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Well i have had my MDA vario since friday. and have to say i am very improessed with it.

its just replaced my Dell X50V and my samsung D500. only thing it misses are the VGA screen of the X50V and the form factor of the D500 but that cannot be helped. The keyboard is awesome.

i am a little confused as this is my first pocket C based phone about how and when its connected to GPRS cos i dont have a data-plan apart form a free .75MB and dont want to get stung.

basically whenever you are connected to GPRS are you being charged or only when it gets something.

so if it was always connected and looked for email every hour id only get charged if it finds any email to download? right?

any way 2 questions.

1.

I know the Stack isn't vary good but is there seriously no way to send and receive files through bluetooth?

or am i missing something.

2.

On trying to connect to my WIFI network at home i enter the KEy and then i dont get any confirmation its right and it says connecting in the Window next to the right one but never get s past that stage. any ideas?

Also has anyone got a decent case yet? the won with it is 2 bulky.

Id really like one which it can be used inside of but no this is gonna be hard to design cos of the keyboard. i had a porporta Crystal for the Dell.

oh yea the screen protector that came with the Vario sucked!

Thank for any helps or comments.

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Well i have had my MDA vario since friday. and have to say i am very improessed with it.

its just replaced my Dell X50V and my samsung D500. only thing it misses are the VGA screen of the X50V and the form factor of the D500 but that cannot be helped. The keyboard is awesome.

i am a little confused as this is my first pocket C based phone about how and when its connected to GPRS cos i dont have a data-plan apart form a free .75MB and dont want to get stung.

basically whenever you are connected to GPRS are you being charged or only when it gets something.

so if it was always connected and looked for email every hour id only get charged if it finds any email to download? right?

Yep - GPRS is charged for only when you actually transmit or receive data

any way 2 questions.

1.

I know the Stack isn't vary good but is there seriously no way to send and receive files through bluetooth?

or am i missing something.

Tap and old on the file you want to send, then tap "Beam..."

2.

On trying to connect to my WIFI network at home i enter the KEy and then i dont get any confirmation its right and it says connecting in the Window next to the right one but never get s past that stage. any ideas?

Could be one of a few things here. If you're using WEP double check you have the key correct and that you're entering the Hexcidecimal hash of the plaintext key.

Also check on your access point that there is no MAC address filtering (or if there is that you've added that of the Vario)

Also has anyone got a decent case yet? the won with it is 2 bulky.
Looking for a slimline one myself!

Id really like one which it can be used inside of but no this is gonna be hard to design cos of the keyboard. i had a porporta Crystal for the Dell.

oh yea the screen protector that came with the Vario sucked!

Thank for any helps or comments.

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Thanks for that very helpful post.

ive managed to send via bluetooth just been using resco file explorers built in option.

Still cant receive them though?

ill try the wifi again later, im pretty sure the security is WPA TKIP i wasn't entering the hexadecimal key though so ill try that

the search for a case will continue!

How do i control when GPRS is connected then? its not in coms manager?

Thanks again.

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Check your beam settings (that receive is enabled).

How do you mean with GPRS? You can leave it connected all day if you wish to, if you arent syncing email or using Pocket MSN or IE etc then you won't be charged, if you want to disconnect it press and hold the red hangup key.

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I thought beam was just inferred it was on my Dell.

how do you restart GPRS once you have disconneted it?

i am not very knowlegeable when it comes to phone stuff but thaught i new a reasonable amount about PPCs.

this is gonna sound dumb.

is GPRS used for calls and texts?

i think no but just checking?

Another question but this is really a T-mobile Question.

If i buy a GPRS bundle or a Text bundle on My T-mobile using the web phone bill service.

a. is it a one off thing or a monthly thing?

B. if not used will they cary over to the next month?

Thanks again for all your answers.

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No probs on the help - i'm putting off doing uni coursework :)

GPRS is used for data only (and technically MMS, but obviously its charged differently in this case). Calls and texts are charged at whatever tmob are charging you and use the same technology as a Nokia 6210 for example!

The Tmob bundles - although i've never tried myself i'd assume its a monthly package, and that they will not roll over (my old text bundle didnt...)

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On trying to connect to my WIFI network at home i enter the KEy and then i dont get any confirmation its right and it says connecting in the Window next to the right one but never get s past that stage. any ideas?

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My Vario will not connect to my home network if the router is set to 802.11g only. If I allow 802.11b then it connects fine and is happy with WPA-PSK encryption.

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basically whenever you are connected to GPRS are you being charged or only when it gets something.

so if it was always connected and looked for email every hour id only get charged if it finds any email to download? right?

Yep - GPRS is charged for only when you actually transmit or receive data

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TomaHawk, Monolithix is right about GPRS only costing you when you're transferring data, but don't think that no emails = no charge.

You'll be charged for the data being transferred to check if there are emails to download as well. So even if you don't have any new emails, your phone will use some GPRS to check with the server. Think about it, on a PC dial-up connection, you have to connect to the net to see if you've got new emails right?

Admittedly the data being transferred might be very very few KBs, I don't know, but do it every hour and it'll mount up!

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TomaHawk, Monolithix is right about GPRS only costing you when you're transferring data, but don't think that no emails = no charge.

You'll be charged for the data being transferred to check if there are emails to download as well. So even if you don't have any new emails, your phone will use some GPRS to check with the server. Think about it, on a PC dial-up connection, you have to connect to the net to see if you've got new emails right?

Admittedly the data being transferred might be very very few KBs, I don't know, but do it every hour and it'll mount up!

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Thanks alot for that. i have no data on my plan unfortunatly. so really need to watch it.

how do i control when its looking?

i have a gmail and a hotmail account setup.

also my outlook one has got there but i think that just updates when i sync.

ive looked in settings but the only one i can find id the gmail ones.

the T-mobile site is so good for checkin what your being charged for.

1000  20/11/05 05:51 PM  TMO Network Coupon 2101 QOS1000  90.0 Kb  £0.000

1000  20/11/05 05:50 PM  TMO Network Coupon 2001 QOS1000  1.0  £0.000

1000  20/11/05 05:36 PM  TMO Network Coupon 2101 QOS1000  29.0 Kb  £0.000

1000  20/11/05 05:21 PM  TMO Network Coupon 2201 QOS1000  6.0 Kb  £0.00

s*** just realised ive had all this GPRS today.

90KB although is nothing in internet world in GPRS its hella expensive.

luckily i think i get 0.75MB free in my first month

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