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Mar 10, 2004, 3:52 PM

US CELLULAR Picture Messaging/Do all carriers have to do picture phone to picture phone?

WELL ITS FINALLY HERE! Us Cellular's gradual movement into CDMA has been pretty smooth and VERY successful. I am a manager of 5 stores in the Northeast Market. We are currently offering the LG VX6000 and the Audiovox 8900. LG phones rule and the Audiovox is well ...ok. March 24th,2004 USC is launching picture messaging from phone to phone, however both customers have to have a picture phone handset ie phones mentioned above.We will be able to also receive from email and send to regular email but why can't we send a picture to another BREW enabled phone? IE VX6000 ----> VX4400 What is the difference? Do other carriers have the same issue? Any insight would be great.
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Mar 6, 2004, 9:55 AM

Real World Analog Battery Performance

Hey. This is my first post and I'm finding it hard to get the answer to this elsewhere. I have a Kyocera 2235 which I don't like for one main reason. The battery can still die and shut off the phone even when the phone is plugged into the wall. WTF... This happens when making analog calls from my rural area and this phone has horrid battery performance in analog.

Can anyone tell me if other CDMA (Verizon) phones have a better reputation concerning this. Obviously I need great RF in the Analog spectrum. I was seeing that Nokias are good for this.

This battery problem is the one reason I am paying MCI 60 bucks a month for long distance phone calls. HELPPPP!!!!!
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Mar 4, 2004, 6:28 AM


can anyone tell me what they think to be the best CDMA phone on the market for powerfull coverage pickup or are they all fairly simular???????????

Thanks in advance Confused
4 replies

Feb 27, 2004, 7:43 PM

send a text message toa sprint phone even though i have cingular service?

my friend has a sprint phone and everytime i try to send her a text she says she receives a message with a whole bunch of numbers. is there a way to send my friend sprint even though i have a cingular phone?
3 replies

Mar 5, 2004, 12:37 PM

anyone a test user at

For the last 4 months I have been a test user of

They have been sending my 3650 weekly video/text magazines to me for FREE!!

At the end of this month goes live and I have been told by their tech department that anyone that preregisters will always be able to use the service for free.

I can really recommend the service (but you need a java phone)

Their 60 magazines cover every subject. I have been getting the music and the sports ones and they are really fun.

Draw backs.
Long download on GPRS (4 mins)
Need a bit of storage space.
Video is a bit jumpy

Has anyone else been using it, is anyone else a memeber, what do you think??

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Feb 28, 2004, 9:49 PM

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Feb 27, 2004, 7:23 PM

What is the definition of a smart phone?

Hello I just need to know what the definition is of a smart phone. Thank you
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Jan 8, 2004, 4:45 PM

Sayno RL2500 to Verizon

I have had a cell phone for quite a long time. I have had Sprint and Verizon and like them both. I have also worked for both but it has been a while ago. I currently have Verizon because of there coverage. However like most others out there apparently I am not a huge fan of Verizon’s phones. I am not one of these people that are interested in a camera phone but instead want the best call quality possible as well as reception. What I very much want to do and do not really care how much money it takes to get it done is get the Sanyo SCP-5400/RL 2500 and or the SCP-5500 / VM4500 working on Verizons network. I do not need the two way feature and I don’t need the get it now stuff. All I want is my text messaging and voice mail and pho...
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Feb 20, 2004, 8:39 PM

MAC OS10 Compatible phns and palm pilots-HHHELP!!!

My boss gave me this assignment and I am stuck. His cell contract is up in 2 weeks and he is looking for any cell service that is compatible with his MAC OS10 and his TREO 600 palm piolet. He is not attached to the palm pilot if nothing is compatible but he wants his computer and palm piolet and his cell phone to all be compatible and communicate. Help my time is running out...where do I go???

Thanks in advance,

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Feb 19, 2004, 9:32 AM


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Chip Hauler

Feb 15, 2004, 1:43 PM

Text Messages

What prevents us from sending text messages to everyone that has signed up for text messaging without regard to carriers? (Much like the ability to call using a valid phone number.)
6 replies

Feb 10, 2004, 11:13 AM

fast battery drain

help! I have a phone with a battery that drains pretty fast. i took it to the local sprint store and a tech told me that he tested the battery and it was fine. he then told me that i should leave the phone in the "sprint only" mode and this will help with fast battery drain? i know that phones use more power in analog but do they use the same amount of power in searching for service mode when set on "sprint only" and if so where can i find specs in writing that say so.
4 replies

Feb 12, 2004, 10:36 AM

What’s Fuelling Japan’s 3G growth?

Interesting piece, very often the asian mobile data success story is shrowded in mystery and a lot of it is put down to "cultural differences", nice to see clear reasons for its success that the rest of us can learn from ... »
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Jan 12, 2004, 6:00 PM



So what is the best way to go... I have had ATT CDMA and they are pushing GSM ... but coverage sucks and I understand that you can't ROAM ... so if I am in an are that TMobile has tower and not ATT I don't get service ??? I hear that for 3G you got to go the CDMA route ...

What to do what to do ??

Any suggestions??
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Nov 4, 2003, 11:59 PM

prepaid nextel boostmobile.

Does anybody know when Boost mobile will arrive in the pennsylvania area and how popular is it where it is being sold now?
3 replies

Feb 12, 2004, 8:17 AM

If It Were'nt For Carrier Hype...

If it were not for carrier hype more people could grasp the concepts of "mode" versus "band"... or rather how mode and band relate to one another for our purposes... ****! I remember selling Bell Atlantic when they went digital... first they waffled as ATT deployed TDMA in their feeble attempt to address their capacity issues... Then BAM adopted CDMA (only after Sprint already made their commitment to Qualcom)It was then that "digital" was single band dual mode... but the phones were labeled "Digital"... These were single band dual mode phones... and the carrier labeled them digital... And so the the story goes that the necessity for the carriers through acquisition and/or merger to adopt multi-band multi-mode phone came to be... Subsequent...
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Feb 13, 2004, 11:25 PM .jsp

You can even find these devices on Ebay. Very Happy

Oct 22, 2003, 8:31 PM

Boost mobile

Does anybody know when Boost mobile will arrive in the pennsylvania area and how popular is it where it is being sold now? Very Happy
2 replies

Feb 11, 2004, 10:48 PM


Looking for someone who has a kyocera 3225 to give some feedback. Trying to decide between the audiovox cdm8410 and the kyrocera.

Feb 9, 2004, 5:33 PM

GSM phones

do gsm phones work the same on all networks, or are some better tailered to a specific network?
12 replies

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