Is T-Mobile free access really gone?

Pocket PC Thoughts posted that the access was gone last Tuesday, but I was still able to use it up until Friday. While on my trip to the ocean with my girls I could no longer check email or surf via the free access. I had it for about 8 months so I was happy with it and found I used it quite a bit. I called up and ordered the unlimited $19.99 plan and within about 15 minutes I was up with full access. The nice thing about the paid plan is I can check my work Groupwise account via the web interface and also use MSN Messenger on my device. I’ll check again to see if the free access really is gone, but I don’t mind paying the $20 for unlimited data and the reliability that goes along with paid service.

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  1. #1 by Anonymous on August 1, 2004 - 11:07

    Do you use the MDA II with T-Mobile? Do you know if the MDA III is the same as the HP h6315 posted on the T-Mobile site as coming soon? What would be your prediction as to which new device will be superior considering performance, reliability, ease of use, intuitiveness, etc: MDA III or Treo 610.

  2. #2 by palmsolo on August 1, 2004 - 17:45

    Yes, I use the MDA II on T-Mobile with their $20 data plan and family voice plan.

    The MDA III is much different than the iPAQ 6315. The MDA III is the same as the MDA/XDA II with WiFi, WM2003 Second Edition, and a slide down keyboard integrated into the unit. The MDA III has 128MB RAM and 32MB (or more of ROM). The HP unit is their first Pocket PC Phone and has only 55MB of usable RAM and some available ROM. It only has a 200MHz processor to give it better battery life and also runs WM2003, not the Second Edition with landscape and other improvements.

    If I was going to buy one, I would lean to the MDA III. However, it really isn’t enough of an upgrade over my MDA II so I will wait for a VGA display model.

  3. #3 by palmsolo on August 1, 2004 - 17:47

    As far at the MDA III vs. Treo 610 goes I myself am thinking of a Treo 610 (Ace). WM2003 has been very stable for me and I like the software selection better than Palm Powered devices in many cases, but Docs2Go for the Palm ROCKS! I also like the thumb keyboard of the Treo units, but the small display bothers me a bit. I have never had a Palm smartphone and think the 610 may be my first one:)

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