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Anxiovert

Oct 13, 2004, 6:52 PM
Does Sprint have a Bluetooth phone yet? I'd look, but I don't feel like going thru all their phones.
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stevelvl

Oct 14, 2004, 9:36 AM
sprint will be releaseing a blue tooth handset by lg
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rancidhooligan

Oct 14, 2004, 12:36 PM
Sprint currently offers the Sony Ericsson T608, which is Bluetooth capable.
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Slander

Oct 14, 2004, 2:33 PM
No, we don't.
The T608 was offered to business customers for a very, very limited time and was only available through our Telesales department. Official policy is that we do not support that model at all, and any issues with the T608 must be taken to SE. For more information on this short-lived beauty, see below:

https://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=228 »
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rancidhooligan

Oct 14, 2004, 3:48 PM
Well, that sucks.
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stevelvl

Oct 14, 2004, 11:37 PM
i have no idea what you are talking about sprint does suport the phone take it to any corperate sprint store and they will give you full service on it. and it was not just offered to busnesses! it was the auto sales phone for the last year!

when will you be quiting sprint? isn't t-mob hireing?
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Slander

Oct 15, 2004, 9:41 AM
It was only offered to business customers. It was available through Telesales for anyone who wanted it, but it wasn't advertised to consumer customers.

As for the support bit, type "T608" into Wizard.

Thank you. Know your stuff. Kthxbye.
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stevelvl

Oct 15, 2004, 7:33 PM
actually it is currently the phone tht is offered threw all auto sails channels nopt just to the business

what you can do over the phone? nothing pritty much the same as with other phones. in the store how ever we can service the phone. we can hp the phone, do sw on the phone and handel warentee issues. that is not in wizard! why? because wizard is for phone cust solutions (it is a good program but not the total sight for all sprint info)
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Slander

Oct 15, 2004, 9:44 PM
I thought I recalled a Wizard communication back around May which stated we were de-supporting it but, after posting, I did my own Wizard search for "T608." The article I found stated that the T608s may be serviced in corporate stores and are available through Telematics (auto sales) channels as well as Telesales.

Thus, I stand corrected.

Thank you. I will know my stuff. Kthxbye!
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sailorman

Dec 14, 2004, 1:02 PM
I have a T608 and twice I have taken it into a Sprint store and I always get a blank stare. So much for support and at a premium price too..Other than the bluetooth and access to Vision, I liked my old cheap Sanyo much, much better.
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shinyhappyhead

Dec 19, 2004, 11:22 PM
Sprint has an LG (ick) PM-325 phone with Bluetooth capabilities:

http://tinyurl.com/5xb59 »
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sailorman

Dec 20, 2004, 6:16 PM
Thanks for the reply. My Sony/Erricsson has stopped charging almostly completely so I went into a Sprint store a few minutes ago and had it checked..at least according to the tech, the phone failed its' test so I am now waiting on a replacement which, according to the employee, is the same model, T608.

Hope the iphone will work on the Sprint network!!

Peace,

Keith
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Slander

Oct 14, 2004, 2:35 PM
This is correct. The LG-PM325 is due out before the end of October. Knowing Sprint, it'll likely be out either at the end of the month or early November.
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Anxiovert

Oct 14, 2004, 4:52 PM
Slander said:
This is correct. The LG-PM325 is due out before the end of October. Knowing Sprint, it'll likely be out either at the end of the month or early November.


Great! Will Sprint cripple the Bluetooth feature like VZW did?
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Slander

Oct 14, 2004, 9:05 PM
Bluetooth is going to be one of its big selling points, according to the information I have. Sprint has had a lot of demand for Bluetooth over the last six months or so. I'm pretty happy that I can finally tell them about the 325.
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Big Poppa

Oct 15, 2004, 10:10 AM
It wont be available till November/December..
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m276527

Oct 30, 2004, 1:11 PM
Radio Shack is now listing the LG PM-325 in tomorrows flyer. Here's a link to see it.

http://radioshack.dailyshopper.com/index.aspx?pagena ... »
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axeman

Nov 8, 2004, 2:20 AM
sprint has the treo 650 that should be coming out within the next couple months. It will have bluetooth, it is replacing the treo 600 which didn't have bluetooth.
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duntrpn

Nov 22, 2004, 12:52 PM
I have been a Sprint customer for awhile now but when I tried calling to find out about syncing my Sony T608, which I hunted high and low to find because the store reps had no idea Sprint even sold a Bluetooth phone, with my Sony PDA I was told that "Sprint does not support the Bluetooth function because it takes up too much space on the bandwidth and if you do use it and we find that you're using it too much we will shut it off." So what's the point? I know they are coming out with the Treo 650 but I don't want an all in one unit. I'm a bit ticked because now I have this phone that I couldn't even get the $150 rebate for upgrading and it isn't even useful for what I bought it for. T-Mobile will be getting my service very soon.
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Slander

Nov 22, 2004, 3:50 PM
That's a load of crap. Sprint does indeed support the T608's Bluetoth. The person you spoke to probably didn't have a clue what you were talking about, since he obviously didn't have a clue what he was talking about.

