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    hey guys,

    does anyone know if i can use the treo with tmobile in bay area ?
    i would like to get 270 but dont want to go with cingular.

    any info appreciated.

    regards,
    n
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    They are Voicestream, so the answer would be yes...
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    I found out about T-Mobile while shopping for a Treo 180 on Amazon.com and here's the deal with them:

    They are know on the east coast as Voicestream (as previously mentioned), but it looks like their parent company in Europe is wanting to spread out to the west as T-Mobile.

    According to T-Mobile (and Cingular), they will be using Cingular's towers as well as their own so they say the service will be better than Cingulars. I certainly hope so, 'cause Cingular's sucks sometimes in San Diego.

    Their prices are certainly better than either Sprint or Cingular so I'll give 'em a shot with my new Treo 180...

    Rick
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    Originally posted by rickdeet
    I certainly hope so, 'cause Cingular's sucks sometimes in San Diego.
    I can confirm that! I'm in San Diego this week for a convention (OSCON) out by the airport. You would think they would have excellent coverage by the airport, but no it really sucks here. I can't wait till I drive 90 miles north back to Orange County...
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    FYI, the VoiceStream name will disappear nationwide by this fall. It'll all be T-Mobile, worldwide. Check out http://www.myvoicestream.com and click on "Learn About the New T-Mobile Brand" if you're interested.
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    Does that mean that we will be able to buy a 270 with a T-Mobile plan soon, instead of Cingular? Hope so. That's apparently not the case right now since the 270 is not on their website.

    Dan.
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    You can buy the 270 directly from Handspring with Voicestream/T Mobile service. I did. Voicestream is not a reseller of the Treo, and independents typically won't carry the Treo because Handspring cuts the profit margin too small for them.
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    Originally posted by Preston
    You can buy the 270 directly from Handspring with Voicestream/T Mobile service. I did. Voicestream is not a reseller of the Treo, and independents typically won't carry the Treo because Handspring cuts the profit margin too small for them.
    I could do that if I lived back east, but I live in CA. When I put in my area code I only have the option of choosing Cingular service. T-Mobile has launched here in the Bay Area, so the service is available. The company is really Voicestream, so I hope to be able to get it the T270 out here. Unless Cingular has some sort of licensing deal to handle the west coast. If so, I wonder when that expires. I emailed T-Mobile and am awaiting their response.

    I guess I *could* get a plan based in Kansas and have my parents' address as the shipping address, then ask to change areas . . . but the plans on the T-Mobile website are better than the Voicestream ones through Handspring!

    Dan.

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