I had a Palm phone. The draw back is occationally they loose their internal battery power the the Flash, and you loose all the software and configs loaded. So its hard to rely on anything you put on it, and must rely on the Sync to destop for data retention. Do any of the hand helds, have rock solid storage systems, that are near impossible to wipe out? Such as Compact Flash or HardDisk?

I LOVE my Sprint Phone. It has taken more abuse than any device on earth should be capable of taking, and keeps ticking. (dropped off a tower at 200 ft, Caught up in a Car Wheel well (wrapped around front wheel drive shaft) and driven 20 miles). And the Voice quality is the BEST or most consistent of any service that I've used in DC, based on attempting to communicate with Field techs with their various phone service provider brands. Where the Sprint falls short is Internet Access and messaging. We were never able to figure out how to pass data into the needed messaging field correctly, and it does not have full Internet Access for remote anywhere access to do critical low bandwidth things like remote access to reboot radios.

The Cingular on the other hand, had crappy voice, but we get meaningful easilly to check alerting, and Instant Internet access adequate for low bandwidth usage. As much as I hate to leave Sprint after 10 years, I may have to change to Cingular, or get an EVDO portable device.

I never really understood the Blackberry thing. But what I will say is that every executive that uses a Blackberry, that I do business with, has excellent and timely communication with me. I don't believe in cooincidences. There is something uniquely advantages about the Blackberry other than just its exchange integration. But I have not put my finger on what it is.

I've avoided the srpint change because my hearing is so bad, and the Sprint makes all the difference. But in todays generation, as an IT company we can not ignore the mobile broadband advantage. I still believe that for the average consumer, portal broadband is unnecessary. But for support personelle and mobile work force, it is a REAL big time and money saver. Technology is the secret to response time. Plus Sprint's evil billing practices have been getting annoying recently. But then again, Sprint's unlimited Text Messaging doesn't send me random $400 Text message bills like Cincular had the ability to do from time to time. (I think they charged per page, We had to change all our Alerting to be several lines, because the full report took 3 screens and trippled our bills).

Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Nash" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 2:13 AM
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Anyone have a solution for connecting a PDA to the PoE CPE to program it w/web browser?

Mark Nash
Network Engineer
UnwiredOnline.Net
350 Holly Street
Junction City, OR 97448
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541-998-5599 fax
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl A jeptha" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 4:20 PM
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Try an HP IPAQ 6515 (I have this one, with and sd wifi card) and 6900 (Has built-in wifi). With licensed Opera I can program my radios. Check email and so on. Also can use skype.

You have a Good Day now,


Carl A Jeptha
http://www.airnet.ca
Office Phone: 905 349-2084
Office Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
skype cajeptha



Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:
The palms are so danged expensive. And I tend to break phones often when out in the field.

If it were me, I'd FIRST look around to see if anyone in the area has better coverage and/or prices. We just moved away from Cingular and the problems are around the same but coverage is better and the costs are lower. AND the support of a local company has been wonderful! Walk into the store and the same people are there month after month, they know my name etc.

Next, I'd probably do blackberrys for the average guy. Those that need network access to your gear could use the palms.

I'm looking for a palm or Q phone as soon as I can afford one. Typing even short emails on a standard phone sucks. And it would be cool to do some network stuff via a cell phone from time to time. I'm not always in range of my own towers. At least not with a laptop.

laters,
Marlon
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Cliff Leboeuf" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 5:29 AM
Subject: [WISPA] Blackberry vs. Palm


My cell plan for my office is due next month. Currently, we only have
voice plans.

However, I am considering adding data for a few of my employees to be
able to use email.

I have the option of Blackberry and Palm phones. For those of you that
have compares each, which solution would you recommend and why.

Thanks,
Cliff LeBoeuf
www.cssla.com
www.triparish.net
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