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  1. #41  
    I'm no expert, but I am 99% sure that Verichat (or other web-based IM apps) do not have anything to do with text messaging plans.

    I just looked on the Cingular site, and there is no reference to Media-Net - I guess I have to talk to someone to add it? Before I do that, I'd still like to know the real world difference in Media-Net and Data Connect in terms of what you are and are not able to access.
  2. #42  
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  3. #43  
    To RCTOYGUY-
    I was pleased to see Torr3nts explanation because the phone companies use these lame names and some of us want to know what exactly are we talking about here. I will try to explain the difference.

    In the media net plan, your palm device has a virtual IP address and shares a public address with many other palm users. In other words, you could not initiate a data transfer from some other PC or server on the Internet to your palm device while you are connected. It also means that certain kinds of protocols are not passable to your device. (mostly esoteric protocols that techies would want)

    In the pda-connect plan, your palm device has a fully functional IP address while it is connected. You can initiate a transfer to your palm device from an Internet connected PC or server. This is more desirable to techies because it supports almost any kind of Internet Protocol traffic that one could want. For example, you could ping your palm from your home or office PC while it is online and working.

    There are more things that you are able to do with your Palm treo if your palm treo is addressable on the web and the pda-connect plan does that.

    BTW, has anybody noticed that cingular uses an enormous block of IP addresses to assign to their subscribers? Cingular is a member of some consortium that owns a huge block of addresses: 166.128.0.0 - 166.255.255.255 !! Therefore it is impossible to know what carrier hits are comming from if you look in a web site log. In otherwords, if you see hits to your website from one of these addresses, you only know that is is a wireless device. The consortium hides the address from futher identity! This sucks as it will help hackers that work from wireless devices to hide information about themselves.
  4. #44  
    It's probably different by area.. Here it's 66.209.31 or 66.209.15 every time on MEdia.

    Glad it's this small, I like to restrict ssh, pop, imap, and sendmail to certain IPs.
  5. #45  
    Maybe CingularDataMaster or someone else can help me here...I have Chatter and Toccer (AIM Client) on all the time (Through Cingular GPRS) and it works great throughout the day. The GPRS connection stays alive even when there is 2-3 hours of my Treo 600 just sitting there. At some point overnight it disconnects and the next morning it will not reconnect. I have to power off/power on for it to be able to connect to GPRS again. This happens every single time. I'm not so concerned with it disconnecting, it's the annoyance of having to power off/on to be able to re-connect. Any thoughts or threads that I missed in a search?? Thanks.
  6. #46  
    Maybe have the program configured differently.... I think aim is meant to boot you off after a certain ammount of idle time...
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    #47  
    I just got my GF a cingular T650 and I knew I would be frustrated with thier data options after reading the forums here, but she hated sprint voice service in So FL. The biggest complaint I have is the lack of text messaging/MMS in their $40 "unlimited" data plan - I'm not sure I wanna fight to get mediaworks, her first bill was $100 for data alone! 6532k data/336 text msgs

    So, are we truly stuck with $40 "unlimited" data plan PLUS a separate text message plan PLUS a separate multimedia message plan??

    Thanks
  8. #48  
    I believe you are stuck with $40 plus text messaging plan. Do not think you will need medianet.
  9. #49  
    Screw the $40 plan, say you replaced the Treo with a regular non-PDA phone or something and get the $20 unlimited plan, then get one of the text messaging packages. I personally have 10M for $15 (don't use much data), 200 SMS for $4, 20 MMS for $3, something along those lines, maybe a dollar more on SMS.

    You can get larger SMS packages too that will save you/her money.
  10. #50  
    Text/Instant Messaging Packages:

    Package Charge Messages Included Overage Rate
    Text/Instant Messaging 50 $2.99 per month 50 $0.10 per message
    Text/Instant Messaging 200 $4.99 per month 200 $0.10 per message
    Text/Instant Messaging 1000 $9.99 per month 1000 $0.05 per message
    Text/Instant Messaging 2500 $19.99 per month 2500 $0.03 per message
    Text/Instant Messaging Pay-Per-Use $0.00 per month 0 $0.10 per message




    MEdia Net Packages


    Package Charge MB Included Overage Rate
    MEdia Net 1 MB $4.99 per month 1 MB $0.01 per KB
    MEdia Net 5 MB $9.99 per month 5 MB $0.01 per KB
    MEdia Net 10 MB $14.99 per month 10 MB $0.01 per KB
    MEdia Net Unlimited $19.99 per month Unlimited N/A
    MEdia Net
    Pay-Per-Use $0.00 per month 0 MB $0.01 per KB



