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highstar1
11-05-2007, 11:18 AM
I have replaced my 7290 with a 8800. I also have an 8700.

My 8800 and 8700 are connected to my data/service plans from AT&T and Verizon.

My 7290 is still in perfect condition. I would like to give it a new purpose in life.

Any suggestion on ways I can use the 7290 without a data/service plan?

jeremyckitching
11-05-2007, 11:22 AM
You could package it up and ship it to me. That way it would be USED to make me happy!

John Clark
11-05-2007, 11:23 AM
If you have a stack of papers you could use it to hold down all those papers so they don't slide or get blown around. I also have one of these in my closet, along with no fewer than 6 7100/7105t's.

JSanders
11-05-2007, 11:28 AM
I keep an old 7100 and 8700 in my auto glove pocket so my 7 yr old can continuously ask me, "Dad, can I have one of your old BlackBerrys?".

MaverickMatt
11-22-2007, 04:51 PM
I'm a missionary in the Philippines. I recently gave away an unlocked 7230, 7290, and an 8100 away to some youth and children's volunteers. If you want to send it to me, you can make some very thankful people happy. They don't mind if it's scratched, etc. I can even give you a tax-deductible receipt for your giving. 8-) Home (http://www.extrememercy.org) :bb:

ezrunner
11-22-2007, 09:37 PM
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

You could use it to create some DIY guides for the BBFAQ

juwaack68
11-22-2007, 09:40 PM
My son is always looking for new hockey pucks. ;-)

wiestlingjr
12-06-2007, 01:14 PM
i will buy it for a reasonable price

laa82
12-06-2007, 09:58 PM
i have the 8320 and i also have a 7290 and i use the 7290 for a back up phone if i ever break, sell, have a problem with my new phone its good to keep a extra blackberry around

darkdragoon
12-13-2007, 10:43 AM
i have the 8320 and i also have a 7290 and i use the 7290 for a back up phone if i ever break, sell, have a problem with my new phone its good to keep a extra blackberry around

I also keep my 7290 as back up. By far 72XX has the best keyboard layout.(y)

Mark Rejhon
12-13-2007, 12:52 PM
I have replaced my 7290 with a 8800. I also have an 8700.

My 8800 and 8700 are connected to my data/service plans from AT&T and Verizon.

My 7290 is still in perfect condition. I would like to give it a new purpose in life.

Any suggestion on ways I can use the 7290 without a data/service plan?
- Backup device. I've had my BlackBerry fail on me during travel (ran over by car), and I was lucky to have this spare in a bottom pouch of my bag. The 7290 is so light you can put it in a front pouch of a laptop bag or suitcase and forget about it until you end up really needing it. Leave the old charger behind though, all new USB BlackBerry chargers all work with older models, too so use that one, and it's very easy to buy USB chargers.

- The 7290 can be used as a backup addressbook next to your kitchen phone. It is safe to sync two BlackBerries to the same BlackBerry Desktop.

- The 7290 can be used as a battery charger for other 7XXX BlackBerry devices. (I use my old 8700 as a battery charger for a spare Curve battery)

- The 7290 can Bluetooth-chat to other BlackBerry, with the help of a Bluetooth chatting program. I tested one and it works, although it was a little buggy. The new version may work better, especially if you upgrade your 7290 to OS 4.1.

- The 7290 still functions with Bluetooth keyboards ( Freedom Input Ltd - Home (http://www.freedomkeyboard.com) ) and can be used as a portable data-entry device.

- Digital photo frame. The 7290 can hold a few photos which you can run in a slideshow on your desk.

stonent
12-15-2007, 01:57 PM
It makes a good platform for sending SMS messages.

archer6
12-15-2007, 02:15 PM
I would hang onto your valuable7290. I got rid of mine & now I regret it. As per the prior posts here, there is alot that can be done with it. And I will be the first to agree it has the finest keyboard ever. I would love to have the features & components of my Curve loaded into the case if a 7290.in my opinion it would be the ultimate BB. Not the smallest or thinnest, but the most comfortable to use with a lightning fast super accurate keyboard!

laa82
12-16-2007, 05:55 PM
I also keep my 7290 as back up. By far 72XX has the best keyboard layout.(y)

i agree