10/19/2011, 04:26 PM
Got my Pre3 today. E-bay purchase. ( That was a new experience for me ) Amazed myself and somehow got the APN edited and was able to connect and set up a profile. I had been dreading this after reading about others having problems. Well, I am assuming that I was successful as I did get a confirmation email and seem to be able to access the App. catalog. Someone please tell me my assumption is correct.
Is there a way I can monitor my data usage? A log for calls, text, data etc? Quick start supplied with the phone does not help much. I am sure that I will have a gazillion questions. After waiting for almost a year I hope I made the right choice.
I have learned an awful lot from this forum. ( not hard really to go from Zero to something ) Though most of the discussions I read were Waaaay over my head. Perhaps I can offer something back. I have seen a couple of people ask about "Straight Talk". There is an awful lot of information on the Howard Forums in regards to using the Iphone and Android devices on Straight Talk. I could not find anything about Palm devices on Straight Talk. Soo, I offer this information from my personal experience. I edited the APN settings using the settings I found for the iphone. I figured the settings are particular to the carrier not the phone. Everything seems to work OK. I have been able to access the Web. and make phone calls and text messages. I have not done any Multimedia messaging simply because I do not know how. Still trying to figure the phone out. The plan cost for unlimited Talk, Text, Web and 411 is $45.00 month. No contract. NOW, it is well documented that Straight Talk's terms of service say no tethering or major types of steaming video etc, etc. I do not even know what some of the streaming stuff is called so I figure I will never use it. I am not a U tube or game playing person. Point here is that if you exceed 2Gigs a month on a regular basis Straight Talk may ( And have ) shut you down. So before someone points it out to me I understand that 2Gigs. an unlimited are obviously not the same. However if you are like me and can live with 2 Gigs or less this plan may be of interest to you.
Oh, one other thing. In the upper right corner of my screen where the Batt. indicator is I get a symbol. ( 4G ). Now I have not a clue if his means I am actually getting whatever "4G" is. Just saying that it is there.
Thank you everyone for everything I have learned here over the past year. BUT, you are also responsible for the PreCentral addiction that has taken at least three hours a day of productivity from my daily life!! LOL
EDIT: That symbol near the Batt. indicator is H+ not 4G. Sorry for any confusion. Did I mention this is my first smart phone?