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  1. #1
    jw
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    I don't need the web, I don't need to take pictures, send or receive
    pictures -- I simply need to check my email from time to time and
    respond to 1 or 2 a day.
    Is there a phone/service that allows me to do this without costing an
    arm and a leg.
    I don't mind a one-time cost for a phone or pda but don't particularly
    want to pay $40 or $50 bucks a month to answer a few emails.
    I travel and now have been hooking up the laptop each night in a hotel
    room. But I would like to be more responsive to some of my emails.

    Also I want to stay within the system -- nothing unethical -- whatever
    that means.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    JW





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  2. #2
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Simply need email capability

    jw wrote:
    > I don't need the web, I don't need to take pictures, send or receive
    > pictures -- I simply need to check my email from time to time and
    > respond to 1 or 2 a day.
    > Is there a phone/service that allows me to do this without costing an
    > arm and a leg.
    > I don't mind a one-time cost for a phone or pda but don't particularly
    > want to pay $40 or $50 bucks a month to answer a few emails.


    In that case, a Treo 650 would be up your alley, if you're truly okay
    with the one time cost. If you're a current customer that hasn't
    upgraded in 18 months, the cost is $450. While it does do web and
    pictures, it also does e-mail exceptionally well, and all for the same
    price as a Vision pack on a regular phone (typically $15/month on top of
    whatever voice plan you have).

    http://www.sprint.com/business/produ...lPcsPhones.jsp

    Another option is the Blackberry device that Sprint has through Business
    channels, but it costs $50 more:

    http://www.sprint.com/business/produ...lPcsPhones.jsp

    You can also go the cheap route: forwarding your e-mail to your
    sprintpcs.com address, and using any Vision enabled phone to check ad
    reply to your sprintpcs e-mail. I've tried this though, and even for a
    couple of e-mails a day, I've found this approach to be very awkward at
    best.

    > Also I want to stay within the system -- nothing unethical -- whatever
    > that means.


    The Treo and Blackberry are of course, perfectly "within the system."

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  3. #3
    jw
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    Re: Simply need email capability

    Thanks for the information. I don't know where I got the number 49.95
    to add this feature to my existing sprintpcs plan.
    I got on to their site and it mentions unlimited access to AOL and
    Yahoo email. My email is a POP3 via earthlink.
    Is this going to be a problem?

    JW
    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > jw wrote:
    > > I don't need the web, I don't need to take pictures, send or

    receive
    > > pictures -- I simply need to check my email from time to time and
    > > respond to 1 or 2 a day.
    > > Is there a phone/service that allows me to do this without costing

    an
    > > arm and a leg.
    > > I don't mind a one-time cost for a phone or pda but don't

    particularly
    > > want to pay $40 or $50 bucks a month to answer a few emails.

    >
    > In that case, a Treo 650 would be up your alley, if you're truly

    okay
    > with the one time cost. If you're a current customer that hasn't
    > upgraded in 18 months, the cost is $450. While it does do web and
    > pictures, it also does e-mail exceptionally well, and all for the

    same
    > price as a Vision pack on a regular phone (typically $15/month on

    top of
    > whatever voice plan you have).
    >
    > http://www.sprint.com/business/produ...lPcsPhones.jsp
    >
    > Another option is the Blackberry device that Sprint has through

    Business
    > channels, but it costs $50 more:
    >
    >

    http://www.sprint.com/business/produ...lPcsPhones.jsp
    >
    > You can also go the cheap route: forwarding your e-mail to your
    > sprintpcs.com address, and using any Vision enabled phone to check

    ad
    > reply to your sprintpcs e-mail. I've tried this though, and even

    for a
    > couple of e-mails a day, I've found this approach to be very awkward

    at
    > best.
    >
    > > Also I want to stay within the system -- nothing unethical --

    whatever
    > > that means.

    >
    > The Treo and Blackberry are of course, perfectly "within the

    system."
    >
    > --
    > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.
    >






  4. #4
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Simply need email capability

    Isaiah Beard wrote:

    > In that case, a Treo 650 would be up your alley, if you're truly okay
    > with the one time cost. If you're a current customer that hasn't
    > upgraded in 18 months, the cost is $450. While it does do web and
    > pictures, it also does e-mail exceptionally well, and all for the same
    > price as a Vision pack on a regular phone (typically $15/month on top of
    > whatever voice plan you have).


    A standard Vision phone and emailviewer might work too. John Navas posted here
    about it, I downloaded it and I think it's a genuinely good program. As far as
    I know the free trial doesn't expire, but it only lets you access your Inbox a
    few times every day. $20 to register it or $5 or $6 per month for a
    subscription (not sure what the subscription gets you, you'll have to contact
    the vendor)

    http://www.reqwireless.com/

    The best thing about it: Getting on the Web to check email means your voice
    calls go to voicemail -- until Sprint deploys 1xEV-DV, which won't be for at
    least another year or so. emailviewer is a Java application, so if there is an
    incoming call it can interrupt the app.

