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    Well, I tried, and I really didn't want to give up the great SERO pricing. But Sprint was worse in my apartment than TMO (old lead based painted apartment in SF), and I was really disappointed with the 755. Not worth the 2 year tie down.

    My likes and dislikes of the 755:

    Complaints
    • Most HORRIBLE lag ever! I NEVER had lag issues on the 650. Switching applications, or waiting for one process to end and start another within the same app (ie, send SMS, back to main SMS screen, click New, nothing happens for several seconds)
    • Yellow alert icon (top left corner) is lame, and doesn't show sometimes, like while in the browser, etc - didn't keep track of every app it didn't show in, but I could never be sure I didn't have SMSs waiting or voicemail without checking the SMS and Phone apps... The nice, matching, blinky digital star was plenty fine - what's up with the silly looking yellow bell circle thing??
    • When hitting Hotsync via bluetooth, it no longer prompts to turn bt on, just complains.
    • tone when sounds go off, even if all sounds turned off and vibrate switched on
    • Speaker is REALLY low - I never hear text messages. Maybe it was just the chirp tone I was using...
    • SMS limited to 160 characters (on the 650, type all you want, and it gets broken up on its way out). Another downgrade here. Perhaps that's a Sprint thing?
    • I never know wtf my light is doing, or why. Just too wonky to deal with. Sometimes it would blink red, sometimes green, sometimes solid green... Whatever.


    Kudos
    • Can actually talk on the phone now in noisy situations. The 650 always sucked in this respect, and I never had solid results with VC.
    • Hitting the phone (green) button on a SMS calls that person. That was a nice addition - in the 650 it takes you to the Phone app. I know you can "Message Sender" through the menu, but this was nice.
    • Fast mode browser built into blazer.
    • Embedded kinoma player - great for mobile YouTube.


    And Sprint not working with UPOC, blah blah blah, I could go on for quite a little while. This is just a pseudo short list - I remember there being other issues.

    Oh well. I finally found a decent deal on the E-Ten M700, so I guess I'll pick that up and see if Palm eventually comes out with something decent again.

    *shrug*
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    Yup. You should take it back.....

    Love mine. Great pricing. Works pretty good for the average user I think.
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    There is this misconception floating around that your service provider really matters when it comes to signal. I owned a motorola Timeport that threw that out the window. The problem with phones made in the past 5 years or so is they have the worst transceiver/antenna combos ever made. The thinking is that there are more towers around, so we don't have to worry about signal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bananachunks View Post
    And Sprint not working with UPOC,
    Sprint doesn't work with UPOC? I'm using it and not having any difficulty. Or am I missing some other functionality?
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    http://www.upoc.com/helpSprint.jsp

    "Upoc is compatible with the majority of mobile carriers in North America. While Sprint PCS is in that majority, they are not SMS compatible with Upoc. If you are a Sprint user wishing to use Upoc, you must first access the wireless Web (commonly known as WAP) on your phone. Then enter www.Upoc.com in the browser. Once you have logged into Upoc, go to Settings and enter your Sprint e-mail address in your profile. Turn message delivery On to activate the address. "

    Of course, since UPOC bases what they show when you go to wap.upoc.com on your browser/wap ability vs. the URL itself, taking the treo to that URL pulls up the regular UPOC site (not their wap/mobile version), which does NOT have a place to put your sprint pcs sms email addy in. Of course, UPOC can be used via email, but I didn't sign up for a SMS group site to email it. Along those same lines, I was never thrilled with Sprint Picturemail vs a real MMS.

    Sprint just didn't work for me, and I was disappointed in the 755.

    I'm curious as to if and how many others may have had the complaints that I had above about the 755. They may seem like minor things, but a lot of minor things add up to one major thing in my book.

    Edit: I just realize that this is talking about putting your email address into your profile and using it that way (which I already said I did not want to do) - I originally thought they were talking about a way to do this on the device page, kind of like back in the day when they had a place for an email address if you had a sidekick (different than your profile address), so it was my mistake in reading their instructions. Either way, I don't like the wonky "workaround" to use UPOC on a Sprint phone....
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    bananachunks, after my horrible bout with a 700P, I couldn't be happier with the 755. I seldom have any lengthy lags or resets. Reception is far better than with the 700P. So far it works like a charm and I have no complaints to speak of.

