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Old 11-14-2006, 03:27 PM
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Default Blackberry 8800 on Verizon

Start calling Verizon now. I'm sure Verizon will hold off on
Blackberry's newest model like always, but maybe we can force the issue.
Get you requests in now. Tell them you want it immediately in the
spring when it is released.

http://www.allgadgets.org/2006/10/06...ry-8800-specs/

http://www.blackberrycool.com/2006/10/02/002379/

http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets//blac...too-205743.php

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Old 11-14-2006, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: Blackberry 8800 on Verizon

Question i have is will Verizon Disable WiFi?
Do any of VZW's other PDA phones offer WiFi?

In article <78m6h.6141$l%2.379@trnddc05>,
"Just Me (remove <nospam> to reply)" <2000-nospam-cam@verizon.net>
wrote:

> Start calling Verizon now. I'm sure Verizon will hold off on
> Blackberry's newest model like always, but maybe we can force the issue.
> Get you requests in now. Tell them you want it immediately in the
> spring when it is released.
>
> http://www.allgadgets.org/2006/10/06...ry-8800-specs/
>
> http://www.blackberrycool.com/2006/10/02/002379/
>
> http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets//blac...t-too-205743.p
> hp


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Old 11-14-2006, 10:02 PM
Andy S
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Default Re: Blackberry 8800 on Verizon

>> In article <78m6h.6141$l%2.379@trnddc05>,
>> "Just Me (remove <nospam> to reply)" <2000-nospam-cam@verizon.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Start calling Verizon now. I'm sure Verizon will hold off on
>> Blackberry's newest model like always, but maybe we can force the issue.
>> Get you requests in now. Tell them you want it immediately in the
>> spring when it is released.
>>
>> http://www.allgadgets.org/2006/10/06...ry-8800-specs/
>>
>> http://www.blackberrycool.com/2006/10/02/002379/
>>
>> http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets//blac...t-too-205743.p
>> hp
>>

>"tobi" <tobi@home.com> wrote in message
>news:tobi-86B997.11360914112006@comcast.dca.giganews.com...
> Question i have is will Verizon Disable WiFi?
> Do any of VZW's other PDA phones offer WiFi?
>

None that I know of

This is _IS_ VZW we're talking about.
OF COURSE they'll disable it.


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Old 11-15-2006, 01:08 PM
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Default Re: Blackberry 8800 on Verizon

tobi <tobi@home.com> wrote in news:tobi-86B997.11360914112006
@comcast.dca.giganews.com:

> Question i have is will Verizon Disable WiFi?
> Do any of VZW's other PDA phones offer WiFi?
>
>


http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/p_f...=667&fi=311703

This thread might enlighten you to the shenanigans going on. One
professes to be a VZW sales rep, "demphonez", and he says it will dial in
even on wifi if you have a dataplan. He refused the dataplan and says it
does work on his wifi, but that may be because he's a VZW employee.

kashmir says:
"You do NOT need EVDO/Nat'l Network through Verizon to hook up to your
Wireless LAN. The way I make sure that I don't accidentally call the EVDO
number for a data connection (since I canceled my data plan) is by
changing the number that it uses to dial to the network. By defualt it
should be set to '#777'... I think I changed it to like '1' or '#1' or
something like that in the settings... so it will never connect even if
it tries."

Looks like the usual lies and ******** are alive and well on the sales
floor to try to get you to buy what you don't, necessarily, need. I'm
surprised Wifi access isn't locked out, by default, and activated only if
you buy their slow data service. After all, they think it's THEIR phone,
you know.

Be informed I just returned a Dell Axim X51v, Dell's finest Windows
Mobile 5.1 PDA. This isn't a cellular issue, it's Micro$oft's issue.
WM5.1 crashes about 8-10 times a day on this hardware, completely loses
control of programs at random, causing them to disappear off the Today
screen and the addon Switcher software. The video crashed, causing the
screen to look like an old TV with horizontal hold problems. I talked to
WM5 phone user with similar experiences with PDA phones under WM5. For
these reasons, I'd tell you to stay far away from a WM5 PDA, phone or
not....It just isn't "ready for issue", yet....buggy as hell!

Oh, if you do get WM5 or its 2003 predicessor, TCPMP, a freeware
video/audio player will play music and movies downloaded from Usenet in
any format I have...divx, xvid, MP3 without regard to DMA locking, no
funny business. Anyone know if TCPMP overrides cellphone music/video
lockouts and other company funny business?

Larry
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Old 11-15-2006, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: Blackberry 8800 on Verizon

"Larry" <noone@home.com> wrote in message
news:Xns987C5D289C403noonehomecom@208.49.80.253...
> tobi <tobi@home.com> wrote in news:tobi-86B997.11360914112006
> @comcast.dca.giganews.com:
>
>> Question i have is will Verizon Disable WiFi?
>> Do any of VZW's other PDA phones offer WiFi?
>>
>>

>
> http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/p_f...=667&fi=311703
>
> This thread might enlighten you to the shenanigans going on. One
> professes to be a VZW sales rep, "demphonez", and he says it will dial in
> even on wifi if you have a dataplan. He refused the dataplan and says it
> does work on his wifi, but that may be because he's a VZW employee.
>
> kashmir says:
> "You do NOT need EVDO/Nat'l Network through Verizon to hook up to your
> Wireless LAN. The way I make sure that I don't accidentally call the EVDO
> number for a data connection (since I canceled my data plan) is by
> changing the number that it uses to dial to the network. By defualt it
> should be set to '#777'... I think I changed it to like '1' or '#1' or
> something like that in the settings... so it will never connect even if
> it tries."
>
> Looks like the usual lies and ******** are alive and well on the sales
> floor to try to get you to buy what you don't, necessarily, need. I'm
> surprised Wifi access isn't locked out, by default, and activated only if
> you buy their slow data service. After all, they think it's THEIR phone,
> you know.
>
> Be informed I just returned a Dell Axim X51v, Dell's finest Windows
> Mobile 5.1 PDA. This isn't a cellular issue, it's Micro$oft's issue.
> WM5.1 crashes about 8-10 times a day on this hardware, completely loses
> control of programs at random, causing them to disappear off the Today
> screen and the addon Switcher software. The video crashed, causing the
> screen to look like an old TV with horizontal hold problems. I talked to
> WM5 phone user with similar experiences with PDA phones under WM5. For
> these reasons, I'd tell you to stay far away from a WM5 PDA, phone or
> not....It just isn't "ready for issue", yet....buggy as hell!
>
> Oh, if you do get WM5 or its 2003 predicessor, TCPMP, a freeware
> video/audio player will play music and movies downloaded from Usenet in
> any format I have...divx, xvid, MP3 without regard to DMA locking, no
> funny business. Anyone know if TCPMP overrides cellphone music/video
> lockouts and other company funny business?
>
> Larry
> --
> My calendar must be wrong....
> In all the stores, it's ALREADY Christmas!
>


Verizon XV6700 has wifi works fine. The idiot sales person tried to pull
the same **** saying wifi still used the data plan. He said he was
positive. I told him to ask someone else because he was wrong. He came
back and said yes he was wrong (duh!). Got it without the data plan, works
great in my home and work wifi. So no Verizon doesn't just disable wifi
willy nilly, but they do try to push the data plan hard. It will dial out
and use data if you use a program that uses the internet, so you have to be
careful. I just pointed the cellular network to a non working connection,
so it won't accidentally dial up. But MMS uses the data connection (but
doesn't charge you for data usage) so you have to switch it back if you want
to send media messages (pix and flix).

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