision on my Treo 300 (which i do)... thats $10 a month (well $15 now,
    > but i got an old plan) and I can use vision on my phone... or using my
    > pdas software (palmOS). Now lets say I take a Sanyo 8100 phone with a
    > datacable to a Palm PDA... according to plans that requires a data plan
    > of a minimum of $40 a month in addition to your voice plan. So the
    > same device capable of the same amount of data usage costs alot more if
    > they arent integrated.=20
    >=20


    Just to correct a point in an otherwise excellent post, you don't have that=
    =20
    "minimum of $40 a month" option to tack on to your voice plan. Our system=
    =20
    treats that something like trying to sign up for a 500 minute and a 700 min=
    ute=20
    plan at the same time. Can't do it. The "data card" plans are exclusive o=
    f=20
    the voice plans. There's $15/month for unlimited Vision (since you did not=
    =20
    mention a PocketPC PDA) that does not support use of the phones as modems, =
    or=20
    there's $10/MB "casual" usage.

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



  7. #7

    Re: Treo 600 as modem?

    On Sat, 25 Oct 2003 00:09:05 -0400, alchemist
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >I really wish sprint would resolve this 'grey' area in a meaningful and
    >competitive way.
    >
    >Way back when you could use sprints wireless web for $10 a month to do
    >data connections based on you minutes.
    >
    >Then Vision comes along, they have some problem metering the usage on
    >phones and want to sell 'unlimited' vision so they just go unlimited
    >but stop selling connection kits, keep dangling bluetooth phones in
    >front of people but not selling them,


    Sprint PCS didn't dangle them, Sony Ericsson did, then pulled out of
    the entire North American market.




  8. #8
    CAT0NHAT
    Guest

    Re: Treo 600 as modem?

    > Sprint PCS didn't dangle them, Sony Ericsson did,
    > then pulled out of
    > the entire North American market.


    According to Rob Vargas, the S/E T608 still shows in his system, and may be out
    Real Soon Now.
    =============

    As for the Kyocera 7135, I am unable to find the links to the Kyocera or Sprint
    pages announcing its coming as those pages are history, but Google finds lots
    of discussion in this news group between August 2002 and Feb 2003, telling of
    its coming by those who claimed to know.

    ========

    Then we had the Smasung i700 announced and never delivered
    ==========
    And last but not least we were incorrectly told by someone who knew that the
    Treo 600 would not
    be sold by handspring to end users.




  9. #9
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Treo 600 as modem?

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > According to Rob Vargas, the S/E T608 still shows in his system, and may =

    be out
    > Real Soon Now.
    >=20


    OK, liar, show where I said it would "be out Real Soon Now". You do=20
    this time and again, liar. Put up or shut up about what you CLAIM=20
    people are saying.

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



  10. #10
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Treo 600 as modem?


    "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > According to Rob Vargas, the S/E T608 still shows in his system, and may

    be out
    > Real Soon Now.
    >


    OK, liar, show where I said it would "be out Real Soon Now". You do
    this time and again, liar. Put up or shut up about what you CLAIM
    people are saying.

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

    He can't. Those were his (Phillipe's) comments in a past post ...

    Bob





  11. #11
    alchemist
    Guest

    Re: Treo 600 as modem?


    [email protected] wrote:
    > *On Sat, 25 Oct 2003 00:09:05 -0400, alchemist
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >I really wish sprint would resolve this 'grey' area in a meaningful

    > and
    > >competitive way.
    > >
    > >Way back when you could use sprints wireless web for $10 a month to

    > do
    > >data connections based on you minutes.
    > >
    > >Then Vision comes along, they have some problem metering the usage

    > on
    > >phones and want to sell 'unlimited' vision so they just go

    > unlimited
    > >but stop selling connection kits, keep dangling bluetooth phones in
    > >front of people but not selling them,

    >
    > Sprint PCS didn't dangle them, Sony Ericsson did, then pulled out of
    > the entire North American market. *


    yes, but bluetooth has been around for quite a while now, and is rather
    pervasive in GSM/GPRS phones. It seems to me that sprints management
    has made a decision not to offer such phones as it complicates things
    for their 'unlimited' vision marketing. If Sprint wanted to support
    bluetooth you can bet there would have been more options than just the
    608. Carriers have alot to say about what features they want in phones
    on their networks... If sprint was serious about supporting bluetooth
    it would already be available.

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    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  12. #12
    ChinnoDog
    Guest

    Re: Treo 600 as modem?

    Your responses seem to have gone off on a "Sprint policy for internet access
    on cell phones" tangent.

    Try http://www.junefabrics.com/palmnet/. According to the things I've read
    this is the best one. Plus, they explicitly mention Treo 600 support. You
    can demo it before you buy it.

    "null" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Can anyone with the Treo 600 answer whether it can be used with the USB
    > cable (or infrared) as a modem (using #777) for Vision access from a
    > computer? The Handspring website makes no mention of this.
    >
    > TIA
    >






  13. #13
    Justin Koch
    Guest

    Re: Treo 600 as modem?

    > Try http://www.junefabrics.com/palmnet/. According to the things I've read
    > this is the best one. Plus, they explicitly mention Treo 600 support. You
    > can demo it before you buy it.



    I have loaded PDANET
    http://www.junefabrics.com/palmnet/
    for my Treo600 and it works great!

    $34.00 and I was good to go. Free download for trial period.
    I use my treo600 for a data connection with my laptop and I
    consistently get a 80-100k connection. 'can't say enough good about
    it.

    One little trick that's helpful................
    Once you hook up and get a data connection, go to your "RUN" command
    (hit start menu) and enter
    ping -t www.google.com

    This sits and pings Google once every second and keeps your data
    connection alive without using any real bandwidth. Otherwise, your
    phone keeps disconnecting when you are reading web pages or just
    dinking around.

    Justin



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