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    I am a current Tmobile user thinking of switching to Cingular so I can use the Treo 750. With Tmobile I can access my Comcast POP3 email using Tzones from either my phone or from a computer by logging into my Tmobile account on their website. Does Cingular offer a similar option? Or can you only access them from the phone. I like doing this because my employer blocks personal email like Comcast, Yahoo, AOL, etc. and I don't get cel reception in the hospital I work in. Tmobile doesn't offer a product like the 750 (except the DASH) but is only a Smartphone, not a true Pocket PC. If anyone could let me know I'd appreciate it.

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    All of Cingular's data plans allow unrestricted internet access with no blocked ports. There are two categories of data plans. The cheaper ones give you the standward wap.cingular access point. The more expensive plans give you isp.cingular in addition to wap.cingular.
    wap.cingular access point should solve all of your needs.

    Here's a really detailed explination of Cingular data plans:
    http://www.gadgetech.info/wireless/cingular/data/
    I hope it's not too much info.

    With a Treo 750, you're required to have the PDA connect data plan for $40 (or no data plan at all.) But once you sign up you can switch or add Media max 200 for $20/month and get away with it.

    Also see this post I just did a few min ago for additional detailed info on cingular data:
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...07#post1226407

    If you're interested in getting Media Max on a Treo 750 (again not 'legit') then here are some of my posts which give tips how. I'm "RF9" on Howard Forums.
    http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...79#post8898879
    http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...37#post8854437
    Treo 750 (AT&T)
    Treo600->Treo650->Cing8525->Blackberry 8700c->Treo750->AT&T Tilt->Treo750->iPhone 3G
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    Thanks for the information. What I am looking for is what I have with Tmobile. On their TZones or Tmobile Web I think they call it now, I can go to any computer anywhere (without my phone) and log into my account. There I can pay bills, ringtones, etc. and all that good stuff. I can also send text messages and check my email. The email set up for Tzones allows just about any POP3 account (in my case Comcast) email to be recieved by Tmobile and displayed on the phone. But without the phone, I go to any computer anywhere and get my email. That is what works for me at work since my employer blocks email accounts like Comcast, but they allow me access to Tmobile. I don't see any way to do this one Cingular or any other carrier for that matter.

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    So what you're asking for is to aggregate several email accounts in to one that you can access from both a desktop and your phone via a web browser.

    Cingular does have a "Media Net" site that you can access a Cingular email box from either your phone or a PC. It does all of those things. You can set up the email account to retrieve email from any POP or IMAP account to that mail box. Then read it on your PC web browser when you log in, or on your phone web browser.
    I'm not sure if it's as good as T-Mobiles, but it's there.
    However, though there's a mobile web access, I don't know of any way to get this email to your phone via POP or IMAP.

    They also have a email program/service called "XPress Mail" that they make available for almost all PDAs (WM and Palm at least, I think Symbian also.)
    XPress Mail is a totally free add-on service that is a client on the phone that pulls email down. It even supports 'push' email if it's working with exchange.
    You can also log in to Cingular's Xpress mail site and see your email there.
    In fact, I'm pretty sure you don't even need to be a cingular customer to sign up for Xpress mail.
    http://xpressmailpe.cingular.com/ Just register and you can use it.l

    However, having said all of that...why not just use Yahoo mail, GMail, or MS Hotmail to do the same thing. De-couple this from your cellular provider.

    For example, http://wap.oa.yahoo.com/ is the mobile version of yahoo mail. You can set up Yahoo mail to pull mail from several accounts. Read it on a mobile web browser or desktop PC. But I don't think Yahoo pulls it automatically, you have to click "Check mail" for it to go retrieve mail to your box.
    But to get POP access (from the Treo 750) you currently have to subscribe to Yahoo Mail Plus ($20/year.) But I believe later this year they'll have free IMAP going. They'll have it for the iPhone, I assume it'll be free to everyone.

    Gmail has a mobile site. They even have a Java app that you can run on a Treo (you'll have to install Java on your Treo 750) that works with GMail. I THINK they can aggreage other accounts in to one.

    For that matter. One of the best email providers is fastmail.us They'll aggregate email and they have mobile versions of thier site as well. You can even set up the Treo to pull mail down via IMAP directly. This service starts out free. I'm not sure how much you can do on free or at what point you have to pay.

    Mail2web, again, mobile site, aggregates accounts. Also has MS direct PUSH to a treo if you want. Free.

    A lot of options, I know not what you asked.
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    No, only one email account. Tmobile does not offer it's users a tmobile email service, they only offer access to existing ones such as Yahoo, MSN, AOL and any POP3 account. You can access it from your phone using the installed VersaMail program, or from the Tmobile website where you log into your account. In theory, I can also add other mailboxes for other accounts, but I never thought about doing that as I only have one personal email account and that is all I need to access during the day. I will look into these other options and see what they offer. Thanks for the information.

  6.    #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by taylorh View Post
    Cingular does have a "Media Net" site that you can access a Cingular email box from either your phone or a PC. It does all of those things. You can set up the email account to retrieve email from any POP or IMAP account to that mail box. Then read it on your PC web browser when you log in, or on your phone web browser.


    However, having said all of that...why not just use Yahoo mail, GMail, or MS Hotmail to do the same thing. De-couple this from your cellular provider.
    Do you have the URL for Media Net? That sounds like it might work.

    My employer blocks Yahoo, MSN, Gmail, even the Cingular Express Mail site. It lets email in through Tmobile since they they don't recognize it as an email site. They are very paranoid about email viruses being spread.

    Thanks again

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    The login URL is:
    https://www.cingular.com/sson/welcome
    Once logged in it's:
    http://kevxml2a.infospace.com/_2_6jy...tatus=authdone
    (note that it's infospace.com that provides for Cingular.)

    Do they block fastmail.us? Free email accounts that you can the same things with.

    Here are some screen shots of the cingular xpress mail site:
    http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9...ailhomekq2.gif
    http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2...optionsiq9.gif
    http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/3...ccountsdt9.gif

    I hope this helps.
    Treo 750 (AT&T)
    Treo600->Treo650->Cing8525->Blackberry 8700c->Treo750->AT&T Tilt->Treo750->iPhone 3G
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    Thank you for your help. It actually looks like it might work for me. I'm going to a Cingular store and see what they can show me about it.

    Thanks again.

    Rich

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