10-29-2007, 02:17 AM
| | Re: Phone/solution advice
Yeah, GO check out the phones at the store. I would say go with Juke
PHones, since you want to listen to music.
"Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote in message
> Virtually every phone in Verizon's lineup can do what you want.
> "Sudohnim" <Sudohnim@example.invalid> wrote in message
> news:SoCdnYORF4PpNr_anZ2dnUVZ_quhnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
>> I'm a relatively new Verizon wireless customer and cell phone user
>> period. I'm contemplating the purchase of a new phone. There are
>> several features I'm interested in but which could be an issue...
>> 1) The ability to load custom ringtones...transfer MP3s or whatever
>> from my PC to the phone via USB cable.
>> 2) The ability to backup the phone's contact database to a PC via
>> USB cable. Perhaps even fully sync the phone's contact database
>> with some open source contact software on the PC. I haven't yet
>> researched open source address book solutions. I think I read
>> that a phone with SyncML support would most likely allow me to
>> achieve such a syncing solution.
>> 3) The ability to backup the phone's calendar to a PC via USB cable.
>> Perhaps even fully sync with the Mozilla Sunbird Calendar I'm using.
>> Syncing isn't an officially supported feature of Sunbird yet, but here
>> again I think I read of some hacks revolving around SyncML.
>> I'm not sure what Verizon does in terms of crippling their phones, and
>> I'm not sure whether one can purchase a phone from a third party and
>> have it setup to work on the Verizon network without running into the
>> same crippling. That plus a general unfamiliarity with available phones
>> and features has led me to inquire here, in the hopes that someone might
>> be able to draw my attention to possible solutions.
>> FWIW... text messages, web browsing, music and videos, GPS driven
>> maps, etc are of little interest. If the features I want put me into a
>> higher end phone that is fine. I just don't want to incur an additional
>> usage charges over and above the basic plan and costs I currently have.
>> Using the three features I mentioned wouldn't cost Verizon a penny, so
>> it shouldn't cost me one either.
>> Thanks in advance for any replies.