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    Hi folks. I've learned much from this discussion group, but I have a question that I can't find an answer to.

    I need to access AOL email from my Treo, but have had mixed results with Blazer and so use the AOL mobile software 2.0. My problem is that I have to dial in a number, and thus get charged casual wireless web minutes in addition to the vision service I pay for. I have not been able to figure out how to set AOL mobile to dial in #777 so as to connect with my vision service. I imagine my calls are also coming out of my minutes, but that is not a big concern for me.

    Is there a way to get mobile AOL to dial #777 instead of a local access #? If not, does anyone know of a better way to access my AOL email from a third party program? Anyone out there with this issue?

    Blazer won't pull up http://mobile.aol.com for me half the time, and is slow to respond when it does.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
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    You need AOL 3.0 as it will allow you to use your Sprint Vision to connect to AOL without being charged data per minute and using an AOL dial up number.

    http://handango.com/PlatformProductD...0&platformId=1
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    Have you tried www.mail2web.com? I was able to use this until I purchased Snappermail. Loads quick. I'm not sure it will work with AOL, but it's worth a try...
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    i use pocketflash, which is specifically designed for aol mail and uses the unlimited web time, not phone minutes. the program costs about $25 but its fast and efficient and lets me read, write, and reply. you can also delete spam without reading (it just grabs subjects to start then pulls the rest when you 'read') and you can keep as new too.

    my two cents
    Change is a challenge to the adventurous, an opportunity to the alert, a threat to the insecure.
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    Thanks for all of the suggestions, I'll try out each one to see which is the best fit.

    It seems one can't have both wireless web minutes and vision on their account at the same time, so I'll have to try these solutions quickly.

    Time is essential, but I didn't expect so many posts this quickly. You guys are fast to respond, and I really appreciate it!
  6. #6  
    Originally posted by millerhifi
    You need AOL 3.0 as it will allow you to use your Sprint Vision to connect to AOL without being charged data per minute and using an AOL dial up number.

    http://handango.com/PlatformProductD...0&platformId=1
    If one calls nights or weekends, is the call to AOL (using v2) considered just a phone call, or is there an extra charge for "data"?
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    I have bee using PocketFlash from day one with my TREO and it works beautifully.
  8. #8  
    Originally posted by jomby


    If one calls nights or weekends, is the call to AOL (using v2) considered just a phone call, or is there an extra charge for "data"?
    any time you use wireless web minutes i believe it is charged because they are simply not under the vision plan. and that's mainly because vision 'minutes' are unlimited.
    Change is a challenge to the adventurous, an opportunity to the alert, a threat to the insecure.
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    Originally posted by jfscars48
    I have bee using PocketFlash from day one with my TREO and it works beautifully.
    i agree. i still use it daily. between that and the version of AIM that had been available free last fall, i have felt no need to buy AOL's palm product, though i think graphically it's more attractive than pocketflash. but then again, looks aren't everything!
    Change is a challenge to the adventurous, an opportunity to the alert, a threat to the insecure.
  10. #10  
    Originally posted by jomby


    If one calls nights or weekends, is the call to AOL (using v2) considered just a phone call, or is there an extra charge for "data"?
    It is considered a data call.
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    I found a "free" solution to AOL e-mail last night.

    Download the PQA applications from the URL below and follow the directions (be sure to change the proxy settings to "default").

    http://www.golddave.com/palm/howto/u..._palm_vii.html

    Download the MyPalm 2.0 from the following URL. It includes an AOL e-mail program.

    http://www.palm.com/support/downloads/mypalm.html

    Login to AOl and you can access and write e-mail. It is a monochrome display, but works well and is free, and uses data minutes. Apparently it doesn't use much memory - about 100-200 kb.

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