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    I am considering getting a laptop connected with SPRINT for the car. These threads are really valuable to me in learning about this.

    I understand that surfing doesn't count as download time. But what about connecting to a click on "Listen Live" radio station such as BBC Radio 1? This usually gets Real Player or Windows Media Player activated.

    Has anyone tried this with SPRINT VISION and a laptop? How was the audio? Any packet loss? Any charges?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrapin
    I am considering getting a laptop connected with SPRINT for the car. These threads are really valuable to me in learning about this.

    I understand that surfing doesn't count as download time. But what about connecting to a click on "Listen Live" radio station such as BBC Radio 1? This usually gets Real Player or Windows Media Player activated.

    Has anyone tried this with SPRINT VISION and a laptop? How was the audio? Any packet loss? Any charges?
    Because of my slow processor and harddrive, I increased my buffer to max but it really depend on what else I have running. With just the front end and winamp radio I can listen to all stations no problem (dropped packets are rare and I attribute them to switching cell towers). When I have other things running I have to drop the 128k or above feeds, the 96 and 44s work well. Anything below 44 is probably mono and I tend to stay away from them unless its talk radio.

    I keep creating playlists cause every time I turn around winamp is adding new radio features - they added XM and AOL Radio last month. So I have 128K and above playlists for several genres and then I have the 22-96K playlists. Audio is CD quality on 128k feeds and radio quality elsewhere.

    My card was grandfathered because I've had it a while and it only costs me an additional $10 a month with no data limit, no extra charges and it works minimally with phonecontrol - best of all worlds.

    Be careful about that "surfing and counting as dowload time." until Sprint and I worked out all the bugs, I was being charged per MB for surfing and it didn't count against my airtime minutes. Right now if you get the unlimited Visions package, it doesn't count against your airtime minutes and there is no charge per MB, but its a little expensive. Probably better to go with an unlimited EVDO card (more expensive still, but fast as hell).
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    Thanks for you comments. Apparently listening to radio stations on my mobile laptop will tally up the MB's. I am now thinking seriously about getting unlimited EVDO. I need a faster laptop first. Probably, its best to wait for the January sales.

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    Got verizon but considering 2nd phone for internet if sprint is 100% all the time (verizon uses minutes under modem call). What's up with this line from the website:?

    "Unless a Sprint PCS Vision Pack is selected, customers with a Sprint PCS Vision Phone will be charged 2 per kilobyte for Sprint PCS Vision usage."

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    Ok, I'm going to be dumb here, but I did a quick search and it didn't LOOK like it came up with much for Bluetooth, but I'm looking at getting Sprint and an A900 in a few months and I wondered if anyone tried to use Bluetooth to connect their car pc to the internet via Sprint (either #777 or PCS or whatever).

    Thanks!

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    Anyone know if certain Vision plans are limited to no data access? The Sprint SERO plan for $30 includes unlimited web access but it's contentious as to whether this includes free data access by pc?

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    can someone explain how to connect to sprint using #777 to me? I want to use phone as bt modem

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    ok here is the link to connect the treo 650 to sprint pcs I sure that u can make there setting work for any of the other vision BT phones used. One thing you don't need to call the company to reset your password all these thing can be done from the site, also if you call them they my not know what you are talking about anyway.

    http://vocaro.com/trevor/treo-dun/

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