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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2005, 01:02:52 AM »
I've used a Kyocera 2235 with mobile office kit on Verizon for a few years now and it works great!  It isn't a flip covered phone but is nice and slim.  I just lock the keyboard when it goes in my pocket.

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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2005, 01:05:14 AM »
Jim,

I had similar problems with my Motorola T720. The data cable has 17 teeny-tiny pins which may or may not connect properly, seemingly at their discretion. That plus you have to plug the charger cable into the side of it, and that doesn't always work either. Also had to re-install the software several times, and the installation instructions are less than ideal. Good thing I only need it for backup. Wait a minute - what am I talking about?? There is no Verizon cell tower here, so it doesn't work for data anyway >:(

Karl,

Giuess there's more than one problem out there. :(

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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2005, 01:09:19 AM »
Jim,

I don't install the Nokia software other than the drivers for the cable and phone.  That's simple with XP, just follow the directions :)  I don't use the Nokia data suite and it isn't needed for data connectivity.  Use the Smith Micro dialer program that's available from various places on the internet (I got mine from the Yahoo group InternetByCellPhone library).

The 3589i uses a new connector that isn't as suceptible to breaking as the old style Nokia.  Also, I have found that extending the antenna rarely does much to improve the signal strength, so it's no loss if you can't pull it out.

Ned,

I agree with most of what you say. I would like the Nokia Suite to work since Pat & I have the same phone but it isn't essential. In fact, she has programmed hers in such a way it would totally destroy my programming. :) The antenna also isn't a great help but I would think it should last much longer than a few months. Since our discussion started I have had several problems staying connected to the Internet. Now I can't say it has anything to do with the Nokia but, on redial, I am able to complete the tasks as requested. Bottom line is it's frustrating but that has been my life since getting my first computer. :)

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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2005, 08:34:21 AM »
The Nokia Suite works ok for saving and editing the phone book, but it's not involved in the data connection.  Perhaps you could have 2 different installation of the Suite, one for you and one for Pat.

The dropped  connections could be the phone but is more likely a different problem.  It could just be the local tower or something else on the computer.  That class of problem is difficult to diagnose, especially remotely :)
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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2005, 09:07:56 PM »
The Nokia Suite works ok for saving and editing the phone book, but it's not involved in the data connection.  Perhaps you could have 2 different installation of the Suite, one for you and one for Pat.

The dropped  connections could be the phone but is more likely a different problem.  It could just be the local tower or something else on the computer.  That class of problem is difficult to diagnose, especially remotely :)

Ned,

I only have one Suite loaded. Actually don't even have one at the moment. :) The problem seems to occur after using the Suite to save the phone book or load it to a phone. It doesn't release the port after closing the program.

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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2005, 10:08:52 PM »
Jim,

I use Oxygen Phone Manger for my Nokia phones.  Not free but works much better than the Nokia Suite.
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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2005, 11:40:04 PM »
Jim,

I use Oxygen Phone Manger for my Nokia phones.  Not free but works much better than the Nokia Suite.


Ned,

I'll bet anything works better. :)

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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2005, 03:48:54 PM »
I have just become the last person in the world to have a cell phone.

It's a Verizon VX4500.  I got the Mobile Office Kit with it.

The USB cable had a label that you had to remove before plugging it in.  It said "Install drivers first, please read instructions".

Instructions, we don't need no stinkin' instructions.  I did insert CD 1 & follow instructions, followed by CD2 and here I am a few minutes later on line via my new cell phone.

Got to go play with the Phone Book Manager.

Anybody that wants to PM me your phone number & tell me if it's Verizon - we can talk for free!
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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2005, 05:08:25 PM »
They probably invest consideable time helping folks that do not read instructions.  Placing the tape over the connector probably helped some but not all. ;D
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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2005, 05:53:31 PM »


Instructions, we don't need no stinkin' instructions.  I did insert CD 1 & follow instructions, followed by CD2 and here I am a few minutes later on line via my new cell phone.


Joel

Congratulations on joing the communications world ;D ;D  When you go online with your new cell phone are you dialing your ISP or #777 and using Verizon's 1XRTT higher speed service which can be up to 10 times faster than dialup?

IF you are using dialup, go to the Yahoo Group called internetbycellphone and download and read (I know that is difficult but you will be happy that you did ;D ;D) the Verizon tutorial. It will detail the steps you need to take to set up the higher speed service without getting screwed up with Verizon "help".
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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2005, 10:02:54 PM »


Instructions, we don't need no stinkin' instructions.  I did insert CD 1 & follow instructions, followed by CD2 and here I am a few minutes later on line via my new cell phone.


Joel

Congratulations on joing the communications world

Bernie,

I just installed the SW, clicked the ICON, then clicked "connect" and I was in.  Didn't notice any difference between the Cell Phone & DSL.

Actually, I went back & looked, there is a choice between "National Access" and "Quick Net 2(14.4 kbps)".  I choose National Access :).

So, do I really have to go read all that stuff?
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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2005, 10:06:30 AM »
Joel

Don't know, I'm a Sprint guy myself ;D ;D ;D, but the Verizon guys on the forum seem to feel it is critical to follow the process exactly for Verizon. If your results are as fast or faster than dial up then you are OK, if not, yes, (read the fine manual) ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2005, 12:58:35 PM »
Hi Jim:


Stay away from the Nokia 3589i phone.


The other thing I hadn't looked into before getting an updated Nokia with my updated cingular plan was their modification of the standard headset jack. The standard jack has 2 black rings on it, whereas Nodia put a third -- so you must buy their jack for it to work. With my old Nokia 6160, the adapters were about $10 each, and only last a few months. I finally found an adapter for the new phone for about the same price. A real pain.

That's the same kind of crap that Radio shack pulled when the moved to the IBM standard. It was an IBM type PC, but you had to buy all software from them because they fixed their disk drives to only accept RS diskettes. They did the same kinda thing to printer cables. And that's why they went down the tubes as far as selling their own computer systems. >:(
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Re: Which Verizon cell phone
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2005, 01:12:51 PM »
The other thing I hadn't looked into before getting an updated Nokia with my updated cingular plan was their modification of the standard headset jack. The standard jack has 2 black rings on it, whereas Nodia put a third -- so you must buy their jack for it to work. With my old Nokia 6160, the adapters were about $10 each, and only last a few months.

Our Nokia 3589i uses a standard headset jack.  We got an accessory kit with 2 Jabra headsets that really work well.  The old Nokia connectors were terrible.  I went through 3 NOK6 cables because the connectors would fail after only a few uses if you weren't very careful.  I have a terrific Jabra ProBoom headset (free for beta testing) for our 6360 that failed shortly after the test ended due to the connector failing.  Of course, Jabra won't replace it as it was free.
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