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  1.    #1  
    All,
    Had to get up and finish some work this early am and went over to Cingular's site and sure enough the T600 is available for purchase on their site.....Here is the link:http://onlinestore.cingular.com/weba...6&subOrderId=1

    Also, it looks like it is available only in NYC...I checked ATL, LA, SF but it was not available there......


    HAVE FUN EVERYONE FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIVE IN THE NYC AREA!

    Gus
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    Originally posted by gsiokis
    All,
    Had to get up and finish some work this early am and went over to Cingular's site and sure enough the T600 is available for purchase on their site.....Here is the link:http://onlinestore.cingular.com/weba...6&subOrderId=1

    Also, it looks like it is available only in NYC...I checked ATL, LA, SF but it was not available there......


    HAVE FUN EVERYONE FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIVE IN THE NYC AREA!

    Gus
    Nice find! I haven't believed previous posts about GSM units in North America but when I see it for my own eyes...I am a believer!
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  3. #3  
    Originally posted by gsiokis
    All,
    Had to get up and finish some work this early am and went over to Cingular's site and sure enough the T600 is available for purchase on their site.....Here is the link:http://onlinestore.cingular.com/weba...6&subOrderId=1

    Also, it looks like it is available only in NYC...I checked ATL, LA, SF but it was not available there......


    HAVE FUN EVERYONE FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIVE IN THE NYC AREA!

    Gus
    Wow...T-Mobile let Cingular beat them to the gate. There's so much of an uproar these past few days about when the T-Mobile branded phone would be available that Cingular was overlooked. I did simulate ordering a phone based on living in "Queens, NY" and was able to add the Treo 600 to my cart for $499. I stopped at the credit check screen.
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    Yep. Too bad nothing for TMizoble yet.

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    great news, although this doesn't quite get those of us out in the west who are looking for a cingular nationwide plan out of the woods yet.

    on getting a Cingular Treo 600, i know that cingular retail outlets out here do not carry Treo products. those upgrading from existing Treos who order online via Cingular would also obviously lose out on the theoretical $200 discount for purchasing directly from HS.

    $100 rebate for 2 yr. commitment is a bummer compared to Sprint offer. good chance next Treo will be out well before 2 yrs. from now, so you may not have as much flexibility as you would ideally like for next upgrade. hopefully they'll offer at least a $50/1 yr. option.

    for data junkies, cingular seems a non-starter. also, cingular does not currently offer insurance for Treos (a hit!). however, if you're primarily a phone/pda user, you prefer GSM (for whatever reason - battery life, call screening during data sessions, travel abroad) and good voice coverage is critical to you, then cingular may be your best option.

    i have been using cingular for over a yr. now, primarily in the greater Seattle area, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, LA, and San Diego. it has served me well also in NY, Las Vegas and London (roaming on Vodaphone). i have also had good coverage in more obscure locations such as Aspen and Ojai, CA. international roaming on Cingular appears semi-comprable to T-mobile in coverage, although you pay on average $0.29/minute more in W. Europe. Cingular customer service has been really pleasant on the whole and they have tons of retail locations out my way.

    given that cingular has begun to sell the phone, i just have to believe that HS is either there or extremely close to releasing the US GSM model.

    now, i'm off to bed, hoping to wake up to a very welcome piece of news from HS in the morning.
  6. #6  
    Originally posted by ghileman
    great news, although this doesn't quite get those of us out in the west who are looking for a cingular nationwide plan out of the woods yet.

    on getting a Cingular Treo 600, i know that cingular retail outlets out here do not carry Treo products. those upgrading from existing Treos who order online via Cingular would also obviously lose out on the theoretical $200 discount for purchasing directly from HS.

    $100 rebate for 2 yr. commitment is a bummer compared to Sprint offer. good chance next Treo will be out well before 2 yrs. from now, so you may not have as much flexibility as you would ideally like for next upgrade. hopefully they'll offer at least a $50/1 yr. option.

    for data junkies, cingular seems a non-starter. also, cingular does not currently offer insurance for Treos (a hit!). however, if you're primarily a phone/pda user, you prefer GSM (for whatever reason - battery life, call screening during data sessions, travel abroad) and good voice coverage is critical to you, then cingular may be your best option.

    i have been using cingular for over a yr. now, primarily in the greater Seattle area, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, LA, and San Diego. it has served me well also in NY, Las Vegas and London (roaming on Vodaphone). i have also had good coverage in more obscure locations such as Aspen and Ojai, CA. international roaming on Cingular appears semi-comprable to T-mobile in coverage, although you pay on average $0.29/minute more in W. Europe. Cingular customer service has been really pleasant on the whole and they have tons of retail locations out my way.

    given that cingular has begun to sell the phone, i just have to believe that HS is either there or extremely close to releasing the US GSM model.

    now, i'm off to bed, hoping to wake up to a very welcome piece of news from HS in the morning.
    However this works out I will say this -

    I am not going to forget how T-Mobile has handled things. They obviously are NOT committed to high end users or datacom.

    Secondly, I am seriously angry at HS for their dishonest approach regarding availability. Any way you slice it, whether you reference the comments made at their MP events or Dubinsky's investor call, we were all led to believe that product would be available before now.

