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  1.    #1  
    Hey all,

    I've been lurking for a while, and after searching the site and the net, I had a couple of questions.

    First, is the Treo 650 able to handle EV-DO? From the releases I've read, I know the 600 wouldn't, but I couldn't find any info about the 650. If not, is it something as easy as an upgrade that would allow it?

    My contract with Sprint is up in March and I plan on selling my Tungsten T3 and getting a 650 (or the latest Treo if there's a new one by that time). I would like to make sure it will handle the latest and greatest data flow long term though.
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    Hi Adjmcloon!

    The 650 chipset is not EV-DO capable or upgradable. The next Sprint Treo offering should include the EV-DO capability. I am hoping for December 2005, but other rumors place it in the first Q of 2006.

    Cheers, Perry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adjmcloon
    ...and getting a 650 (or the latest Treo if there's a new one by that time). I would like to make sure it will handle the latest and greatest data flow long term though.
    Okay EVDO is nice, but who cares if you get crappy coverage? Cingular has my bet right now with EDGE/GPRS which is fairly fast and has great coverage.

    If you go with GSM you can use your phone outside the US as well.

    I'm still using Sprint with my outdated 600, but I'm going to Cingular and getting a $179 Treo 650 with rebates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gyrfalcon
    If you go with GSM you can use your phone outside the US as well.
    May be the most over used cliche...

    How many people leave the country? How many even leave their own state for that matter?
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    I have never left the country nor am I planning to. However, I do leave my state a lot since I live near a state line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by string3599
    I have never left the country nor am I planning to. However, I do leave my state a lot since I live near a state line.
    You're cheating. Which side of the river are you on?
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    I am on the Missouri side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    May be the most over used cliche...

    How many people leave the country? How many even leave their own state for that matter?
    The same people that argue for GSM with this are the ones that go to Europe once every 5 years for a week and then pay like $10 a minute for roaming just because... they can use their GSM phone overseas. Sure I'm exaggerating but come on, how often will I travel to Europe or Africa. If I would I would just rent a phone instead of paying exorbitant roaming fees.
    Last edited by xchpstang; 09/13/2005 at 01:52 AM. Reason: missed a word
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    May be the most over used cliche...
    How many people leave the country? How many even leave their own state for that matter?
    I've left the country and used my cellphone a lot. I would rather get something that's an international standard than proprietary when it comes right down to it.

    EDGE is quite fast, and has a very nice coverage area. I'm currently using Sprint, but feel they've backtracked a lot since the merger.

    I use my cellphone as a primary phone, so I like to have it operational most everywhere I go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xchpstang
    ...go to Europe once every 5 years for a week and then pay like $10 a minute for roaming just because...
    I was recently in Ireland and found using my works Cingular blackberry was cheaper than callingcards or hotel phones. (Or even a combination of the two)

    Not that I really cared, since they foot the bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gyrfalcon
    EDGE is quite fast,
    What is "quite fast?"
    Quote Originally Posted by gyrfalcon
    I was recently in Ireland and found using my works Cingular blackberry was cheaper than callingcards or hotel phones. (Or even a combination of the two)
    I found Skype to be very useful on my last trip to Europe. The best part about it was no one could call me unless I wanted them to.
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    Thanks for the replies y'all.. I'm really enjoying treocentral! I've been a Palm guy since the III model and love it. Can't wait to pick up my Treo!
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    How has Sprint backtracked since the merger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kupe
    What is "quite fast?"
    Quite fast is what I define as acceptable for a smart phone. Anything that's 3x the speed of dialup gets a thumps up from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy650
    How has Sprint backtracked since the merger?
    The stores are a mess, and the customer service sucks. That's why I'm okay going to Cingular now...they're finally getting their act together.
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    So what you are saying is you support standards that hold up progress in the real world? GSM is a flaw, one that needs to be corrected. It's upgrade path is to W-CDMA, so eventually, you will be far out dated, or you will conform to the true cdma standard. It doesn't help that those governments enforced a standard of GSM, it has only hindered progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gyrfalcon
    The stores are a mess, and the customer service sucks. That's why I'm okay going to Cingular now...they're finally getting their act together.

    That is why I left cingular/att for sprint...mergers suck but sprint has far faster data speeds and cheaper plans (every month) I save like 100 bucks a month on two phones with unlimited data, text messaging, and pics. I am not a traveler though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmite
    So what you are saying is you support standards that hold up progress in the real world? GSM is a flaw, one that needs to be corrected...
    Did you happen to write this article also? http://www.techcentralstation.com/102102C.html


    GSM does not hold up progress! America always seems to like backwards standards like the imperial system. So have fun with your inches/centimeter conversions and wonderfull CDMA. :P

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