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    Well my Treo earpiece sounds like junk to be honest. I want to like the phone and keep it but I'm thinking of doing a replacement before my 30days is up. At full volume the sound is a bit distorted and muffled, if I lower it a bit it gets better, but not by much. Has anyone had one and replaced it to have the earpiece work flawlessly? I have also noticed the earpiece rattles a bit like a faint vibration which causes it to tickle my ear.
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    I'd get it replaced. I haven't noticed any vibration. My first phone earpiece sound quality was ok, but too low volume. My 2nd phone earpiece quality is better and louder.
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    I have an old Motorola H500, the sound is fine and the connection is stable (does not shut down throughout the 10 hour day). An earpiece issue.
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    There is no fix for this. Try getting a replacement. It is really the only thing you can do at this point. Both my 800's had this problem.
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    Most/all 800w's have the same problem. It's a hardware design flaw. Every single one that I've used has sounded terrible.
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    How many Treo's should I try before giving up? I plan to keep trying different ones till I find one with a good earpiece. Also, should I not find a good one what else would you all recommend as personnel preference. This is something I cannot live with or bear with having a crippled earpiece as it would drive me insane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby45512 View Post
    How many Treo's should I try before giving up? I plan to keep trying different ones till I find one with a good earpiece. Also, should I not find a good one what else would you all recommend as personnel preference. This is something I cannot live with or bear with having a crippled earpiece as it would drive me insane.
    Keep burning through them until Sprint figures out that Palm made a huge mistake with the 800w. If you want a super-clear earpiece with great sidetone, check out any HTC phone. The Touch, Mogul, Touch Diamond, Touch Pro and Treo Pro were all designed by HTC using good components.
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    You can edit the registry to make the earpiece a little louder. Its not perfect, but it makes the device def usable.
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    i have had 2 of the phones Nsxprime mentions and they have their own issues. None of them is perfect.
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    Well I went into the sprint store today and wasted 4 hours of my life there, but the tech wanted me to pay 99 dollars to open it up and look at it since I didn't have insurance on the phone. I wasn't about to pay that much and then they suggested I get insurance on it within my 30 days and then let the tech look at it, but it would take 14days for my insurance to go into effect. I couldn't do an exchange since i had exchanged from a katana eclipse to the 800w (you can read my synopsis on the katana at phonescoop under user reviews). I ended up just returning the phone and canceling my service with the limited options at hand. I'm just going to get a treo 750 from At&T and wait for something that really catches my eye in the future (treo pro or bold maybe?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby45512 View Post
    Well I went into the sprint store today and wasted 4 hours of my life there, but the tech wanted me to pay 99 dollars to open it up and look at it since I didn't have insurance on the phone. I wasn't about to pay that much and then they suggested I get insurance on it within my 30 days and then let the tech look at it, but it would take 14days for my insurance to go into effect. I couldn't do an exchange since i had exchanged from a katana eclipse to the 800w (you can read my synopsis on the katana at phonescoop under user reviews). I ended up just returning the phone and canceling my service with the limited options at hand. I'm just going to get a treo 750 from At&T and wait for something that really catches my eye in the future (treo pro or bold maybe?).
    Good decision.
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    You should always have TEP on any PDA. Can't tell you how many times PDA's act up, get dropped, break, etc. Do yourself a favor and add it. In the long run it pays big time.

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