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Smoky

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LG6100
« on: May 22, 2005, 10:21:47 PM »
Well I have finally decided on my new cell phone.  Picked up an LG VX6100 today.

I have been unable to get onto the Internet the 4 days here at Kalispell MT so far until minutes ago. 

Long story.

First, no one in Montana appears to have the Verizon Mobile Office kit for the 6100.  So I can't use it yet.

Second Compuserve has no numbers in the Kalispell area so I cannot use dialup.

Finally it took me 4 days to get the hotel wireless broadband to work.  Air2 Data it is called.  Finally got it kludged, but it will crash when I log off.  Have to call them each time I want back in.

At any rate, is the LG VX6100 an ok phone for the Verizon back door?  Garry or anyone here know?

I assume if I can find the MOK in MD I might be able to use this phone.
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Re: LG6100
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005, 10:33:02 PM »
Glad you got on from Kalispel, Mt.  Hope all is going well over there.  Good luck on finding the MOK for your new phone.  Enjoy your stay in Mt.
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Len and Jo

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Re: LG6100
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005, 10:33:51 PM »
When we were on our Alaska trip w/o a local Compuserve number we used a 3.5 cent a minute telephone card to access Compuserve.  Programmed all the required numbers in.  Took a little practice to get delays right but in general it worked fine.
Len & Jo
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Re: LG6100
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2005, 10:38:39 PM »
After reading all the messages on using cell phone for on the road connections, I have been investigating.  http://www.cell-phone-accessories.com has them.  We have a Verizon LG VX4400B and MOK(software + USB data cable) costs $24.49.  I don't know about shipping and time to ship....yet.  If your going to be in one place long enough maybe that web site might be an option.
Len & Jo
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Smoky

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Re: LG6100
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2005, 10:44:04 PM »
Ron:

Got my Montana driver license this week so now an official MT resident.

Tomorrow getting MT tags for my cargo trailer.

Tuesday return to MD.  Delivery of new MH will be this week and tomorrow I should know the exact day.

Got any comparable prices yet on the tripod mount vs roof mount.  I am leaning heavily towards the roof mount the more I think about it.  I will be many places I do not want to have a tripod outside on ground.
Smoky S  Ham radio - W3PY

The magic of a campfire
where the fish get bigger
the mountains get higher
the hike was uphill both ways
and new friends become old friends

2005 KSDP3910 Newmar Kountry Star
Toad - Taurus wagon w/ axle lock
On our way to the Poudre River in Colorado for the summer!

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Re: LG6100
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2005, 11:21:58 PM »
Welcome to Montana.  Glad all is working out.

« Last Edit: May 22, 2005, 11:26:42 PM by Ron »
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BruceinFL

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Re: LG6100
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2005, 08:56:16 PM »
Smoky,
Order the mobile office kit directly from Verizon. I think I gave you the web address in another thraead. Anyhow, that's what I did 'cause none of the Verizon stores had it.
Bruce A.
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Re: LG6100
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2005, 08:58:19 PM »
Smoky,
And, yes, the 6100 with the mobile office kit works like a charm. I'm using it now.
Bruce A.
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Smoky

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Re: LG6100
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2005, 02:23:21 PM »
Good advice Bruce.

I ordered it Monday, flew home Tuesday and it was already there!  LOL!  Fast overnight service and the shipping was free.  Guess I have to say at least one nice thing about Verizon.  Am going to try to set it up tonight following the Yahoo guide.

It is odd that Verizon delivers via the web so willingly but only stock the MOK in the brick and mortar stores for "retired" cell phones.

Makes me want to think they forgot to shut down the web access to an MOK for a current phone heheh.
Smoky S  Ham radio - W3PY

The magic of a campfire
where the fish get bigger
the mountains get higher
the hike was uphill both ways
and new friends become old friends

2005 KSDP3910 Newmar Kountry Star
Toad - Taurus wagon w/ axle lock
On our way to the Poudre River in Colorado for the summer!

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Re: LG6100
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2005, 05:00:55 PM »
>Am going to try to set it up tonight following the Yahoo guide.

Smokey,  I think you're trying too hard. 

I've installed the MOK for two phones now without a hitch.  Just  (read the fine manual) that comes with the MOK.  Mine for an LG4500(?) had a peel off stickee on the usb cable that said don't plug in the phone until after you install the drivers.

I inserted disk one, then when instructed inserted disk two and the phone usb cable.

No pain, no strain, worked like a champ.
Joel (W4JNM) and Camille, GA

Smoky

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Re: LG6100
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2005, 08:33:23 PM »
Here it is evening and I still have not got to it.  Constant interruptions, mostly about getting our septic approved for house close.
Smoky S  Ham radio - W3PY

The magic of a campfire
where the fish get bigger
the mountains get higher
the hike was uphill both ways
and new friends become old friends

2005 KSDP3910 Newmar Kountry Star
Toad - Taurus wagon w/ axle lock
On our way to the Poudre River in Colorado for the summer!

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Re: LG6100
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2005, 09:00:18 PM »
Here it is evening and I still have not got to it.  Constant interruptions, mostly about getting our septic approved for house close.

Hope the house sale smooths out for you.  You just got to get the house done so you can come to Sams Camp.
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Smoky

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Re: LG6100
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2005, 10:45:48 PM »
Joel:

Gues I am not as skillful as you.

I did exactly as you did.  At the end the instructions say to double click the VZAccess mgr shortcut on the desltop.

Alas there is no VZAccess shrotcut on the desktop.

What now?

Smoky
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The magic of a campfire
where the fish get bigger
the mountains get higher
the hike was uphill both ways
and new friends become old friends

2005 KSDP3910 Newmar Kountry Star
Toad - Taurus wagon w/ axle lock
On our way to the Poudre River in Colorado for the summer!

Karl

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Re: LG6100
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2005, 03:45:04 AM »
Smokey,

The program you're looking for should be seen when you click on "Start" and then go to your "All Programs" listing. When you find it, RIGHT click on it, and one of the options will be "Send To", which will open a drop-down menu with the option "Desktop (create shortcut)". That will put a shortcut on your desktop AND leave it in the "All Programs" area too.
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Re: LG6100
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2005, 10:14:33 AM »
Thanks, we are all set now.

Works fine except I cannot figure out how to get Outlook 2003 to send out my mail replies.  I think it has to do with finding an SMTP server setting.  Any suggestions?
Smoky S  Ham radio - W3PY

The magic of a campfire
where the fish get bigger
the mountains get higher
the hike was uphill both ways
and new friends become old friends

2005 KSDP3910 Newmar Kountry Star
Toad - Taurus wagon w/ axle lock
On our way to the Poudre River in Colorado for the summer!

Karl

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« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2005, 10:54:27 AM »
Smokey,

If you go into Outlook and click on "Tools", then "Accounts", it will bring up all your email accounts. Click on the one your working with (select it) and click on "Properties", then the "Servers" tab. The "Incoming Mail (POP3)" and "Outgoing Mail (SMTP)" must have the correct server name entered. In my case for the Escapees mail service it's "mail.escapees.com" for both, but some email servers will have one POP3 server name and a different name for the SMTP server. You may need to make a call to you ISP to find out what to put there for each of them. 
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Re: LG6100
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2005, 11:32:51 AM »
To send mail via the Verizon cell phone you will need an authenticated SMTP server.  Check with your email ISP to see if they have an ASMTP server available.  If not, and you're an Escapee, you can get an Escapee email address and use their ASMTP server to send your email.  An ASMTP server will work no matter how you connect to the internet.
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