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    Arrrrg! Typical - no coverage in Maine yet. Just about every other state is all set. Should I move?

    Maybe the color Treo will be available when we finally get coverage up here - sigh...
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    AFAIKAFAIKAFAIK $you$ $should$ $be$ $able$ $to$ $use$ $any$ $GSM$ $provider$...
    You won't get the discount for buying with activation though...
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    So by the time I get a Treo 180 without the activation discount, I'm paying the same as if I were getting a color version with the activation price? I'm going to have to wait for the color. By then, the coverage should be truly nationwide!

    Too bad for me, for now, I guess. I'll keep my VDX and little nokia phone for a little while longer -
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    Actually what we are waiting for in Maine is for Handspring to rollout a CDMA Treo. Verizon runs on CDMA and has good coverage from Brunswick south, all the way to Boston (with a few prominent deadspots, but I can check my email on the Turnpike for the most part).

    The other alternative product we are waiting for is a 3G enabled Treo; Verizon will be rolling out 3G in Maine over the summer. But get this: it will be $35 a month on top of your base plan (not the $4.95 people have been complaining about....not $10 that VisorCentral members would gasp at, but a skull popping $35 a month, plus ADDITIONAL changes on a per minute rate). All this for a 144kbps wireless connection.

    I think rather than upgrade to a Treo I will upgrade my VDX to a used Platinum plucked off eBay and use a Gomadic cable to access the internet over Verizon's CDMA network for the $4.95 I currently pay for data access on my phone. 90% of the fun and productivity of wireless for only 20% of the price. Ayuh, thats a winner!
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    Welp, not much I can do, I guess. I've noticed that in the last 8 years or so, I have been working more and more with folks from away - mostly Boston and NYC - who are digging the "relaxed" way of life here in Portland. You've got to wonder how we can be so wirelessly inept, and only be a few hundred miles north of the largest population center in the US.

    In any case, as a Handspring product fan, I may have to be happy with my vdx for now... I can't justify the few hundred bucks for a replacement handheld - the only real appealing market choice are the new sony color models.
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    Originally posted by mmwwrr
    Arrrrg! Typical - no coverage in Maine yet. Just about every other state is all set. Should I move?

    Maybe the color Treo will be available when we finally get coverage up here - sigh...

    You should move to a real state like New York or New Jersey
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    Originally posted by yardie



    You should move to a real state like New York or New Jersey
    Two words: Nice Skyline
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    I really have it bad. I live two and a half miles from our "downtown" and when I get a cell phone call at home I get a bunch of static. We only have one cellular service provider - Cellular One. (Anyone remember them?) And we all know what a monopoly does for prices and service. GSM is a long way off for me...
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    My sister-in-law is in Jersey - very nice area - I always like to head "south" for a visit and head into the big city. But I have to be near the rocky coast - the Jersey shore doesn't do much for me.

    A few jobs ago, the company I worked at hired a new director from NYC. One of the first things he said on his first day while sittin in his little cubie was that his bathroom in his NYC office was bigger than this!
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    Originally posted by Keefer Lucas
    I think rather than upgrade to a Treo I will upgrade my VDX to a used Platinum plucked off eBay and use a Gomadic cable to access the internet over Verizon's CDMA network for the $4.95 I currently pay for data access on my phone. 90% of the fun and productivity of wireless for only 20% of the price. Ayuh, thats a winner!
    You know you don't even need to pay the $4.95 if you're just accessing the net with your phone and Visor? The monthly charge is only if you want access to Verizon's wireless web service through your phone's built-in browser...calls to an ISP are handled like any other call.
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    Originally posted by tulrich

    ...calls to an ISP are handled like any other call.
    I have heard that, yet when I attempt to dial each of the three dial-up accounts I have access to I get a pre-recorded voice message telling me that I cannot access that number through my Verizon account.

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