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Old 08-10-2008, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My 16 yr old niece was just paralysed due to an injury vacationing at Kipu Falls in Hawaii. We are claiming a Miracle for her recovery (prayers are needed!).

I'm going to treat her to a device that she can use to text her friends and surf the web. I have no clue! I use just a plain old cell phone. We have Verizon and will add her to our account. Which BB should we get OR is a different device better for a 16 yr old's needs?

Thanks for any prayers and help.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear about your niece's unfortunate accident. I would recommend the 8300 version from Verizon since it has a qwerty board (just like a keyboard) for texting and email, plus all the great features.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree, also you could get a Bluetooth keyboard for your Curve if you choosed to do so.
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If she's looking to text and surf the web, I really don't think the BB is right for her. Go with the iphone, I know its not Verizon, but the browser is the best, hands down, plus it has a great video player, and its an ipod. BB is really best for email and the business mindset and has a crappy browser. Neither or which she needs right now.

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If she's looking to text and surf the web, I really don't think the BB is right for her. Go with the iphone, I know its not Verizon, but the browser is the best, hands down, plus it has a great video player, and its an ipod. BB is really best for email and the business mindset and has a crappy browser. Neither or which she needs right now.
Will the iphone be compatable with Verizon?
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No, it's only with AT&T.

So check coverage in her area, first.
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Best wishes for your niece. I'm sorry to hear of the accident.

If you need to stay on Verizon, check out the LG Dare.

Dare™ by LG

It looks like a fun phone and has lots of media features.
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What is your Neice's name so I can pray for her?
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My 16 yr old niece was just paralysed due to an injury vacationing at Kipu Falls in Hawaii. We are claiming a Miracle for her recovery (prayers are needed!).

I'm going to treat her to a device that she can use to text her friends and surf the web. I have no clue! I use just a plain old cell phone. We have Verizon and will add her to our account. Which BB should we get OR is a different device better for a 16 yr old's needs?

Thanks for any prayers and help.
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What is your Neice's name so I can pray for her?
Melissa-Thanks, so much!
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Please keep me informed about Melissa's condition.
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