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Old 08-25-2006, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BoyGenius - I was wondering whether the 8100 was quadband, and how you were finding call reception and voice quality compared to other phones/berries.

My girlfriend has recently had both the 8700g and 7130g and they both seem to have pretty good call quality and reception, but then again I am coming from a Razr which, although being a massively limited, has excellent phone function in terms of sound quality, volume and reception.

Considering the 8100 as my first solo berry and phone replacement and would appreciate your input.

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Thank you for the confirmation on the quadband, that's helpful.

Comments on the call quality and reception also gratefully received...
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A man (or woman) of few words.

Thank you for the confirmation on the quadband, that's helpful.

Comments on the call quality and reception also gratefully received...
I did not make any calls on the unit I used, so I cannot comment on call quality, but reception was great, and if it is anything close to the 8700 series, call quality should be stellar.
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While call quality is now acceptable on a BB they still don't match dedicated cell phones IMO but I think you can count on all the US models for GSM being quad band. Of course TM only has one of the two GSM spectrums in the US.
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While call quality is now acceptable on a BB they still don't match dedicated cell phones IMO but I think you can count on all the US models for GSM being quad band. Of course TM only has one of the two GSM spectrums in the US.
BlackBerry devices have almost always been my best performers for call quality, particularly for the 2 months I used Sprint.
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Thanks guys. I am pretty sold on the 8100, I have to say - if the 12th/18th Sep due date is good, and I can buy one to bring to the UK then I am definitely getting one. I was impressed by the general quality of the calls (especially the speakerphone) on berries.
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While call quality is now acceptable on a BB they still don't match dedicated cell phones IMO but I think you can count on all the US models for GSM being quad band. Of course TM only has one of the two GSM spectrums in the US.
I don't agree with you I think BlackBerry's have the RF performance out of pretty any device out there even Nokia, if I had to pick one phone or PDA to be used in an emergency I would choose a BlackBerry hands down, most reliable never crashes restarts etc. Its so funny to me people talking about resetting their PDA, you don't see a reset button on the BlackBerry do you?
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I don't agree with you I think BlackBerry's have the RF performance out of pretty any device out there even Nokia, if I had to pick one phone or PDA to be used in an emergency I would choose a BlackBerry hands down, most reliable never crashes restarts etc. Its so funny to me people talking about resetting their PDA, you don't see a reset button on the BlackBerry do you?

Could it be cause I have a launch device? LOL. But I will say I upgraded the OS today because mine was getting slow and bogged down and there was at least one corrupt feature, but alas yes they don't need resetting.
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All you gentlemen with launch devices and protos. I feel very left out - care to share?
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While call quality is now acceptable on a BB they still don't match dedicated cell phones IMO
...perhaps, but I find that the BB 7130 (for Cingular) to have comparable call quality to, if not better than, most of the dedicated cell phones I've used.
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Of course TM only has one of the two GSM spectrums in the US.
While all naitive TM coverage is at 1900, they have signed a lot of 850 roaming agreements. Quadband should be important to everyone for maximum coverage.
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Quadband should be important to everyone for maximum coverage.
I couldn't agree more.
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