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RINO SHAWN
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:28 pm    Post subject: PALM PILOT on the internet Reply with quote

Anyone regularly using a palm pilot online? I just set my Zire72 up using my bluetooth phone as the modem. seems to work ok but is kinda slow....and pages are big so it is awkward to see easily. [ I am typing this with the palm]
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a Samsung i500 (Palm + cell phone, normal res screen), so I know all about your pain. I used to use a Visor with a wireless modem and even a Palm III with a 2400 baud external modem.

Your high res screen helps out a lot, but you probably want to stick to wap sites and web pages that are designed for mobile phone use. Try http://wap.google.com http://wap.geocaching.com and others.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!! I am a newbie at this. (had internet on the palm for about 1 week)

Are there alot of geocaching related wap sites? The http://wap.geocaching.com site will be a huge timesaver for me!! Is there one for MnGca?

Shawn
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RINO SHAWN wrote:
Are there alot of geocaching related wap sites? The http://wap.geocaching.com site will be a huge timesaver for me!!

No, sorry, there's not.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got a new phone Motorola E815, Verizon Vcast service and have not been able to log into the http://wap.geocaching.com website, anyone else have any luck with the website and verizon?
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RINO SHAWN
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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http://wap.geocaching.com/
I just got a new phone Motorola E815, Verizon Vcast service and have not been able to log into the http://wap.geocaching.com website


Are any url's you key in to the phone working??

I am using Cingular...I could do some things thru the web browser on a "pay per use" rate but was unable to get the phone to work with any url's

It wasn't until I recently got serious about wanting to use my laptop from the car linked to the cell phone....I signed up for "unlimited use" media plan.
That seemed to open up more features for my phone. Since changing to a "plan" instead of the "pay as you go" basics, I got the laptop working...later figured out how to get the palm pilot working...and just recently discovered that my phone (Motorola V551) works with wap sites where it did't before.

By the way...I am using the same phone I talked about elsewhere that had been dropped in my driveway, and driven over by a Dodge Truck. Aparantly, Motorola's are pretty tough Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since we are on the subject of Palm Pilots, is there any advantages to a blue tooth palm pilot over a regular one. Also if you do use a blue tooth PDA do you still have to run the plucker program and clay jar program or something similar to it to get the cache sheets.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about Palm, but my iPAQ won't talk to my RAZR via IR, but it will with Bluetooth--I can only go to http://rtr.ca/geo and http://wap.geocaching.com with just the phone, but if I use the phone to dial up the ISP I use at home, I can link via Bluetooth to look at normal websites like this one and geocaching.com on my iPAQ. I don't have a physical keyboard for either one, so it's still easier to log everything when I get home, but it's still handy having the connectability to look stuff up when I'm in the field.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RINO SHAWN wrote:
By the way...I am using the same phone I talked about elsewhere that had been dropped in my driveway, and driven over by a Dodge Truck. Aparantly, Motorola's are pretty tough Confused


Well, my Motorola didn't survive landing between an ice covered asphalt path and my ass! Shocked
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RINO SHAWN
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
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Well, my Motorola didn't survive landing between an ice covered asphalt path and my ass!


LOL! Heres the spot where I'm tempted to make some kind of comment about the weight of a Dodge Truck in comparison to Moe's ass Wink Wink

I'll "let it go".....but it is tempting. Laughing


fireman121 wrote:
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Since we are on the subject of Palm Pilots, is there any advantages to a blue tooth palm pilot over a regular one. Also if you do use a blue tooth PDA do you still have to run the plucker program and clay jar program or something similar to it to get the cache sheets.


Think of bluetooth as a WIRELESS substitution of connecting devices together...example: If I had a cable to connect my palm pilot to my phone..it would work the same way...only I would be confined by the length of the cable. (bluetooth sends it's own signal out to read other bluetooth signals within 30 feet or less)

I added a bluetooth adapter (plugs in to a usb port) to my laptop so that it can wirelessly link to my bluetooth phone and allow internet access.

I still have to do the long..painstaking process to get my cache info from PQ to GSAK, from GSAK to Sunrise/Plucker....than I have a choice of hotsync either with bluetooth or I can hook my cable between the Palm and the computer. (I usually use the cable method ...it seems a little faster)

Hope this makes sense to you.


bottom line is....IMHO.. If you live in the heart of the metro where free WIFI is plentiful...forget about bluetooth. If you live out in the sticks (like me) or if you just simply want internet access anywhere your phone gets a signal, than bluetooth may be right for you. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to have a bluetooth equipped palm unless you buy a cell phone that is also bluetooth equipped. (you can still do some neat things but if you want internet...the phone is a must)

Shawn
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