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Blazing performance and EvDO support makes this Treo a winner
Palm Treo Phone
Pro: GREAT PDA! Con: Bad, bad battery life I have a love/hate relationship with my Palm. It's a great PDA but a very bad phone. You can never truly shut everything off so the battery charge time isn't what I need. Bottom line . . . I'm changing as soon as my contract is up for renewable. I don't recommend it.Less
Tech support nightmare.
Pro: Maybe it would be a good product if there was some sort of tech support available. Con: Bluetooth does not work and there is no tech support form the manufacturer. This thing will drive you crazy. Every time the phone looses cell signal, it turns the bluetooth connection off and when it does this it locks up and you must reset the phone to get it to work again. Since I live in a rural area, I have to reset the phone several times a day, and of course, whenever you reset it you have to listen to 15 minutes of calendar appointments and alarms. Do not buy this phone it you plan to use bluetooth, it will drive you crazy. And by the way, Palm does not seem to actually support their products so you're out of luck if you expect them to fix it. Don't take my word for it, do a Google for "Treo bluetooth problems".Less
Palm Treo 700p
Pro: Organizer, phone, everything in one package. Con: None yet. I have only had this phone a couple weeks but I love it. This is my first smartphone, upgraded from an LG Envy. I upgraded because I am terrible about remembering up coming events (work stuff) and heard that the Treo has a great organizer. On all of my other phones I was limited to how much info I could enter on the calander. The Treo has such a nice calander and its so easy to use. I also love the touch screen.Less
Pro: good Con: lovely its specifications are good but there is no full details on call log that allows you to view your last call dailled, call log details including how many minutes you used per call on each numbers listed on the phone call log.Less
Palm Treo 700p - satisfied with the wireless modem capabilities
I recently bought a Palm Treo 700p. My primary reason for buying it was its ability to work as a wireless modem. I need to be able to access the internet from my laptop computer when I'm away from my office. I'm a notary signing agent, and I want to be able to provide eSigning (eClosing) services to lenders who are offering this closing option to their borrowers. I got a plan through Verizon Wireless that enables me to do that (BroadbandAccess Connect). I did a test in a remote location of Colorado to see how reliable it is, and I was very pleased with the results. I'm also satisfied with many of the other features of it. It's not perfect. Nothing is. But it's a very good smartphone.Less
I LOVE THIS PHONE!
I've read most of the reviews here on the Palm Treo 700p. I almost can't believe I'm reading about the same phone. I've had the phone since July, 2007. I've had no problem at all. I love this phone. Besides using it as a phone, I use the camera, video, calendar, mp3 player, Google maps (free download) and just searching the web (including youtube.com and myspace.com). Text messaging hasn't been an issue either. I've played around with e-reader, and the excel, word, .pdf programs. No issue. I feel bad that many are you are having problems with the Treo 700p. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. Oh, and no I don't work for Treo or affiliated with anyone in the Palm area. Just a consumer like the rest of you.Less
Save yourself the money - do NOT buy this
I bought my Palm Treo 700 because I wanted an "all in one" phone. Synch with my Outlook, get the web, text messaging, my personal email accounts, etc. I was attracted to the look and feel of the phone, and for year it was fine. Then I started having power problems. First off, the battery, if using other applications, will die within 2 hours. I rarely could make it through a workday without having to put it on a charger. If I was flying, by the time I landed, the phone was dead (the phone was off, but I would still want to use the PDA part). Finally, the phone wouldn't charge. The charging port is a small port on the bottom of the phone, and it wouldn't hold a connection with either my wall unit or car charger. I returned to Verizon, and they replaced the phone with a refurbished model. This was back in November, and I was given a 90 day warranty on the new phone. However, on the first of March, I started experiencing problems again. First, my emails (that I had been receiving since I first bought the phone and never had problems with) wouldn't download. I've had to "hard" boot the phone twice. Then, I would get no audible sound assoicated with an incoming call. No matter the ring tone, the phone just wouldn't ring. A call would show up, but unless I was looking at the phone, I wouldn't know it. This started happening two weeks ago. I reset the phone, and now, no calls come in. I've called my Treo from home, and it rings on the home phone, but NOTHING happens with the phone. And, still no email. I'm very comfortable with computers and setting up email accounts, ring tones, downloads, etc...so I don't feel it's operator error. Other things about the phone I didn't care for at all: 1) Significant lack of memory. You can add a SD card to hold pics and music, but if you try to run more than two applications, everything slows down. Found it difficult to run .wmv or .mp3 files due to the memory. 2) Camera phone. If you are thinking of EVER trying to take a pic with this thing, forget it. 3) Battery. As I pointed out, it drains pretty quick. You can buy extended batteries, but when you go out for a day, you don't expect that your phone will be dead by the end. 4) Overheating. The phone will shut down if left in a WARM car, not even a hot one. My best advice is go elsewhere. I really wanted this phone, but it's ended up just being a waste of $300.Less
