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    On this thread:

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=97361

    Some people say Sprint doesn't allow Bluetooth dialup unless you have something other than Vision. Since when does Sprint say that? I had a customer service rep refuse to help me change my DUN password when I told them it was for dialup (I said fine, then hung up got another rep and had them do it), but according to what Sprint said when they enabled DUN, it's perfectly ok:

    http://www.gizmodo.com/archives/spri...all-024338.php
    http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/5825

    I know that with moderation it's probably not an issue, but I'm curious what the "official" word is on this. Does Sprint officially allow this or not?

    BTW I'm talking about using DUN through your Sprint Vision plan, not to dialup an external ISP.
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    Look in the fine print of your Vision Contract. It used to say something like, you couldn't use the device with a Computer.
    Pete
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    I'll let you guys know if I hear anything from Sprint as I am "really" using their network to keep my powerbook online.
    Jimmie Geddes
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    Quote Originally Posted by raul
    On this thread:

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=97361

    Some people say Sprint doesn't allow Bluetooth dialup unless you have something other than Vision. Since when does Sprint say that? I had a customer service rep refuse to help me change my DUN password when I told them it was for dialup (I said fine, then hung up got another rep and had them do it), but according to what Sprint said when they enabled DUN, it's perfectly ok:

    http://www.gizmodo.com/archives/spri...all-024338.php
    http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/5825

    I know that with moderation it's probably not an issue, but I'm curious what the "official" word is on this. Does Sprint officially allow this or not?

    BTW I'm talking about using DUN through your Sprint Vision plan, not to dialup an external ISP.
    yes and no.....

    In the Sprint service agreement, you cannot use the Treo as a "modem" for use with a computer.

    From the discussion in the recent past on this subject here, some have gotten letters, me, they raise my Vision rates. The official word I got from Sprint is, the cutoff for unlimited Vision usage is 10,000 KBS per day. Anything over that amount per day continually, warrants a letter or increased Vision charges. Some have said they have no problems.

    I think it depends on what Sprint wants to do when you pop up on the radar....

    Chuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by chckhbrt
    10,000 KBS per day
    OK, Maybe a stupid question on my part (probably) but what is 10,000 KBS per day? Isn't KBS Kilobytes per second or something? Do you mean KB? What is that, about 10MB? Not much....
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    Quote Originally Posted by perry_rob
    OK, Maybe a stupid question on my part (probably) but what is 10,000 KBS per day? Isn't KBS Kilobytes per second or something? Do you mean KB? What is that, about 10MB? Not much....
    Yes, I meant 10,000 kilobytes which equals 10 megabytes per day.

    Sorry for the confusion....

    Chuck
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    Thats my thoughts, needless to say I just installed my DSL modem, and my Treo is resting. I'd like to thank Palm for their Treo, and Sprint for their completely reliable network, didn't get dropped once in the last 3 days (I can't beleieve it either), and it was pretty fast
    Jimmie Geddes
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    Sprint has a separate Vision for phones as a modem option available for DUN. The initial cost is $40 in additional or separate from the Vision ($20, $15, $10, $5 (add-a-phone cost)) on the Treo itself. If you do not add this optional vision and use your existing Vision, you are breaking the terms of agreement not to use your phone with laptop or equivalent devices. For example, if you use the offload diagnostics for Acura RL via bluetooth phones, you are suppose to add Vision for phones as a modem. In actual practice, you can use it with your existing Vision but you are breaking the terms of the agreement.
    -Flash123
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Geddes
    Thats my thoughts, needless to say I just installed my DSL modem, and my Treo is resting. I'd like to thank Palm for their Treo, and Sprint for their completely reliable network, didn't get dropped once in the last 3 days (I can't beleieve it either), and it was pretty fast
    Just curious how long did you tether before you swithced to a landline?

    Keep my tether sessions short on Vision to stay low on Sprint's radar for the last three years exactly because of what the contract has and does say to this day. However, one of my other phones used Vision DUN more then usually for a few months, and Sprint sent me a warning letter about that months AFTER the fact - must have been some random audit. I still use DUN, but only in very short bursts. So like the others have said here and in other threads... your mileage will vary.

    I'll likely pickup an unlocked Treo for Tmobile's $20 net plan which have users at howardforums loving their 24/7 dun sessions on edge.

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