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Problems with “PLUS SIM” I have a legally (by T-Mobile) unlocked 6315, and use the services of ORANGE. I have updated yesterday my ROM (using the T-Mobile upgrade) – and since then the phone does not work. The self-test does not recognise my “PLUS-SIM”. Any suggestions?

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Originally Posted by YYDaves

I have a legally (by T-Mobile) unlocked 6315, and use the services of ORANGE. I have updated yesterday my ROM (using the T-Mobile upgrade) – and since then the phone does not work. The self-test does not recognise my “PLUS-SIM”. Any suggestions?

Thanks

Where are you located ? Are you in Israel ? I that case you will need to convert to the 1st generation older sim cards.

 
04-05-2005, 09:38 AM   #3

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That’s right. Go to Orange and ask them for a 32K SIM. They know about this problem and they will support you. You can also find an old SIM with a friend and replace with him. Orange will exchange services on your SIMs with no charge. You don’t even have to go to a service center. Just call them with your friend and ask them to switch the services on your SIMs.

 
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Thanks. I have been to ORANGE – they were asking the price of a new SIM for the switch. After bargaining they were ready to do the job for half the price.

What are the disadvantages of the “old” SIM compared to the “NEW” one?

 
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Less memory on the SIM – you don’t care about that with 6315.

 

While Michael is correct that a company’s first obligation is to its stockholders, he has missed a crucial point — if you piss off your customers, they’re likely to leave. As the HP Forum thread on this shows, many people will take exactly that approach — and they’ll stop buying other HP products, too. I recall reading that customers are about seven times as likely to tell others about bad experiences with a company than about good experiences, too. That won’t help HP’s stockholders, will it? As for the claim that all the features won’t fit, I don’t buy that. My iPAQ 5550 has a 17.4 MB iPAQ File Store, which is basically Flash ROM that hasn’t been used. Put the extra features there and reduce the size of my iPAQ File Store. Another alternative is to offer the Professional version as the upgrade, which leaves some of the programs normally in the ROM image out and supplies them as RAM-installable versions. That’s what Microsoft did with Pocket PC 2002 and, I think, Windows Mobile 2003.

As for HP’s claim that some applications won’t work in landscape in SE, so what? The user can switch back to portrait without a soft reset.

Even if the application crashes the iPAQ, so what? Not all Pocket PC 2000 applications worked in Pocket PC 2002, and Compaq made the upgrade available. Not all Pocket PC 2002 applications worked in Windows Mobile 2003, and HP made that upgrade available. In fact, WM 2003 was a much more “dangerous” upgrade, I thought, because it severely changed the operating system infrastructure (swithcing from Windows CE 3.0 to 4.2, for example). The claim that current programs exist for landscape mode is also full of holes.

First, many of Microsoft’s existing Windows Mobile 2003 applications won’t work well in landscape, requiring a switch back to portrait to function properly. They should work fine in the SE upgrade because they’ll be designed to work properly in both portrait and landscape mode.

Second, the existing landscape programs require a soft reset to switch modes, a significant penalty. I have dotPocket, but don’t use it for landscape mode precisely because I don’t want to soft rest while I’m in the middle of doing something.

To see examples of applications that don’t work well in landscape, see my dotPocket review.

The only feature of SE that may not provide a benefit to existing iPAQ users is the VGA support, but even that’s iffy. If the ability to scale fonts works in QVGA mode, even the VGA support will provide a benefit. Compaq and HP have shown in the past that they can offer challenging upgrades, and I’m sure HP could do it again. They just don’t want to.

Many people still won’t buy Toshiba Pocket PCs because Toshiba had a habit of abandoning users of recently purchased devices. They seem to have learned their lesson, and offered SE upgrades for the e400 and e800 series. (And the upgrades were free, too.) It’s too bad HP is going backwards, and will likely learn the same lesson the hard way.

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04-25-2004, 08:43 AM   #1

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has any one tried this battery wallet

i’m was looking around for a case for my ipaq55xx and stumbled accross one of these – NeuNeo PowerPocket Battery Wallet.

http://www.neodigits.com/shtmls/wal…et_2800_1.shtml

has anyone got/used one – any thoughts – any problems? i was thinking of getting one and then putting in a 1 gig compact flash card if i get one of the these wallets. if anyone can recommend something better i would greatly appreciate it.

thanks.

