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classic101
03-18-2007, 11:56 AM
well imma bout to go pick up a 7290 from a cousin for free then i have to go get it activated one question will the 7290 fit all of my needs. I use a lot of web browsing and im. Sms as well only thing i wannna really know if the web browsing is limited or can it go to myspace and all that other fun stuff?

ezrunner
03-18-2007, 04:10 PM
you can enjoy a fairly robust web browsing experience. Id load Opera mini for myspaceing

Dubdub
03-18-2007, 07:02 PM
Make sure your cousin closes their BIS account and releases the IMEI and PIN so you can set up email.

You will need a BB dataplan on top of a voice plan for Internet and email.

What carrier is the BB used on? If it is a Verizon or Sprint branded device, you will need to use it on that network only. If it is a GSM device you will need to get it unlocked before you and use it on another GSM carrier (Cingular or T-Mobile).

classic101
03-18-2007, 09:22 PM
well its t mobile and imma use t-mobile so thier shouldnt be a problem will he still have to do all that pin stuff if there was never a data plan on it? Also is there anyway to get a im software that doesnt use sms?

John Clark
03-18-2007, 09:50 PM
If he never setup an email account with it then it will be no problem.

Lots of IM software out there. Check the Aftermarket Software discussion on this forum.

classic101
03-18-2007, 10:00 PM
also is the browser like sidekick or better ?

John Clark
03-18-2007, 10:13 PM
Never used a sidekick.

classic101
03-18-2007, 10:18 PM
hmm how can i explain this hmm well is the speed fast? on the web

Dubdub
03-19-2007, 07:55 AM
Speed depends on the connection, the phones processor and memory available, and your perception. Given you will be on T-Moble and EDGE, the average speed is 50-90 kbps. It will not be anything near broadband speed on DSL or cable modem, but it will be adequate to surf. You will just have to wait for pages to load.

mavsx
03-19-2007, 11:17 AM
the 7290 is in no way like a sidekick..the 7290 is used mainly for business

ladydi
03-19-2007, 12:47 PM
the 7290 doesn't have edge. its a pretty slow surfing experience. Pony up for an 8700 if you want highspeed.

classic101
03-19-2007, 10:49 PM
well hmm will all tmobile phones run like this? cause if its not that long of a wait ill be fine u know

takeshi
03-20-2007, 11:40 AM
Run like what? It depends on the device. They don't all have the same specs...

ladydi
03-20-2007, 01:11 PM
The 8700 has edge if you want to stick with t-mobile.