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  1.    #1  
    ...is the sync software to use if I don't want my info on the internet?

    Right?

    And:
    I can't be the only one to think this:

    What if internet goes down? Temporarily. In your neghborhood?

    What if the server with your info self destructs, or just breaks down, or the power where the server lives goes out?

    Or I run out of money and it's a choice between internet and food?

    Just thinking.

    I think having to sync via the cloud would just complicate my life.

    BTW, I'm on the internet constantly. I would miss it if it weren't there. I just don't want to depend on it.

    First time post after much reading. Have Centro now for two years. I can get a Pre-plus for free through Verizon. Discount plus new-every-two deal with renewed contract.

    Thanks for all the great info.

    mcgraw
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgraw21 View Post
    ...is the sync software to use if I don't want my info on the internet?

    Right?

    And:
    I can't be the only one to think this:

    What if internet goes down? Temporarily. In your neghborhood?

    What if the server with your info self destructs, or just breaks down, or the power where the server lives goes out?

    Or I run out of money and it's a choice between internet and food?

    Just thinking.

    I think having to sync via the cloud would just complicate my life.

    BTW, I'm on the internet constantly. I would miss it if it weren't there. I just don't want to depend on it.

    First time post after much reading. Have Centro now for two years. I can get a Pre-plus for free through Verizon. Discount plus new-every-two deal with renewed contract.

    Thanks for all the great info.

    mcgraw
    Sort of. I agree with you in not putting my 3000+ contacts in the hands of Google. And Companion link is one of your choices. It's limitation is that it only syncs over a usb cable. Pocket Mirror syncs over WiFi. Depends on where you are when you normally sync.

    But, if the internet goes down... you will still have all your contacts on your phone. WebOS syncronizes, which means it is keeping the copy on your phone syncing with wherever else they exist. That could be Outlook (that's what I do), or your Palm profile, or Yahoo, or Google, or FaceBook, etc etc.

    You will have your contacts even if your phone is in "airplane mode" with no connection to anything.

    I hope that helps!
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    Also, where you syncing with Outlook or Palm Desktop from your Centro? The company that makes Pocket Mirror also has a product that will sync with the old Palm desktop.

    Fortunately, all of the sync products have a trial period so you can try them before spending the money.

    Also, if you try more than one, clean out the sync account for each sync application before you try the next one. Each sync program looks like a different source to WebOS SYnergy, so they contacts will be duplicated. They actually show as the same person, but each phone number will be listed once for each sync tool you use. I can tell you that because I did exactly that, and I couldn't figure out why I had 2x the contacts for quite awhile. Doh!
  4.    #4  
    Cantaffordit:
    Are talking about "Echo for Palm desktop"? It's website says, "... our servers locate the PC and broker the connection".

    I don't want no stinkin servers connecting with PC.

    Syncing at home with Palm desktop. And I like the idea of syncing with USB. Less things, hopefully, to go wrong. Just want to use the Pre like I use the Centro: phone and contacts. Don't want to spend for the whoop-dee-doo's.

    Do you know: if a use the Campanion Link, will t dial directly from my addresses, like I do with the Centro?

    Thanks,

    mcgraw
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    ignore this
    Last edited by Cantaffordit; 05/01/2010 at 07:08 PM.
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    update: ignore my last post. The chapura site says your data never goes thought there servers. Here is the quote from the Echo product page:

    ""Local Wi-Fi Synchronization. - Just like Pre, no cables are needed. Echo synchronizes over your local Wi-Fi network. Your personal data is never stored or passed through our servers; it is a direct synchronization between your PC and Pre over your local Wi-Fi network. Because the synchronization is performed over the local network, your PC and Palm® webOS™ device must be connected to the same local network during synchronization.""
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    also, I don't understand that you mean by 'dial directly' like your centroo.

    you can dial directly from any contact no matter where it sync from.

    pocket mirror works most like the old hot-sync in that it syncs every time you plug in the usb cable (optional%. Ut, I find that I dislike using the usb cable if I can. Especially when you charge wirelessly with touchstone. Companionlink works with outlook and palm desktop. Pocket mirror only works with putlook. It was actually bundled on the centro.

    dialing contacts on the pre is a hair different on the pre, but once you try it on the pre, you will probably like it better. I did, for sure.

    let me know if you need more info. I spent a lot of time figuring this out before jumping to a pre+. And believe me, every other smartphone is much worse,, and generally requires gmail. Thank God for palmOS devs that ported their apps to webOS!!
    Last edited by Cantaffordit; 05/01/2010 at 07:26 PM.
  8. #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by mcgraw21 View Post
    ...is the sync software to use if I don't want my info on the internet?

    Right?

    And:
    I can't be the only one to think this:

    What if internet goes down? Temporarily. In your neghborhood?

    What if the server with your info self destructs, or just breaks down, or the power where the server lives goes out?

    Or I run out of money and it's a choice between internet and food?

    Just thinking.

    I think having to sync via the cloud would just complicate my life.

    BTW, I'm on the internet constantly. I would miss it if it weren't there. I just don't want to depend on it.

    First time post after much reading. Have Centro now for two years. I can get a Pre-plus for free through Verizon. Discount plus new-every-two deal with renewed contract.

    Thanks for all the great info.

    mcgraw
    I'm thinking you don't really understand what's going on here...

    What if internet goes down? Temporarily. In your neghborhood?

    The Pre doesn't use your "neighborhood internet" (at least, not the one in your home). It uses the 3G network from Sprint. If that goes down, the data still lives on your device, in a database, and is accessible.

    What if the server with your info self destructs, or just breaks down, or the power where the server lives goes out?
    Depending on your provider, they may have multiple fail over servers, and power backup units. If they don't, the data still lives on your device, in a database, and is accessible.

    Or I run out of money and it's a choice between internet and food?
    Then your phone will stop working as well, since it's all part of the same plan. However, if that happens, the data still lives on your device, in a database, and is accessible.
  9. #9  
    only your last point is germain.

    it's a common misunderstanding with those new to synergy (including some of the vz smartphone specialists in support) that the contacts are 'in the cloud' and not on the phone. In facts, they are in both places, which is why they need to sync - to make two copies update to be the same.

    he's all set now.

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