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Old 07-01-2007, 03:16 PM
 
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I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but here goes.....

I have a great Sprint plan that we have had forever and I really want to keep it. It includes unlimited internet, etc....

I don't know enough about these phones to make a wise decision. I would prefer Pocket PC I think. I want something with a decent battery life.

I am really even open to getting an older model if I can find one.

This is more of a toy than for business, although I will be traveling between job-sites and will use it some. But I don't need a lot of bells and whistles.

Any suggestions? Any phone you are particularly happy with that fits the description?

Thanks,

Dawn
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Old 07-01-2007, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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I believe the PPC 6600,6700,6800 and the Treo are capable of running the Windows Mobile OS (Pocket PC). I have the PPC-6600 and like it very much although battery life is lacking. A few people I know that have the 6700 say the battery life is better, and the 6800 was just released. I'm debating getting a 6700 now since the 6800 is released and there are some good deals on ebay or straight to the 6800 (but I don't like buying the most recent rev. of anything).

The Treo running Windows mobile I hear isn't that comfortable. If you can make it to a sprint store to test drive them all then you'll get first hand experience.

I was pretty much sold on the 6700 when a sprint store rep. streamed a video over the broadband service. I do a lot of web browsing on my 6600 (which is only 64K download now- not bad, but I'd love to be able to browse at near dsl/cable speeds too)

As long as you realize it's a PDA first and not a phone second (or third) you'll be ok. Many people who get that particular model don't like dialing with the stylus or pushing simulated buttons. That's the only downside, there's no real opportunity to do dialing with your thumb only...
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Old 07-01-2007, 05:52 PM
 
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Thanks. I will plan to visit the Sprint store soon, although I would really love to get an ebay deal and don't mind the last year's model.

I was looking at the 6700 too. Looks like a cool little toy.

Thanks!,

Dawn

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I believe the PPC 6600,6700,6800 and the Treo are capable of running the Windows Mobile OS (Pocket PC). I have the PPC-6600 and like it very much although battery life is lacking. A few people I know that have the 6700 say the battery life is better, and the 6800 was just released. I'm debating getting a 6700 now since the 6800 is released and there are some good deals on ebay or straight to the 6800 (but I don't like buying the most recent rev. of anything).

The Treo running Windows mobile I hear isn't that comfortable. If you can make it to a sprint store to test drive them all then you'll get first hand experience.

I was pretty much sold on the 6700 when a sprint store rep. streamed a video over the broadband service. I do a lot of web browsing on my 6600 (which is only 64K download now- not bad, but I'd love to be able to browse at near dsl/cable speeds too)

As long as you realize it's a PDA first and not a phone second (or third) you'll be ok. Many people who get that particular model don't like dialing with the stylus or pushing simulated buttons. That's the only downside, there's no real opportunity to do dialing with your thumb only...
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:44 AM
 
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I got the 6700. They are $400 with a $300 rebate right now. I went to the Sprint store just above the 485 (off of Providence) near the Home Depot.

I had to ask for it. They had none on display. They also said it was an internet only deal, but the manager worked it out for me.

The 6800 is now out so the 6700 won't be available long! If you want one now is the time to get it.

Dawn
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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I got the 6700. They are $400 with a $300 rebate right now. I went to the Sprint store just above the 485 (off of Providence) near the Home Depot.

I had to ask for it. They had none on display. They also said it was an internet only deal, but the manager worked it out for me.

The 6800 is now out so the 6700 won't be available long! If you want one now is the time to get it.

Dawn
well that's a great deal...i'd love to upgrade for $99 also since i have the 6600...was that a new line or just a trade-in?
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:45 PM
 
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I did have to change my plan a bit because my previous plan would not support the internet speed on this phone. So, I had to sign a 2 year contract.

Dawn

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well that's a great deal...i'd love to upgrade for $99 also since i have the 6600...was that a new line or just a trade-in?
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