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WARNING: Plan Details
Authored by: nvdingo on Dec 09, '02 11:57:50AM

This is retyped directly from the service agreement available at any sprint reseller for the Unlimited PCS Vision plan.
Sprint may deny or terminiate service without notice where use is in connections with server devices or host computer applications, other systems that drive continuous heavy traffic or data sessions, or as substitutes for private linesw or frame relay connections. Unlimited PCS Vision offer for PCS Free & Clear Plans with Vision is:(a) only available with a Vision capable PCS phone or PCS smart phone device; and (b) not available with Connection Cards, Aircards, or any other device used in connection with a computer or PDA - including phones, smart phones or other device used with connection kits or similar phone-to-computer/PDA accessories. Sprint reserves the right to deny or to terminate service without notice for misuse

So watch yourself, because suing that USB cable qualifies your for termination according to this clause.

At first, when i talked to a guy at a sprint store (not just a reseller) he said i could hook it up to my computer.
when i called him back this morning and asked him about that paragraph in particular, he checked with his manager, who siad, no, you probably shouldn't use it that way, and it wouldn't fall under the unlimited plan.

So while we may not have heard about people getting their plans canceled, i would suspect we will

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Clarification and more...
Authored by: FlashBIOS on Mar 25, '03 07:35:00PM

I just called Sprint to put an end to my fears. I asked if there are any additional charges to unlimited Vision use when the phone is connected to the computers. Unlimited Vision is unlimited with a caveat for "excessive" use, you may get your service turned off -- but no extra charges. Surfing and emailing when you are away from your primary connection is fine.

But PLEASE don't take my word for it as things may change. Call them. The number for Vision Center is 1-877-228-2257.

Also I bought my cable at Best Buy for $30. It doesn't charge the phone when connected to the computer. Do any of them?

And finally you don't need to enter DNS information. This may have changed from the original post, but now they are sending the DNS addresses when the PPP connection is established.

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WARNING: Plan Details
Authored by: protean on Aug 09, '03 12:53:34AM

I took notice of their warning until I decided to ask if they had an "occasional use" plan for data capable phones such as the 4900. I have had the data cable and have monkeyed around with it for quite some time.

This was the reply, as always, a prime example of the english language:

Thank you for contacting Sprint.

We do not offer data connection kit for our Vision-enabled PCS
Phones, to be used as a modem for Internet access through laptop.

If you have a data connection kit whereby you can use your device as
a modem for the laptop, you can access Internet through it.

You have Unlimited PCS Vision included in your service plan. Hence,
you will not be charged for web access.

We appreciate your relationship with us, and look forward to serving
you in future.

Monty P.

Sounds to me like the go ahead. However, since I don't want to loose my account I am going to take this letter in and discuss it with a store rep and explain the contradiction.

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