ScoutPal Live can be used with any device or cell phone or that can, in some manner,
browse the web. This includes modern smartphones and devices (for
example, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, web-enabled tablets, etc.)
It can as well be used with nearly all ordinary flip and bar phones, even
the oldest ones. Your current phone is likely already capable of using
Check with your service provider to get instructions for web
browsing on your phone. If it can get news, weather, sports, etc., then it
can use ScoutPal Live. Follow Step 1 on our
Getting Started page to see how to test your phone or device for use
with ScoutPal Live.
Windows Mobile (vsns 2003, 5, and 6) phones with a touch-screen (stylus)
can use both ScoutPal Live AND
ScoutPalDB! With these phones, you can get instant
database lookups as well as live real-time lookups, and with nearly all PDA
phones you can use a Bluetooth scanner like the
When shopping for a new cell phone or PDA phone, ask for a working sample
that has web browsing enabled. Write down the test URLs given on the
Getting Started page, and
bring them with you when you are shopping. Try the phone or PDA with the
test website, while you are in the store.
MOST IMPORTANT: When considering a cellular carrier, make sure
that it has good coverage in the locations where you scout. Ask to see a map
that shows coverage in these locations. Be wary if your locations are
on the fringes of their coverage area.
Coverage maps for major cell carriers
More phone Shopping Tips...
- Phonescoop.com - compares phones
- Information links for major carriers:
carriers constantly change their information websites, phone offerings, service plans,
and prices, so the data and links below are subject to change.
Always check with a cell company directly to be certain that you
can get the
right web service at the right price.
||Web service plans vary in price, most have truly unlimited data.
typically provides nearly unlimited web browsing.|
Mobile Web by VZW with MSN Warning: Unlike other carriers, and
depending on your phone and your plan, Verizon may charge airtime minutes as you browse the web.
||Some of their
web services are billed by the megabyte, most are unlimited. Each MB of data is good for about 500-700 ScoutPal lookups.