 
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I have not heard anything about it but it looks nice. I assume it is an adaptation of a CF expansion pack plus.

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i’m was looking around for a case for my ipaq55xx and stumbled accross one of these – NeuNeo PowerPocket Battery Wallet.

http://www.neodigits.com/shtmls/wal…et_2800_1.shtml

has anyone got/used one – any thoughts – any problems? i was thinking of getting one and then putting in a 1 gig compact flash card if i get one of the these wallets. if anyone can recommend something better i would greatly appreciate it.

thanks.

I just got one a month ago and it’s a godsend. I have a garmin GPS which goues thru battery power like you won’t believe, and this 2850 mah battery handles that easily, so I imagine the 1gig cf card won’t be a problem. I’d recommend it highly… BTW they’re in Hongkong so it takes a few days to get it over here…

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This is another reason to be sad that expansion sleeves are going away. I know a lot of the things that we needed sleeves for can now be found in the unit itself, but I’m really going to miss all the third party stuff. Until they come out with a USB like option for real time plug-n-play accessories…

 
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NeuNeo

It’s not really feedback, but Dave posted a news item about this back in June.

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Sleeves & USB

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This is another reason to be sad that expansion sleeves are going away. I know a lot of the things that we needed sleeves for can now be found in the unit itself, but I’m really going to miss all the third party stuff.

Agreed. See my Requiem For iPAQ Sleeves.

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Until they come out with a USB like option for real time plug-n-play accessories…

You mean like the RATOC Systems USB CF card or the Twin Paradox Dual USB CF card? (The latter isn’t shipping yet.)

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Steve…the Twin Paradox Dual USB CF card looks very cool. Too bad there hasn’t been anything about it since December. I believe it might be a hot item if it makes it to market!

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That is really sweet. It’d be even cooler if we could PPC drivers for things like Burners, but it looks like I’m gonna have to get one, especially if it can link up to my pocket drive. But again this product is totally lost on users of newer iPaqs (1900/4100/4300 I’m looking in your direction).

 

While Michael is correct that a company’s first obligation is to its stockholders, he has missed a crucial point — if you piss off your customers, they’re likely to leave. As the HP Forum thread on this shows, many people will take exactly that approach — and they’ll stop buying other HP products, too. I recall reading that customers are about seven times as likely to tell others about bad experiences with a company than about good experiences, too. That won’t help HP’s stockholders, will it? As for the claim that all the features won’t fit, I don’t buy that. My iPAQ 5550 has a 17.4 MB iPAQ File Store, which is basically Flash ROM that hasn’t been used. Put the extra features there and reduce the size of my iPAQ File Store. Another alternative is to offer the Professional version as the upgrade, which leaves some of the programs normally in the ROM image out and supplies them as RAM-installable versions. That’s what Microsoft did with Pocket PC 2002 and, I think, Windows Mobile 2003.

As for HP’s claim that some applications won’t work in landscape in SE, so what? The user can switch back to portrait without a soft reset.

Even if the application crashes the iPAQ, so what? Not all Pocket PC 2000 applications worked in Pocket PC 2002, and Compaq made the upgrade available. Not all Pocket PC 2002 applications worked in Windows Mobile 2003, and HP made that upgrade available. In fact, WM 2003 was a much more “dangerous” upgrade, I thought, because it severely changed the operating system infrastructure (swithcing from Windows CE 3.0 to 4.2, for example). The claim that current programs exist for landscape mode is also full of holes.

First, many of Microsoft’s existing Windows Mobile 2003 applications won’t work well in landscape, requiring a switch back to portrait to function properly. They should work fine in the SE upgrade because they’ll be designed to work properly in both portrait and landscape mode.

Second, the existing landscape programs require a soft reset to switch modes, a significant penalty. I have dotPocket, but don’t use it for landscape mode precisely because I don’t want to soft rest while I’m in the middle of doing something.

To see examples of applications that don’t work well in landscape, see my dotPocket review.

