Comments on: Palm Announces the Treo 750 for Telstra Australia

Palm today announced the Palm Treo 750 smartphone in Australia, the first Treo smartphone to take advantage of Telstra's Next G network. The Treo 750 offers the world-class Palm experience on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 and includes High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) capability.
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Unlocked, please

freakout @ 2/16/2007 7:01:07 PM # Q
Telstra are one of the worst companies in Australia. 'Tis a shame Palm have chosen to go with them. I wonder why the Vodafone exclusive didn't apply here as well?

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RE: Unlocked, please
millydog @ 2/17/2007 5:00:58 AM # Q
Agreed, unlocked please!

Telstra is expensive for voice and data. Vodafone have better, but still not great data plans. 3 have good voice plans but I am unsure of their data plans. I think that they might be similar to Vodafone but I am not sure.

I wonder if the phone will be locked to Telstra?

RE: Unlocked, please
t3h @ 2/17/2007 8:50:30 PM # Q
For comparison's sake:

Telstra: $30/month plan. Includes $25 of calls, and $5 of data. Data is charged at $22/MB (2.2c/kb), with a 22c session fee. On $40 and above plans, no session fee, and $10/MB (1c/kb). Network has HSPDA (so you can spend huge amounts of money faster).

3: $29/month plan. Includes $120 of calls, 100 minutes of 3 to 3 calls, and no data. However, data is charged at $4/mb (0.4c/kb), and no session fee. Network is getting HSPDA. 3G coverage is on 2100mhz instead of 850, so coverage is a bit worse (and not done outside major cities), but the network roams on Telstra's 2.5G network outside of 3 coverage areas. There's also a $5/month data plan that doesn't include data, but costs $1/MB, and is capped at $29 for up to 100MB.

The larger data plans start at $29/month for 100MB, there's really nothing below that. You can get a free data card by going onto one of those plans for 24 months.

I'd much rather see this phone on 3...

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RE: Unlocked, please
sungod @ 2/18/2007 12:04:09 AM # Q
Well you three obviously live within the inner suburbs of a capitol city.
Speaking for those of us who live on the outer edge of Melburne and beyond and who regularly go bush, you get what you payed for.
Telstra is the only provider currently with a descent HSDPA network (I think Vodafone is the only other at this stage and its only covering a woeful part of inner Sydney) which is what this Treo is designed for.
Last time i checked (I'll admit it was a wile) didn't 3 coverage default to vodafone when it lost a 3 signal?
Don't get me wrong I wouldn't touch Bigpond with a forty foot pole and I have my phone bundled with my provider WildIT.
Not that I'd buy one WinMob sucks @$$ I know I sell them (no not for Telstra).
But its good to see they are finally getting some descent phones to take advantage of their new network.

on a long enough timeline the survival rate of everyone drops to zero
RE: Unlocked, please
millydog @ 2/19/2007 9:01:09 PM # Q
I actually live in Regional Vic (outside of Geelong), however, I work in Geelong. We have 3 coverage in the areas surrounding my home but I live on the edge of it and sometimes it is there and other times it is not. The coverage is good where I work though.
I am pretty sure that 3 defaults to Telstra 2.5G when not in the 3 area. I think that the data plans mentioned above are only applicable when in the 3 coverage area and that higher rates would be applied outside that area. I read that once, but it was a while ago so I could be wrong.
I would also like to see 3 get the Treo phones. However, I am also not wanting to get a WinMob device. I am waiting for the next version of Palm OS to appear on devices and then I will probably hook it up to 3, assuming that this is possible.

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