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  1.    #1  
    I suppose it depends on when you activated your phone, but fyi, I just recieved text from sprint that said my Picture Mail trial would expire on 10/28 and to add it to my account if I wanted to avoicd interruption.

    Guess everyone's assumption that picture mail was part of vision is wrong.

    I'm just wondering what happens if you don't add it add it and you click "share" after snapping a pic...I use snappermail but to attach to that you have to move the picture to an sd card and send from that. It's nice to be able to snap a pic, and send it right away - I could care less about picture mail.
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    Sprint must've been busy today - I received the same message. What's really annoying is that I've never successfully sent one so "trial" is an interesting word in this situation.

    I'd rather send it via Snapper anyway since I know for sure that it will work and that everyone can get it.

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    Get Snappermail (Best Email app!) and just email the pics from phone as attachment.
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    Both the Vision Picture pack and the Professional pack say:

    "Unlimited Picture MailSM take, upload and send an unlimited number of pictures"

    The Premium pack does not. Which plan do those of you have that is expiring?

    I don't use exchange so I will probably sign up for the picture pack if it truly lets you do unlimited picture mail.

    They all include unlimited web adn instant messaging.
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    Originally posted by hav0k99
    Get Snappermail (Best Email app!) and just email the pics from phone as attachment.
    I know I can attach picture stored on my SD Card, but can I attach ones stored on the Treo itself? I don't see those listed when I try and attach them with snapper.
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    Here is the background:

    85$ 2000 minute plan with a free add-a-phone (N400) and unlimited vision included. There was no such thing as vision packs when this plan was available.

    I started this plan with the Treoo 300 and the N400. I got the dongle camera for the N400, and started uploading pictures. Been doing so for about a year. No warnings of trial period.

    Upgraded and replaced the Treo 300 with the 600. Took photos and uploaded. Just a few days ago I started getting the warning on the Treo account.

    I called and they said that I will not have to pay for picturemail, and that the situation will correct on the next biling period.

    Ultimately, I think Sprint assumes any new phone activated with a camera will need to have a vision photo pack. If the account doesn't have it, then you sign up (and pay extra). I don't think they accounted for phone upgrades.

    We'll see what happens.
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    Originally posted by SprintTreoUser


    I know I can attach picture stored on my SD Card, but can I attach ones stored on the Treo itself? I don't see those listed when I try and attach them with snapper.
    You can't attach images stored on your internal memory shot with the camera. It's a pain because there are several steps, but the only way is to attach from an sd card.

    I have unlimited vision plan for $10/month which I transferred over from my previous plan. I guess I'd have to change my plan to one of the newer vision plans such as ulimited vision picture pack for $15/month.
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    1) The different types of the Vision Pack are really the same thing (for the same price); it's really up to kind of phone you have. With a T600, get the 'Premium' or 'Professional' (the exact name escapes me at this moment...) The other types are for mobiles w/o cameras.

    2) The pictures.sprintpcs.com feature is indeed a part of the $15/mo. Vision Pack. You don't get charged $5 extra as stated when you sign up.

    I called 3 separate times just to make sure w/ #2!
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    I've had the same plan with Pre-pack Vision for over a year, and I have had no messages or interruptions with my picture sharing. Just sent one to myself just now to make sure.

    Maybe they aren't hitting the high-billers? I have a $100 plan.
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  10. #10  
    Originally posted by mo-bile
    I suppose it depends on when you activated your phone, but fyi, I just recieved text from sprint that said my Picture Mail trial would expire on 10/28 and to add it to my account if I wanted to avoicd interruption.

    Guess everyone's assumption that picture mail was part of vision is wrong.

    I'm just wondering what happens if you don't add it add it and you click "share" after snapping a pic...I use snappermail but to attach to that you have to move the picture to an sd card and send from that. It's nice to be able to snap a pic, and send it right away - I could care less about picture mail.
    Bahhh Picture mail. I just set my camera application to save the pics to the SD card, bypassing the entire moving of the file step, then send an email with the pic attached. Dont like being an advertiser for Sprint or their web services.

    To save a pic to your SD card directly, just click in the upper right corner of the screen when in the "Picture" app, and select your card.
  11.    #11  
    Originally posted by Kevin25a


    Bahhh Picture mail. I just set my camera application to save the pics to the SD card, bypassing the entire moving of the file step, then send an email with the pic attached. Dont like being an advertiser for Sprint or their web services.

