MPT vs. MOK
There have been many questions asked about Mobile Phone Tools
vs Verizon's Mobile Office Kit so...
Note: Mobile Phone Tools (aka
MPT) is not the same as Verizon's Mobile Office Kit, which is NOT the same as Verizon's Music Essentials kit.
Mobile Phone Tools aka MPT (or visit the BVRP Software page for details/info) seems to be the most popular package.
It can sync contacts and calendar with Outlook, outlook express, Lotus Notes,
and its own built in calendar/contacts apps. It can even work with Ringers,
graphics and videos copying them between the Phone and PC (multimedia studio
feature). However, despite all of the features MPT lists, with a
STOCK Verizon phone, all you can do is work with the contacts and calendar. The Multimedia Studio feature does not work, nor will the option show when using a STOCK Verizon phone. You can do "hacks" or Seem Edits
to re-enable these features. Btw, I have some
additional info about purchasing and using MPT to its full potential on my MPT page.
Verizon’s Mobile Office Kit (MOK) consists of a Motorola USB
Data Cable (The V710/E815 kit comes with Moto AAKN4011A which does not have charger port), drivers, and SmithMicro’s QuickLink Mobile Phone Book software. While it can import
and export Outlook data files and .CSV files, it can not interface directly with
Outlook, so there is no option to sync. It is only good for working with the
phonebook. Not calendar. Not sounds/graphics/videos. Each phone needs its own version, as the
Quicklink software will not update itself to support newer phones.
Verizon's Music Essentials Kit (MEK) which can be
purchased from Verizon stores or their web site for around $30, includes
Verizon Branded WMP10, an older version of the USB Drivers available from the MotoDEV web site,
USB Cable, and wired Stereo Headset.
Essentials Manager (MEM) This free download includes everything on
the CD that comes with the Verizon Music Essentials Kit you would purchase, PLUS
vCast Music Essentials Manager (MEM) software (by Smith Micro). MEM makes
it a little easier to sync music with the phone, rather than using just Windows
Media Player alone.
being said, If you need a data cable and software, I suggest you purchase the
MPT kit as it can do more than Verizon's MOK, and you can download the MEK
software from the MEM web site.
IF you want
to just work with ringers and graphics on the V710, E815 and V3C, there is also Bitpim... Its free. For Bitpim to connect to your phone, you need drivers
for your data cable installed. BitPim allows you
to replace/overwrite files or delete them, but not add to them to a STOCK Verizon Phone. It can be
used to replace the "welcome" graphic or startup sound on your phone. You can
save files from the phone to the PC
(like voice memo's or ringers/graphics). You can overwrite files on the phone
with those stored on your PC. For how I got it working see the notes on my Bitpim page