My New Phone

So, like apparently everyone else, I got a Treo 600 yesterday. I only upgrade phones every 4-5 years, so this is a big deal (my last phone was a Nokia 6120). I’m with AT&T Wireless, and finding and purchasing the phone was very difficult. Most stores in the SF Bay Area haven’t gotten them yet, or the few that have received a shipment sold out quickly. I got the last one from the Santa Clara store.
The form factor is great, the keyword is very workable, the sound quality is a huge improvement over my last phone. The speakerphone even seems to work ok. I love the fact that I can ssh into machines at work from this little device. You wouldn’t want to code an app with it, but it’s a good safety net.
The downside is that, as it’s a GSM phone, the coverage is almost non-existent in my house. I have found a couple of places where it works. Luckily one of those places is upstairs within hearing distance of our bedroom, so midnight pages won’t go unheard. I have 30 days to decide whether there is enough coverage at home to keep the phone. I really want to keep this thing, but the lack of coverage might be a deal-breaker.

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