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    Aloha ...
    I just switched over to Cingular and grabbed up the last Treo at one of the corporate stores here on Oahu.

    I successfully upgraded to 1.04 and am waiting for the GSM upgrade from Palm later. I've read about DUN and BT but my questions relate to the fact that I'm an Earthlink domain subscriber and have dial up access through them. Is there a way to utilize my T650 with Snapper and Web Pro to go online directly and get email and visit sites?

    I contacted Cingular before making the switch (I was with T-Mo) and was told by one of the techs that I'd need to do the 90 days in good standing "thing" and then they'd unlock the phone. I also do some travelling in Japan and Singapore where it would be handy to have access to "reasonable" phone rates via another SIM.

    So the real question is about access to email using the phone alone, if anyone can help, I'd appreciate your input ...
    Thanks

    David
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    Sign up for one of Cingular's Media Net data plans, best bet is Unlimited. Do it online so they don't switch you to the PDA plan, which is what they try to do when you have a Treo.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Litepixels
    I just switched over to Cingular and grabbed up the last Treo at one of the corporate stores here on Oahu.
    David:

    That's been the case around here too, though you can generally get better pricing at the "all carrier" stores.

    Here's my Treo newb's Top Ten List...since you already have it, skip item 1. I added the e-mail stuff at the end:

    1. I would d/l the manual while the thing is being shipped so you can avoid not RTFM'ing before you start playing with it.

    2. The manual lays out a very good approach to learning how to use it an avoiding problems with the First Day - First Week - First Month approach. Try and resist the urge to load 50 apps the 1st day. You want to know the hardware works before you start introducing more variables into the equation.

    3. Visit northglide.com site and grab the NeatFreakPak as your 1st software purchase. Uninstall Manager tracks what files get installed AND the files which get created by the app. So when you remove the program via Uninstall Manager, you don't leave numerous remnants behind. Install the PamOne desktop application, then NeatFreakpak, then the extra software stuff on the CD

    4. Install no more than 1 program per Hotsync. This lets UM better track what belongs to which program. Install 3 apps at a time and UM may ask you if you want parts of the other 2 removed when you uninstall the 1st one.

    5. Try and limit yourself to 2 or 3 apps a day. Bugaboos may not appear for a day or two.

    6. If you are a Cingular dude, grab your 128 MB Free SD Card, (this is no longer available to Sprint users.)...will likely expire for Cingular users on May 5th.
    http://web.palmone.com/support/sd.jhtml

    7. Recommend yourself for a new Treo to get bonus points in the Payback Program. The come back and register. You get 100 palm bucks for registering in the program, 2200 for taking your own advice and buying your new Treo after recommending yourself, and 5 more for each person you send an e-mail to recommending the Treo. This accounts for discounts from the Plam store. Register the 650 for warranty purposes not Palmbucks and get more discounts.

    http://clients.eprize.net/palm/loyal...us/index.tbapp

    8. Apps you'll wanna look at include:

    Stuff on the CD like DocsToGo, Solitaire, Zap, etc

    Adobe Reader for Palm 3.05 $ 0.00
    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrob...ate.html#PalmOS
    Self explanatory

    BackUpBuddyBundle 2.10 $ 34.95
    http://store.yahoo.com/bluenomad/baandbabu.html
    One part backs up ya Treo to Desktop, the other to SD Crad

    Crash 2.11 $ 0.00
    http://www.79bmedia.de/content/view/12/49/
    Saves ya from removing the cover when the 650 crashes.

    Grab the DataViz Tech tool to go with the DocsToGo app on the PalmOne CD. This allows you to move the programs to the SD card.
    http://support.dataviz.com/support....=13395&pid=2000

    FileZ 6.50 $ 0.00
    http://www.nosleep.net/
    File Manager Utility...every Treo owner has it.

    FlightStatus 1.01 $ 0.00
    http://www.freewarepalm.com/travel/flightstatus.shtml
    Allows you to chevck Flight Status of airlines

    HandyShopper 2.9b $ 0.00
    http://www.freewarepalm.com/databas...r-english.shtml
    IconManager 1.6b $ 0.00
    http://www.palmgear.com/index.cfm?f...re&prodID=47054
    Grab these to handle just about any databse type application you can think of.

