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Old 01-29-2007, 06:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anyone had any inside info on who was going to support the Pearl next. I'm with US Cellular, and they know nothing about their future. I would need a carrier besides Verizon or Cingular that's in the Virginia area.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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probably not for a long time...who knows if/when RIM will make a CDMA version of the Pearl
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I was wondering if anyone had any inside info on who was going to support the Pearl next. I'm with US Cellular, and they know nothing about their future. I would need a carrier besides Verizon or Cingular that's in the Virginia area.
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A carrier besides Verizon or Cingular in the VA area....what about T-Mobile...the first ones to carry the Pearl.

If we knew the future, we would all be millionaires. =)
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what about T-Mobile...If we knew the future, we would all be millionaires. =)
Two good points. In response to the first one, T-mobile is here, but the coverage for their voice plan is very poor. I think they cater to mostly 'data only' users, at least for this region of Va.
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I'm a tmobile user in VA and my voice & data coverage is fine. Where in VA are you?
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A carrier besides Verizon or Cingular in the VA area....what about T-Mobile...the first ones to carry the Pearl.

If we knew the future, we would all be millionaires. =)
+ 1. I'm in Fairfax VA.
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I'm in the Southwest area of the state......Roanoke/Salem area.
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ahh, I can see why tmobile wouldn't be your best choice. It's been my experience that Verizon takes a long time before releasing new bb devices when compared to tmobile or cingular. Verizon and Sprint/Nextel tend to be the slowest. Not sure on a time line but I'll let you know if I hear anything.
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ahh, I can see why tmobile wouldn't be your best choice. It's been my experience that Verizon takes a long time before releasing new bb devices when compared to tmobile or cingular. Verizon and Sprint/Nextel tend to be the slowest. Not sure on a time line but I'll let you know if I hear anything.
Ok, Thanx. Any input related to any of the carriers would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm in the Southwest area of the state......Roanoke/Salem area.
Ouch. The only reason I switched to Nextel from Tmo is because I went to school at Radford and Tmo had no service. Now that I'm done with school and back at NoVa, I'm back with Tmo. Good luck to you.
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I know this doesn't really help, but all I wanted to say is Fairfax, VA represent!
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You could always get an unlocked Pearl and use someone elses Sim card in it. Then the only thing that you need to consider is if the provider is Quad band or CDMA.
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