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Anonymous
September 1, 2004 9:43:11 PM

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I am seriously considering changing to the Treo 600. I know the pluses and
minuses of the Treo and the Palm Operating System. What I really want to
know has anyone had any major problems, i.e. voice quality, voice reception,
battery life, email pushed to the user, battery life, etc. Any other
features not working, etc.

I would appreciate any knowledgeable input.

Thanks

Bruce D. Brown

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Anonymous
September 2, 2004 12:17:56 AM

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"Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
news:p SnZc.16160$aB1.5001@twister.socal.rr.com...
> I am seriously considering changing to the Treo 600. I know the pluses
and
> minuses of the Treo and the Palm Operating System. What I really want to
> know has anyone had any major problems, i.e. voice quality, voice
reception,
> battery life, email pushed to the user, battery life, etc. Any other
> features not working, etc.
>
> I would appreciate any knowledgeable input.
>
> Thanks
>
> Bruce D. Brown
>
>

Compared to the GSM version (TMobile), the Verizon battery life is shorter.
Also, Cingular and TMobile OS are the same (for the most part) and are
stable. Verizon OS tends to freeze more (esp when using Eudora). I also
found the Verizon phone (mine has camera) is heavier than the GSM version.
Voice quality is so so (and no analog), and definitely inferior to Kyocera
7135. Reception is about the same as Kyocera 7135.
Anonymous
September 2, 2004 12:17:57 AM

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I have a Verizon T6 and am astonished at the long battery life. I have a
3000 minute plan and use most of them each month. In addition, I use it
heavily for the Calendar and email (Snapper) and NEVER have run out of
battery in a day. I find the weight and dimensions to be perfectly
acceptable. I travel all over the US and find the reception to be as good as
any other phone I've had and the voice quality (incoming and outgoing) is
excellent. Everyone I know that had a 7135 has dumped them for the Treo and
raves about them. In the last two and a half years of digital only phones, I
have never been out of service except in certain indoor locations. There are
also a bazillion great third-party apps that make the Treo even more of a
stand-out. I dumped a Samsung i600 for my Treo and have never looked back.


"BadgerBC" <neilrichardson3819@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:U7qZc.14208$6G5.12391@newssvr27.news.prodigy.com...
>
> "Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:p SnZc.16160$aB1.5001@twister.socal.rr.com...
>> I am seriously considering changing to the Treo 600. I know the pluses
> and
>> minuses of the Treo and the Palm Operating System. What I really want to
>> know has anyone had any major problems, i.e. voice quality, voice
> reception,
>> battery life, email pushed to the user, battery life, etc. Any other
>> features not working, etc.
>>
>> I would appreciate any knowledgeable input.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Bruce D. Brown
>>
>>
>
> Compared to the GSM version (TMobile), the Verizon battery life is
> shorter.
> Also, Cingular and TMobile OS are the same (for the most part) and are
> stable. Verizon OS tends to freeze more (esp when using Eudora). I also
> found the Verizon phone (mine has camera) is heavier than the GSM version.
> Voice quality is so so (and no analog), and definitely inferior to Kyocera
> 7135. Reception is about the same as Kyocera 7135.
>
>
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Anonymous
September 2, 2004 7:23:56 AM

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I answered my own question. This afternoon, I went out and bought a Treo
600. This evening, I went back to the store and returned the Treo. The
concept of the Treo is great but... My hands are not extremely large but
the buttons are way too small to use accurately. There is no voice dial
built into the Treo. You have to use the built-in contact software to dial
a number in your address book. I do not like the built-in software and
prefer to use Supernames which does not allow dialing out using the program.
The voice quality was OK but the speaker phone quality was below par. I
think I had the phone for about 4 hours minus an hour (took my wife out to
dinner) before I returned it. I am now thinking of getting the Blackberry.

Any opinions.

Thanks again,

Bruce D. Brown
"Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
news:p SnZc.16160$aB1.5001@twister.socal.rr.com...
>I am seriously considering changing to the Treo 600. I know the pluses and
>minuses of the Treo and the Palm Operating System. What I really want to
>know has anyone had any major problems, i.e. voice quality, voice
>reception, battery life, email pushed to the user, battery life, etc. Any
>other features not working, etc.
>
> I would appreciate any knowledgeable input.
>
> Thanks
>
> Bruce D. Brown
>
Anonymous
September 2, 2004 3:14:44 PM

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its good


"Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
news:p SnZc.16160$aB1.5001@twister.socal.rr.com...
> I am seriously considering changing to the Treo 600. I know the pluses
and
> minuses of the Treo and the Palm Operating System. What I really want to
> know has anyone had any major problems, i.e. voice quality, voice
reception,
> battery life, email pushed to the user, battery life, etc. Any other
> features not working, etc.
>
> I would appreciate any knowledgeable input.
>
> Thanks
>
> Bruce D. Brown
>
>
Anonymous
September 5, 2004 11:35:34 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

I haven't had any major problems with my Treo 600 (GSM version). The
only problem that I had encountered was to update the firmware (which
you won't have being with Verizon). The voice quality from the
handsfree cable is good. My only "problem" now is that because I
purchased the Treo 600 case (the one that is manufactured by PalmOne),
it is very difficult to hear someone talking when I don't use the
handsfree cable but since I almost always use the cable, it isn't
really an issue.