    Metro 5.2.8 $ 0.00
    http://www.nanika.net/Metro
    Gets you around town via public transport in about 200 cities

    NeatFreakPak 3.37b $ 18.50
    http://www.northglide.com/
    We covered this already

    PalmPuke 0.50 $ 0.00
    http://www.chronologic.se/Palm/palmpuke.html
    Makes a noise if your SD card pops out

    PowerRun 1.30 $ 15.00
    http://simple-palm.com/index-e.html
    Allows you to easily store program son SD card

    PowerUp 2.40 $ 0.00
    http://mytreo.net/downloads/details-418.html?PowerUp
    Utility that turns on phone after restart and makes Palm always open to same app

    Stoic 1.0a $ 0.00
    http://www.palmgear.com/index.cfm?f...F=&prodID=57510
    Lets you have Palm Stay On In Cradle

    Thumbscan 1.06 $ 0.00
    http://www.headrush.net/palm/
    Nice goof...scans thumbprint (make believe) and let's you pass / fail as you choose.

    TideTool 2.20 $ 0.00
    http://www.toolworks.com/bilofsky/tidetool/
    Kepps track of tides fpor us fisherman types

    TimeManagerPad (TMP) 1.0 $ 16.95
    http://lilredspider.com/TMP/features.html
    My favoroite "Today" application

    TrackerDog 2.11 $ 0.00
    http://trackerdog.a0soft.com/
    Checks for program updates for all your installed apps

    TreoAlarm 0.99b $ 12.95
    http://www.treoalarm.com/download.html
    Sets alarms, gets weather, turns phone on / off

    VoiceDial 2.00 $ 19.95
    http://www.voicesignal.com/index.php3
    14 day trial comes on CD....I bought it 10 minutes into 14 day trial period. Let's you say "Call Joe Blow" to phone and it dials it.

    There's the inevitable Launcher investigation where you'll pour over the 350 threads here on what launcher is people's favorite. Then it will be onto picking a mp3 player, ringtones and considering an alternate e-mail app.

    9. Study the software compatability list
    http://www.palmfocus.com/treo650software.asp

    10. Troll the TC boards for headset choices, my choice came down to the Sony 662 (soon to be released update to the 660) or the Treo Wireless Headset (w/ Jabra ear gels).....of late TWH seems to be overwhelming favorite.

    As for e-mail, One thing that ain;t in the manual, at elast i didn't find it is the Outgoing server which you'll need for sending e-mail and setting up your accounts. I'm using cwmx.com

    To set up your account, go into Versa mail and do the accountsetup thing. Pick the user name from your earthlink account as your user name on the Treo. Earthlink is one of the preselected choices so it should be easy from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Treo
    Sign up for one of Cingular's Media Net data plans, best bet is Unlimited. Do it online so they don't switch you to the PDA plan, which is what they try to do when you have a Treo.
    Why the Media Net vs the PDA plan ? Their web site isn't very informative... but it seems that Media net is not available for the Treo and that it's geared more for phones than PDA's...

    Thanks,
    David...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJ
    Why the Media Net vs the PDA plan ? Their web site isn't very informative... but it seems that Media net is not available for the Treo and that it's geared more for phones than PDA's...
    Unless you need to use VPN software that requires a public IP address, the MediaNet Unlimited does everything the PDA plan does, for $15 less per month. As already mentioned, Cingular will not sign you up for the cheaper plan, but once you've signed up you can change your plan features on Cingular's web site.
    Palm Pilot Personal -> Palm III -> Palm IIIx -> Visor Prism -> Clie TJ37 -> Treo 650 -> GSM Centro
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    I just made Cingular give me the MediaNet "knowingly" for the Treo.....when I signed up, I was on "pay as you go" at a penny a Kb....I figured $4 - $8 a month for my usage. But then they disconnected me, and since the plans changed on the day after I signed up to 3 cents a Kb, they started charging me 3 cents a Kb which was $25 last month. CSR could not re-add the penny per Kb plan since it expired so I took the MediaNet.
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    Good post I'm sure lots of newbs will appriciate that! I agree with that list!
    Can an intelligence create another intelligence more intelligent than itself? Are we more intelligent than the evolutionary process that created us? In turn, will the intelligence that we are creating come to exceed that of its creator?


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    Thanks jetkins,

    I need to run back to the store I guess. They gave me unlimited data for $39.99 a month, but on-line shows it at $49.99. I wonder if the store can offer cheaper MediaNet than the $24.99 on-line price... probably not :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJ
    Thanks jetkins,

    I need to run back to the store I guess. They gave me unlimited data for $39.99 a month, but on-line shows it at $49.99. I wonder if the store can offer cheaper MediaNet than the $24.99 on-line price... probably not :-)
    Just log onto the web site and change it yourself. Go to cingular.com, select MY ACCOUNR, SELECT FEATURES...oit will give you a tabbed screen showing the "what features oyu have " stuff in front.....hit the tab for AVAILABLE FEATURES and add MediaNet
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    To late, already did the change at the store. BTW jetkins... I'm sending this from the Treo. I don't think I'm to worried about the addiction. This is cool, but not real practical
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    That is cool news, thanks! I will switch from $39 pda connect to MediaNet!

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