    I haven't bought it yet, but plan to when I have the money. It works really
    well with my IMAP server and is advertised to work with POP3 mail servers too.

    --
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    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / [email protected]
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.



  5. #5
    Bob
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    Re: Simply need email capability

    jw wrote:
    > I don't need the web, I don't need to take pictures, send or receive
    > pictures -- I simply need to check my email from time to time and
    > respond to 1 or 2 a day.
    > Is there a phone/service that allows me to do this without costing an
    > arm and a leg.
    > I don't mind a one-time cost for a phone or pda but don't particularly
    > want to pay $40 or $50 bucks a month to answer a few emails.
    > I travel and now have been hooking up the laptop each night in a hotel
    > room. But I would like to be more responsive to some of my emails.
    >
    > Also I want to stay within the system -- nothing unethical -- whatever
    > that means.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any help.
    >
    > JW
    >
    >


    If you are willing to ditch the phone, you can always get an OGO.

    http://www.attwireless.com/cell-phon...go/index.jhtml

    It's not Sprint, but it is e-mail, pure and simple.


    Or perhaps a hiptop, if you want to spend some more money.

    http://www.danger.com/

    Again, not Sprint, but you can get some pretty inexpensive data plans.


    The Treo 650 is great too. Just got ours last week. But pricey. We are
    requesting those free 128MB SD cards too. ;-)

    bob



  6. #6
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Simply need email capability

    jw wrote:
    > Thanks for the information. I don't know where I got the number 49.95
    > to add this feature to my existing sprintpcs plan.
    > I got on to their site and it mentions unlimited access to AOL and
    > Yahoo email. My email is a POP3 via earthlink.
    > Is this going to be a problem?


    Short answer: with a pda/phone, no it won't be a problem.

    Long answer:
    Access to Yahoo and AOL e-mail is through the Vision browser, which has
    quicklinks that allow you to sign into AOL and Yahoo's respective mobile
    phone portals. If you use a phone/PDA device like a Palm, PocketPC or
    Blackberry device, then you won't be using that same browser to get into
    your e-mail. Instead you'll be using a mobile e-mail client that can
    connect to any POP3 account, including earthlink.



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  7. #7
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Simply need email capability

    Bob wrote:

    >
    > The Treo 650 is great too. Just got ours last week. But pricey. We are
    > requesting those free 128MB SD cards too. ;-)


    Hi Bob,

    How did you request yours? I saw that there was going to be a way to do
    to so posted on Palm's website some time in early December, but if you
    already did it, I'd love to know how.

    Got a Treo 650 myself, and while I'm largely satisfied, it is starting
    to fill up.

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  8. #8
    jw
    Guest

    Re: Simply need email capability


    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > jw wrote:
    > > Thanks for the information. I don't know where I got the number

    49.95
    > > to add this feature to my existing sprintpcs plan.
    > > I got on to their site and it mentions unlimited access to AOL and
    > > Yahoo email. My email is a POP3 via earthlink.
    > > Is this going to be a problem?

    >
    > Short answer: with a pda/phone, no it won't be a problem.
    >
    > Long answer:
    > Access to Yahoo and AOL e-mail is through the Vision browser, which

    has
    > quicklinks that allow you to sign into AOL and Yahoo's respective

    mobile
    > phone portals. If you use a phone/PDA device like a Palm, PocketPC

    or
    > Blackberry device, then you won't be using that same browser to get

    into
    > your e-mail. Instead you'll be using a mobile e-mail client that

    can
    > connect to any POP3 account, including earthlink.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    > Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.
    >


    Thanks Brian,

    I noticed from one of your other posts - which I need to reply also --
    that you have a Treo 650.
    It seems like that is probably what I will go for.
    I sell software over the internet which requires the buyer to e-mail
    us an ID from which I supply a Registration Code which I return via
    e-mail. I handle the e-mail with the signature option. I have a
    number of signatures set up for different circumstances. They act as
    a form. I apply the signature -- fill in a name and a code and sent
    it out.
    Is the mobile e-mail client on the 650 sophisticated enough to do
    this. I suppose I could set up a draft folder and work with draft
    e-mails. Does that also sound like a plan?
    The only other question I have and it probably should be addressed in
    a palm-oriented group -- but here goes anyway. The code generator is
    a simple C program that executes out of the Window's Command Prompt.
    How hard would it be to install that on the 650. With a little effort
    I could put in into Java.

