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Connecting Samsung M300 to Computer

Journeyman

Connecting Samsung M300 to Computer

Has anyone connected their M300 to their computer? I know there is a cable available, but I want to find out what else (computer software and such) is needed to maintain such things as my contacts on my phone from my computer. Thanks.

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Journeyman

Re: Connecting Samsung M300 to Computer

I have the same question, I need to connect my Samsung 300 to the pc in order to download the photos I take with the camera. Is that possible? Thanks!

Journeyman

Re: Connecting Samsung M300 to Computer

Great questions!
For the first one, in regards to the contacts, the flip phones (esentially anything that's not a PDA device) does not store the contacts as an accessible file type. Transfering contact info from your phone to your computer is unfortunately not an option this way.
What you can do is one of the following:
a: Subscribe to the Wireless BackUp through the phone. This is a $2 / month fee and all your numbers are stored on the Wireless BackUp website (accessible when you log in to Sprint.com).
b: Subscribe to Voice Command. This is $5 / month and it also stores your numbers on the Voice Command website, plus allows you to use your phone hands free. With this you can simply command the phone to dial the number that is attached to a phrase you establish on the Voice Command website.
Now when it comes down to moving pictures they can be uploaded using the Vision services (which is $15 / month). This phone does not have a microSD card so the pictures aren't saved as a file type that can be extracted from the phone this way. I would recomend a data pack so you can send / receive / and upload pictures wireless from the phone to the picturemail website (www.pictures.sprintpcs.com).
Remember that if you choose the "SAVE TO PHONE" option with your pictures that those pictures are stored on the phone's internal memory and can not be uploaded, shared, and etc. They are essentially "stuck" on your phone.
If either of you have any more questions please ask, or dial 888-211-4727 from a landline phone with your Sprint phone at the ready.

Journeyman

Re: Connecting Samsung M300 to Computer

In other words, the only "use" for the "data" cable is a different way to charge my phone. Terrific!

Journeyman

Re: Connecting Samsung M300 to Computer

The data cable that comes with many phones is there in case you ever wish to use your phone as a modem. This model of phone can be connected to a computer and used as a wireless modem. The PAM plans start at $39.99/month.
If you're not wanting to use your phone as a modem then you can simply keep the cable with the box. This way if you ever decided to sell your phone at a later date (say after an upgrade) you can do so with all the in-box accessories.
Only PDA devices (Treo, PPC 6700, Mogul, Blackberry, etc) have ways where the device can be synced so your contacts/calendar can be saved on your computer.

Journeyman

Re: Connecting Samsung M300 to Computer

Thanks for the confirmation. FYI: The data cable is not a part of the phone. It is an accessory available as a separate purchase (at least in my case).

Journeyman

Re: Connecting Samsung M300 to Computer

doh! You're right. I was doing a compare/contrast with the M300 and M500. The M500 has a USB Cable that comes with it. Good catch!

Journeyman

Re: Connecting Samsung M300 to Computer

i looked and the most i found was that samsung has a software called PC Studio (that should come with a data cable so get the samsung one not an aftermarket cable), that should work.

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Journeyman

Re: Connecting Samsung M300 to Computer

Do you have a link to detailed information on PC Studio? Other than the users guide in pdf form, I cannot find much information on it and that includes samsung.com itself! In particular, I am looking for whether or not the M300 and PC Studio will work together or as was stated above the data cable is solely for using the M300 as a modem for a computer.

Journeyman

Re: Connecting Samsung M300 to Computer

actually upon further research, it looks like this probably won't work. according to another forum, all of the data transfer features were intentionally disabled by sprint (FFS WHY THE HELL DO YOU GUYS DO THIS CRAP?) so the data cable won't help you.
Sadly I think your only option is to email it to yourself, and perhaps check to see which phones are locked down before buying a new one...

sorry