    Multimedia Messaging Packages

    Package Charge Messages Included Overage Rate
    Multimedia Messaging 20 $2.99 per month 20 $0.25 per message
    Multimedia Messaging 40 $4.99 per month 40 $0.20 per message
    Multimedia Messaging Pay-Per-Use $0.00 per month 0 $0.25 per message



    MEdia Bundles

    Bundle MEdia Basic MEdia Works
    Charge $9.99 per month $19.99 per month
    Text/Instant Messages Included 200 1000
    Additional Text/Instant Messages $0.10 per message $0.05 per message
    Multimedia Messages Included 40 Unlimited
    Additional Multimedia Messages $0.20 per message N/A
    MEdia Net 1 MB 5 MB
    Additional MEdia Net $0.01 per KB $0.01 per KB



    Those are the cingular packages available.... Looks so... how should I say it... irrestistable
  11. #51  
    If they even THINK you have a Treo, you can't get the Media Net - I tried last week and was told that it was no longer available (she implied that it wasn't available at all - when pressed, she said not for PDA's) - I tried what I could, but they would not let me add MediaNet to my plan.

    .... so I went with the freakin' $40 per month thing - what a rip off, but I don't seem to have a lot of choices if I want on-line with my Treo.
  12. #52  
    Quote Originally Posted by rctoyguy
    If they even THINK you have a Treo, you can't get the Media Net - I tried last week and was told that it was no longer available (she implied that it wasn't available at all - when pressed, she said not for PDA's) - I tried what I could, but they would not let me add MediaNet to my plan.

    .... so I went with the freakin' $40 per month thing - what a rip off, but I don't seem to have a lot of choices if I want on-line with my Treo.
    Try adding it via their web site.
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  13. #53  
    that's apparently how you have to go about doing it... but make sure you dont over do it with your plan.. or else they might assume u have a pda or something
  14. #54  
    Anyone notice a slowdown in ISP@CINGULAR?

    I've noticed a significant slow down in ISP@CINGULAR (PDA plan) in the past two days. My data rate has gone from 120Kbps to < 15 kbps.

    If I use WAP@CINGULAR (MediaNet) the data rates are up around 120Kbps.

    I'm in Lexington, KY.

    I'm hesistant in calling Cingular since I pay for MediaNet but I've been able to use the pda plan.
  15. #55  
    Anyone notice a slowdown in ISP@CINGULAR?

    I've noticed a significant slow down in ISP@CINGULAR (PDA plan) in the past two days. My data rate has gone from 120Kbps to < 15 kbps.

    If I use WAP@CINGULAR (MediaNet) the data rates are up around 120Kbps.

    I'm in Lexington, KY.
  16. #56  
    Significant slowdown in transfer rates

    Anyone notice a slowdown in ISP@CINGULAR?

    I've noticed a significant slow down in ISP@CINGULAR (PDA plan) in the past two days. My data rate has gone from 120Kbps to < 15 kbps.

    If I use WAP@CINGULAR (MediaNet) the data rates are up around 120Kbps.

    I'm in Lexington, KY.
  17. #57  
    I don't know why you guys are having problems getting the MediaNet plan. I walked into a major cingular here in los angeles and asked for a Treo650 w/ unlimited internet use.... I walked out with a new Treo and the 20 MediaNet plan.
  18. #58  
    hi all, wondering if you could help me. My Unlocked treo 650 with Cingular SIM just got cingular's medianet unlimited service, i can get email ok but my blazer browser keeps saying "connecting to Cingular CSD" and then disconnecting, so I can't get web access. My network settings are WAP@CINGULARGRPS/CINGULAR1 with APN: wap.cingular. Do I need to change proxy settings/DNS settings in the Blazer advanced preferences? Thanks for any help!
  19. #59  
    Quote Originally Posted by anothernewbie
    hi all, wondering if you could help me. My Unlocked treo 650 with Cingular SIM just got cingular's medianet unlimited service, i can get email ok but my blazer browser keeps saying "connecting to Cingular CSD" and then disconnecting, so I can't get web access. My network settings are WAP@CINGULARGRPS/CINGULAR1 with APN: wap.cingular. Do I need to change proxy settings/DNS settings in the Blazer advanced preferences? Thanks for any help!
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    #60  
    Quote Originally Posted by TreoWay
    Anyone notice a slowdown in ISP@CINGULAR?
    I have had the same problem this whole week. Switching to the WAP setting does seem to help, but, I have had some problems with it as well.

    I haven't called Cingular yet because I know I'll get the same answer I always get..."We are aware of the problem and should have it fixed in a couple of hours."

    BTW I am in NE Georgia.
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