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    I need help in choosing the right type phone.

    I am interested in getting my emails via my cell phone. What I am not sure about is whether I need a regular phone which will receive my emails at about $5.00 a month, or go with a Treo, which will cost me about 40.00 a month.

    Aside from the abvious that teh Treo monitor is bigger, Is a regular phone capable of receiving emails, or do I really need to fork out the money each month and get a Treo?
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    You're not going to get much of a response to this post because no one can answer those questions but you. First, you need to figure out what you want your phone to do. Then, determine which "regular phone(s)" you're talking about. You can't being to compare them until you've got that sorted out.

    There are about 57,000 things a Treo can do that a "regular phone" can't. It's much easier to figure out what you want and then determine whether the "regular phone" in question can do those things. Then take the list of things you want that the phone can't do and decide whether it's worth $35/month.
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    If you just want to check your emails with your phone, go with the $5 plan. If you would like to do more than just email (like web surfing, streaming music, lots of typing, etc.), then you should go for the treo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mordekha
    I need help in choosing the right type phone.

    I am interested in getting my emails via my cell phone. What I am not sure about is whether I need a regular phone which will receive my emails at about $5.00 a month, or go with a Treo, which will cost me about 40.00 a month.

    Aside from the abvious that teh Treo monitor is bigger, Is a regular phone capable of receiving emails, or do I really need to fork out the money each month and get a Treo?
    If all you are going to do is phone and e-mail the treo is probably too much for you. But, once you have the Treo and you start utilizing the functions available you may wonder how you made it through life before the Treo.
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    run & get this phone as fast as you can. It is life altering for me!
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    Are you wanting just to read them or are you wanting to type up fairly lengthy replies? If so, I would stay away from T9 input (I can't stand it.)
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    i did email on a cell phone for a while. it was ok but awkward. mainly good for just reading them. and you wont be able to download a complex email. anyway i agree with richklein, "run & get this phone as fast as you can." youll be able to email on a treo like a desktop. its great. spend the extra 35 dollars a month and enjoy yourself. you deserve it.
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    Well you don't have to spend $40 a month. Do the various carriers have equal coverage in your area...Cingular's unlimited data is $20/month.....Sprint is $15.

    The question becomes do you want to travel with a phone, a PDA, voice recorder, Ipod, travel alarm, laptop and othe rgoodies or do you just want to carry one thing that weighs 6 ounces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE
    The question becomes do you want to travel with a phone, a PDA, voice recorder, Ipod, travel alarm, laptop and othe rgoodies or do you just want to carry one thing that weighs 6 ounces.
    Seems like a 'no-brainer'
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    All you want is phone and email. The treo would be over kill. I would recommend a Blackberry, or sidekick 2.

    If you don't need the pda functions don't complicate your life with them.

    This is another question regarding your use. If you only want to red email, then any cheap cell phone with email capabilities should work, but if you plan on responing back to email, you will want something with a keyboard.

    Treo is the best pda, but for simple and reliable email access, the Blackberry is the top choice. But for user friendlyness, and the simplest setup the sidekick 2 is better.

    1. Blackberry "perfect email solution"
    2.Treo "descent email, but not user friendly"
    3.Sidekick "ok email function, easy user freindly, less extra features"
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