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  1. #1
    Renaldo
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    Despite "Letsgoflyers81" assuring us it would not be available
    directly from Handspring, there it is today on their webpage.
    And his guess of it requiring a mail in rebate is also wrong.

    The same $150 off "with new plan" is available at most 3rd party
    vendors which also show it for sale today, but its not listed yet on
    the SprintPCS website.

    Handspring offers 30 day return priviledge, as opposed to
    the 14 days Sprint does, so that might be the preferred place to buy
    it from if one has to have it.



    See More: Treo 600 now available




  2. #2
    mcg
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    Re: Treo 600 now available

    "Renaldo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Despite "Letsgoflyers81" assuring us it would not be available
    > directly from Handspring, there it is today on their webpage.
    > And his guess of it requiring a mail in rebate is also wrong.
    >
    > The same $150 off "with new plan" is available at most 3rd party
    > vendors which also show it for sale today, but its not listed yet on
    > the SprintPCS website.
    >
    > Handspring offers 30 day return priviledge, as opposed to
    > the 14 days Sprint does, so that might be the preferred place to buy
    > it from if one has to have it.


    The "discount" is provided as a service credit. You pay $599 for the phone,
    then get a service credit on your Sprint service of $100 or $150.

    I can't find a way of buying the phone from Handspring and getting the
    service credit as an add-a-phone; the only thing I could find was to sign up
    for a new plan.

    Although Handspring has a 30-day return policy, Sprint only has 14 days for
    service cancellation. So if you buy a Treo from Handspring and decide 20
    days later that you don't like it, you are faced with $150 cancellation from
    Sprint. (But you can still return the PDA to Handspring).

    The Treo 600 seems to be a CDMA 800/1900 phone (no AMPS).





  3. #3
    Renaldo
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    Re: Treo 600 now available

    On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 10:04:35 -0500, "mcg" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >Although Handspring has a 30-day return policy, Sprint only has 14 days for
    >service cancellation. So if you buy a Treo from Handspring and decide 20
    >days later that you don't like it, you are faced with $150 cancellation from
    >Sprint. (But you can still return the PDA to Handspring).


    Thats only if you're a new customer. Suppose you're an existing Sprint
    customer? Suppose you're a business customer (from UPS with big
    discount) that never pays for ESN swaps?




  4. #4
    mcg
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    Re: Treo 600 now available

    "Renaldo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >Although Handspring has a 30-day return policy, Sprint only has 14 days

    for
    > >service cancellation. So if you buy a Treo from Handspring and decide 20
    > >days later that you don't like it, you are faced with $150 cancellation

    from
    > >Sprint. (But you can still return the PDA to Handspring).

    >
    > Thats only if you're a new customer. Suppose you're an existing Sprint
    > customer? Suppose you're a business customer (from UPS with big
    > discount) that never pays for ESN swaps?
    >

    I can't answer for the business customer situation. The Handspring offer is
    clearly aimed toward retail customers.

    If you're an existing Sprint customer (retail) there doesn't seem to be a
    way to buy this from Handspring and do this as an add-a-phone, and if you
    buy one from Handspring to swap with an existing device there doesn't seem
    to be a discount available (full $599). Existing Sprint customers seem to
    be better off buying one through Sprint where you might be able to negotiate
    a discount.





  5. #5
    Renaldo
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    Re: Treo 600 now available

    On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 12:44:44 -0500, "mcg" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >If you're an existing Sprint customer (retail) there doesn't seem to be a
    >way to buy this from Handspring and do this as an add-a-phone, and if you
    >buy one from Handspring to swap with an existing device there doesn't seem
    >to be a discount available (full $599). Existing Sprint customers seem to
    >be better off buying one through Sprint where you might be able to negotiate
    >a discount.



    Perhaps you haven't noticed. It doesn't say "new line of service
    required". It says new plan, which for anyone without a retention
    plan, the new plans are very similarly priced to old plans and for
    some may even be an improvement. So again for exist Sprint customers,
    buying from Handspring with its longer 30 day return policy is better.
    At least until Costco gets any in, if one is a Costco member
    (I hate that place).



