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    Just had some Question about Boost:

    1. If a bought the i885 model (bluetooth): (sorry never had a Bluetooth )
    a. can I do this over a bluetooth connection with out the cables?
    b. over blue tooth. how far apart can I use it from phone to computer?

    2. does this model come with widen enabled?

    3. when I get them to turn on the web. You get charged 35 cents a day if you use it or not? or it a Per day charge if used?

    4. Is there any software to use " Loopt " on the computer.?

    Thanks for any help

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    Dude... THANK YOU - in the 15 pages of babble here, this is simply the clearest example of what to expect from this setup.
    Agreed and seconded. Great review. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bump View Post
    Just had some Question about Boost:

    1. If a bought the i885 model (bluetooth): (sorry never had a Bluetooth )
    a. can I do this over a bluetooth connection with out the cables?
    b. over blue tooth. how far apart can I use it from phone to computer?

    2. does this model come with widen enabled?

    3. when I get them to turn on the web. You get charged 35 cents a day if you use it or not? or it a Per day charge if used?

    4. Is there any software to use " Loopt " on the computer.?

    Thanks for any help
    a. Never tried it... a wired connection lets you charge it so you don't have to worry about batteries. You are on your own to find bluetooth drivers too, but that should be easy.
    b. IF you get it working, I can connect to a bluetooth modem from over 40 feet away while it is in my buddys pocket.
    2. No idea.
    3. Its 35 cents every day regardless of usage.
    4. Sorry, don't know what loopt is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PURDooM View Post
    a. Never tried it... a wired connection lets you charge it so you don't have to worry about batteries. You are on your own to find bluetooth drivers too, but that should be easy.
    b. IF you get it working, I can connect to a bluetooth modem from over 40 feet away while it is in my buddys pocket.
    2. No idea.
    3. Its 35 cents every day regardless of usage.
    4. Sorry, don't know what loopt is...
    Thanks

    I don't need a charger in the car. But, I known I can use a car charger with it if I need to. And use blue tooth.

    I want to use it for a everyday phone. And a modem in the car.

    I just want to known if I was able to use it as a modem over BT.

    Loopt is a boost service that can track a Boost phones. Show it on a map. And show you where your friends are. It will tell you when you get close to your friends .

    Loopt Web Site


    So, I would be using the phone for every day calls & car internet connections. Don't need to track path. I would use " Loopt " for that.

    thanks again PURDooM

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    Here in a video demo of Loopt

    Video Demo

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    Loopt is free for now but it will cost $2.99 eventually. It basically does what Mologogo does except Mologogo is free.

    Of course, if you have non-technical friends, then Boost will deliver the Loopt app over the air to the phone while you have to load the Mologogo app with a cable on each Boost phone. Or just buy a Boost phone with it already installed from the Mologogo store. IMHO, get the cable because they update the app from time to time.

    Also, I've found that running any java apps like Mologogo or using it as a modem shortens the battery life A LOT. It needs a charge after 5 or 6 hours.
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    Tips for using Mologogo and Boost

    If you use the Mologogo app and a Boost phone for a low budget low-jack, one of the problems you may find is that if for some reason the phone rings, the app will suspend. Also, the app will occasionally 'hang'.

    For those reasons, embedding it into your dash isn't necessarily a great idea. Here's a few tips from the mologogo.wikispaces to help with those issues:

    Mologogo Generic
    Auto-Restart Mologogo
    Go in to the datebook and create a New Event
    Now change - Name: Mol Restart - Time: 1:00 (your choice) - Duration: None - Repeat: Daily (your choice) - Reminder: off - App: Choose Mologogo - Save
    Go in to Mologogo Pref's and under Shutdown time, put in how many Minutes you want Mologogo to stay running.
    I currently have 1439 Minutes to stay running and Datebook set to start Mologogo at 1 am giving me a daily restart.


    Flip Phones
    Stop un-wanted calls (Supplied by Steve Crow)
    To stop all calls from reaching your phone, Foward Them
    Menu -> Call Forwarding -> All Calls -> Forward to 15093210262
    No per-minute or forwarding charges will be incurred - sets up a "not in service" message... Only a message.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Here's a few tips from the mologogo.wikispaces to help with those issues...
    Great tips. Thanks.

    As usual, it's refining the "details" of use such as these that can dramtically improve the end experience.

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    ok, I'm confused . I'm going to have to reread this thread again ( 298).

    I thought this ran on the computer. Not on the phone.

    So, you only need the cable for uploading the Java app , right ?
    And if you use the internet on the computer?

    So, it will track you without being in the car.

    I'm lost. I wish someone would write a How to on this .


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    I did a How-to thread on Boost for the Mac but I can give you the outline right here.

    1. Boost mobile is a pay-go-phone. You have to buy the phone, you have to load it up with minutes. It comes with a free $10.00 on it. There is no contract but you must reload the phone every so often. It will cost you about $10 a month to keep it active.

    2. Boost runs on the Nextel network and brands Boost as a service by offering specific Boost phones under the Boost name. Two of the phones, the i415 and i455 have a GPS built into them. the i415 is about $40.

    3. In addition to the voice, you *must* add a data service to the Boost plan if you want to use the phone as a cellular modem -the whole point of this thread. That access is very slow but there is WiDen coverage in some metropolitan areas that is faster. You can enable this on the i415 and i455. The data option is 35 cents a day whether you use it or not. That equates to approximately $11 a month. Between keeping the Boost service active and enabling the data plan, you will have to spend about $21 a month to have mobile net access in your car.

    4. There is no limit to the amount of data you can transfer.

    5. If you want to track the phone, Boost offers a service called Loopt that both track the phone and allows you to see your friends positions who also have Loopt. Loopt is free for now but they plan to charge $2.99 in the future.

    6. A free alternative to Loopt is mologogo. Mologogo is a Java client app that you run on your phone (so is Loopt). It is free. The difference between Loopt and Mologogo is that Boost makes Loopt available for download over the air to your phone. In order to load Mologogo on your phone, you must purchase a data cable, get an app (WebJal) that allows you to load the app on your phone, download the mologogo app and load it onto your phone. If that is too complex for you, you can purchase a Boost phone with mologogo pre-loaded on it from the mologogo web site.

    7. The tracking program runs on the phone. That means that the track shows where your phone is, not your car computer. The car computer is not necessary for the tracking to work.

    8. You need the data cable to use the phone as a modem. The modem function gives you the same access to the net that you get when you are plugged into the net. Email, surfing, whatever. Just muuuuuuch slower.

    9. Ways to use the phone as modem: Download weather, traffic information. Use Goops or an equivalent Google Earth tracking application to downlod the map data as you drive along without having to cache it ahead of time. Use some of the tracking apps that members here have written to broadcast your position. Chat, get email, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
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