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    Does the Treo 300 do sms?
    If you were to be buying a pds/phone for sprint what would u
    get now?

    THANKS!
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    Originally posted by pcpilot62
    Does the Treo 300 do sms?
    If you were to be buying a pds/phone for sprint what would u
    get now?

    THANKS!
    Sprint doesn't have SMS. They have "Shortmail" which is web based messaging. On traditional Sprint phones, you have to connect to Vision, go through a Vision portal, type your message and send it. Then to receive one, all that will be sent to your phone is a notification. To get the message, you have to go through a Vision portal to access it. It's slower and more cumbersome than SMS and everyone hates it. Word has it that Sprint will be offering real SMS soon.

    In the mean time, the Treo 300 doesn't natively support Shortmail. However you can get an application called Treo300SMS. It enables the Treo 300 to work with Shortmail, and more. Basically, it allows you to type your message on the phone and hit send, just like regular SMS. The application automatically logs into Sprint's server by proxy to deliver it. And when you get a Shortmail notification, Treo300SMS automatically activates, retrieves the message, and pops it up on the phone. It goes through all the steps Shortmail requires, but it does it quickly and automatically making it seem like real SMS.

    You can get a Treo 300 for only $99 after $300 worth of rebates for starting a new line of service with Sprint with a 2 year contract. I'm sure the Treo 600 won't be nearly that cheap even after any kind of rebate that may be offered. The safe bet to save money would be to wait for the 600. But if you want a 300 now, you can buy it for $99. Then, Handspring will supposedly be offering a discount for the 600 for current Treo owners as a trade-up promotion. Between that discount and what you could get for the Treo 300 on Ebay, you can probably make back as much, if not more than what you'll spend on the Treo 300 now. It's up to you if it's worth the risk. The Treo 600 could be out in a matter of weeks, but possibly as late as Christmas this things get delayed.
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    Thanks LetsGoFlyers81!
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    Originally posted by pcpilot62
    Thanks LetsGoFlyers81!
    No problem.
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    I'm sorry flyer, can you repeat.
    I was distracted by the Britney-Madonna kissing picture

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