Registered: Oct 2002
I cannot recommend this module highly enough. I'm a former VisorPhone user, who was never altogether happy with that product. Short battery life, trouble losing connection, poor sound quality, and of course restricted service coverage because of the absence of large GSM networks in the US. The Sprint Digital Link resolves all this issues, while also improving the bandwidth and dial-in time significantly. Absolutely no problems using it with my Visor Platinum and it gets heavy use.
I know Sprint and Handspring both made promises that there would be a software upgrade for this module that would enable it to use the fast 3G network, and it looks like they are reneging on this promise. But you know what? For what I do--email, light browsing, occasional FTP sessions to update my web site--I don't need 3G bandwidth, and I certainly don't need to pay for Sprint's pricey PCS Vision service. I've never tried a wireless sync--I imagine that would be slow--but I really don't need to do that and if I did it would happen on weekend trips when I have tons of free minutes I never use.
One word of caution. Whether you're interested in the Treo 300 or the Digital Link, you should know that Sprint's customer service is pure evil! Pray you don't have many problems to resolve because they are NOT interested and wouldn't know how to help if they were! I've not found other wireless providers to be much better, but Sprint does seem to take the cake for poor customer care. Fortunately, my problems have been very few so I'm still a happy camper.
All in all, I'm happier with a $150 Visor Platinum and the Digital Link than I would be with a $500 Treo 300. While I'm sure the Treo is colorful and incredibly snappy at 144kbps, I can wait 20 seconds for my monochrome email to download thank you very much. And I have Springboard expansion for my Eyemodule2 and voice recorder, which I don't get with the Treo.
I guess Handspring isn't counting on there being many people like me, because if there were they'd be killing their Treo 300 sales by giving away the Digital Link.