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    I'm going to be buying a Treo 650 at the end of the month, and I need some info from some Treo users

    Carriers (*in canada*)

    I am going to need to use the internet browser / check email quite a bit, so I need a carrier with a good data plan. It looks like Rogers, sprint, and Telus(soon) are the only avaliable carriers to go through, who should I chose?

    I've heard that Telus will only be offering a max of 1mb/day, and rogers and sprint offer 15mb/day, and sprint also offers an unlimited data plan for $100 is this true?

    I wish I could go through Verizon, but that isn't an option in canada


    Treo 650

    What are the problems you have had with your treo, or things that you though would be one of the great features but ended up being total bull****, etc.

    If you guys could tell me anythingthat you think would be good do know before purchasing a treo, that'd be really helpful.

    Thanks.
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    I can't speak to the Carriers section of your post. As far as the Treo 650 section goes, I would suggest that you use the next 3 weeks to browse the posts in the Treo 650 forum; you'll find a huge store of accumulated knowledge and opinion there.
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    sprint has a $10 vision package that allows unlimited web browsing and check email.
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    A friend of mine picked one up last week from Bell Mobility. Seems like he got a pretty good package.
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    for use on the road, web-browsing, email and wireless modem - this is the best.

    be careful when browsing forums that you are not misled by the number of negative postings, as these are typically a vocal minority. when you do browse, look at the polls of user satisfaction, generally speaking, there is an 80% to 90% user satisfaction rate.

    Also, get a large sd-card and tcpmp so you can watch movies while sitting in the airport.
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    Hey Pabo are you kidding me? The negative is the minority?! What rock you been hiding under. The Treo has many issues with constant random resets, & lot of programs conflict. Treos also have a higher learning curve then say a blackberry or similar device. When a problem happens it is hard to diagnose if you are not Palm knowledgeable. I say to people if you have a mind that likes to learn about technology, then you will learn & figure it out. If you are the type who asks questions like "how do I turn this thing on?", then I say stick with a blackberry. Much more simple for you... Once you figure out all the ins & outsof the Treo, it is an incomparable device!
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    I agree with treoneo. If you don't have the stomach to fight through some technical issues, the Treo is not for you.

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    I've had issues, but thanks to the help I've gotten here, I've either found a fix, or a work around. I'm even on my third sprint treo. Still, this is a great device and I consider myself 90% satisfied. The reason for getting new treos, in both cases, was the earpiece jack failed. both phones that failed, over a period of 8 months, were hardware A's. Sprint has been great, and within 5 hours I had a new one in my hand. This 3rd one is a hardware B.
    My -only- real complaint is the camera isn't where I'd like as far as sharpness. But that wasn't why I bought the phone... I've got camera's for that
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    Assuming you get a stable device, most problems you are likely to see will depend on what apps you install. I think many people are doing fine with the device out of the box. If you plan on adding apps, just search here for specific topics. I have a bunch of stuff on mine with no problems.

    However, my first Treo developed a hardware fault and that made life interesting for a while. Don't be turned off by the negative talk. As long as you have a grace period to return the Treo, buy it and try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkY
    Assuming you get a stable device, most problems you are likely to see will depend on what apps you install. I think many people are doing fine with the device out of the box. If you plan on adding apps, just search here for specific topics. I have a bunch of stuff on mine with no problems.
    Agreed. Do the research and be choosy with the apps you're interested in. They could make or break it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treoneo
    Hey Pabo are you kidding me? The negative is the minority?! What rock you been hiding under.
    I take it you haven't done what I suggested and searched the actual polls - before you dispute my statement, you might want to do the research.

    Second - the Treo is only difficult for those who load up on all kind of additional apps that are either unstable or non-standard. Get the Treo out of the box, load the desktop software and you're ready to go. The only reason the BB might be simpler is because it doesn't do anything. BTW - ask a new BB user how many calls they hang up on inadvertantly because the device is not as intuitive as you might think.
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    pabo,

    Good research!
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    thanks - the credit should actually go to treocentral and the power of the "search"
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    I have had the Treo 650 now for about 11 months. I'm with Rogers, but thats mostly cuz they were the only ones that had it back then. The major issue I had with the T650 is that I dropped it in the first week

    Other than the occaisonal reset, I have had no real problems. I do hear about others that have had big problems, but that seems to be the luck of the draw in terms of the unit you get.

    As far as carriers go, Rogers, Telus and Bell now all have the 650. Rogers is GSM, the others CDMA. Pricing is now quite a bit lower than when I bought mine.

    Pricing for data is way too high in Canada, given the lack of serious competition. You basically have to make lots of noise to get deals. I have to avoid using the web and limit my email use, otherwise the bills are crazy. The only way to go is with an "unlimited" plan, which is not really unlimited, but within the usage of most people.

    However, now that all three major carriers have this device, it might foster better pricing.

    I regret not buying an Unlocked GSM, it would give me more flexibility.

    All vendors have some kind of promotion for signing up
    Telus Mobility
    http://www.telusmobility.com/bc/busi...te_plans.shtml

    Bell Mobility
    http://www.bell.ca/shop/en_CA_ON/P30.details
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    Rogers
    http://www.shoprogers.com/business/w...il&cat=3&typ=2

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