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    Greetings!

    This is my first post on this forum, so please go easy on me .

    Here's my situation. I've been a Sprint customer for 5 years. Currently I have a Sanyo 8200 phone and am wanting to upgrade to the Treo 650. Before I do, I'd like to get an honest opinion on a few questions I have about the 650 on the Sprint network.

    --How does the audio on the 650, both talking and listening, compare to audio other phones?

    --Regarding email, what is the transfer rate like when pulling mail from a POP3 account? I do have a Vision plan, and do not plan on upgrading to a business data plan, as I will not be needing to connect to an Exchange server or equivalent. I will be pulling mail from 2 or 3 POP3 addresses. Assuming that most of the mail is text only without attachments, does it take a long time to download messages?

    --Is there an easy way to sync my data from OUTLOOK 2003 with the 650? I'd want to specify which folders get synced, as I have literally thousands of e-mails archived and would not want all of them on the phone.

    --I would consider myself a power computer user. What is the learning curve like for someone such as myself to get everything up and running on the 650?

    --Lastly, since I do not want to re-up my plan with Sprint at the moment, I'll be purchasing the phone outright. I discovered that Airport Wireless in the Atlanta airport is selling the 650 for $499. This seemed like a good deal -- is it?

    I realize that I've asked a bunch of questions and don't expect everyone to respond to all of them. Any info and suggestions you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

    Tony M
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony M
    Greetings!

    This is my first post on this forum, so please go easy on me .

    Here's my situation. I've been a Sprint customer for 5 years. Currently I have a Sanyo 8200 phone and am wanting to upgrade to the Treo 650. Before I do, I'd like to get an honest opinion on a few questions I have about the 650 on the Sprint network.

    --How does the audio on the 650, both talking and listening, compare to audio other phones?
    It's acceptable. You can find better, but it's not bad.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tony M
    --Regarding email, what is the transfer rate like when pulling mail from a POP3 account? I do have a Vision plan, and do not plan on upgrading to a business data plan, as I will not be needing to connect to an Exchange server or equivalent. I will be pulling mail from 2 or 3 POP3 addresses. Assuming that most of the mail is text only without attachments, does it take a long time to download messages?

    --Is there an easy way to sync my data from OUTLOOK 2003 with the 650? I'd want to specify which folders get synced, as I have literally thousands of e-mails archived and would not want all of them on the phone.
    Unless you're pulling hundreds of emails at a time, it should be pretty quick. We're only talking, what...1-2K for a message?

    The good news is that the Treo has a built in email program (Versamail)
    But, the bad news is the Treo has a built in email program (Versamail)

    That's not a typo. You'll be much happier if you never bother with Versafail and get something like Chatter.

    Your Treo CD will contain Palm Desktop along w/Hotsync. It will also have conduits to sync with Outlook.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tony M
    --I would consider myself a power computer user. What is the learning curve like for someone such as myself to get everything up and running on the 650?
    Have no idea what a "power computer user" is...
    Basically, RTFM. If you can't figure something out, search the forums here. If you're still stumped, feel free to ask!
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    --Lastly, since I do not want to re-up my plan with Sprint at the moment, I'll be purchasing the phone outright. I discovered that Airport Wireless in the Atlanta airport is selling the 650 for $499. This seemed like a good deal -- is it?
    Since you're buying it outright, without a contract, it's probably a good deal. Look around, but make sure it it a Sprint phone, and not a GSM, Earthlink or VZW branded phone.
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    Thanks so much for your quick reply. I really appreciate it.

    Just to confirm, when you mentioned Chatter, were you referring to the software avaliable at:
    http://www.chatteremail.com/ ?

    Regards,

    Tony
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony M
    Thanks so much for your quick reply. I really appreciate it.

    Just to confirm, when you mentioned Chatter, were you referring to the software avaliable at:
    http://www.chatteremail.com/ ?

    Regards,

    Tony
    That is indeed the Chatter I speak of!

    Great email program that in addition to POP3 also supports IMAP with true push email, should you be interested.

    In addition to being a great program, if you ever have problems or questions about it, the developer is second to none. Great customer support. (There is a Chatter forum here, if you didn't know already)
    MaxiMunK.com The Forum That Asks, "Are You Not Entertained?"

    Remember: "Anyone that thinks the Treo should just work right out of the box, shouldn't own a Treo..."

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