  6. #6
    mcg
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    Re: Treo 600 now available

    "Renaldo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Perhaps you haven't noticed. It doesn't say "new line of service
    > required". It says new plan, which for anyone without a retention
    > plan, the new plans are very similarly priced to old plans and for
    > some may even be an improvement. So again for exist Sprint customers,
    > buying from Handspring with its longer 30 day return policy is better.
    > At least until Costco gets any in, if one is a Costco member
    > (I hate that place).


    Good catch - I hadn't picked that up.

    I'd be surprised if Costco ends of carrying these - they're a bit pricy for
    Costco Sprint phones. But unlike you I really like Costco. And my nearest
    Costco is 150 miles away!





  7. #7
    Mr. Pink
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    Re: Treo 600 now available

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...

    > I can't find a way of buying the phone from Handspring and getting the
    > service credit as an add-a-phone; the only thing I could find was to sign up
    > for a new plan.
    >


    I got it as an add a phone, 150 discount at purchace. CC billed 449.00.
    I ordered from tele-sales. The regular csr stumps, you might have
    issues. This was done on Monday.



  8. #8
    iceman19
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    Re: Treo 600 now available


    If you read the fine print about that $150 off for a new plan is does
    say "NEW line of service" so you cannot simply change your plan and get
    the discount. I also called them and they confirmed that you must
    activate a new line.

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  9. #9
    Mr. Pink
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    Re: Treo 600 now available

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    >
    > If you read the fine print about that $150 off for a new plan is does
    > say "NEW line of service" so you cannot simply change your plan and get
    > the discount. I also called them and they confirmed that you must
    > activate a new line.
    >
    > --
    > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    >
    >

    Add-A-phone is considerd a new line of service, hence the 150 discount
    (with 2 year agreement)



  10. #10
    Renaldo
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    Re: Treo 600 now available

    On Sat, 11 Oct 2003 15:14:41 -0400, iceman19
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >If you read the fine print about that $150 off for a new plan is does
    >say "NEW line of service" so you cannot simply change your plan and get
    >the discount. I also called them and they confirmed that you must
    >activate a new line.



    The Treo 600 is still not listed on Sprint's web site. On the
    Handspring web site, it says $150 for "New Plan", which
    doesn't even have to include Vision. That is a far easier
    bar for most people to get over.

    On the other hand the first review of a Treo 600 posted here
    said of it:
    "My unit has a defective microphone/speaker (tinny vibrations on all
    sounds, including ringers)."



  11. #11
    iceman19
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    Re: Treo 600 now available


    Yes your right about adding a second phone but what I was getting at is
    that they make it seem like you can swap phones and change to a new
    plan and you get the discount but thats not true. When they say "Sign
    up for a new plan" what they really mean is "sign up for a new
    number/line" check out the offers fine print at the bottom of this
    page.
    <a
    href="http://www.handspring.com/promos/treo600_sprint_promo.jhtml">Handspring
    Rebate Offer</a>

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  12. #12
    letsgoflyers81
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    Re: Treo 600 now available


    Renaldo wrote:
    > *Despite "Letsgoflyers81" assuring us it would not be available
    > directly from Handspring, there it is today on their webpage.
    > And his guess of it requiring a mail in rebate is also wrong.
    >
    > The same $150 off "with new plan" is available at most 3rd party
    > vendors which also show it for sale today, but its not listed yet on
    > the SprintPCS website.
    >
    > Handspring offers 30 day return priviledge, as opposed to
    > the 14 days Sprint does, so that might be the preferred place to buy
    > it from if one has to have it. *


    I love how I was singled out for that one, like I was the only one to
    say that. I was simply reiterating what several news sources said.
    But yeah, I was wrong. I just ordered one directly from Handspring for
    $400 last night. I should have it in about a week.

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    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




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