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Palm is now offering to replace defective SIM card trays on affected Cingular Treo 650 smartphones. There is an issue with some models that causes the phone to turn itself off spontaneously because of a loose SIM card.
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well, well, well.....

joad @ 10/10/2005 5:21:42 PM # Q
Kudos to whomever was able to lean on Palm enough to address this problem with the 650 - it's been what... 9 months or so since this was released? Better late than never, as the last "fix" was tossing 128MB SD cards at users that noticed the Treo 650 had 40% less memory than the Treo 600.

Hopefully the next Palm-Palm Treo will have a good deal of the bugs from the 600 and 650 worked out and it will (finally) be released in pretty good shape.

RE: well, well, well.....
ReneeRoberts @ 10/10/2005 6:32:29 PM # Q

What about us unlocked GSM users who have the same problem???


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just_little_me @ 10/10/2005 6:42:12 PM # Q
Yeah, I've placed a folded piece of paper in my SIM tray, and that of a few friends who've experienced this exact issue...


JLM.

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LiveFaith @ 10/10/2005 11:43:20 PM # Q
The number is toll free. Go for it!

Pat Horne; www.churchoflivingfaith.com
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Tuckermaclain @ 10/11/2005 9:37:49 AM # Q
I heard Palm's initial plan was to send a quarter for the 650 buyer to call someone who cares. This is cheaper. Way to go Palm. I'm soooo impressed with the speedy and generous dx/tx!

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ChiA @ 10/11/2005 12:28:30 PM # Q
just_little_me said Yeah, I've placed a folded piece of paper in my SIM tray, and that of a few friends who've experienced this exact issue...

This has never been an issue on the countless mobile phones I've bought since 1996 including a new budget one I've bought for $55 contract free.

It's inexcusable and laughable that someone needs to fiddle around with bits of paper to make their US$800 phone work the way it should work in the first place.

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog" - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Quality Control???
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 10/12/2005 5:04:09 AM # Q
I heard Palm's initial plan was to send a quarter for the 650 buyer to call someone who cares. This is cheaper. Way to go Palm. I'm soooo impressed with the speedy and generous dx/tx!

That was just plain vicious, Dr. M.


This has never been an issue on the countless mobile phones I've bought since 1996 including a new budget one I've bought for $55 contract free.

It's inexcusable and laughable that someone needs to fiddle around with bits of paper to make their US$800 phone work the way it should work in the first place.

A wad of used bubble gum or a piece of duct tape also work quite well. This reminds me of the defect Palm 600 have that makes them eject the SD cards if you so much as look at them funny. Things got so bad that someone actually came up with an application that made a vomiting sound to warn users when the card had been ejected.


http://www.chronologic.se/Palm/palmpuke.html

This app actually saved me from losing my card! Not exactly the kind of Quality Control I'd expect from a $600 phone...

TVoR


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The_Voice_of_Reason @ 10/12/2005 12:01:45 PM # Q
I heard Palm's initial plan was to send a quarter for the 650 buyer to call someone who cares. This is cheaper. Way to go Palm. I'm soooo impressed with the speedy and generous dx/tx!


By the way, you can't call Palm Tech Support in Bombay or the slums of Calcutta for just 25 cents...


TVoR

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm eCONomy = Communismô

The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

NetFrontLinux - the next major cellphone OS?: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=8060#111823

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