    To save a pic to your SD card directly, just click in the upper right corner of the screen when in the "Picture" app, and select your card.
    yep, I ended up doing the same thing..why pay spring an extra $5/month when I can save to sd card, go in to snappermail, and email a pic...and no Sprint advertising either! I certainly don't need their webhosting either.
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    This is one of the few areas where HS Mail blows Snappermail away. You can attach and send pictures directly from RAM, bypassing the need to transfer the image to the card first. It's amazing that such an otherwise full-featured mail app like Snappermail can't do this.
  13.    #13  
    Originally posted by Gameboy70
    This is one of the few areas where HS Mail blows Snappermail away. You can attach and send pictures directly from RAM, bypassing the need to transfer the image to the card first. It's amazing that such an otherwise full-featured mail app like Snappermail can't do this.
    Probably because the Treo stores pics in a database and not as a .jpg (when stored in RAM). Snappermail can't read the database for the actual image. I'm sure in it's next upgrade Snappermail will have figured out what Handspring obviously knows (since they designed it that way, Snappermail wouldn't have the same advantage).
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    2) The pictures.sprintpcs.com feature is indeed a part of the $15/mo. Vision Pack. You don't get charged $5 extra as stated when you sign up.
    I don't think it applies if you have your unlimited vision at $10.
    If they are the same thinkg, then why have both then. If you have a camera you can use it, if not you can't.

    I think it's to get the $10 a month vision users to $15. But that is just me. thanks for the post and going to the horses mouth on it.
    Regards,Matt
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    I've been told by several reliable sources within Sprint PCS that if you're on the older $10 unlimited Vision(I am) and you receive the message to just accept it. When you accept it will try to apply a code to your account that doesn't work with the old unlimited Vision plan so it doesn't matter except that it gets rid of their nag screen. My primary phone on my account never even got a message. Only when I added the Treo 600 did I get this. I figure that either I'll pay $5 next month and cancel the option or it will be exactly as my Sprint insiders have said. We'll see.
  16.    #16  
    Originally posted by Burkhardi


    I don't think it applies if you have your unlimited vision at $10.
    If they are the same thinkg, then why have both then. If you have a camera you can use it, if not you can't.

    I think it's to get the $10 a month vision users to $15. But that is just me. thanks for the post and going to the horses mouth on it.
    Regards,Matt
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    They want us old $10/month subscribers to move up to $15/month by adding picture mail...but as mentioned above, you can easily get around this with either Hansprings email app (now available for Sprint users) or snappermail and an sd card. The only thing you're not getting is Sprint's web hosting of your albums...but who cares! You also don't get Sprints advertising in the pictures you send to people. The other thing I didn't like about picture mail is that the from address when people receive your emails is yournumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com. IMO, it always looks like spam because people think an email startin gwith a bunch of numbers and a subject line sayin gsomething about "you've received a picture" is spam, imo of course.
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    You can change what email address the messages are sent from... Look in the options. You can make it a totally different email address - like for your regular email account.

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    What "options" menu are you referring tp?
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    Perhaps a better question is why Sprint doesn't support MMS. I'd rather be able to send the picture directly to my friends with MMS than have the picture uploaded to a web site that they have to follow a link to see.

    And it doesn't seem like you can get an MMS phone to recognize a regular email+attachment as an MMS message, either. Otherwise I'd be content to just use email...

    Anyone know anything about this?
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    I have been round and round with Sprint about the old Unlimited Vision plan including PictureMail. Under my account on Sprint's web site I go to account details and then to Unlimited Vision and it says the following:

    Get unlimited access to PCS Vision for just $10 per month! Enjoy applications, advanced multimedia services such as messaging and email, games and PictureMailSM, and Web access.

    I was told by a CSR and her supervisor that PictureMail mentioned above meant that I could receive but not send??? Hehe.

    Funny how my wife and I have a shared account and she gets PictureMail and I don't...even though it is on the same account. Definitely seems as though they are baiting and switching here. Just because I never used PictureMail on my Treo 300 doesn't mean that I lose it.

    My last conversation with a CSR was that I would be getting it included in my old $10 Unlimited Vision Plan. We'll see...

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