I'd love it if someone with the skills to do so would follow up on the work done here months ago, and turn this idea into a Preware-compatible patch:

http://forums.precentral.net/web-os-development/187119-sms-push-email-modification.html

The *voice* network connection (also used by SMS) is a hell of a lot more power-efficient than keeping a *data* connection alive as well, even using IMAP IDLE. The best thing I ever did to improve my battery life on my old Treo 700p was to start using ChatterEmail's SMS triggering feature. All the "instant gratification" of push email, but without the power-wasting *data* networking of either scheduled polling or IMAP IDLE reconnections.

Anyone willing and able to continue the work toward finishing and "formalizing" this patch? I can't imagine I'm the only former ChatterEmail user who would love this power-saving feature on my Pre...

--John