The battery life is good. I can listen to MP3's for almost the entire
day (about 4 hours) while the phone portion of the Treo 600 is in
"Standby" and I still have enough battery power before it goes
completely dead (during the average day, I speak on the Treo 600 phone
for under 30 minutes). I charge my Treo 600 every night because I tax
the battery heavily (listening to MP3s, surfing the web, and listening
to streaming audio) and I've never managed to completely drain my Treo
600 with my type of usage. Of course, I'm sure that I could drain it
completely by leaving the MP3 player running continuously.

The camera is adequate and is similar to the type of quality that you
get from most camera phones. Chances are that it will not replace your
digital camera but will complement it (if you use the Treo 600 to take
pictures).

I can't speak about the voice quality and voice reception for
Verizon's network since I've never tried them (I'm in Canada) but the
GSM version of the Treo 600 works very well.




/Jim

<SXRY@klink.bet> wrote in message news:<EgDZc.42106$Es2.18425097@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>...
> its good
>
>
> "Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:p SnZc.16160$aB1.5001@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > I am seriously considering changing to the Treo 600. I know the pluses
> and
> > minuses of the Treo and the Palm Operating System. What I really want to
> > know has anyone had any major problems, i.e. voice quality, voice
> reception,
> > battery life, email pushed to the user, battery life, etc. Any other
> > features not working, etc.
> >
> > I would appreciate any knowledgeable input.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Bruce D. Brown
> >
> >
Anonymous
September 6, 2004 6:46:02 AM

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On Wed, 1 Sep 2004 16:17:56 -0400, BadgerBC wrote
(in article <U7qZc.14208$6G5.12391@newssvr27.news.prodigy.com>):

> Compared to the GSM version (TMobile), the Verizon battery life is shorter.

Isn't that true for most CDMA phones vs. their GSM counterparts?
Anonymous
September 7, 2004 7:00:04 PM

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Bruce D. Brown <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote:
> My hands are not extremely large but the buttons are way too small to use
> accurately.

And you couldn't instantly tell that in the store before you
bought it?

> There is no voice dial built into the Treo. You have to use the built-in
> contact software to dial a number in your address book.

And you couldn't tell that from reading the specs before ever
even going into a store?

> I do not like the built-in software and prefer to use Supernames which does
> not allow dialing out using the program.

This is the fault of Supernames whose specification you could
have read before going to the store.

> I am now thinking of getting the Blackberry.

Try reading the specs first.

- Paul
Anonymous
September 7, 2004 8:01:35 PM

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Wow, You are right!!!!! I was wrong!!!!I should have read the specs first
but in the excitement of getting a new toy I foolishly went out and listened
to the Verizon salesman. I figured that I could get used to the tiny
buttons, but I was wrong. Secondly, I have not had a phone without voice
dial in years, but I guess wrong, the Treo does not offer this feature. And
finally, supernames is a great program that offers all of the information
that I have in Act and is one program that I insist upon.

I guess I will just have to wait (and it might be a very long wait) unil
they offer something better than the Treo 600.

Bruce D. Brown

"Paul J. Lucas" <pauljlucas@mac.com> wrote in message
news:T1k%c.12649$QJ3.9523@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> Bruce D. Brown <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote:
>> My hands are not extremely large but the buttons are way too small to use
>> accurately.
>
> And you couldn't instantly tell that in the store before you
> bought it?
>
>> There is no voice dial built into the Treo. You have to use the built-in
>> contact software to dial a number in your address book.
>
> And you couldn't tell that from reading the specs before ever
> even going into a store?
>
>> I do not like the built-in software and prefer to use Supernames which
>> does
>> not allow dialing out using the program.
>
> This is the fault of Supernames whose specification you could
> have read before going to the store.
>
>> I am now thinking of getting the Blackberry.
>
> Try reading the specs first.
>
> - Paul
September 9, 2004 9:30:28 PM

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I have had a Treo 600 with Verizon for 7 days and feel I am getting
subpar battery life. In the past several days I have run out of
battery nearly every day forcing me to charge up at every opportunity.
Today, in the course of 1 hour, I talked for 46 minutes and consumed
25% of my battery. I am a 3000 minute/month user that just upgraded
from a Samsung A310 with the large battery pack where I exerienced
much better battery life. Based on the last post, I am wondering if I
have a lemon and should return for another T600. Thoughts?

