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Phone Technician Review - Palm SoftwareLove 'em or hate 'em, most Treo users will acknowledge that their devices are far from perfect. This point is especially evident when one begins the oftentimes-painful process of replacing a dedicated cellular “dumbphone” with a Treo. Fortunately, the Palm OS 3rd party software developers have heeded the call of the grumbling masses and come to the rescue. Hobbyist Software’s Phone Technician application is a multi-faced utility that makes life with a Treo easier in several different ways…and can prove to be a savior in one very critical category. Read on for the full scoop.
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A bit overboard...

freakout @ 11/6/2006 2:51:19 AM # Q
Grumbling "masses"? Painful experience?

Puh-LEASE! Moving from a dumbphone to a Treo is like going from a Volvo to a Ferrari... Other than that, though, nice review hk. ;)

Signed, your annoying local Treo evangelist

RE: A bit overboard...
LiveFaith @ 11/6/2006 8:23:51 AM # Q
I too love the smartphone. But, the phone functionality compared to my little S/E T637 is a joke. People ask me about the Treo all the time and my response is "As a converged device, it's really great. But, as a phone or a PDA it's nowhere near primetime".

As a PDA it's woefully weak for one coming from the T3. As a phone, it has so many little nagging issues that it's a wonder I haven't smashed it on the ground yet.

A utility tool kit for the Treo gets my hearty applause.

Pat Horne

RE: A bit overboard...
hkklife @ 11/6/2006 9:11:38 AM # Q
It's a great app, no doubt, and combined with Butler it takes care of some of the major shortcomings & annoyances foisted upon us by Palm. But to compare it to a dedicated cell phone with great RF performance like the Motorola E815 or the SE Pat mentions is just preposterous. Even a phone like the GSM RAZR that I considered to have "mediocre" reception blows a CDMA Treo (with its nub antenna) out of the water.


I'd take a 300hp Volvo T5R all-wheel drive wagon w/ 6sp manual over a Ferrari anyday ;-) So there!

Pilot 1000-->Pilot 5000-->PalmPilot Pro-->IIIe-->Vx-->m505-->T|T-->T|T2-->T|C-->T|T3-->T|T5-->TX-->Treo 700P

RE: A bit overboard...
freakout @ 11/7/2006 5:25:10 AM # Q
As a phone, it has so many little nagging issues that it's a wonder I haven't smashed it on the ground yet.

I know! Personally, I detest the large anti-squint screen and the user-friendly on-call UI. And that damn ringer switch? Far too conveniently placed. :P

(...okay, so there's also the lack of built-in profile switching, average call quality and low volume. but i have good ears and Profiles is freeware...)

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Treo 270 ---> Treo 650

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Thanks for the review

Confused Vorlon @ 11/6/2006 4:30:34 AM # Q
Thanks for the review Kris. Glad you like Phone Tech.

Couple of quick clarifications!

1) Phone Technician does boost volume on the speakerphone. It doesn't use the same volume setting as for the headset/handset though, so you have to switch to speakerphone, then turn up the volume. It works just like of the handset or headset, the volume just increases into the red.

2) The mp3 player. As you say, it's a bare bones player. It's not intended to replace pocket tunes, or even realplayer for listening to music. It's just there to play the mp3 ringtones if you don't have another player (like pocket tunes) to use. One advantage is for 650 owners - They may only have Real Player on their device which doesn't play nicely with other applications like ringtone managers.

Anyway - thanks again for a clear review!

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