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  1. #1
    FWIW
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    You can get data-only via one of the PC cards, but it's expensive ...
    like $60 + junk fees.

    It would actually be cheaper to get the lowest voice plan and add
    unlimited vision. I think that would be $30+$15 = $45 + junk fees.

    Maybe they have an even cheaper voice plan, but the last time I checked
    $29.99 was the basic plan.




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  2. #2
    Thurman
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    Re: Data only plan for Treo 650????


    "SinghaLvr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > I have a Treo 650 from Sprint which I'm pretty happy with.
    >
    > My company has now given me a cell phone. In an effort to save money (why
    > have two phones?) I'd like to stop using the voice service on my Treo.
    >
    > Are there any data only plans so I could continue to use the Treo for
    > e-mail?


    Could you tether with Bluetooth or IrDA?





  3. #3
    Thurman
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    Re: Data only plan for Treo 650????


    "SinghaLvr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>
    >>> I have a Treo 650 from Sprint which I'm pretty happy with.
    >>>
    >>> My company has now given me a cell phone. In an effort to save money
    >>> (why
    >>> have two phones?) I'd like to stop using the voice service on my Treo.
    >>>
    >>> Are there any data only plans so I could continue to use the Treo for
    >>> e-mail?

    >>
    >> Could you tether with Bluetooth or IrDA?
    >>

    > Bluetooth, why?


    Of my last four cell phones, three allowed Bluetooth tethering to an
    external display. I pick up my email and Google via browser.

    My Hitachi PPC Bluetooth stack and the Sprint LG stack did not permit
    tethering.

    You must have Vision enabled on the cell phone if it works at all. I left
    Sprint because they didn't support tethering at any price. It's a better
    data service but not always supported.

    Ask them if you can enable Vision on the cell phone for a trial period. Then
    try it. If you search this news group there is instructions to connect the
    cell to PDA in the archives.





  4. #4
    Tinman
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    Re: Data only plan for Treo 650????

    SinghaLvr wrote:
    > On Sat, 3 Dec 2005 08:22:27 -0500, Thurman wrote
    >>
    >> Ask them if you can enable Vision on the cell phone for a trial
    >> period. Then try it. If you search this news group there is
    >> instructions to connect the cell to PDA in the archives.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I can do that now through the phone. It works great! In fact with
    > the QWERTY keyboard I can use it to rapidly check e-mail in places I
    > otherwise wouldn't be able to, such as on a plane before the
    > borarding door closes.
    >


    So then what's the problem? Use the cellphone's BT to feed the Treo 650.
    You don't need any plan for the Treo at all--it will get its Net access
    via reverse DUN (from the BT cellphone).


    > My dilemma is this: I want to disable the voice on the phone and use
    > my company phone for that. If at all possible I'd like to keep this
    > phone *just* for the e-mail ability. It's a nice phone, but it's
    > redundant now. :-(


    I thought you said you already used the Treo 650 via reverse DUN? Did
    you understand what Thurman was trying to convey?

    The Treo 650's BT can be used for reverse DUN. Instead of the Treo
    supplying Internet access to a laptop/PC/PDA, the Treo 650 itself can
    *receive* Internet access from a DUN-enabled BT host. For example, I can
    feed my Treo 650 Internet access from my broadband-connect laptop via
    BT. In this scenario, Vision isn't even used at all. I primarily set
    this up just to test it--but it works (Blazer proxy issue duly noted).

    Now if you have a BT phone, which I assume you have based on your
    earlier comment ("I can do that now through the phone."), you should be
    able to use it to feed the Treo a 'Net connection without having the
    Treo on any plan at all. It will be just like a non-phone BT Palm device
    being used with a BT phone.

    If you misunderstood reverse DUN, and you in fact do not have a BT
    cellphone capable of supporting a DUN client, you really can only cut
    your minutes down to the bare minimum while still keeping Vision. I
    don't think Sprint can provision the Treo without a voice plan and a
    phone number.

    Connection cards, technically, have an assigned phone number (even if
    you can't use the card to make or receive calls). But even if you manage
    to convince a SPCS CSR to convert your Treo's plan to one of the
    connection card plans, it's probably going to cost about the same as
    dropping down to the lowest minute-plan (w/Vision) anyway. The lowest
    connection card plan is $40 for 40 MB (at least for consumer plans). The
    lowest voice plan is $30, and unlimited Vision can be added for $10.
    Plus--and I seriously doubt this is even possible anyway--you lose the
    ability to make any calls with the Treo (without paying $0.20 per
    minute).

    Regardless, you are not going to get Sprint to simply allow you to use
    Vision, without voice, for $10 or $15 per month. Not gonna happen. If
    that means you will cancel service, by all means do so--and Ebay the
    Treo in time for Xmas-buying buyers.


    --
    Mike





  5. #5
    Dane Beko
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    Re: Data only plan for Treo 650????

    In a message about "Re: Data only plan for Treo 650????", FWIW wrote:

    > Maybe they have an even cheaper voice plan, but the last time I
    > checked $29.99 was the basic plan.


    There's a $19.99 plan for 20 anytime and 20 offpeak (starting at 9pm)
    as well.

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