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  1.    #1  
    An online petition will be forwarded to T-Mobile USA (which has roaming agreements with Cingular Wireless and AT&T) to support the Treo 600. Check it out and S I G N it if you want to encourage T-Mobile to support this phone. T-Mobile currently sells the Treo 270 on its website.

    I would also suggest signing up on the Handspring Treo 600 site to express your interest in this phone (be sure to indicate if you are a T-Mobile USA customer).

    Here are some quotes about the Treo 600 from PC Magazine:

    "...Unlike with past PDA/phone combinations, especially those incorporating the Palm operating system, you can do just about everything without ever touching the screen or breaking out the stylus..."

    "...data, e-mail, and camera functions are strong, too. A single button let us both snap pictures with the basic 640-by-480 digital camera that is built in and transmit the shots via MMS..."

    "...wireless e-mail system will work like the Blackberry's, where messages are pushed to the device as they arrive at the mail server..."

    "...The device we looked at measured 4.4" by 2.26" by .87" deep, and weighed around six ounces. But despite our unit's 15-percent reduction in size from previous models, its tiny keyboard was quite effective..."

    "...the Treo 600 offers a tantalizing mix of PDA, phone, Web-browsing, and e-mail capabilities. We'll have a full review when the company makes the final hardware and software available..."
    Last edited by BustAGroove; 07/16/2003 at 07:26 PM.
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    I understand the idea about these petitions. But to date the Verizon petition has 49 signers, and this one has 6 (granted this is new). If history is any indicator, the number of signers will be embarrassingly low.

    Do you guys plan to provide these signatures to the respective companies regardless of the numbers? This might do more harm than good.

    Thoughts?
  3.    #3  
    Originally posted by silverado
    I understand the idea about these petitions. But to date the Verizon petition has 49 signers, and this one has 6 (granted this is new). If history is any indicator, the number of signers will be embarrassingly low.

    Do you guys plan to provide these signatures to the respective companies regardless of the numbers? This might do more harm than good.

    Thoughts?
    ...
    Hmmmm, I'm hoping that this grass roots effort will be successful as I have posted about this online petition drive at other Treo and T-Mobile group forums...it does not hurt to try, all you can do is ask, worse possible case scenario is to be told "NO"....that's the attitude I have on this....but if *we* don't get at least 100 signatures....I guess it would hurt to send the information on to T-Mobile. I am hoping that this petition will heighten awareness in the Treo community because there were no other petitions repesentative of GSM/GPRS carriers.

    It would probably be too much to ask people to send snail mail, pick up the phone or e-mail if they are about the online petition (please, please contribute to the "collective voice" for T-Mobile to become a carrier for the Treo 600):

    SNAIL MAIL:
    T-Mobile Customer Relations
    PO Box 37380
    Albuquerque, NM 87176-7380

    EMAIL CLICKIE

    PHONE:
    From your T-Mobile phone, dial 611 free of charge.
    You may also call us toll free at 1-800-937-8997


    I just found this UPDATE in another thread: The Treo 600 from Handspring....will be released in two major versions: dual-band CDMA and quad-band GSM. The initial versions (with the dark-silver color scheme) will be launched by Sprint PCS in the U.S. and Orange S.A. in Europe. A month or two later, a generic GSM version will also become available, (in the lighter silver color,) which will be offered by T-Mobile USA, Cingular, and AT&T Wireless. Being dual-band, the CDMA version could also conceivably be carried by Verizon Wireless or smaller CDMA carriers, although no such agreements have been announced thus far.
    Last edited by BustAGroove; 07/16/2003 at 08:53 PM.
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    Ahh.. Does this mean that we don't have to petition anymore?
    Last edited by robertruelan; 07/17/2003 at 12:35 PM.
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    Originally posted by robertruelan
    Ahh.. Does this mean that we don't have to petiton anymore?
    Yes, it looks that way....I've just seen information from one source that T-Mobile is going to offer the Handspring Treo. I'm sending a separate email to T-Mobile and hopefully they will provide confirmation. If they give THUMBS UP, I'll delete this post.
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    Originally posted by BustAGroove


    Yes, it looks that way....I've just seen information from one source that T-Mobile is going to offer the Handspring Treo. I'm sending a separate email to T-Mobile and hopefully they will provide confirmation. If they give THUMBS UP, I'll delete this post.
    Don't count on a confirmation via e-mail. I already tried that. All you get back is a canned response:

    Thank you for taking the time to contact T-Mobile.

