04/02/2011, 07:32 PM
Hey guys, first off I want to say I have been a great fan of Palm products for over 6 years, started with the Treo 600 and progressed up to the Treo Pro, loved each and every one so far, just got my new Pre and the jury is still out, one of the most important features is syncing with Outlook for contacts and calender. I DO NOT want to uplod anything to "The Cloud" (hahaha) as it is refered to in many posts, I just want to plug into my PC and do a direct transfer.
I have been reading for several days and found that "The Missing Sync" or "Pocket Mirror" are the programs to use so I downloaded both the PC and the Pre applications and installed them, now here is my problem. I live in an area that does not get high speed service just dial up and furthermore I have no signal on my cel when I am home. These apps require a wifi connection to access a server to initialize the sync process, is there any way to make this happen using a dial up network?
Another feature I am really disappointed that is not available on the Pre is voice dial or voice command and Power On via the center button, makes using the phone impossible while driving (illegal to use phone in Canada without handsfree so I have a bluetooth stereo in my car and works brilliantly with my palm pro but very clumsy with the Pre because of these missing features).
Any help with the sync problem would be greatly appreciated because I update contacts and add/remove appointments daily because I am in industrial sales and do business to business calls 4 out of 5 days a week, my computer is the only safe place for me to store my info as it contains customers private info such as account numbers, payment services (sometimes visa and or master card numbers) spouses names, birthdays etc. also I had to sign a privecy/priveledge clause when I took the job regarding protecting client and company info, so using "The Cloud" is not an option.