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ALERT: Strobe phones from MetroPCS will not sync w/ computers.

guscell

Nov 11, 2006, 12:58 PM
Look what I found out from Kyocera tech support. I bought a Kyocera Strobe phone from Metro PCS last week. I ordered the data cable from the Kyocera site to be able to sync my phone with my laptop. I received the software and sync cable. I installed the software and proceeded to connect the Strobephone to my computer as instructed via the data cable. Nothing happened. I tried several times and still no luck.

I called Kyocera Tech support, 800-349-4478, to try to solve the problem. The tech support person asked me the SW Version of my Metro PCS phone. (the latest version recently installed by Metro PCS). I gave him the SW Version which is 1.1.06.

The tech support person told me that Metro PCS Kyocera Strobe phones will not support...
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jeans94621

Nov 11, 2006, 8:44 PM
I use a bluetooth to connect to my computer. I use blue solei and bitpim. It all works without any problems.
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guscell

Nov 11, 2006, 10:33 PM
Could you please tell me if Metro PCS is your service provider for this phone?

If this works, this would mean that the phone can connect only via bluetooth. The data cable is not supported.
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jeans94621

Nov 13, 2006, 9:37 AM
I am with Metro pcs.
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guscell

Nov 12, 2006, 12:54 PM
I tried to use bitpim and a Kensington blue tooth dongle yesterday with the Strobe and bitpim will not recognize anything. It is not even listed as a supported phone.
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jeans94621

Nov 13, 2006, 9:39 AM
You have to use the file system. You can add ringtones and you can download pictures I also took of my start up tone and my shut down tone. You go to brew and then ringtones and images or pictures.
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