Testing Your Phone
Before you signup for ScoutPal Live, you will need to test your cell
phone/PDA to be sure that it is capable, ready and registered to use the
ScoutPal service. When you have confirmed that your phone can be
used for browsing, turn it on,
raise the antenna or otherwise enable its web browser connection, and use
cell phone's "Go to URL" function to browse to
the appropriate test website as described on
Getting Started. During the test, you will enter and send your Amazon
Marketplace Seller ID.
After you send, you should get the message "ScoutPal will work on your
device". You can then proceed with Step 2 of
Cell Phone: Nearly all
ordinary cell phones have some kind of web browsing capability. If you
can get news/weather/sports, etc. on your phone, then it is ready for ScoutPal
Live. Refer to the phone's instruction manual and/or your cell service
representative if you have questions about web browsing with your particular
model of cell phone and service plan.
Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Treo/Pre, Sidekick, and any similar
type of "smart phone":
These devices will generally have wireless web enabled when you buy and activate
them. Typically, you will use the instructions for "PDA phones" when
testing these devices with ScoutPal, although some older models may need to use the "WAP"
Windows CE/Pocket PC PDA's (iPaq and similar): You can use
ScoutPalDB with a compatible Windows Mobile Pocket PC
PDA. You may also be able to use ScoutPal Live on it, if it's a cellular device
(as with a Pocket PC Phone), or it has a wireless modem installed with a
cellular access service plan activated, or if you have it WiFi hotspot or
bluetooth connected to the web.