The only feature of SE that may not provide a benefit to existing iPAQ users is the VGA support, but even that’s iffy. If the ability to scale fonts works in QVGA mode, even the VGA support will provide a benefit. Compaq and HP have shown in the past that they can offer challenging upgrades, and I’m sure HP could do it again. They just don’t want to.

Many people still won’t buy Toshiba Pocket PCs because Toshiba had a habit of abandoning users of recently purchased devices. They seem to have learned their lesson, and offered SE upgrades for the e400 and e800 series. (And the upgrades were free, too.) It’s too bad HP is going backwards, and will likely learn the same lesson the hard way.

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“The GigaBank(TM) 6.0 is perfect for anyone on the go,” said Tony Andrews, Vice President of Engineering and Product Development for I/OMagic Corporation. “It is pocket size so you can take important files with you anywhere. You’ll never have to be without the information you need with the GigaBank(TM) 6.0.”

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I/OMagic anticipates shipping its new GigaBank(TM) 6.0 in May 2005 with an introductory suggested retail price of $199. The Company also currently offers GigaBank(TM) products in 2.2GB, 4.0GB, 20GB, 40GB, 60GB, 80GB and 100GB options.

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I/OMagic provides data storage products (such as CD-RW drives, DVD+/-RW, floppy drives and USB portable storage devices, including its MediaStation, DataStation and GigaBank(TM) products) and digital entertainment products (such as MP3 players, digital audio headphones and its Digital Photo Library(TM) system, which is a palm-sized portable external hard drive for digital music, photo and movie storage, as well as a line of EasyPrint(TM) digital photo accessories). The Company sells products under three brand names — I/OMagic(R), Hi-Val(R) and Digital Research Technologies(R) — through nationally-recognized computer, consumer electronics and office supply superstores and other retailers, such as Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Fred Meyer Stores, Microcenter, Office Depot, RadioShack, Staples and Target stores, as well as catalogue companies and Internet retailers such as Buy.com, PC Mall, Tiger Direct and Dell.

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Newbie Outlook sync question Hello, thanks in advance for any responses.

I setup my Ipaq to sync with Outlook profile (let’s call it HOME). Then I setup it up to sync at work where I have two Outlook proflies, lets call one WORK and the other PERSONAL. I was hoping it would prompt me on which profile to sync with as I wanted to sync with the PERSONAL profile which is basically a mirror of HOME profile. Instead it synced with the WORK profile which is on Exchange server and now all my work and peronal information is mixed. Short story long, how can I choose in Active Sync which profile to synchronize with? Many thanks. -Dnice

 
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Ok, I think I figured it out, sort of. If I’m logged into the WORK profile, it will sync with that. If I’m logged into the PERSONAL profile, it will sync with that. It looks like I will have to remember to log into my PERSONAL profile each time before I synch. If anyone knows of a way to assign a specific synching profile no matter what, I’d really like to know. Thanks.

 
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EV DO Outage Thread

I’m not sure how Dave would accept this idea but is it possible to have a thread (this one) where people can acknowledge EV DO (or other data svc’s) regional outages ? Staying on hold forever with Verizon (my carrier) just to hear them say “we are are aware of an outage in your area and engineers are working hard to remedy to problem” is not the best use of my time. If so, thn we need at least 1-2 people to acknowledge with the carrier that there is a legit problem so we dont fill up this thread with inaccurate information as many times the issue is “pilot error”.

Any Takers ?

 
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east coast outage

for example – i just got off the phone with Verizon and they acknowledge an outage for east coast customers. no ETA on remedy andnthey could not give me specific regions of the east coast that are affected…although NYC (where I am) seems to be affected.

 
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why would they reduce coverage ? do constantly dropping connections from weak signals cause havoc with their network ? just a guess…

 

While Michael is correct that a company’s first obligation is to its stockholders, he has missed a crucial point — if you piss off your customers, they’re likely to leave. As the HP Forum thread on this shows, many people will take exactly that approach — and they’ll stop buying other HP products, too. I recall reading that customers are about seven times as likely to tell others about bad experiences with a company than about good experiences, too. That won’t help HP’s stockholders, will it? As for the claim that all the features won’t fit, I don’t buy that. My iPAQ 5550 has a 17.4 MB iPAQ File Store, which is basically Flash ROM that hasn’t been used. Put the extra features there and reduce the size of my iPAQ File Store. Another alternative is to offer the Professional version as the upgrade, which leaves some of the programs normally in the ROM image out and supplies them as RAM-installable versions. That’s what Microsoft did with Pocket PC 2002 and, I think, Windows Mobile 2003.