    jw





  9. #9
    jw
    Guest

    Re: Simply need email capability


    "Bob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > jw wrote:
    > > I don't need the web, I don't need to take pictures, send or

    receive
    > > pictures -- I simply need to check my email from time to time and
    > > respond to 1 or 2 a day.
    > > Is there a phone/service that allows me to do this without costing

    an
    > > arm and a leg.
    > > I don't mind a one-time cost for a phone or pda but don't

    particularly
    > > want to pay $40 or $50 bucks a month to answer a few emails.
    > > I travel and now have been hooking up the laptop each night in a

    hotel
    > > room. But I would like to be more responsive to some of my

    emails.
    > >
    > > Also I want to stay within the system -- nothing unethical --

    whatever
    > > that means.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance for any help.
    > >
    > > JW
    > >
    > >

    >
    > If you are willing to ditch the phone, you can always get an OGO.
    >
    > http://www.attwireless.com/cell-phon...go/index.jhtml
    >
    > It's not Sprint, but it is e-mail, pure and simple.
    >
    >
    > Or perhaps a hiptop, if you want to spend some more money.
    >
    > http://www.danger.com/
    >
    > Again, not Sprint, but you can get some pretty inexpensive data

    plans.
    >
    >
    > The Treo 650 is great too. Just got ours last week. But pricey. We

    are
    > requesting those free 128MB SD cards too. ;-)
    >
    > bob


    Bob,

    Isaiah -- if you are reading this I'm sorry for calling you Brian in
    the post upstream.

    Isaiah ask how you applied for the card. I am interested in this also
    but I would like to know if they plan on "fixing" -- if that is the
    right word -- the file system and how they plan on upgrading the
    existing phones. Do you have any information on that. Do you suppose
    it will be a trade in, take it to the service store, or something
    else?

    jw





  10. #10
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Simply need email capability

    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > jw wrote:
    >> Thanks for the information. I don't know where I got the number 49.95
    >> to add this feature to my existing sprintpcs plan.
    >> I got on to their site and it mentions unlimited access to AOL and
    >> Yahoo email. My email is a POP3 via earthlink.
    >> Is this going to be a problem?

    >
    > Short answer: with a pda/phone, no it won't be a problem.
    >
    > Long answer:
    > Access to Yahoo and AOL e-mail is through the Vision browser, which has
    > quicklinks that allow you to sign into AOL and Yahoo's respective mobile
    > phone portals. If you use a phone/PDA device like a Palm, PocketPC or
    > Blackberry device, then you won't be using that same browser to get into
    > your e-mail. Instead you'll be using a mobile e-mail client that can
    > connect to any POP3 account, including earthlink.


    With a non-PDA phone, wouldn't it be possible to install the POP3 email
    client mentioned by Steve Sobol? http://www.reqwireless.com

    --
    John Richards



  11. #11
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Simply need email capability

    jw wrote:

    > Bob,
    >
    > Isaiah -- if you are reading this I'm sorry for calling you Brian in
    > the post upstream.
    >
    > Isaiah ask how you applied for the card. I am interested in this also
    > but I would like to know if they plan on "fixing" -- if that is the
    > right word -- the file system and how they plan on upgrading the
    > existing phones. Do you have any information on that.


    Palm did announce that they are working on a fix of sorts that does a
    better job of optimizing memory usage. It might not completely
    eliminate the problem, but it will likely improve things to a more
    acceptable level.

    > Do you suppose
    > it will be a trade in, take it to the service store, or something
    > else?


    Most likely it will be a firmware update. Like other firmware revisions
    on previous models, you would download an installer, hook up your Treo
    and load the new firmware into it using your computer.


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  12. #12
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Simply need email capability

    jw wrote:


    > I sell software over the internet which requires the buyer to e-mail
    > us an ID from which I supply a Registration Code which I return via
    > e-mail. I handle the e-mail with the signature option. I have a
    > number of signatures set up for different circumstances. They act as
    > a form. I apply the signature -- fill in a name and a code and sent
    > it out.
    > Is the mobile e-mail client on the 650 sophisticated enough to do
    > this.


    I don't think it is. I don't work with multiple signatures, so I can't
    be 100% sure, but I haven't seen this functionality in either VersaMail
    or in Sprint's Business Connection software.

    > I suppose I could set up a draft folder and work with draft
    > e-mails. Does that also sound like a plan?


    That would probably work better.

    > The only other question I have and it probably should be addressed in
    > a palm-oriented group -- but here goes anyway. The code generator is
    > a simple C program that executes out of the Window's Command Prompt.
    > How hard would it be to install that on the 650. With a little effort
    > I could put in into Java.


    There are C/C++ compiling tools for PalmOS, so conceivably it would
    work. See:

    http://www.palmos.com/dev/support/do...ide_About.html



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