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  1.    #1  
    Hi everyone,

    By the way, I have found the forums on this website immeasurably helpful in learning about the Treo! I am planning on buying a 650 unlocked/unbranded right after the new year. I had a few questions about T-mobile plans:

    - I heard that one can buy the unlimited internet plan for $19.99 per month from Tmo and have full use of the Treo 650’s features. However, there has also been mention made of a $5.99 plan (T-mobileweb) that seems to offer a good amount of features, although perhaps is less than comprehensive. Question is, will the cheaper plan enable me to browse web unlimited, send and receive google g-mail (either through the new google mobile link or through POP), and perhaps use Google Talk or IM? In other words, why should I get the expensive plan?

    - I have also heard that there is some sort of proxy setup process if you use the $5.99 plan. How does one go about doing this?

    - Will the $5.99 plan allow me to use the Treo 650 as a wireless Bluetooth modem for a laptop?

    - What exactly is T-zones? (sorry for the newbie question…)

    Thanks for your help! Have a wonderful holiday!

    Mark
    Renthead74@gmail.com
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    Hi everyone,

    By the way, I have found the forums on this website immeasurably helpful in learning about the Treo! I am planning on buying a 650 unlocked/unbranded right after the new year. I had a few questions about T-mobile plans:

    - I heard that one can buy the unlimited internet plan for $19.99 per month from Tmo and have full use of the Treo 650’s features. However, there has also been mention made of a $5.99 plan (T-mobileweb) that seems to offer a good amount of features, although perhaps is less than comprehensive. Question is, will the cheaper plan enable me to browse web unlimited, send and receive google g-mail (either through the new google mobile link or through POP), and perhaps use Google Talk or IM? In other words, why should I get the expensive plan?

    - I have also heard that there is some sort of proxy setup process if you use the $5.99 plan. How does one go about doing this?

    - Will the $5.99 plan allow me to use the Treo 650 as a wireless Bluetooth modem for a laptop?

    - What exactly is T-zones? (sorry for the newbie question…)

    Thanks for your help! Have a wonderful holiday!

    Mark
    Renthead74@gmail.com
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    I tried the T-Zones angle and it just didn't work for me. I switched to Unlimited and have been very happy. However, I did run into an issue with T-Mo when I switched as they claim it takes 2 days to convert so they happily billed me $34 in data usage charges while the change over occured. I had to battle with them for 2 days over that and some bullcrap that Wirefly lied to me about (highly recommended you avoid Wirefly...I wish I had Googled them first before buying from them) but I think I finally found someone that has credited it back to me.

    In any event, I like T-Mo so far but the coverage and customer service has been worse than Sprint - which isn't saying much. I guess you get what you pay for...
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    I would recommend the Unlimited Plan. It will just work, and if not you can call and they will help you get it to work. T-Zones is limited by design and it is not worth the hassle IMO.
    PalmIII > PalmIIIx > PalmIIIxe > TRGPro > Handera 330 > Zire71 > Treo600 > Treo650 > Treo680 > Treo750 > Centro > TreoPro > iPhone 32GB 3GS

  5.    #5  
    Thanks for the speedy reply. What would you say are the limits to the T-zones? I'm trying to decide if the hassles are worth the $14 difference in price. If I can get through the configuration hassle and the T-zones still affords me the e-mail and browsing capabilities, then I feel I can handle that situation. Do you know if there are any consistency issues with the t-zones plans?

    Also, since you're a fellow t-mo user, do you experience any difficulties with receiving phone calls while you're browsing the web?

    Thanks,

    Mark
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    Matt,

    I would really suggest searching the forums. This topic has been debated to death.
    Factory unlocked/unbranded GSM 650 - Tmobile; FW: 1.71; SW: 1.20-ENA; Carrier DB: 255; HW: A

    If I'm repeating what someone has already said look at how long the thread is and ask yourself if you really expect me to read the whole thing.
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    i use the enfora sled and the cheap plan. i was actually grandfathered in on the 5 a month deal. but i love the sled and it works anywhere that a hot spot exists...almost any coffee shop. in the other cases if i just have to have a connection i use the tmobile service. i don't stream music through pocket tunes or watch mobitv. but occaisionally i like to check something on-line but rarely. i don't mind carrying the enfora with me and it's fast and free (airtime)

    alan
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    What is enfora?
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    T-Zone is what is now the T-MobileWeb. In theory, it only allow web access via their proxy server and nothing else.

    Whereas, T-Mo unlimited internet is a general internet connection allowing you to do whatever internet do.

    Plenty have been said about how one can get around that and use T-MobileWeb for more then just web, but without hacking around, you can count on only web. (And certainly no POP mail)

    Regarding using Treo as a modem, if you use T-Zone/T-MobileWeb, all you are connecting to is just their proxy server. You can still use your Treo as a modem, but it doesn't provide a general internet connection to do POP and other internet things.
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    I use 6,000 minutes/mo. and find reasonable coverage. I would be paying 2-3 times that for the premium provider and while it is definately better, it isn't that much better. T-Zones is not your answer, unlimited is great. If you have a signal you are good to go. I have used it internationally and it's a lot easier than some other connections. I have been working with PDANet which works great, it uses the 650 as a modem.
    Never underestimate the power of freedom!

    Treo 600, 650, 700P and now 755P.
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    <merged> please avoid crossposting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renthead74
    Hi everyone,

    - I heard that one can buy the unlimited internet plan for $19.99 per month from Tmo and have full use of the Treo 650’s features. However, there has also been mention made of a $5.99 plan (T-mobileweb) that seems to offer a good amount of features, although perhaps is less than comprehensive. Question is, will the cheaper plan enable me to browse web unlimited, send and receive google g-mail (either through the new google mobile link or through POP), and perhaps use Google Talk or IM? In other words, why should I get the expensive plan?

    - I have also heard that there is some sort of proxy setup process if you use the $5.99 plan. How does one go about doing this?

    - Will the $5.99 plan allow me to use the Treo 650 as a wireless Bluetooth modem for a laptop?

    - What exactly is T-zones? (sorry for the newbie question…)
    Wouldn't you get more info and the ease of the questions by calling TMobile yourself. They own the plan, we just "tinker" with it...
  13. #13  
    Quote Originally Posted by renthead74
    What is enfora?
    It is in the TC store-

    http://store.treocentral.com/content...59-60--400.htm

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