Some things are as easy as they should be. Recently the screen on my Treo 600 got injured. Okay, broken. While I have the insurance offered by SprintPCS, I thought for some reason that it didn't cover the screen… when I turned it on and saw the screen was broken, I was really really sad. So you can imagine my delight when I called the company that provides the insurance and and found out they did cover it. My new (refurbished, but who cares? My old phone was "used" too :) phone arrived, as promised, in 3 days. (Three long days, during which I had to guess on the position of buttons like Answer and Dial since the bottom half of the screen looked like it was awash in blue and yellow ink.) After I charged it and got it provisioned, I attached the sync cable to my laptop, initiated the sync and saw those lovely words "Restoring handheld databases". Ah, it's a beautiful thing. All my contacts, all my appointments, all my tasks, all my games, everything, in about 7 minutes. All I have to do now is a factory reset on the old one and drop it into the pre-paid mailer that came with the new phone. Like I said, it's a beautiful thing!

People keep asking me how much the insurance costs -- it's $4.00 a month -- well worth it for a phone like the Treo 600 which would cost me $400 to $600 to replace, depending on what kind of rebates I could find at the time.