From: Steve on
SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com> wrote:
>Look for a tri-mode phone at Target or Wal-Mart.

Newbie question - how do I tell if it's a tri-mode phone? I'm looking
at the Inpulse phones at Target, don't see anything on the
packaging...


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From: SMS on
Steve wrote:
> SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com> wrote:
>> Look for a tri-mode phone at Target or Wal-Mart.
>
> Newbie question - how do I tell if it's a tri-mode phone? I'm looking
> at the Inpulse phones at Target, don't see anything on the
> packaging...

You can check it at the Verizon web site or Phonescoop.com.

At the Verizon stores the display for each phone indicates the type of
phone. All the phones sold by PagePlus are tri-mode.

You really want a tri-mode phone for optimal coverage, especially if you
ever travel outside the urban and suburban core areas.

If you can still find a Motorola V276 in an InPulse phone, this would be
good.

The Samsung SCH-A870 is the only tri-mode on the Verizon web site right now.
From: SMS on
Steve wrote:
> 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?

Yes, but the data features wouldn't work over the network.
From: SMS on
Steve wrote:
> SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com> wrote:
>> Look for a tri-mode phone at Target or Wal-Mart.
>
> Newbie question - how do I tell if it's a tri-mode phone? I'm looking
> at the Inpulse phones at Target, don't see anything on the
> packaging...


I saw at either Wal-Mart or Target, the Audiovox CDM-8615, which is
tri-mode.
From: imascot on
SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com> wrote in
news:45e40497$0$27202$742ec2ed(a)news.sonic.net:

> 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.
<snip>> 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.

Heh, heh, been there, done that. I also enabled the "vibrate, then ring" feature which was
unaccountably turned off. I now have pictures on my phone for each family member's ring. One thing
I found with MPT was not to update it from version 4.0, which is what I bought. When I updated it,
the initialization would hang, and not connect. I deleted it, reinstalled, said no to updating, and it works
like a champ. I even changed the file in MPT to permanently detect the V323m file (detect.inf file, look
for V325 heading, change driver to Driver=323XUC, then File-->Save). Now if I could just get rid of
the annoyingly kitschy stock wallpapers........................

J.
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