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Anonymous
August 1, 2005 12:56:17 PM

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I am thinking of upgrading to an i500. I have a few questions I am
hoping that someone here can answer, because I keep getting conflicting
info from SprintPCS.

BTW: I have looked at the treos and they are just too big for me and I
don't like using the keyboard. (I know you can get software that will
allow you to write graffiti on the screen, but you still have all that
keyboard space wasted)

I plan to use the phone to do the following:
- make phone calls
- browse the web
- check my POP3 email account
- check my IMAP email account
- check my gmail email account
- maybe send/receive some text messages
- remote hotsyncing with my primary computer
- use as a datamodem for my laptop to access the Internet
- use as a datamodem to hotsync a palmOS Symbol spt-1800 barcode
scanner with a demo desktop that has a phone modem and is running the
hotsync software (this is for work)

I understand that I will have to install additional software to get
some of the above functionality and that some of that software is not
free.

1) What additional Sprint PCS services does one need to take full
advantage of the i500? (i.e Will vision allow me to do all of the
above)

2) I am already using a palm OS device, but I don't take it everywhere
with me. I would like to be able to share my calendar and phonebook
from my primary palmOS device with the i500. Is anyone doing this and
if so...How???

3) What other cool things can you do with this phone?

4) Can you point me to any neat i500 websites you know about?

Thanks

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Anonymous
August 1, 2005 5:40:12 PM

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I am not sure whether Sprint is selling the I500 any longer. In any
event, it is on the verge of phasing it out.

1) One way you can do much of what you want, except I don't know about
hotsyncing barcodes. While you can use it as a datamodem, you violate
your agreement with Sprintpcs when you do so, and therefore risk its
wrath.

2) Don't know

3) Essentially anything you can do on a palm (except slower because
there's no keypad and harder because the screen is small).

4. www.pdaphones.com has a section on the I500.
Anonymous
August 2, 2005 12:36:46 PM

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In article <1122928812.537160.105820@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>, rrconant@gmail.com wrote:
>I am not sure whether Sprint is selling the I500 any longer. In any
>event, it is on the verge of phasing it out.

It is still being sold... corporate customers are getting them for $80-90,
and normal folks, about $150.

It is a great phone and a shame that Sprint/Samsung doesn't (yet) have
a successor. Check www.pdaphonehome.com for the best info on it.

For IMAP, you will need to buy a suitable email client like Versamail
or Snappermail.

The i500 + Vision will do just about all that you list.
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Anonymous
August 3, 2005 12:22:19 PM

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I have the i500 and think it's the best phone I ever bought.

You can use it to send and receive pop3 and IMAP email using Snappermail, I
check four POP3 email addresses daily from the phone.
You can't use the phone as a modem to hotsync with your desktop. The is a
way to do it over the internet though. It says in the user manula you can't
use the phone to sync.
I'm not sure if you could use the phone as a modem at all. I haven't found
or looked for a modem driver for the phone.

1) You could use Vision but it's $15 per month and you can't take advantage
of the Vision downloads so I use Business Connection, that's $10 per month
and it's basically the same but a different name. You also can download the
Business Connection software, which allows you access to your files from the
phone but I don't use or need that much functionality at the moment.

2) I also have a Tungsten C and keep it home most of the time now that I
have this phone. When I add something new to contacts or calendar I just
beam it to the other device because each of my devices have different user
names. I've seen people do it other ways but I don't need to because of the
infrequency of me adding something new to calendar or contacts.

3) I think the whole phone is cool so everything I do with it is. I use it
mostly to track my quicken file and vehicle expenses using Pocket Quicken
and Auto Slate but I also have Take Phone installed and that helps out a lot
when looking for a number in contacts.

4) Links:
http://i500.nopdesign.com/apps.esiml
http://www.howardforums.com/
http://www.phonescoop.com/
http://www.aporia.us/mambo/index.php

Some others I go to sometimes from the phone itself:
http://www.pdamobileweb.com/

http://pdaportal.com/

http://home.comcast.net/~plinkit/

http://209.221.153.18/smallsites/

http://www.squeezenet.com/

http://www.weather.com/weather/local/11385?lswe=11385&l...

http://iwin2.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/textversion/

http://mobile.ups.com/omnisky/index.jsp

http://www.infospace.com/_1_4NYHUHB035TZ3HS__info.avant...

