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  1. Exciter's Avatar
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    This is not good. GSM Treo 650 has a SAR Level of 1.51

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    Only not good if you talk for hours and hours each day with the phone against your ear. Most people I know use an earpiece, which negates the problem.
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    but what if you have the treo in your pants pocket? Will you sire three headed babies??
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    Do you plan to wear it in your crotch on vibrate mode?
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    Well, the 1.51 is for the 850 mhz (Cingular/ATT). If your that worried, get Tmobile. TMO uses the 1900mhz and its sar rating is .93.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorFan
    Only not good if you talk for hours and hours each day with the phone against your ear. Most people I know use an earpiece, which negates the problem.

    I can't believe a gatorfan said something that made sense!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorFan
    Do you plan to wear it in your crotch on vibrate mode?
    Hey pal, my relationship with my phone ain't nunya business!!


    Now if I could just get it to fetch me a drink afterwards.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobileman
    Well, the 1.51 is for the 850 mhz (Cingular/ATT). If your that worried, get Tmobile. TMO uses the 1900mhz and its sar rating is .93.
    T-Mo wont have the 650 for at least 90 days after the launch of the AT&Tingular device. They have a 90 day exclusive on the GSM/Edge version...

    Of course T-Mo doesn't have Edge...so maybe they'll launch a GPRS only version? If so...good luck...T-Mo is going nowhere...fast.
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    does a bluetooth earpiece emit anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder God
    does a bluetooth earpiece emit anything?
    I was wondering the same thing. Are bluetooth's wireless waves bad for people? Or has the study not been done yet? It's like replacing one type of 'radiation' with another... I don't know. Has there been any talk of this now with the popularity of BT headsets growing?

    Mike
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    Thanks. I feel so much better now that I've switched to Cingular!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD
    I was wondering the same thing. Are bluetooth's wireless waves bad for people? Or has the study not been done yet? It's like replacing one type of 'radiation' with another... I don't know. Has there been any talk of this now with the popularity of BT headsets growing?

    Mike
    my second question is about the wired earpieces that come with the phones, do they emit anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenada
    Thanks. I feel so much better now that I've switched to Cingular!
    at least you have better reception
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    There is a thread from months back on here regarding BT rad emissions. It was negligible, as best as I can remember. A wired earpiece would have an associated EMF, but it would be so small that it would barely be detectable because of the extremely low voltage/amperage required to operate it. I use a wired earpiece 90% of the time, and don't carry the phone in my pocket 95% of the time - unless it's in vibrate mode :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinman
    There is a thread from months back on here regarding BT rad emissions. It was negligible, as best as I can remember. A wired earpiece would have an associated EMF, but it would be so small that it would barely be detectable because of the extremely low voltage/amperage required to operate it. I use a wired earpiece 90% of the time, and don't carry the phone in my pocket 95% of the time - unless it's in vibrate mode :-)
    Vince
    MAkes sense, BT has a range of about 10-15 meter while the GSM has a range of hundreds of meters...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobileman
    Well, the 1.51 is for the 850 mhz (Cingular/ATT). If your that worried, get Tmobile. TMO uses the 1900mhz and its sar rating is .93.
    How about the 900 and 1800Mhz?
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    'Mobileman' is correct. Read the attached pdf on the Treo 650. It is the Cingular 850 band that causes the radiation level to jump up. If they used the 1900 band, it would be .943. The maximum allowed by the FCC is 1.60.

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    This is the only reason I havnt changed from TMO yet. Im still not sold on if this is dangerous, but I am a heavy user so I guess the lower the better. Im am surprised the cingular levels are even higher than verizons as measured on both the head and body. Usually verizon is the highest.
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    I'm with you, Mobileman. T-M's support has absolutely worked best for me; this and with the relative safety of their 1900 service has kept me in their fold well beyond contract expiration. If I get the 650, it'll be after T-M has cleared this safer device and is ready to support it. I also noticed that an early photo of the Cingular model -if accurate- had the bubble earpiece. We had speculated when the 600s were released that the bubble was necessary for the the high-SAR CDMA 600s to get FCC clearance. It'll be interesting to see if the T-M model comes with the bubble (as well?). Then again, given the limitations of the 650, T-M may ride it out for 6 months and wait for the 700.

    Quote Originally Posted by mobileman
    This is the only reason I havnt changed from TMO yet. Im still not sold on if this is dangerous, but I am a heavy user so I guess the lower the better. Im am surprised the cingular levels are even higher than verizons as measured on both the head and body. Usually verizon is the highest.
    You may be right; I may be crazy. But, the Treo may be just the device I've been looking for.
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