Bluetooth, Outlook, & Rate Plans

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I am preparing to switch from Nextel to SprintPCS. I would like to
switch sometime this month, so I am currently looking at the different
phones available. My number one priority in a phone is that I can sync
the contact list with Outlook. I am sick of having to maintain two
separate contact lists. Secondly, I would love to be able to use
Bluetooth in conjunction with PCS Vision to use my laptop online. I
understand that this probably won't be all that fast, but sometimes
when I am on the road I need to be able to pull something up online.
What phones is suggested with these options in mind? I don't care
about having a full PDA phone or even a camera, if that will keep the
cost down somewhat.

Additionally, I plan on purchasing the Fair & Flexible 2100 minute
package for me, my wife and our two children. Does anyone suggest a
different package? Also, how much will unlimited PCS Vision for one
phone cost with this package?

Thanks for any input. I called Sprint and stopped by a brick & mortar
Sprint store, but neither was much help.

Yogi
 
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Yogi wrote:
> I am preparing to switch from Nextel to SprintPCS. I would like to
> switch sometime this month, so I am currently looking at the different
> phones available. My number one priority in a phone is that I can sync
> the contact list with Outlook. I am sick of having to maintain two
> separate contact lists. Secondly, I would love to be able to use
> Bluetooth in conjunction with PCS Vision to use my laptop online. I
> understand that this probably won't be all that fast, but sometimes
> when I am on the road I need to be able to pull something up online.
> What phones is suggested with these options in mind? I don't care
> about having a full PDA phone or even a camera, if that will keep the
> cost down somewhat.

I'd recommend you look over the list of available phones on Sprint PCS's
website: http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/PhonesAccessories/AllPhones.jsp

>
> Additionally, I plan on purchasing the Fair & Flexible 2100 minute
> package for me, my wife and our two children. Does anyone suggest a
> different package? Also, how much will unlimited PCS Vision for one
> phone cost with this package?

$15 a month. The Fair & Flexible for Families is a great deal for those two or
more phones. You start being charged for usage once you go over 800 AT mins.
that are shared between all phones on your account.

>
> Thanks for any input. I called Sprint and stopped by a brick & mortar
> Sprint store, but neither was much help.
>
> Yogi

Sorry to hear that.
 
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"Yogi" <yogi@jellytone.com> wrote in message
news:3q1to0t77gdlc4gpc3ce60j2jb47n6s2t2@4ax.com...
> I am preparing to switch from Nextel to SprintPCS. I would like to
> switch sometime this month, so I am currently looking at the different
> phones available. My number one priority in a phone is that I can sync
> the contact list with Outlook. I am sick of having to maintain two
> separate contact lists. Secondly, I would love to be able to use
> Bluetooth in conjunction with PCS Vision to use my laptop online. I
> understand that this probably won't be all that fast, but sometimes
> when I am on the road I need to be able to pull something up online.
> What phones is suggested with these options in mind? I don't care
> about having a full PDA phone or even a camera, if that will keep the
> cost down somewhat.
>
> Additionally, I plan on purchasing the Fair & Flexible 2100 minute
> package for me, my wife and our two children. Does anyone suggest a
> different package? Also, how much will unlimited PCS Vision for one
> phone cost with this package?
>
> Thanks for any input. I called Sprint and stopped by a brick & mortar
> Sprint store, but neither was much help.
>
> Yogi

SPCS has announced two new PDA phones that will have Bluetooth capability,
but they aren't available yet. May not be till the end of the month or even
till mid December.

As for syncing your phone, there are a few software programs out there who
sync with Outlook via an USB cable. Check out www.susteen.com and
www.futuredial.com. www.bitpim.org may have that capability soon. You will
need to check all these sites to see whether your future phone model will be
supported.

As for whatever plan you select, you will need Vision on your primary phone
you will use. SPCS does not authorize tethered use to a laptop, but in
saying that, there are a few of us here who do in on limited use and are not
charged extra for it.

Bob
 
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