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  1. Peter123

    Peter123 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Dear Eris users,

    I have only a "dumb" cell phone (DP) and I am thinking to step up to the Eris' level. A lot of things are not clear for me so please help me out.
    1. I can send pictures and text from the DP, so what is the difference with the smart phone (SP)? (On the SP I cant receive e-mails, I know.)
    2. The SP has data conection web e-mail, calendar.. is this going through the Wifi part of it or the cell radio?
    3. I see a lot of discussion on disbling various services to save battery. When I disable Wifi are all related servides disabled automatocally? (Like sync with google. etc)
    4. If I am in Europe where CMDA is not available, can I use web and e-mail if I am connected to a Wifi hot-spot?
    5. Is e-mail from gmail delivered to the cell phone directly or I have ot open the browser and open gmail there?
    6. Texting as it is done on the old DP, on the SP is it going through the data network?


    Sorry if these naive questions may irritae someone....

    Thank for the advice.
    Peter

    PS an Idiot's Guide to smart phones would be nice...
     

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  2. Jlopcpa

    Jlopcpa Well-Known Member

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    1. I can send pictures and text from the DP, so what is the difference with the smart phone (SP)? (On the SP I cant receive e-mails, I know.)
    Not much other than you have the choice of how to send the pictures for example you can MMS, EMail, Upload to Facebook or Flickr. With a DP you simply have to send it though MMS. So you have more options.

    2. The SP has data conection web e-mail, calendar.. is this going through the Wifi part of it or the cell radio?
    The ERIS has WiFI so when that is turned on it uses the WIFI as long as it has a connection. When WIFI is turned off it will use VZW 3G data service (cell radio)

    3. I see a lot of discussion on disbling various services to save battery. When I disable Wifi are all related servides disabled automatocally? (Like sync with google. etc)
    The ERIS has a setting to turn Wifi on or off. When I am in a wifi hot spot (or home) i simply turn it on and then turn it off when I leave that hotspot. I have heard that actually the wifi uses less battery but really dont know for sure

    4. If I am in Europe where CMDA is not available, can I use web and e-mail if I am connected to a Wifi hot-spot?
    Yes since the WIFI is not dependant on the Cell service or data service

    5. Is e-mail from gmail delivered to the cell phone directly or I have ot open the browser and open gmail there?
    Directly. There is a Gmai App installed on the phone that will display your GMail, and it is usually pushed to the phone so you should not have to go looking for it. Altough I think you can change that option if you wish.

    6. Texting as it is done on the old DP, on the SP is it going through the data network?

    There is no difference between DP and SP on texting it is done the same way


    Good luck it is a great phone
     
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    Peter123 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks, Jlopcpa.


    One more question:
    You say my incoming gmal is being pushed to Eris. I don't want to be bothered each time a new e-mail comes in.
    In fact, I want to be in control (enabling/disabling) of all incoming activities (I would leave on only the phone). So I don;t want to be "pushed on" but rather I want to be able to initiate the "push".
    How it that done?
    Peter
     
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    Jlopcpa Well-Known Member

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    You can change the auto-sync settings on the phone to disable it.

    Why would you not want to have the mail automatically pushed to your phone? I leave mine on and really does not interfer with the other operations of the phone. You can change the notification so it does not make a sound and all you would have would be a notification on the notification bar at the top of the phone.
     
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    Peter123 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    If I could turn off the (sound) notification for e-mail only (so the phone still rings) that would solve my problem.
    Peter
     
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    Peter123 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry I did not read your reply carefully. Yes there is a silent notification
    Peter
     

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