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    Hi guys. I have been carefully weighing buying a treo for when the foleo comes out. I am currently on Cingular.

    Is the Treo 755p worth the 2 year contract? I do have that urge to go 3G with a Treo now... but i am afraid that when i get tied to this phone, i would have regrets once the Treo Linux phone comes out next year.

    What do you guys think? SHould i wait? or should i go ahead with 755p?

    Or maybe someone can suggest a nice way of getting a 755p Sprint phone now and not be tied up 2 years. Can i just buy the 755p at ebay and just get a line without a contract at Sprint store? Is that possible?

    Thanks guys!
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    If your going to pass on a Treo waiting for the Linux model to come out you have a long wait ahead of you, the way things are with Palm nowadays we cant even get 100% working Treo so go with the 755 because who the hell knows if were ever going to get a Linux model in the next couple of years
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    I think the rest of the year Palm will be consumed with "Fooleo Fever," I doubt they have the intention or resources to do much else with the Treo line of much mention. The Fooleo software is still in beta a month before release, and you can expect that Palm's limited attention will have to be on massive overtime to give the Fooleo any chance of success - it's an extremely hard sell and any new tech device will naturally have issues and PRPRPR $to$ $maintain$.

    Even IF Palm had a Plinux Treo in the works, I'm sticking with the 755 for a while as at least it's problems are fairly well known and workable. Palm hasn't won any awards from the community for the thoroughness of it's testing and I would cringe to be an early adopter of any Treo based on a new operating system. Get the 755 now, and by the time you are ready to renegotiate a contract would be the earliest time to even consider buying a Plinux Treo.

    I'm not very impressed with buying personal electronics on Ebay, but that's just me (and people I've observed being burned). My best advice (for what it's worth - some say not much) is to go with the Sprint SERO plan (www.sprint.com/sero email:savings@sprint.com) and pickup a new fully warrantied 755 for $279 with a $30 or $50/mo contract (plus buy the insurance!!). Roaming and Data's included, 500 or 1250 minutes, and by the time a stable Plinux handset is released you'll probably be out of your 2-year agreement anyhow.
    Last edited by Joad; 07/22/2007 at 03:36 PM.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bulls96 View Post
    Hi guys. I have been carefully weighing buying a treo for when the foleo comes out. I am currently on Cingular.

    Is the Treo 755p worth the 2 year contract? I do have that urge to go 3G with a Treo now... but i am afraid that when i get tied to this phone, i would have regrets once the Treo Linux phone comes out next year.

    What do you guys think? SHould i wait? or should i go ahead with 755p?

    Or maybe someone can suggest a nice way of getting a 755p Sprint phone now and not be tied up 2 years. Can i just buy the 755p at ebay and just get a line without a contract at Sprint store? Is that possible?

    Thanks guys!
    Try and sign up for the Sprint SERO plan.
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    Actually, I don't think the above SERO e-mail is working any more. However, I used sero@sprintemi.com today and it worked.

    Treo is $199.00 on SERO.

    While texting doesn't show up on the site as free, I have a separate e-mail from Sprint that says free texting is offered through SERO until September 27. I plan to call them once I get my phone to have them add it.

    Good luck with your decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by French View Post
    Actually, I don't think the above SERO e-mail is working any more. However, I used sero@sprintemi.com today and it worked.

    Treo is $199.00 on SERO.

    While texting doesn't show up on the site as free, I have a separate e-mail from Sprint that says free texting is offered through SERO until September 27. I plan to call them once I get my phone to have them add it.

    Good luck with your decision.
    I called yesterday and got a 755p for $199. I signed on for the 500 minute plan with unlimited PowerVision, text messaging, and other great features. Bye-bye AT&T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joad View Post
    I think the rest of the year Palm will be consumed with "Fooleo Fever," I doubt they have the intention or resources to do much else with the Treo line of much mention. The Fooleo software is still in beta a month before release, and you can expect that Palm's limited attention will have to be on massive overtime to give the Fooleo any chance of success - it's an extremely hard sell and any new tech device will naturally have issues and PRPRPR $to$ $maintain$.

    Even IF Palm had a Plinux Treo in the works, I'm sticking with the 755 for a while as at least it's problems are fairly well known and workable. Palm hasn't won any awards from the community for the thoroughness of it's testing and I would cringe to be an early adopter of any Treo based on a new operating system. Get the 755 now, and by the time you are ready to renegotiate a contract would be the earliest time to even consider buying a Plinux Treo.

    I'm not very impressed with buying personal electronics on Ebay, but that's just me (and people I've observed being burned). My best advice (for what it's worth - some say not much) is to go with the Sprint SERO plan (www.sprint.com/sero email:savings@sprint.com) and pickup a new fully warrantied 755 for $279 with a $30 or $50/mo contract (plus buy the insurance!!). Roaming and Data's included, 500 or 1250 minutes, and by the time a stable Plinux handset is released you'll probably be out of your 2-year agreement anyhow.
    gave this a try and its expired. Retail store states the 755p is down to 199.99 now.
    Tritan

    May the Pda be with you!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by French View Post
    Actually, I don't think the above SERO e-mail is working any more. However, I used sero@sprintemi.com today and it worked.

    Treo is $199.00 on SERO.

    While texting doesn't show up on the site as free, I have a separate e-mail from Sprint that says free texting is offered through SERO until September 27. I plan to call them once I get my phone to have them add it.

    Good luck with your decision.
    tryed this too and it didn't work either. I am looking for a plan to share with my wife can I get the servo for that . I am looking for unlimited text, unlimited email, web for sure maybe tv and nav to give it a try. I want a 755p and a Razor for the wife.

    Retail is showing it will run me

    30 for all for web/email/tv/unlimited text/nav/radio
    69.99 for 700 mins
    30.00 for razor
    199.99 for 755p

    then I get 25% off the total bill minus taxes for being a MI first responder. Can I do better on a servo?
    Tritan

    May the Pda be with you!!
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    Also, for all those who have or will sign up, there are rebates for 175 off a Treo.


    Kellogg

    $100 MIR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tel0004 View Post
    Also, for all those who have or will sign up, there are rebates for 175 off a Treo.


    Kellogg

    $100 MIR
    Are these two separate and additional rebates? how different are these from the normal rebates you get by opening a new line online at sprint.com?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulls96 View Post
    Are these two separate and additional rebates? how different are these from the normal rebates you get by opening a new line online at sprint.com?
    I'm not 100% sure what you mean. Those mail in rebates are good with SERO and non SERO plans. When you sign up online as a new customer, you get a 150 instant rebate, sometimes more, but you can also send in mail in rebates to make it much much cheaper.

    To the OP. I can't comment specifically on the 755p (I joined this forum today b/c I'm interested in it), but I can tell you SERO is a great plan. Before you buy, read post 1-4 in this thread, it should answer any SERO questions you may have.

    http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=563252

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