"dg" <dg@isp.net> wrote in message news:<dbedncReQesV-avcRVn-rw@comcast.com>...
> I have a Verizon T6 and am astonished at the long battery life. I have a
> 3000 minute plan and use most of them each month. In addition, I use it
> heavily for the Calendar and email (Snapper) and NEVER have run out of
> battery in a day. I find the weight and dimensions to be perfectly
> acceptable. I travel all over the US and find the reception to be as good as
> any other phone I've had and the voice quality (incoming and outgoing) is
> excellent. Everyone I know that had a 7135 has dumped them for the Treo and
> raves about them. In the last two and a half years of digital only phones, I
> have never been out of service except in certain indoor locations. There are
> also a bazillion great third-party apps that make the Treo even more of a
> stand-out. I dumped a Samsung i600 for my Treo and have never looked back.
>
>
> "BadgerBC" <neilrichardson3819@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:U7qZc.14208$6G5.12391@newssvr27.news.prodigy.com...
> >
> > "Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:p SnZc.16160$aB1.5001@twister.socal.rr.com...
> >> I am seriously considering changing to the Treo 600. I know the pluses
> and
> >> minuses of the Treo and the Palm Operating System. What I really want to
> >> know has anyone had any major problems, i.e. voice quality, voice
> reception,
> >> battery life, email pushed to the user, battery life, etc. Any other
> >> features not working, etc.
> >>
> >> I would appreciate any knowledgeable input.
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> Bruce D. Brown
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Compared to the GSM version (TMobile), the Verizon battery life is
> > shorter.
> > Also, Cingular and TMobile OS are the same (for the most part) and are
> > stable. Verizon OS tends to freeze more (esp when using Eudora). I also
> > found the Verizon phone (mine has camera) is heavier than the GSM version.
> > Voice quality is so so (and no analog), and definitely inferior to Kyocera
> > 7135. Reception is about the same as Kyocera 7135.
> >
> >
Anonymous
September 12, 2004 10:51:17 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

Could be a lemon. I get a lot more out of mine and it has never been below
35% at the end of the day.

"PB" <psbechta@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:D 1c2c2c7.0409091630.593d0c8d@posting.google.com...
>I have had a Treo 600 with Verizon for 7 days and feel I am getting
> subpar battery life. In the past several days I have run out of
> battery nearly every day forcing me to charge up at every opportunity.
> Today, in the course of 1 hour, I talked for 46 minutes and consumed
> 25% of my battery. I am a 3000 minute/month user that just upgraded
> from a Samsung A310 with the large battery pack where I exerienced
> much better battery life. Based on the last post, I am wondering if I
> have a lemon and should return for another T600. Thoughts?
>
> "dg" <dg@isp.net> wrote in message
> news:<dbedncReQesV-avcRVn-rw@comcast.com>...
>> I have a Verizon T6 and am astonished at the long battery life. I have a
>> 3000 minute plan and use most of them each month. In addition, I use it
>> heavily for the Calendar and email (Snapper) and NEVER have run out of
>> battery in a day. I find the weight and dimensions to be perfectly
>> acceptable. I travel all over the US and find the reception to be as good
>> as
>> any other phone I've had and the voice quality (incoming and outgoing) is
>> excellent. Everyone I know that had a 7135 has dumped them for the Treo
>> and
>> raves about them. In the last two and a half years of digital only
>> phones, I
>> have never been out of service except in certain indoor locations. There
>> are
>> also a bazillion great third-party apps that make the Treo even more of a
>> stand-out. I dumped a Samsung i600 for my Treo and have never looked
>> back.
>>
>>
>> "BadgerBC" <neilrichardson3819@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:U7qZc.14208$6G5.12391@newssvr27.news.prodigy.com...
>> >
>> > "Bruce D. Brown" <bdbrown@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
>> > news:p SnZc.16160$aB1.5001@twister.socal.rr.com...
>> >> I am seriously considering changing to the Treo 600. I know the
>> >> pluses
>> and
>> >> minuses of the Treo and the Palm Operating System. What I really want
>> >> to
>> >> know has anyone had any major problems, i.e. voice quality, voice
>> reception,
>> >> battery life, email pushed to the user, battery life, etc. Any other
>> >> features not working, etc.
>> >>
>> >> I would appreciate any knowledgeable input.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks
>> >>
>> >> Bruce D. Brown
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> > Compared to the GSM version (TMobile), the Verizon battery life is
>> > shorter.
>> > Also, Cingular and TMobile OS are the same (for the most part) and are
>> > stable. Verizon OS tends to freeze more (esp when using Eudora). I
>> > also
>> > found the Verizon phone (mine has camera) is heavier than the GSM
>> > version.
>> > Voice quality is so so (and no analog), and definitely inferior to
>> > Kyocera
>> > 7135. Reception is about the same as Kyocera 7135.
>> >
>> >
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