As for HP’s claim that some applications won’t work in landscape in SE, so what? The user can switch back to portrait without a soft reset.

Even if the application crashes the iPAQ, so what? Not all Pocket PC 2000 applications worked in Pocket PC 2002, and Compaq made the upgrade available. Not all Pocket PC 2002 applications worked in Windows Mobile 2003, and HP made that upgrade available. In fact, WM 2003 was a much more “dangerous” upgrade, I thought, because it severely changed the operating system infrastructure (swithcing from Windows CE 3.0 to 4.2, for example). The claim that current programs exist for landscape mode is also full of holes.

First, many of Microsoft’s existing Windows Mobile 2003 applications won’t work well in landscape, requiring a switch back to portrait to function properly. They should work fine in the SE upgrade because they’ll be designed to work properly in both portrait and landscape mode.

Second, the existing landscape programs require a soft reset to switch modes, a significant penalty. I have dotPocket, but don’t use it for landscape mode precisely because I don’t want to soft rest while I’m in the middle of doing something.

To see examples of applications that don’t work well in landscape, see my dotPocket review.

The only feature of SE that may not provide a benefit to existing iPAQ users is the VGA support, but even that’s iffy. If the ability to scale fonts works in QVGA mode, even the VGA support will provide a benefit. Compaq and HP have shown in the past that they can offer challenging upgrades, and I’m sure HP could do it again. They just don’t want to.

Many people still won’t buy Toshiba Pocket PCs because Toshiba had a habit of abandoning users of recently purchased devices. They seem to have learned their lesson, and offered SE upgrades for the e400 and e800 series. (And the upgrades were free, too.) It’s too bad HP is going backwards, and will likely learn the same lesson the hard way.

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LION Battery – Batteries with Power to Spare

Have you ever been using your iPAQ when all of a sudden a warning message comes up that indicates that you are low on power? If you have been engrossed in a program, game or just surfing the net and that message appears from nowhere, it sort of takes you back a bit if you’re not anticipating it.

All of a sudden you need to “shut down” and find a source to recharge your iPAQ. Hopefully you’re at home or the office and have your charger available so you can get that much needed surge of power into your device. Of course, with my luck, I would be in a situation where I needed to continue to complete that task I was working on and now I am faced with a potential disaster — no power. What is worse is that if I were in a location where I couldn’t get to a power source — what then?

I suppose a spare battery is a possible solution. If I could carry an extra battery, then if I was faced with a low power situation then I could at least change the battery to be able to continue with my task and avoid disaster. Having a spare battery is really not a bad idea even if you never use it; it certainly is a comfort knowing that you have the ability to continue with what you were doing after a quick battery change.

Although changing a battery “mid-stream” is a solution, is that really the best solution? For several years, I have adapted what I was doing or going to do because of the limited battery life I had on my iPAQ. I would use my iPAQ everywhere I went but if was always careful to make sure I was at full charge before I began a task. If I was not at a full charge, I adapted — that is to say, I either didn’t do what I wanted to do or found a power source to bring myself up to full power.

Truly this process, even though it worked, was an inconvenience. There had to be a better solution. I had given serious thought to an extended battery and eventually had given to me at Christmas, an extended battery that gave me more power than I had with the stock battery that comes with the 4700. However, I was surprised at how it came.

It was a larger battery but the extended back was empty. The design was a battery the same length and width of the stock battery but had a deeper measurement. A new back cover came with it but it was a silly design — it was filled with a large void space. Why? It made no sense to have an extended battery with a new cover that was large and EMPTY.

It was just a design feature I guess — dumb as it was, I had more power than before so I was able to perform additional tasks without too much fear of running out of power. But then that day did occur and I was not a happy camper. There was no question in my mind that if that battery was larger, that is, if it had extended into the void space of the back cover, I would have never run into that problem.