Alltel, Telecom New Zealand Pickup the Treo 650

Palm and Alltel today announced the Palm Treo 650 smartphone will be available through Alltel retail stores starting tomorrow. Also Telecom New Zealand announced the availability of the Treo 650 on Telecom New Zealand's CDMA network.

The handset will cost $399.99 from Alltel after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year service agreement. The Treo 650 combines a compact, full-featured mobile phone with a Palm OS organizer, messaging, Web access, digital camera and direct corporate email access to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 enabled by a company's IT administrator.

With Axcess Mobile Link, Alltel customers can use the Treo 650 to connect to the Internet at speeds up to 144 Kbps. Axcess Mobile Link is available for $59.99 for unlimited nationwide service.

"We are happy to deliver the Treo smartphone to a new set of customers on the Alltel network," said Tim Roper, vice president U.S. carrier sales at Palm, Inc. "In a world where everyone is mobile and everything is digital, people value mobile access to the information they care about most and the Treo smartphone delivers."

Telecom New Zealand
Kevin Kenrick, general manager, Telecom Mobile, said, "Telecom New Zealand is excited to offer its customers this truly converged device and mobile email at a compelling price. We're also pleased to be one of the first carriers outside the United States to be able to offer its customers the Treo 650 smartphone on a CDMA network.

"Many executives and business people travel extensively or spend a lot of their working day out on the road. The Treo 650 smartphone provides them with the convenience of a mobile office in a single handheld unit. Our network covers 97 percent of where New Zealanders live, work and play, so users can stay better connected and maximize their time with access to their phone, email, organizer and the web."

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Alltel, wow

Fammy @ 11/23/2005 11:08:37 AM # Q
Wow, Alltel is starting to get some real phones. Alltel customers know my pain. ;) I was this close to switching to Sprint.

I'm in the middle of a contract. I don't think I can swallow the $600 for the full price.

-- Fammy

RE: Alltel, wow
freakout @ 11/24/2005 3:29:28 AM # Q
You only have to pay $600 NZD??

Wow. Prices have really fallen...

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(and big Treo fan)

RE: Alltel, wow
RLFox124 @ 11/24/2005 12:18:44 PM # Q
I had Alltel but wanted the 650 so I switched to Verizon about three months ago. Too bad they never hinted at all that they were going to carry it...I asked about six months ago and got little response.

Alltel's loss!

RE: Alltel, wow
AdamaDBrown @ 11/24/2005 1:56:22 PM # Q
You only have to pay $600 NZD??

Alltel is a smaller US carrier, so all their prices are in US dollars.

RE: Alltel, wow
orca @ 11/24/2005 3:20:30 PM # Q
Still waiting for T-Mobile to join the Treo generation... :(

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