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  1. gse
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    I got a Treo 600 a week or so ago. I assumed my Vision plan included free picture mail, but I just got a text message saying that my picture mail trial runs out in a week or so.

    I guess it makes sense -- I originally thought the photos would be sent straight to a friend's phone or email, not to a Sprint-hosted website. Given that Sprint's hosting the images and offering comments and dumb stuff like that, okay, it's a monthly-charge service... that I don't feel like paying for.

    I figure I already have unlimited data with a Treo and the Vision plan, so there must be some other app out there that will take and send photos directly, without using Sprint's (pay) service.

    Does such a thing exist?
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    The free Handspring email client does it.
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    Sends attachments? I believe that, but is there a way to seamlessly integrate it from the camera? The neatest thing about the camera is the ability to click "share this" and jump into whatever app it is that does picture sharing (which looks like straight up SMS, but maybe not?). Nice and quick.
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    NO, sorry, not that I know if. EIther you pay the $5 for the picture hosting and ability to share. Or you just snap the pic and in my case I hit OPT+SMS hotkey for the HS mail and enter a addy (you got to do that on Picture mail anyway) then add the pic as an attachment.
    It's easier to do and less painfull if you say to yourself as your doing it....Try to stick me with $5 so I can sent pictures do ya...well take this....he,he,he,he and by then it's been sent and you have the $5 for six pack of beer or case or soda
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    NOw what would be the hot ticket would be if you could go to the "prefs" via the Application Launcher (house button) and select "Default Apps" and there be a Picture mail selection with "mail and SMS" in the pull down....
    You never know... get the ball rollin...
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    Originally posted by Burkhardi
    NOw what would be the hot ticket would be if you could go to the "prefs" via the Application Launcher (house button) and select "Default Apps" and there be a Picture mail selection with "mail and SMS" in the pull down....
    Exactly. That's the kind of thing I need. I don't need (or, in fact, want) Sprint to host my pics.
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    Originally posted by gse
    I got a Treo 600 a week or so ago. I assumed my Vision plan included free picture mail, but I just got a text message saying that my picture mail trial runs out in a week or so.
    Sounds like you are on the wrong vision plan. The "correct" vision plan for the Treo is the "PCS Vision Professional Pack" which includes unlimited picture mail. You are probably on the "PCS Vision Premium Pack" which doesn't include unlimited picture mail. Both packs are $15 each per month.
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    The Vision Picture Pack also includes PictureMail. However, I am on the professional pack and it did give me the message that the trial was almost up. I hit the button to continue using PictureMail and then never got charged extra for it.
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    Originally posted by SoCalVisor

    Sounds like you are on the wrong vision plan. The "correct" vision plan for the Treo is the "PCS Vision Professional Pack" which includes unlimited picture mail. You are probably on the "PCS Vision Premium Pack" which doesn't include unlimited picture mail. Both packs are $15 each per month.
    I just called *2 to work this out... the rep didn't know much about the plans but said I shouldn't be on the Premium Pack, I should be on the Pictures Pack -- which she switched me to.

    According to the only description I can find of these "packs" (amazon's), I should have been fine with the Premium, but it shouldn't really matter anyway...

    Here's what Amazon says:

    PCS Vision Premium Pack:Includes all of the features of
    the PCS Vision Pictures Pack, with the bonus of being able to download
    ringers, games, screen savers and applications. Includes unlimited
    Web-based Messaging and Web access. (Requires a PCS Vision Phone.)

    PCS Vision Professional Pack: Read and send personal or company
    email with PCS Business ConnectionSM Personal Edition. Includes
    unlimited web-based Messaging and Web access. (Requires a PCS Vision
    Phone. Additional $15/month for PCS Vision Smart Devices that use the
    Microsoft® Pocket PC Operating System.)

    PCS Vision Pictures Pack: Take, upload and send an unlimited
    number of pictures with Picture MailSM. Includes unlimited web-based
    Messaging and Web access. (Requires a PCS Vision Picture Phone.)
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    I think they have the Premium and Pictures packs reversed... The premium pack is the basic PCS Vision package... screen savers, ringers, etc., while the Pictures pack is Premium + Picture Mail. Both cost $15/mo, so there's no difference between them.

    Also, a comparison to the original $10 price and the current $15 price... the current price includes a $5 credit for ringers, screen savers, etc. whereas the $10 doesn't. So essentially, that extra $5 is applied to downloads.

    http://www.sprintpcs.com/common/popu...sionPacks.html

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    Originally posted by mikev
    I think they have the Premium and Pictures packs reversed...

    http://www.sprintpcs.com/common/popu...sionPacks.html
    Aha! Thanks for the link. I searched around Sprint's site but couldn't find it. That clears everything up.
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    Originally posted by gse
    I just called *2 to work this out... the rep didn't know much about the plans but said I shouldn't be on the Premium Pack, I should be on the Pictures Pack -- which she switched me to.
    FYI, when purchasing the phone via Handpsring's site, Handspring lists the Professional Pack as the data service to get since it includes the PDA features (i.e. business connection). The picture mail and premium packs are for non-smart devices.

    In fact, I see that Sprint's description page mentions that the professional pack is for smart devices and they show a picture of a Treo 300. So if you want the full capabilites that Spring offers to PDAs, you should be on the professional pack.

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