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    What are some recommended phones for SrintPCS then? I'm getting a new phone for Christmas, and would like to have something thats going to let me connect to the internet from a CarPC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theluckyducky
    What are some recommended phones for SrintPCS then? I'm getting a new phone for Christmas, and would like to have something thats going to let me connect to the internet from a CarPC.

    My new phone is sanyo 8200, free at bestbuy right now...
    work pretty good...got it connected without using any software at all..
    just use winxp dial up config...that is it..
    connect at 1150kps and download rate range from 11-16 kb/s
    hope this help...
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    ^^^^what he said.

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    So what's the verdict here? some people are claiming that they get charged and some don't....

    so i see 2 senario..

    1) No Vision plan

    2) Unlimited Vision plan

    Both connect via #777 via dialup networking....

    how does Sprint charge you? per min of usage if you are not within your nights/weekend usage? or per data usage? or is it both? i'm a bit confused....can somebody unconfused me please?

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    This is not so hard to understand, but as usual everyone wants to try to screw the cell phone companies. Most people who say they've been charged or "told not to use it" use and abuse it. Here are the scenarious:

    1) Old(er) 2G phone with "Wireless Web" - Charged for usage. (This always worked with #777, even 3-4 years ago, but got expensive.)

    2) New 3G phone with no Vision - Charged for usage.

    3) New 3G phone with "Unlimited Vision" - Usage is unlimited, but with limits. Yes this doesn't make sense, but argue all you want, you can't win. Most people don't get bothered by it, some who use it a LOT have gotten a letter or a call saying it is against the agreement. Read that section of the agreement which is pasted at the bottom of this post. If you think your phone will replace a cable modem or any other form of Internet access you are a dumbass. It IS against the agreement, and they reserve the right to take your service away. Period.

    4) New 3G phone with "Limited Vision" - These are crippled Vision plans and I don't know much about them. If they say you have Unlimited Vision, you fall under (3). Period. Anyone who signed up for Vision right when it came out got grandfathered into this. If you signed up recently, you MAY have a crippled plan, but you should know about it. This would give you like 5MB a month or something of that nature. Then you get charged per usage.

    Anything else you hear is just FUD. Yes they sell you on this point, yes they will tell you you can, yes you can BUT within limits. Here is the clause from the agreement:

    Sprint PCS Vision. Not avai'l where use is in connection with server devices or host computer applications, other systems that drive continuous heavy traffic or data sessions, or as substitutes for private lines or frame relay connections. Sprint PCS Vision Packs are not avai'l: (1) with any other device used in connection with a computer or PDA - including phones, smart phones or other devices used with connection kits or similar phone-to-computer/PDA accessories; and (2) with Bluetooth Vision capable PCS Phones used as a modem in connection with other devices. Sprint reserves the right to deny or to terminate service without notice for any misuse. Credits for premium services do not carry forward and are not avai'l for use with all services.

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    Talking Free net w/ PCMCIA card

    I already have the 20mb/$40 a month activated (which is a complete rip off), if I discontinue that and activate the Vision plan, is it somehow possible to use the PCMCIA I have and use the free #777 method? Thx, you all ROCK.

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    I have a Sanyo 8200 Phone that works awesome with Sprint. I have had this for about a 8 months, and had the 8100 before that. Have used it mulitple times on travel with my laptop, and get great speeds. The only problem that I had was trying to upload an 18mb file up to our FTP site at work, this ate the battery up and didn't ever transfer fully, so I had to go find a WIFI network to get the file up. Any other size files that I did, that were no where this large, worked great.

    I get about 30kb down, with it showing connetion speeds of about 255kb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bry21317
    The only problem that I had was trying to upload an 18mb file up to our FTP site at work, this ate the battery up and didn't ever transfer fully,
    My VM4500 get's power through the USB while connected. Does the 8200 not do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slffl
    My VM4500 get's power through the USB while connected. Does the 8200 not do this?
    Depends on the cable-some will charge some won't.
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    Sprint hack

    If you guys need help let me know what kind of sprint phone you have. I have an archive of most of the drivers. You dont need any special software. Also have software to pull contacts out of old phones and drop them into new phones. All thats required is a data cable. Snag one off ebay or if you dont care just go to your local radio shack and get one. Holla if you have questions.

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