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Sprint Releases Sony Ericsson T608

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Dec 23, 2003, 9:27 AM   by (staff)

Sprint this week began selling the long-awaited Sony Ericsson T608, the first CDMA phone for North America with Bluetooth wireless technology. Sprint is not allowing the phone to be used with unlimited data plans, although the phone is available with a $15 PCS Vision plan that includes 3MB of data usage. The phone is available for $199.99, exclusively through Sprint's automotive telesales department: 866-PCS-AUTO (727-2886).

more info at SprintPCSInfo.com »

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sandywash26

Jan 1, 2004, 12:57 PM

Headphone

I finally got my T608 sprint phone. I purchased a Motorola wireless headset, it doesn't work well with my phone. Any suggestion on which headset is best for the T608. Smile
Jabra makes a bad ass headset for this phone, its been bluetooth enabled for as long as its been out. sprint sells it radioshack, all the big stores sell it, its a 100 bucks and is not that bulky like other wireless headsets.
nmisleh

Jan 6, 2004, 4:25 PM

The phone will sync with outlook, that's great news.

how do you sync via bluetooth on your pc. Do you buy a ubs bluetooth adapter? does that work well?
In my case, I've got the next best thing to a powerbook...an IBM Thinkpad T40p. Bluetooth is built-in. But folks at the T608 forum on sprintpcsinfo.com have had luck with usb bluetooth dongles. I'd suggest checking there.

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tflight

Dec 23, 2003, 5:53 PM

First CDMA bluetooth phone in NA? What about Timeport 270c?

"...the first CDMA phone for North America with Bluetooth wireless technology..."

What about the Motorola TimePort 270c? It had bluetooth and was CDMA.
As I recall (and someone correct me if I'm wrong) the 270c required an adapter to enabled Bluetooth. I know that was the case with the Sony Ericsson T61c, which was sold through Verizon Wireless indirects such as RadioShack about a year ago.

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Edboy

Dec 31, 2003, 10:08 PM

Battery Life Just isn't there

I got the T608 on Friday last week and have been using it since. Mostly just trying to figure out how to use it.

I went to work Monday and left it in my pocket. I used it a little bit and the battery died around 2:00pm. It only lasted 6.5 hours
Tuesday I didn't use it at all and it still died before I got out of work. I thought it had a standby time of several days?? How can I use it if it dies before I get out of an 8 hour work day??

Any thoughts??
Crying or Very sad
i heard that some of the batteries are bad because these phones have been sitting in the warehouse for several months because of the delay. i think that the batteries are cheap so if i were you i would go buy another one and see how that one works. wh...
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Mine lasted three days on the first full charge.

As with any phone, make sure you do full charge cycles the first 2-3 times. Charge it all the way, then let it drain all the way before charging again, then repeat. After doing that three times, you ...
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jeff hopkins

Jan 4, 2004, 2:32 PM

CommuniCamâ„¢ MCA-25

Hey gang...got my T608 just before New Years eve.

Has anybody used the MCA-25 CommuniCam with this? Mine isn't displaying any picture in the phone viewfinder. NOt taking pictures, either. Anybody else got this part to work yet?

Also, any other Mac users have tips & tricks for syncing with iCal & Address Book? I thought it was working okay then got an error message saying I was unsuccessful.

Thanks in advance.

Jeff
It does work, but there is a workaround posted at www.sprintpcsinfo.com you need to follow.
trillone

Dec 28, 2003, 2:21 PM

WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THE PHONE

I HEARD THE BATTERY LIFE SUCKS Evil or Very Mad HOW IS YOUR BATTERY? WOULD YOU RECOMMEND OTHERS TO GET THE PHONE.
Havent really got a chance to test out my battery, i have only had if for 1 day.. but then again my batteries never have a problem, becuz when im not using it, it is on the charger...

Now I did hear from the the guy at customer service, that the ca...
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nmisleh

Jan 4, 2004, 5:55 PM

sony t608 - pc syn

Has anyone been able to find out if you can sync address and calendar with Microsoft Outlook on windows xp.

Does their data usb cable work with this model?
If you want to use a USB cable, get another phone. I synch my T608 with Outlook on XP via bluetooth. Very Happy

My 2 cents on the T608...

1. Buggy phone with little hope for significant upgrades/support in the future; consider only if you're a geek (l...
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tonyiamurri

Jan 4, 2004, 8:07 PM

Does this phone work with iSync?

I'm pretty sure I'm gonna purchase this phone, but I need to know if it's compatible with Mac's iSync program... if not, I'll probably be going elsewhere. Anyone know?
Yes...at least according to Mac users at sprintpcsinfo.com.
Edboy

Dec 31, 2003, 11:04 PM

3 Meg !! What The*******

I had spent $675 on a new Hitachi G1000 and signed up for the $150 unlimited Vision Plan so I could use it to access the internet to work with my bank, do research, etc. To have a Phone. Have Excel so I could Analyze properties. Etc.

It was a piece of ****. It neither made a decent PDA nor a decent Phone. Being strictly digital it dropped 60% of my calls. As far as Internet Access on my bank accounts...it seems Pocket PC 2002 does not have the encryption nor a current enough browser for my bank to allow me onto my accounts... security and all that. As far as the Pocket PC goes it was not upgradable and frankly gave me headaches holding it against my head and trying to drive.
Crying or Very sad

So I returned it and asked for ...
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hmmmm I didn't have my vision limited to 3mb, I'm still on the unlimited vision.. So far most people I have heard, who got the phone did not have to change... I have also heard it only applies for new customers, not existing customer. They can't chang...
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No one advertised anything falsely. You get 3 MB when you use that phone. Where did you get screwed? Get a life.
DanFlynn

Dec 24, 2003, 6:19 PM

Manual

I was one of those who waited a long while for a Sprint Bluetooth phone; I ordered it Monday and received it Tuesday.

It seems to work well, but I'm very disappointed in the quality of the manual. There are supposed "features", like functioning as a speaker phone, which I can't figure out how to activate. Other standard features (like call waiting) have a preference that appears to need to activated, but there is no documentation as to how to enable.

I've searched both the Sprint and Sony Ericsson sites, and all they have is a PDF version of the printed manual.

Does anyone know where a full manual is? Or does anyone know what I'm missing on activating these features?
I agree and had the same thought about the manual.

To activate the speakerphone, while placing a call press the preference button (just above the 1) you will see speakerphone as item 1.

I am trying to pair the bluetooth with the BMW bluetooth ...
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is the phone readylink capable. i'm thinking of getting a new phone but i figure i might as well get one with readylink!
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last night on the phone with sprint asking about things that aren't in the skimpy booklet provided with the phone, the operator read me passages from a much larger user guide.

I went to Sony Ericsson web site and found it. I don't have the URL now ...
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mmpglobal

Dec 28, 2003, 3:56 PM

Is the T608 exclusive for Sprint?

Does anyone know if Sprint has exclusive rights to the T608 or will other carriers (i.e. VZW) also have it?
Sprint only ... a very limited number were produced according to other the dialog on other boards.

Either way ... this is the only CDMA phone that Sony-Ericsson produced ... and since they eliminated their CDMA division ... it will probably be the ...
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