    I understand that you are requesting information on when the Hnadspring (sic) Treo 600 will be available. I will be happy to assist you with this information. T-Mobile has not announced an official release date for such a device at this time. We are constantly adding to our line-up of fantastic products so please check back with us often. For the most current information on the products that T-Mobile offers, please visit our website at T-Mobile.com or your local T-Mobile retail store. If you have any other comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

    If you have any other comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

    Thank you for choosing T-Mobile.
    Sincerely,

    T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    My e-mail to them was a request for them to carry it when it comes out this Fall. I didn't ask "when" it would be available. I already have an idea of that.

    So, basically, the e-mail neither confirms nor denies whether they will carry the Treo 600.

    Personally, I think T-Mobile is in no hurry to carry the device. Look at their treatment of the current Treo (and the PPC Phone Edition) on their website. T-Mobile They don't even treat them like phones. You have to go out of your way to find them under the "Handhelds & PDAs" section.

    Now how is someone that doesn't know about the Treo (or the PPC Phone Edition) going to know from T-Mobile that those are available as PHONE options? They've got them lumped in with the non-voice Blackberry units and the Sidekick as "Data Products".

    Sprint lists the Treo 300 as a PHONE with its other PCS phones.

    So don't count on T-Mobile to jump at carrying the Treo 600. They may add it to their line-up (eventually), but they really don't have a clue as to what it is. They don't consider it a phone. I wonder how many Treo sales they're missing because of that.
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    OK folks....it's time to ramp up

    Subject
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    To: T-Mobile USA The Treo Central Community at http://discussion.treocentral....


    Discussion Thread
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    Response (Data Escalations01) - 07/24/2003 07:43 PM
    Dear "BUSTAGROOVE",

    Thank you for taking the time to contact T-Mobile. We apologize for the delay of the response to your e-mail. Our Customer Service department has experienced a high volume of e-mail recently.

    The Handspring Treo 600 indeed offers very promising features and specifications. Currently, we do not know if or when we will carry the Treo 600. Please check back at T-Mobile.com for information as it may become available (http://www.t-mobile.com/products/default.asp?class=pda).

    If you have any other comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

    Thank you for choosing T-Mobile,
    Sincerely,
    T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Peter
    Technical Services

    Customer - 07/21/2003 10:45 AM
    To: T-Mobile USA

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    Had about 1000 people on the Kyocera Forum try this petition thing with Sprint to get them to carry the Kyocera 7135. Don't really think that T-Mobile will care about a small number of techno geeks unhappy about their product line.
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    Anyone here consider the Kyocera 7135? It seems to me that most people are Treo users because they like the thumboard. I am considering the Treo because Sprint will not carry the 7135 and I have a much better plan through Sprint than I could get through Verizon who carries the 7135.
    The thumboard doesn't bug me but I was looking forward to the 156K speed for internet connections the 7135 was supposed to have.

    Anyone out there able to help me justify going with the 600? Why is the 600 better than the 7135. Currently I'm using the Kyocera Brick..er, I mean the 6035.

    Thanks for the input!
  10. #10  
    Originally posted by speclcajun
    Anyone here consider the Kyocera 7135? It seems to me that most people are Treo users because they like the thumboard. I am considering the Treo because Sprint will not carry the 7135 and I have a much better plan through Sprint than I could get through Verizon who carries the 7135.
    The thumboard doesn't bug me but I was looking forward to the 156K speed for internet connections the 7135 was supposed to have.

    Anyone out there able to help me justify going with the 600? Why is the 600 better than the 7135. Currently I'm using the Kyocera Brick..er, I mean the 6035.

    Thanks for the input!
    It's a matter of personal choice. Since none of us have actually USED a Treo 600, we can't say whether you would like it or not. I'm going to wait until I can use one. My initial impressions, based on what I've read about it and seen in pictures, suggests to me that I would like it

    ...But that's ME. I know what I like. You may have different requirements. I require tight integration and intuitive ease of use between the phone and PDA functions of a device. My current Treo 270 provides that, so I expect a Treo 600 to be just as good, if not better. I prefer a QWERTY keyboard over T-9 input. I'm a heavy SMS and e-mail user. The Treo 600 looks to be the right combination of form and function for ME.

    We'll see.
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  11. #11  
    Originally posted by speclcajun
    Anyone here consider the Kyocera 7135? It seems to me that most people are Treo users because they like the thumboard. I am considering the Treo because Sprint will not carry the 7135 and I have a much better plan through Sprint than I could get through Verizon who carries the 7135.
    The thumboard doesn't bug me but I was looking forward to the 156K speed for internet connections the 7135 was supposed to have.

    Anyone out there able to help me justify going with the 600? Why is the 600 better than the 7135. Currently I'm using the Kyocera Brick..er, I mean the 6035.

    Thanks for the input!
    Check out this thread for a discussion of the 7135 vs Treo600...

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/tc...5&pagenumber=1
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    Go go Treo! YOU CAN DO IT!
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