Terrible - still not ready for prime time
This phone is terrible. It's like using a product that is still in beta, but that will never be out of beta. Some (not all) of the problems: Turning on/off wireless takes at least 30 sec to 1 minute - that is terrible - have in mind - it is frozen while this is happening - not to mention that once it is online, it then starts the whole process of hooking up the the wireless network for email - which takes another minute, and that locks for the phone too! -so if your phone is off and you need to make a call - you need to wait about 2 minutes before you can make a call! Phone freezes ALL THE TIME - especially if you are in an area with spotty coverage, every time it looks for coverage it will freeze up for about 1 minute - so, if I'm on the subway, for example, I have to actually shut off the wireless in order for it to be useful. I am forced to reset this phone at least once every day. For so many reasons - often, it just doesn't respond to any user inputs for no apparant reason - the green coverage light keeps flashing but the device doesn't respond to any inputs - which forces you to reset. Every time I launch the browser, it hangs for anywhere from 10-30 seconds - EVERY TIME - this is not acceptable for a product that costs $500+. In fact, I assumed, perhaps it was because I had it set to load the previous page when I open the browser - THAT'S NOT THE PROBLEM - even if I have it set to a blank page it still hangs - as if it loads the previous page in the background anyway. I often loose calls because it simply reboots in the middle of a conversation - with heavy usage this was happening at least once a week. Opening a simple text SMS message can sometimes take 10-30 seconds - or as much as a minute - for no apparant reason. This phone just sucks, unless you specifically need palm programs, just get a blackberry, they are much better.Less
Lost count of number of times I have returned this product
I have owned 5 different Palm models, including the Treo 600 and 700p. My main reason for staying with Palm was the simplicity and logical design of the device and the fact that I wanted a PDA/phone/text/camera combo. I have lost count of the number of times I have returned this model for an exchange due to increasing frequency of freeze-ups, random restarts, delayed responses to number and program entries (which have lead to being unable to hang up a call, erasing voice mail unintentionally, standing there like an idiot when called upon for information that I thought I had readily available to me) and an overall inability to depend on this phone as a part of my professional and personal lifestyle. I would never consider this a reliable emergency communication option. I encountered the same problems despite running it without any add-on software, and I always kept my phones in a case, no drops or bangs. A recent major firmware upgrade actually killed my phone (and many others, according to reviews and chats). Verizon has exchanged my failed phones without too much hassle, but I can't help being soured also to Verizon as there can be no doubt that Verizon is aware of this fiasco of a smartphone and will not let me switch models. I can't really imagine how a company could produce such a flawed product as one of its flagship models. I beleive that the reason the ratings average for this device is around 2.5 instead of 0 is that the concept and layout of this device is so good and useful. If this device were not overall corrupt I would love it and remain a Treo fan, but I will not ever buy "Palm" or "Treo" again. Blackberry, here I come...that is, when my Verizon contract is up.Less
I returned mine after 19 days...
I returned my Treo yesterday after 19 days. It you read every review with one or two stars you will get the horrible picture. They are not exaggerating, believe me!!! Mine had ALL the problems mentioned. I love the features of this smartphone, the touch screen, the stylus, the email thread....the phone has GREAT features that just would not work. Luckily I had Verizon service and they took back the smartphone with no problem. I was tempted to get another Treo but I had 19 days of hell with this phone. I loved this phone, I really did not want to give it up. I took a blackberry that works well but I still wish I had the Treo...and it was working. If they get this smartphone to work as it should I would definitely get another one.Less
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