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Anonymous
April 27, 2005 12:22:47 AM

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I bet this question has been asked 100 times. If so I apologize for asking
it again. I would like to know if there is a charge for downloading data
from your pc to your cell phone. I already bought the USB data cable but
until now it never occurred to me to ask.

Commonsense says, "of course not!" But given today's economy you really
don't know until you ask.

I called Cingular customer service and they were no help at all. They said
it costs three cents per Kb to download from the Net and it costs 99 cents
to download mono ringtones from Cingular and $1.99 for polyphonic ringtones.
But that wasn't what I asked and they couldn't tell me who could answer.

I am guessing there are more knowledgeable folks here than at Cingular's
call center so that's why I'm asking here.

Thanks!

Ethan
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 10:46:53 AM

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On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 20:22:47 GMT, "Bob Travis" <e_quip@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>I bet this question has been asked 100 times. If so I apologize for asking
>it again. I would like to know if there is a charge for downloading data
>from your pc to your cell phone. I already bought the USB data cable but
>until now it never occurred to me to ask.
>
>Commonsense says, "of course not!" But given today's economy you really
>don't know until you ask.
>

Nope, no charge as long as its just between your phone and your
computer. I'm with cingular and have done quite a bit of this:
phonebooks, pictures, ringtones (cropped from mp3's) in both
directions and no charges.

Now I -have- occasionally hit the "network" button in my phone's
menu by mistake. And in the second or two it takes me to find and
hit the "exit" button, I've down loaded 1 or 2 KB of nothing; and
been charged 10 cents for it. :-(

-beck
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 12:22:37 PM

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sbecker...@austin.rr.com wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 20:22:47 GMT, "Bob Travis" <e_quip@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >I bet this question has been asked 100 times. If so I apologize for
asking
> >it again. I would like to know if there is a charge for downloading
data
> >from your pc to your cell phone. I already bought the USB data cable
but
> >until now it never occurred to me to ask.
> >
> >Commonsense says, "of course not!" But given today's economy you
really
> >don't know until you ask.
> >
>
> Nope, no charge as long as its just between your phone and your
> computer. I'm with cingular and have done quite a bit of this:
> phonebooks, pictures, ringtones (cropped from mp3's) in both
> directions and no charges.
>
> Now I -have- occasionally hit the "network" button in my phone's
> menu by mistake. And in the second or two it takes me to find and
> hit the "exit" button, I've down loaded 1 or 2 KB of nothing; and
> been charged 10 cents for it. :-(
>
> -beck

I finally figured out how to create ringtones, but have not been able
to figure out how to get them to my Motorola V180, V220, and V551 cell
phones. I tried emailing them and that didn't work at all. Cingular
is my wireless network. Would you mind explaining how you uploaded
your mp3's from your pc to your cell phone?
Thanks!
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Anonymous
April 27, 2005 1:50:37 PM

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May I ask exactly how you upload from your pc to your phone? You have
a USB cable, correct? and what software, if any, do you use?
April 28, 2005 3:11:49 AM

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On 27 Apr 2005 09:50:37 -0700, vb2370@swbell.net wrote:

>May I ask exactly how you upload from your pc to your phone? You have
>a USB cable, correct? and what software, if any, do you use?


I personally own a V551 and use Motorola's Mobile Phone Tools along
with bluethooth dongle from Kensingtion and the software that came
with that... You can also use a USB cable (which I also have). There
are advantages and disadvantages to both combos.. They all do basic
stuff like uploading and downloading ringtones, pics, and video (if
applicable). Some of the other advantages to these are:


Mobile Phone Tools Software
Has a nicer interface for working on calendar and address book.
Comes with some editing software to edit ringtones, pics, and vids

Bluetooth Software
Can upload games and java stuff using a PUSH technology which
usually comes with most Bluetooth dongles software. This,
compared to having to email to yourself or grab it from a
webpage, which usually incurs costs..


USB Cable
Can do some REAL editing and hacking on your phone which
you can't reliably do with bluetooth dongles. Albeit a bit
risky, I haven't had a problem yet. Must use 3rd party software.
Stuff uploads and dowloads a little faster than with BT.

Bluetooth Dongle
No need to physically connect your phone to the PC , if it is within
50 feet of your PC you can do all the viewing, uploading,
downloading of your multimedia to your phone from yur
PC. And you can update your calendar of events wirelessly
as well...


I, of course, use various combos depending on what I need to get done,
but my day-to-day combo is the BT dongle and MPT software as I really
rely on my phone calendar to remind me of daily events and tasks and I
don;t have to fiddle with plugging my phone into the USB cable, etc.
As long as my phone is in the house, I can pretty well reach it
wirelessly.
Anonymous
April 30, 2005 9:16:29 AM

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On 27 Apr 2005 09:50:37 -0700, vb2370@swbell.net wrote:

>May I ask exactly how you upload from your pc to your phone? You have
>a USB cable, correct? and what software, if any, do you use?
>

I saw Ernest's post , and he pretty much said it all.

I purchased MPT and have both the USB cable and bluetooth.
They each have their strengths and weaknesses, but both
generally work ok.

Cheers,
-beck
Anonymous
April 30, 2005 4:45:15 PM

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Thanks.

Bob
<sbeckerich@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
news:42731484.60303233@news-server...
> On 27 Apr 2005 09:50:37 -0700, vb2370@swbell.net wrote:
>
> >May I ask exactly how you upload from your pc to your phone? You have
> >a USB cable, correct? and what software, if any, do you use?
> >
>
> I saw Ernest's post , and he pretty much said it all.
>
> I purchased MPT and have both the USB cable and bluetooth.
> They each have their strengths and weaknesses, but both
> generally work ok.
>
> Cheers,
> -beck
>
!