http://mobile.delta.com/

http://www.restrow.com/avantgo/

http://www.mapquest.com/pda/main.adp

http://pg1.yahoo.com/


<frank.wilder@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1122911777.471120.222880@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> I am thinking of upgrading to an i500. I have a few questions I am
> hoping that someone here can answer, because I keep getting conflicting
> info from SprintPCS.
>
> BTW: I have looked at the treos and they are just too big for me and I
> don't like using the keyboard. (I know you can get software that will
> allow you to write graffiti on the screen, but you still have all that
> keyboard space wasted)
>
> I plan to use the phone to do the following:
> - make phone calls
> - browse the web
> - check my POP3 email account
> - check my IMAP email account
> - check my gmail email account
> - maybe send/receive some text messages
> - remote hotsyncing with my primary computer
> - use as a datamodem for my laptop to access the Internet
> - use as a datamodem to hotsync a palmOS Symbol spt-1800 barcode
> scanner with a demo desktop that has a phone modem and is running the
> hotsync software (this is for work)
>
> I understand that I will have to install additional software to get
> some of the above functionality and that some of that software is not
> free.
>
> 1) What additional Sprint PCS services does one need to take full
> advantage of the i500? (i.e Will vision allow me to do all of the
> above)
>
> 2) I am already using a palm OS device, but I don't take it everywhere
> with me. I would like to be able to share my calendar and phonebook
> from my primary palmOS device with the i500. Is anyone doing this and
> if so...How???
>
> 3) What other cool things can you do with this phone?
>
> 4) Can you point me to any neat i500 websites you know about?
>
> Thanks
>
Anonymous
August 3, 2005 7:56:33 PM

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In article <e7ebb$42f0b700$185a1e7a$25326@news.flashnewsgroups.com>, "Scooterflex" <scootertrasher@yahoo.com> wrote:
>I have the i500 and think it's the best phone I ever bought...
>I'm not sure if you could use the phone as a modem at all. I haven't found
>or looked for a modem driver for the phone.
>
>1) You could use Vision but it's $15 per month

The modem driver is included with the phone, on the software CDROM.
It installs a "modem" called "Samsung CDMA modem" in the Windows Modem
section. It can be used with the included cradle/cable, or a 3rd party
USB cable (many of which double as a USB charging cable: very important
for laptop modem use and it drains the battery quickly otherwise).

Vision is now $10/mo (actually there always has been a $10/mo Vision option).

The most active i500 forum is at www.pdaphonehome.com
Anonymous
August 3, 2005 8:03:13 PM

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Daniel Tso wrote:
> In article <e7ebb$42f0b700$185a1e7a$25326@news.flashnewsgroups.com>, "Scooterflex" <scootertrasher@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>I have the i500 and think it's the best phone I ever bought...
>>I'm not sure if you could use the phone as a modem at all. I haven't found
>>or looked for a modem driver for the phone.
>>
>>1) You could use Vision but it's $15 per month
>
>
> The modem driver is included with the phone, on the software CDROM.
> It installs a "modem" called "Samsung CDMA modem" in the Windows Modem
> section. It can be used with the included cradle/cable, or a 3rd party
> USB cable (many of which double as a USB charging cable: very important
> for laptop modem use and it drains the battery quickly otherwise).
>
> Vision is now $10/mo (actually there always has been a $10/mo Vision option).

Vision is still $15 per month -- unless you specifically ask them to
give you the $10/month plan, which comes without a download credit.
Since I never found anything worth downloading from the Sprint website,
I asked for the $10 plan as soon as I learned about it (I think it was
O/Siris who mentioned it here).
Anonymous
August 3, 2005 11:34:37 PM

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In article <RO5Ie.788$N93.279@twister.nyroc.rr.com>,
dantsoNOSPAM@yahoo.com says...
> Vision is now $10/mo (actually there always has been a $10/mo Vision option).
>
>

Well... not *always*. But the time without one was pretty short-lived.

--
RØß
O/Siris
-+-
A thing moderately good
is not so good as it ought to be.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue,
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
+Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792+
August 14, 2005 7:30:59 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.sprintpcs (More info?)

You can get a mini i-red keyboard for a few bucks, and also use the phone as
a remote control for tv etc. I used this phone for a while, a very nice
phone. and useful also.
http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/766/10342766.j...


<rrconant@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1122928812.537160.105820@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I am not sure whether Sprint is selling the I500 any longer. In any
> event, it is on the verge of phasing it out.
>
> 1) One way you can do much of what you want, except I don't know about
> hotsyncing barcodes. While you can use it as a datamodem, you violate
> your agreement with Sprintpcs when you do so, and therefore risk its
> wrath.
>
> 2) Don't know
>
> 3) Essentially anything you can do on a palm (except slower because
> there's no keypad and harder because the screen is small).
>
> 4. www.pdaphones.com has a section on the I500.
>
>
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