    It's not the first time I've had these feelings about HS - they seriously botched the release of the 270 in almost the same way.
  7. #7  
    maybe their having problems with the gsm versions. why should they be any different then the cdma version which has had nothing but problems.
  8. #8  
    Even when they launch the Treo 600 if you're and existing customer you wont be able to get one at a decent price unless you sign up as a new customer. They're notorious for bringing out new phones and only selling them to new scribers for discounts and making current customers pay full price and $599 for a phone is way too much money. Everyone’s best bet is to just switch to sprint for a year, sell you Treo 600 next year on ebay for $150 and get the new model. And if you wait until November to activate your phone you can transfer your existing cell phone number over to sprint.
  9. #9  
    Originally posted by badMojo69
    Even when they launch the Treo 600 if you're and existing customer you wont be able to get one at a decent price unless you sign up as a new customer. They're notorious for bringing out new phones and only selling them to new scribers for discounts and making current customers pay full price and $599 for a phone is way too much money. Everyone’s best bet is to just switch to sprint for a year, sell you Treo 600 next year on ebay for $150 and get the new model. And if you wait until November to activate your phone you can transfer your existing cell phone number over to sprint.
    I think I am going to do the same! My 270's hinge cracked 2 weeks ago, and they (t-mobile) would not replace it. They said it was abuse (which it absolutely was not)! They would only offer me $49 off a phone (if I re-upped for a year!) that would have cost me $149 after their generous rebate. AND - THEY GIVE THAT PHONE AWAY FOR $49 FOR NEW CUSTOMERS!!! T-Moble had better get their customer service together. They also don't answer their web service emails! Here comes number portability! I am moving my two business accounts and my personal account!
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  10. #10  
    Originally posted by zipmitz


    However this works out I will say this -

    I am not going to forget how T-Mobile has handled things. They obviously are NOT committed to high end users or datacom.

    Secondly, I am seriously angry at HS for their dishonest approach regarding availability. Any way you slice it, whether you reference the comments made at their MP events or Dubinsky's investor call, we were all led to believe that product would be available before now.

    It's not the first time I've had these feelings about HS - they seriously botched the release of the 270 in almost the same way.
    I agree. I still have a bad taste in my mouth left over from the 270 GPRS release. This disaster brings it all back.
  11. #11  
    Originally posted by gsiokis
    All,
    Had to get up and finish some work this early am and went over to Cingular's site and sure enough the T600 is available for purchase
    Gus
    We have been sensitized to nuance by HS' artful, not to say euphemistic, use of language. There is a nasty difference between "available for purchase" and "available." What delivery did they quote?
  12. #12  
    Originally posted by zipmitz
    I am not going to forget how T-Mobile has handled things. They obviously are NOT committed to high end users or datacom.
    Maybe it is because of T-Mobile's committment to their customers that they refuse to sell the 600 until Handspring works out the issues they have found?

    I find it ironic that Cingular launched the Treo 600 in a Market where they use T-Mobile's network. It appears they will focus their entire stock on the largest market in the country and ignore the rest of us, but they don't cover Pittsburgh anyways.
  13.    #13  
    whmurray,
    I went all way to checkout but could not purchase the phone since I reside in Atlanta....so we need someone in the NYC area to validate that one can complete the purchase or not.

    Gus
  14. #14  
    Originally posted by RMitch


    Maybe it is because of T-Mobile's committment to their customers that they refuse to sell the 600 until Handspring works out the issues they have found?
    Perhaps. Perhaps if a frog had wings, it could fly, but perhaps not.

    This situation reminds me of the introduction of the 270 w/ GPRS. The things for which T-Mobile resisted the introduction of GPRS on the Treo 270 were about T-Mobile, not the customer. They had almost lived that fiasco down until this tragedy. [The difference between a fiasco and a tragedy: a tragedy is when one fails to learn from the fiasco.]
  15. #15  
    Originally posted by gsiokis
    whmurray,
    ....so we need someone in the NYC area to validate that one can complete the purchase or not.

    Gus
    Well, I meet the NYC test but am, unfortunately and unhappily, a T-Mobile customer. Why do I feel like HS is singling me out? That their CSRs recognize my name?
    Last edited by whmurray; 10/29/2003 at 02:20 PM.
  16. #16  
    I live and work in New York . I called Cingular and they had no idea we the begin selling the unit. They told me to try calling back in a couple of weeks.
  17. #17  
    Originally posted by JTREOB
    maybe their having problems with the gsm versions. why should they be any different then the cdma version which has had nothing but problems.
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  18.    #18  
    All,
    Ok....I contacted Cingular this morning to see if I could weasel a T600 from the NYC market. I explained to the CSR that I am a current Cingular customer (which I am) and that I wanted another phone to use while I am in NYC on business. He told me that they could do that and we went thru all the paperwork until we got to the phone. At that time, he did not have access/capability to select the phone from their sales software system even though it was on the website (which he did verify). He told me to give him a couple of hours and drop him an email which I did. Here is his reply back to me on what he found out:

    EMAIL TEXT BELOW:


    YES!



    Thanks!

    Gus



    -----Original Message-----
    From: xxxx, Joel [mailto:Joel.xxx@cingular.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 12:41 PM
    To: Gus Siokis
    Subject: RE: Howdy....



    Actually I just got word. We are looking at an ETA on that phone of just a few days. I am told I should have it available either by the end of this week or the beginning of next week. The website jumped the gun a bit on that model. As soon as that becomes available would you like me to call you?



    Thanks,



    Joel xxxxx

    Cingular Wireless



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Gus Siokis [mailto:GSiokis@xxxxx.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 11:35 AM
    To: joel.xxxxx@cingular.com
    Subject: Howdy....
    Importance: High



    Joel,

    Just checking in about my service in NYC for the Treo 600....any word?



    Thanks,



    Gus Siokis

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