From: imascot on
SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com> wrote in news:45e3711a$0$14090$742ec2ed(a)news.sonic.net:

> Steve wrote:
>> Thanks for the comments. Any recommendations on which cell phone to
>> buy for use with PagePlus, and where to purchase the phone?
>
> Depends on what you want.
>
> The Motorola V325/V325i, would be the optimal current phone for
> PagePlus, since it's tri-mode. However there are plenty of older phones
> such as the Motorola V60s, that would also be fine.
>
> Look for a tri-mode phone at Target or Wal-Mart. Or just order one of
> the phones from PagePlus, such as the T720 or T730. I suspect that these
> are refurbished, not new, but I could be wrong. Also check out
> craigslist.org for your city and look for a Verizon phone. (snip)
>
I posted a couple weeks ago about my experiences with my Page Plus setup. As far as the phone, I
bought a used V325 on Ebay, and it is a nice phone. Sturdy metal with a nice rubberized outer edge,
nice looking, and the charger is USB, so you can charge it through your computer (if you wanted). If
you get the Motorola Phone Tools software, you can back up your contacts on your PC (can be found
for cheap on Ebay, just make sure it includes an OEM data cable; generics may not work.)

J.
From: JackBenny on
On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 15:45:27 -0800, SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com>
wrote:

>Steve wrote:
>> Thanks for the comments. Any recommendations on which cell phone to
>> buy for use with PagePlus, and where to purchase the phone?
>
>Depends on what you want.
>
>The Motorola V325/V325i, would be the optimal current phone for
>PagePlus, since it's tri-mode. However there are plenty of older phones
>such as the Motorola V60s, that would also be fine.
>
>Look for a tri-mode phone at Target or Wal-Mart. Or just order one of
>the phones from PagePlus, such as the T720 or T730. I suspect that these
>are refurbished, not new, but I could be wrong. Also check out
>craigslist.org for your city and look for a Verizon phone. However be
>careful, as I once got cheated by buying a phone that was not released
>by the account holder (the estranged husband of the woman that I bought
>it from).
>
Right, I bought a tri-mode phone from WalMart, about $50-60, great
phone and PagePlus service is fine. For someone who talks a lot on
their cell phone it isn't cheap, but for occasional use, as I use it,
it is the best deal around!
From: SMS on
imascot wrote:

> I posted a couple weeks ago about my experiences with my Page Plus setup. As far as the phone, I
> bought a used V325 on Ebay, and it is a nice phone. Sturdy metal with a nice rubberized outer edge,
> nice looking, and the charger is USB, so you can charge it through your computer (if you wanted). If
> you get the Motorola Phone Tools software, you can back up your contacts on your PC (can be found
> for cheap on Ebay, just make sure it includes an OEM data cable; generics may not work.)

With a simple hack you can get all the functionality of the MPT software
to work, including transferring photos and ringtones over USB.

See "http://www.v710.org/mark/V710_SeemEdit.htm"

It's the exact same procedure for the V325, with the same 041A SEEM code.

However, you also must _manually_ configure Motorola Phone Tools to set
the phone to a V323m rather than the automatically detected V325. This
is what is often omitted from people's instructions.

Once in Phone Tools, do the following:

1. Press F6
2. Click on the "Communication Tab"
3. Click on "Change Modem"
4. Click on "Next"
5. Click on "Next"
6. Check the box that says "Do not automatically detect the driver.
Select from a list.
7. Click on "Next"
8. Click on "Motorola CDMA"
9. Select "V323m"
10. Click on "Next"
11. Click on "Finish"

If you do only the SEEM edit, then the Multimedia function still won't
work. If you do only the Motorola Phone Tools change, the Multimedia
function still won't work.
From: SMS on
JackBenny wrote:

> Right, I bought a tri-mode phone from WalMart, about $50-60, great
> phone and PagePlus service is fine. For someone who talks a lot on
> their cell phone it isn't cheap, but for occasional use, as I use it,
> it is the best deal around!

I wonder how long before they put a stop to people buying InPulse phones
for use on Pageplus!
From: Steve on
SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com> wrote:
>Look for a tri-mode phone at Target or Wal-Mart. Or just order one of
>the phones from PagePlus, such as the T720 or T730. I suspect that these
>are refurbished, not new, but I could be wrong. Also check out
>craigslist.org for your city and look for a Verizon phone.

Cool, does that mean I could use a Palm Treo 650 or other smartphone,
as long as it's Verizon-branded?


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