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Palm Now Selling Treo 755p From $279

Treo 755p ColoursFollowing last week’s official introduction, Palm has now begun selling the Treo 755p on its website.

Available in two distinct colours – Midnight Blue and Burgundy – the new Sprint Treo 755p can be yours for as little as $279 with a two year plan; $379 with a one year plan.  Unusually, Palm is also offering the Treo 755p for $579 with no plan commitment of any kind.

Additionally, when purchased directly from Palm’s website the Treo 755p is available with free overnight shipping as well as a free Treo accessory with the Palm Vehicle Power Charger (MSRP $29.99).

As always, voice and data plans are considerably less straightforward to understand but voice options start at $29.99 per month for 200 anytime minutes and go up to $149.99 per month for 4000 minutes (both offer Unlimited Night & Weekend Minutes).  Other plan options include Unlimited Text Messaging for $10 per month and Unlimited Data for $20 per month – without Dial-Up Networking (DUN) – and $39.99 per month with DUN enabled.  The Sprint Power Vision Business Data Pack also adds unlimited Sprint Navigation service (powered by Telenav).

I know that some existing Sprint Treo 700p owners have been somewhat underwhelmed by the Treo 755p feeling that it does not have enough new features and functionalities to justify an upgrade but I disagree.  The debate is akin to the one that raged when the Treo 680 was released and comparisons were made then with the Treo 650 under similar unfounded grounds.

The fact is that like many I will very happily upgrade my Treo 700p (which I use in the US) to the Treo 755p in much the same way that I was delighted to upgrade my old Treo 650 to the Treo 680 (which I use internationally).  My reasons for this are simple.  On the one hand I want to have a slimmer, lighter and antenna-less smartphone (it really makes a huge difference).  On the other hand, given the constant daily use that I make of my Treo for work and fun I can more than easily justify the cost of my upgrade.

Treonauts always have the best reasoning

Posted by Andrew on May 16, 2007 at 09:06 AM

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by Rome | May 17, 2007 7:53:34 PM

>>>No one is telling you to break your contract. That means you can spend $579 for a new Treo 755 since you're under contract and get get the $279 price.<<<

Let's compare "apple" to "apple" here. iPhone will cost you $500-$600 WITH a contract, and the treo 755 is $279 with a contract. I'm a current sprint customer under contract, but I was offered a
Treo 755 for $279 if I extend my current contract for another 2 years.

Last but certainly not the least, the sprint's 3G power vision is $15 vs AT&T's $40 EDGE PDA unlimited service.

Blake, if you want to turn this thread into a treo vs. iphone discussion, please try and get your facts right.

by 777twist | May 17, 2007 10:01:40 PM

Sorry Blake, I think you missed the point.

My point...and I will say it slower for the people who ride the short bus...

if you are the proud owner of a Treo 650/680, than this is a major upgrade. Is there that much of a difference between the 700 and 755...NO, not enough to make many people (outside of those with tons of disposable income) buy it. But again, the point is that it is a significant upgrade for those who waited and didn't buy the 700 (which, I personally didn't think was enough of an upgrade myself).

As for your Iphone comments... Get over yourself buddy, the Iphone isn't out yet, not many people will break their contracts to get it and no...I won't buy it until it becomes a replacement for my Ipod...and that ain't happening until the unit comes with 80 gigs or more of space.

And yes, as of this time, I carry 50 gigs with me AT ALL TIMES. If you have no life and can afford the time it takes to keep moving data on and off your ipod, congrats, I don't... and more over, I paid for all the content and I WANT TO HAVE IT just in case I'm in the mood for something. It does me no good to have 80 gigs of info on my computer if i'm out somewhere and I want to see something (or hear something) that isn't on my ipod.

That's flawed logic my friend.

by Blake | May 18, 2007 4:12:48 AM

You make me laugh. This is a discussion. Don't get all butt hurt because someone criticizes you. I am really not trying to be rude, but you said the 755 is an upgrade from the 650 and the 700 really isn't. In my opinion, stats-wise, the 700 and 755 are the same phone. Why is the 755 a worthy upgrade and not the 700?

by Blake | May 18, 2007 4:14:59 AM

Rome -

Lrn2read! I said I didn't mean to if I did. And Sprint offering you the 755 for $279 if you extend your contract is definitely a case-by-case scenario. Sprint has never been so generous to me and I'm going on 7 years with them.

by Blake | May 18, 2007 4:20:13 AM



"Blake, if you want to turn this thread into a treo vs. iphone discussion, please try and get your facts right."

What facts was I wrong about?

I was NEVER talking about new customers who get the $279 price. I was talking about UPGRADING. You DO NOT (at least at the majority of Sprint stores) get the phone for $279 if you're upgrading. You get it for $579. Am I wrong?

by 777twist | May 18, 2007 7:58:55 AM

All I said Blake, is that the 700 wasn't enough of an upgrade for me... the 755 may be... A lighter, smaller phone may just be the thing that gets me to upgrade. But I get there are trade offs.

Just like buying the Iphone has trafe offs...

I also get that 700 owners won't upgrade to the 755, and they shouldn't unless they have excess money to burn and need an antenna-less phone.