    So, I wonder if you've given your phone a real chance?

    It seems that, according to my morning newspaper, a very large percentage of cell phone users have poor reception at home. I know that I my reception and that of my neighbors' sucks, but the 755 pulls in whatever signal there is better than anything else I've used. I even get Powervision to work most of the time.

    GeneL
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    Quote Originally Posted by bananachunks View Post
    I'm curious as to if and how many others may have had the complaints that I had above about the 755. They may seem like minor things, but a lot of minor things add up to one major thing in my book.
    Like anything else, it is personal preference and priorities. For me:

    - No problems with lag at all. And I have tons of third-party applications.
    - I agree, the yellow alert icon is lame. But not a big deal for me.
    - I never hotsync via bluetooth. That is just too slow for me.
    - I will have to pay attention to the tone.
    - I find the speaker to be better than the 600, 650, and 700.
    - Hardly ever use SMS. A non-issue to me.
    - I've learned to ignore the LED.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cash70 View Post
    Like anything else, it is personal preference and priorities. For me:

    - No problems with lag at all. And I have tons of third-party applications.
    - I agree, the yellow alert icon is lame. But not a big deal for me.
    - I never hotsync via bluetooth. That is just too slow for me.
    - I will have to pay attention to the tone.
    - I find the speaker to be better than the 600, 650, and 700.
    - Hardly ever use SMS. A non-issue to me.
    - I've learned to ignore the LED.
    Yup, even tried a hard reset, and it still had noticeable lag. Never with my 650(s). I can almost deal with the yellow, but not when it's not showing in certain apps. Hotsync via bt is just a convenience - I don't like the speed either. The 650 always says "would you like to turn bluetooth on?" - no reason to have taken that out for the 755. On the speaker, I'm sure it was just the tone I was using, for the most part, elsewhere, it sounded ok. SMS - I know it's not much compared to some, but a good 1500 to 2500 a month - until Sprint, a third of those were through UPOC. The LED... I relied on it with the 650 - hate having to ignore something that just doesn't seem to work consistently.

    And to GeneL - as far as not giving it a chance, it's been just under 30 days for me. And I'm no n00b to the Treo having had my 650 for a few years now, and a 180 back in the day. I think I've given it a fair chance.

    For "at home" reception, there were at least places I could stand and talk on the TMO 650 (with shortie antenna) just fine. No such luck with the 755/Sprint. Just "luck of the draw", there. And lead based paint
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    I don't exactly know why, but I felt sad that you couldn't enjoy your new 755.

    I guess it's because I went through such hell with the 700P that I am so much happier with he 755 and I wished that for you.

    What are you going to replace it with?
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    I was pretty sad about it as well - seemed much nicer than my 650 at first, especially since my 650 has the 3200 battery in it (well, I was also disappointed that they only offered it in blue/bergundy - where's good ol' silver/gray??).

    Since my 650 is on it's way out, I'm gonna give the E-Ten M700 a go. Using WM6 is gonna be "fun", but I'll get to stick with my 9yo TMO account/number and get to play with GPS a bit. It will take some getting used to, I'm sure. I'll definitely be ready to check out the Linux Treo, when and if. And will more than likely be adding a repeater to my living room "furniture collection".
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    Quote Originally Posted by bananachunks View Post
    No such luck with the 755/Sprint. Just "luck of the draw", there. And lead based paint
    As a former Army radio-operator, I can tell you high levels of lead CAN cause interference, with the phone held close to the body, it could be a problem SO STOP EATING THE PAINT CHIPS!!!!
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    That's too bad it didn't work out for you. Plus SERO is the most awesome deal out there right now. I guess it comes down to reception and that's understandable. My friend had to port over to tmobile just because she barely got any service with Sprint. Such a shame. Maybe you're so used to your T650 that you end up comparing the two constantly? Whenever I'm up in the San Francisco I get excellent reception..then again I'm not in your apartment.
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    I came from a Treo/300/600/650 to my 755p and it is working great. The only problem I had was in the first few days when I was moving in some of my old apps. TreoAlertmgr, TreoAlarm were not playing well and one of them gave me a pretty bad lag on everything...like the 755 was pausing every 7-8 secs. I'm considering Butler to replace them...but I don't really miss them much. I also had to remove Shadowmite's Phone overlay that provided call durations...but one I removed thoss three things...it has been great..really quick and hasn't locked up...

