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Posted: 4/3/2006 3:58:53 PM EDT
I already have basic cell phone service with Cingular SIM Card type phone.

I have been thinking about picking up a Cingular compatible TREO 650 off of EBAY.

Can I just insert my current SIM card and be good to go?

Is there anything that has to be done on the Cingular side for me to be able to send and receive email from the phone?

I already carry a pocket PC and a phone and I would like to consolidate the two.

Any help would be appreciated.

Sharpknife
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:17:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 4:19:29 PM EDT by TeamDoh]
I have the 650 on SprintPCS.

It does most of what I wanted - apps, email/web, games, music (with a large SD card).

It failed on IPSec VPN - they removed support a few weeks before I got it, but didn't bother mentioning it. Most people wouldn't care about this - but securely pulling up my work servers on my phone would be useful (customer support calls and such)

How do you feel about your phone rebooting? It does not do it during a call, but every so often (maybe once a week) switching apps it'll reboot (takes about 5 secs.)

The small amount of onboard memory makes upgrades a pain - in my case I backup, purge the unit, upgrade, restore. It should not be that hard.

I will probably pass this one on to my son when my contract is up and get something else (if it's "cool" enough).

I hear better things about the 700....

It really depends what you want it for, as a basic everything device it's ok. But for me it's like guns...I always want more....

Link Posted: 4/3/2006 5:12:01 PM EDT
TeamDoh
That doesn't sound to encouraging. I am not fond of re-entering data.

My useage would be minimul for apps, occasional spread sheet, word.
I have a bunch of Engineering palm apps that I would want to be able to run, but they run on just about any Palm OS.

Still be interested to know if all I need to do is plug in the SIM card.


Thanks
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 5:13:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sharpknife:
TeamDoh
That doesn't sound to encouraging. I am not fond of re-entering data.

My useage would be minimul for apps, occasional spread sheet, word.
I have a bunch of Engineering palm apps that I would want to be able to run, but they run on just about any Palm OS.

Still be interested to know if all I need to do is plug in the SIM card.


Thanks



YES SIMPLY INSERT YOur sim and your good to go.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 5:19:49 PM EDT
thanks cluster
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 4:30:38 AM EDT
Just - to be clear, I never have lost data because of the phone rebooting. That, like the upgrade process is doable, just a PITA.

The magic of the SIM card is the ESN and your provisioning data lives in it, not the phone (so no funky activation steps). I'm not sure about phone SW though - some of the features are carrier specific. Not a big deal since you'd probably reset the unit and clean load SW to begin with. Maybe cluster can chime back in.

Good luck!
Jay
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 4:57:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 8:54:20 AM EDT
I would have thought the cost would be down a bit more on these since the 700 is out. I may have to wait on this a while. They seem to be still going for aroud $300.00 used
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