And your facts are wrong, because as a Sprint customer, you have the option to upgrade after a year and a half (I think that's the time) at a lower price. It's not way lower, but it is like a 150 bucks lower.

by Rome | May 18, 2007 11:35:46 PM

Blake, this is my last post on this topic. Feel free to go on if you wish.

>>>Lrn2read! I said I didn't mean to if I did.>>And Sprint offering you the 755 for $279 if you extend your contract is definitely a case-by-case scenario. Sprint has never been so generous to me and I'm going on 7 years with them.>>What facts was I wrong about?>>Take the iPhone out fo the equation. The Palm Treo 755p is NOT worth $579 for current Treonauts. Give me some worthy reasons why anyone current Treonaut should fork over $579 for this new Treo. It seems more worth it to upgrade to the iPhone for $20 more which has WiFi, a better camera, and a hard drive.<<<

How can a treonaut who is currently under contract with sprint switch to the iPhone on Cingular for only $20 more? When did sprint start allowing people to get out their contract early for free? iPhone may have wifi but I will take 3G over wifi any day of the year.

by Blake | May 19, 2007 6:20:31 AM


What the heck are you talking about? Did I ever say:

"How can a treonaut who is currently under contract with sprint switch to the iPhone on Cingular for only $20 more?"

I said the price of an iPhone is $20 more than a Treo 700p.

by Blake | May 19, 2007 6:23:01 AM

"And your facts are wrong, because as a Sprint customer, you have the option to upgrade after a year and a half (I think that's the time) at a lower price. It's not way lower, but it is like a 150 bucks lower."

I don't dispute this at all except it's not 18 months. It is now 2 years that you have to have the same exact phone for, then you get $150 an upgrade. So that takes the Treo 700p down to $429. Still too expensive.

by Juan | May 21, 2007 1:54:17 AM

Indeed the 755p and the 700P have few differences. However, I decided to upgrade hoping that the infamous Bluetooth issue inheret in the 700P model was addressed. Guess what, perhaps I just got lucky, but my Bluetooth headset has worked flawlessly since I got the 755P. I am awaiting delivery of my new Bluetooth GPS receiver to test the BT functionality more thoroughly. I think I bugged Sprint so much, that they finally replaced my 700P with the 755P without a charge.

by John | May 21, 2007 3:26:04 PM

The 755p is the first Treo that has appealed as a good upgrade value from the 650 that I currently use. Mini SD is a non issue as they are cheap. If you want to use the same card in an SD camera, get a mini SD that comes with an SD adapater. I did not consider an iPhone for serveral reasons. It's too expensive (500-600 w/contract), it only works with Cingular (land of expensive data contracts), and will not run 3rd party software)

As for the 775p price, here is the Sprint 755p break down:
$579 list
-$100 mail in rebate
-$150 upgrade (w/2yr contract extention)
- $50 credit for new line

Soooo.... you can only get the phone for $279 if you add a new line to an existing plan. In my book, that's misleading marketing. Most people upgrading will end up paying $329 for the 755p.

by RonPaul2008.com | May 23, 2007 4:29:19 PM

Ok, I figured out how Palm can BREAK OPEN the female Smartphone market! Bundle for free with each Treo 755P the iGasm! ;-)



by RajAbusharrMD | Jun 2, 2007 9:29:38 PM

Tremendous resentment is shown here towards Palm as a company. Every single board that discusses Palm PDAs is full of seething resentment towards a company that has betrayed a loyal base of supporters. No one needs another post detailing my loving and now hating the company that gave us a "peripheral brain" way ahead of its time. Suffice it to say that my venture into Treoland began with the 650, hastily leapt into the 700p and returned to a used and battered 650 with the realization that the company will exchange its technologically savvy user base for a new breed of must-have-the-latest-attitude customers who may not ever understand the true value of a PDA. I am amazed at my colleague who whips out her 8xxx Blackberry and does three tasks in the time that it takes my clunky Treo 650 to do just one...

by Marti | Jun 3, 2007 11:53:36 AM

I upgraded from a 650 to 755. I do like the phone because it is faster online and more responsive. I like the smaller, lighter style and the improved speaker. I went into the Sprint store and because I had the 650 for more than 2 years I was able to purchase the new one for $279. Check into that before you say you'll have to spend $579!!!

I use my phone for organization and to listen to Audible recorded books. I was hoping for bluetooth connection that would let me listen, then switch to phone when a call comes in. I purchased a Motorola s9 headset. I had to install Softick Audio Gateway to listen to audible and pocket tunes through the bluetooth. It only properly switched to phone without hanging up once. The Softick website says its newest program is 755 compatible, but it caused the phone to freeze and/or crash repeatedly. So I uninstalled it, and the phone hasn't crashed since. But, I can't listen to my books or music through bluetooth. I am back to my wired headphones (got a new set free with the new phone). I have support requests in with Softick and with Palm. Haven't heard anything yet.

I was disappointed I had to buy a new miniSD, because I had paid about $70 for a 2G SD a while back. I got a new 1G for $14.99 at OfficeMax, so it was fine for me. I am a little disappointed that the battery life is shorter. It is not causing great problems, but I have to pay a little more attention.

Upgrading from a 600 to a 650 was a larger jump performance-wise. But I LOVE the treo, I love the keyboard, and I don't think I would ever switch to something with fewer features or no QWERTY like the IPhone.

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