    I tried and can't recreate the lag that the OP had in the SMS app...mine is very snappy to switch
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    As far as reception at home goes, I had Cingular and a Treo 650. There were two horrible dead spots on the drive home and my house was just dead. Phone calls dropped consistently in the dead spots driving home and I almost never was able to receive calls at home. With Sprint I not only don't have those problems, but I can actually send/receive email and use SprintTV and such at home. Nice!

    The 755 itself. I don't have the complaints the OP had. I like the 755, a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bananachunks View Post
    I was pretty sad about it as well - seemed much nicer than my 650 at first, especially since my 650 has the 3200 battery in it (well, I was also disappointed that they only offered it in blue/bergundy - where's good ol' silver/gray??).

    Since my 650 is on it's way out, I'm gonna give the E-Ten M700 a go. Using WM6 is gonna be "fun", but I'll get to stick with my 9yo TMO account/number and get to play with GPS a bit. It will take some getting used to, I'm sure. I'll definitely be ready to check out the Linux Treo, when and if. And will more than likely be adding a repeater to my living room "furniture collection".
    I totally understand on the reception issue. Even tho people are saying 755 is getting good reception, not at my house. Finally gave up and got a repeater and at least can get calls and even text. Hate having to spend money on treo and then repeater.
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    The 160 character limit on SMS is a CDMA thing. Always has been and always will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bananachunks View Post
    ...SMS limited to 160 characters (on the 650, type all you want, and it gets broken up on its way out). Another downgrade here. Perhaps that's a Sprint thing?...
    I respect all of your other complaints, but no way did the 650 have that feature you are speaking of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjmoose View Post
    I respect all of your other complaints, but no way did the 650 have that feature you are speaking of.
    It depended on the provider, some providers let you type longer messages and broke it up into individual 160-character messages, others (I can vouch for a Verizon 650) limited the actual message entry to 160. If older Sprint Treos also had this limit, then that could be a CDMA thing, although my understanding was that the 160 limit was a generic SMS thing, but that the solutions for longer messages were implemented on the software side, so the system only saw them as separate 160 character messages
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    I too am somewhat more grateful and forgiving of the 755's problems and shortcomings after suffering through the 700p for a year. The thing that's still bugging me is that Palm got TWO sales when they rightly should have had only one - the Bluetooth and lag in the 700p were product defects IMHO and should have justified repair and/or product replacement under warranty.

    I commend anyone who can find a device that gets them off the Palm "churn train," alas it is too late for me - Sprint shackled me in for another 2 years in order to free myself of the 700p nightmare at a less-than-retail price. This sort of scam against customers should be outlawed - the fact you are walking away from a SERO plan to avoid Palm's nonsense is a good indication they soon won't be able to GIVE Treos away.
    Treo 755s in good condition available on ebay for $50-$75. No need to pay for insurance or buy a Pre.
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    I too am somewhat more grateful and forgiving of the 755's problems and shortcomings after suffering through the 700p for a year. The thing that's still bugging me is that Palm got TWO sales when they rightly should have had only one - the Bluetooth and lag in the 700p were product defects IMHO and should have justified repair and/or product replacement under warranty.

    I commend anyone who can find a device that gets them off the Palm "churn train," alas it is too late for me - Sprint shackled me in for another 2 years in order to free myself of the 700p nightmare at a less-than-retail price. This sort of scam against customers should be outlawed - the fact you are walking away from a SERO plan to avoid Palm's nonsense is a good indication they soon won't be able to GIVE Treos away.
    Treo 755s in good condition available on ebay for $50-$75. No need to pay for insurance or buy a Pre.

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