LG CU500 PC Sync Software
http://forums.cingular.com/cng/board/message?board.i ... »
There's software out there that Cingular has been essentially trying to keep under wraps...and there's no mention of it on the US LG site either. Wth? Anyways, enjoy everyone.
It's the TU500 over in Australia, just follow the links to the software.
It maybe your USB cable. Apparently the USB cables with the box in the middle with the chip are not compatable. Check out this link:
Cingular wants you to buy the Blackberry service that (1) syncs with Outlook, etc. They also want you to use a BB to surf the net (tethered to your computer), not your CU500 (tethered to your computer). I use the CU500 to surf the net (as a modem), but the battery wears out and I have to stop and plug the stupid thing in. If the USB cable charged the phone, I could surf all day long.
They are deliberately crippling this phone. That is (maybe?) also why they never fix the annoying approval for surfing the web (on the phone). They want you to surf the net on the BB to sell you more services.
Here's the link for the free software the Aussies get because U.S. cell companies suck. Especially Stinkular.
As far as a data cable that charges I have thought about this a little bit. When I compare the ends on my wall charger to the ends on the data cable it is apparent why it doesn't charge. There are 3 or 4 wires missing on the data cable that are clearly the power wires. I have been considering trying to make a frankenstein connector by splicing these two connectors together but I have a feeling it would be ext...
I'm Curry1982 over on that forum...I still haven't gotten a response from Captainjohn Re the last question on that thread...am awaiting that response before I make a final judgement as to whether he's right or not.
I bought this cable:
http://www.gomadic.com/lg-cu500-coiled-power-hot-syn ... »
and it provides power to the phone. I can surf without the battery in the phone. I did some heavy surfing, trying to draw as much current as I could, and had no problems. Will try a phone call later.
I don't know if the phone is charging (no moving bars), but maybe it is charging without saying so.
Thanks for the tip!
The plug to the phone was also warm during the 2.5 hours it took to charge. After full charge, the plug was cool. So, there was much more current flowing during the 2 hours it was charging.
I can do the experiment again if anyone has doubts.
SOO in summary, AT&T is selling a cable for twice as much as the gomadic guys that has half the functionality...I'm just speechless...that's beyond asinine...