This is a little old, but about 2 weeks ago my Treo 700 took a major dump. The bummer was that it was Sunday afternoon so I spent the evening & next morning “unplugged”, which is weird for me. So on Monday I took it into the local Sprint store to see what they could do for me (I had a pretty good idea it was a dead soldier). I learned something cool about our store – you can put your name down for a later appointment and come back – or you can even call the receptionist and make an appointment! So I did, and I only spent about 10 minutes waiting, which is a record for me in that store. So I dropped off the phone and waited for a call.
A couple hours later I got a call with some very good news. We have the protection plan on our phones so if they break, get lost, or whatever we can easily and cheaply replace them.
I started my Palm Treo journey with an Ebay’d 350 – the old flip phone style. A total piece of junk, but since we had the replacement plan, as soon as it broke, which it did very quickly, we were able to get it replaced with a 600, and so on and so forth until I had a 700…
So, the Sprint tech told me that my 700 was dead and they were upgrading me to the 755! I was stoked, mainly because my 700 looked like it had been to Iraq and back. Plus the 755 had no funky antenna knob sticking out the top. Nice. So I went down and picked it up. When I got in the car I tried to check my voicemail – not worky. I thought it might just take a little bit to connect, but I knew by the time I got home that something was wrong. So I called the store again, and they said that the phone must not have been setup right. Back down to the store, and after a quick wait the phone was up and running. I tell this story because usually it’s all horror stories when it comes to cell phones – this was the opposite.
Now I know it’s no iPhone, but it didn’t cost me $400 either, and I’m not stuck with crappy Cingular/AT&T service. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love an iPhone. But the Treo gets the job done. I check all my email, do a majority of my Google Reading, and use it to connect to the internet as a modem, using USB Modem.