Besides, we have absolutely no way of knowing whether you've used the Bluetooth or not. The function doesn't use the network at all. You should damn well be able to sync the phone with your PDA.

Go with T-Mobile if it doesn't work out. Are you out of your Sprint contract?
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duntrpn

Nov 22, 2004, 10:07 PM
All I know is I was following the directions on how to manually connect the two and when I got to the part where I was supposed to input the Content Delivery Network (CDN) number, whatever that is, I called Sprint, got transferred to tech support and was told they don't support it.
Just so we're talking about the same thing, I do want to sync the two but I also want to be able to access the internet on my PDA using my phone. T-Mobile said no problem when I went in and talked to them.
My contract with Sprint is up in June.
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stevelvl

Nov 22, 2004, 11:54 PM
the sony phone is a tricky one. there is actually special plans out there for it. there is a phone as modem plan for it you can sign upfor it is the same rate as the conection card plans. if you talk to the right sprint rep they just might put you on vision.

i think the CDN is a number you select i am not sure since i have limited experiance with this device.

i would recomend you hang in there with sprint. the reason is with sprint you get 144 kb/s speed with t-mob it is only 28.8
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duntrpn

Nov 23, 2004, 8:53 AM
stevelvl said:
if you talk to the right sprint rep they just might put you on vision.


What is that all about? No offense but it seems to me that the tech support at Sprint should be knowledgeable in what they can and can not do as a company. I should not have to, nor do I want to, make 50 calls until I find the right rep. All I want to do is make one phone call and get the info I need to get up and running. I don't even mind having to pay a little more because if I switch over to T-Mobile I will certainly be paying more for a considerably lot less in the way of minutes and features. So where do I find the one and only Sprint tech who can help me?
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stevelvl

Nov 23, 2004, 10:51 AM
unfortunately techs are trained for tecnical suport the reason is there is just so much information to keep up on. both on the technical side and on the plan side. this industry chjanges more then any thing else out there. is is impossable to be up in every aria.

call into cust care and just tell they you need to enable vision on your phone (don;t tell them the use just tell them you want vision) and they will set you up.
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duntrpn

Nov 23, 2004, 11:14 AM
Vision is enabled. Like I said before everything was going fine until I had to enter the CDN number. Nobody seems to know what that is. I called Sony and they told me to call Sprint who told me they don't support the bluetooth. 😕
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stevelvl

Nov 23, 2004, 8:22 PM
to be honest i really have no idea what it is eather has anyone hear ever heard of a CDN number?
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Vox Dei

Nov 25, 2004, 5:08 PM
It is probably a pin number requested by the device you are trying to bond with. Most devices have a security code in order to bond with it in order to keep unauthorized devices connecting to it. The default is usually 0000 or 1111. It is a setting on the device you are bonding with You really should change this code though and all your bluetooth devices or people can access your phone unauthorized. I have a feeling that the Tech guy told you they don't support the bluetooth because they don't offer tech support on the bluetooth feature. Keep in mind i know nothing about this phone as i'm an AWS rep but i do deal with bluetooth so i hope this helps.
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Slander

Nov 23, 2004, 12:23 AM
duntrpn said:
I also want to be able to access the internet on my PDA using my phone.


Yeah, that part probably squicked the Sprint rep. You're not supposed to use the Vision phone as a modem. T-Mobile, on the other hand, has no such restriction. The data speed is a bit slower, but do you really need 56k speeds on a freaking PDA? 28.8 was pretty decent for basic web-surfing back in the day.
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stevelvl

Nov 23, 2004, 10:46 AM
the speed on the sprint network is 144 and i use a conection card with my pda and i do notice a big dfference i used to have t-mob and use there phone with my pda it was soooo slow andforget about streaming audio or video but with sprint it all goes great espetually my atachments of websites with pics ever tried to view graphis with a 28.8 conection?
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BluetoOrange22

Nov 26, 2004, 11:18 PM
Ok Ok Mr. Spokesman for Sprints slow-@ss data speeds. Quit the hype, stick with EDGE from Cingular/Former ATTWS networks...
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stevelvl

Nov 26, 2004, 11:29 PM
and what part of htere network would that be on?

A. it only works on oh maybe 75% of the network at most

B. edge still is not nearly as fast as cdma 2000 and will be no where near ev-do and yes that is Q1 2004
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