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Old 01-26-2010, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I Can't find a solid answer so maybe you guys can help me.

I'm thinking about Upgrading to the 9650 tour2 when it comes out for Verizon.
I will be using the full data package with it.

the questions I have regarding verizon wifi are:

Can I make calls?
Can I send text messages?
Can I send Pix messages?
Can I use the BB PIN messenger?
Can I send/receive emails?

I work in a basement and have zero reception. I would like to keep in touch with with outside world while I sit in my bunker from 9 - 5.

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Old 01-26-2010, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (White and Nerdy)

I believe that is a no to MMS. You would need UMA to use MMS, verizon doesn't support it
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Okay, thanks for the replies. perhaps there would be something new in the horizon for verizon...
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you can surf, then you can make phone calls use google-calling from your phone.
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If you can surf, then you can make phone calls use google-calling from your phone.
Not true.
Google Voice is not VoIP. It won't work without a carrier wireless signal.
You can't use WiFi for this.
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You could use the Verizon Wireless Network Extender. One time fee and no monthly access.

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Old 01-26-2010, 01:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Looked intot he extender.

Besides the outrageous cost I would still have 2 problems.

1) cant get an antena to the outside for the GPS locator
2) I would still not be able to send pic messages since it only boosts the call signals and not the EV which I beleive is used for the multimedia messeges..

Swtiching to T-mibile is out of the question where I live in northern NJ.(USA)

no rush for me.. let's see what Verizon has to offer in the near future. besides the TOUR2 is not out yet...
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You can send texts and pics via the cell service, using the network extender.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The antenna does not need to be outside. Near a window or outside wall works sometimes/usually. I have one and it made a big difference. What sold me was if I wasn't satisfied, I had 30 days to return it. Very easy to set up.
BUT... you need a broadband connection to connect it to.

Also they offered to break down the payment for the unit into my regular monthly charge. I didn't do that but that's what they said when I balked at the price.


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Looked intot he extender.

Besides the outrageous cost I would still have 2 problems.

1) cant get an antena to the outside for the GPS locator
2) I would still not be able to send pic messages since it only boosts the call signals and not the EV which I beleive is used for the multimedia messeges..

Swtiching to T-mibile is out of the question where I live in northern NJ.(USA)

no rush for me.. let's see what Verizon has to offer in the near future. besides the TOUR2 is not out yet...
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Well you might be in luck in that Skype may be possible soon on Verizon phones:

Skype for blackberry ?

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The two companies have created an exclusive, easy-to-use Skype mobile offering for 3G smartphones. Verizon Wireless 3G smartphone users with data plans can use Skype mobile to:

* make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype user around the globe on America’s most reliable wireless network;
* call international phone numbers at competitive Skype Out calling rates;
* send and receive instant messages to other Skype users; and
* remain always connected with the ability to see friends’ online presence.
Says way at the bottom it would start in March.
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