I’ve had the same Treo for over 3 years. It’s pretty old and beat up, but it worked just fine. I finally got a new phone yesterday. I didn’t get a Treo, just a regular phone.
When I got my phone, the woman working at the store said, “And another good thing about your new phone is that you’ll get a lot better reception.” Shawnee said, “I hope so. I could barely hear when I used your phone.”
This was great news for me. I thought I was losing my hearing because I had a hard time hearing people on the phone (the men in my family have lousy hearing).
One other thing: I was able to pick a new plan, because it had been so long since I renewed. I told them that I wanted some text messages for free, because I don’t use many each month but was tired of paying 20 cents a text. The manager’s response: “We can’t just give you something for free. It doesn’t work like that.” My counter: “I’m not asking you to give it away. I’m asking for some text messages since I’ve been a customer for 9 years and my wife got 1000/month free just by asking.”
The manager turned to the Sprint guy next to him and said, “Should we give him a $60 credit, or 1000 texts a month, or both?” What a hypocrite.
Then they charged me a $18 “activation fee”, even though activating my phone didn’t cost Sprint anything. So I guess then can charge you for nothing, but can’t give you anything for nothing.