Originally Posted by Joe7966
I was in an AT&T store yesterday and the rep told me that the gps only works with their nav subscriptions. Actually one rep asked the 'bberry expert' in the store. That's where I got the info.
Anyway, thanks for setting me straight on that. That wasn't really the point of the thread for me though.
I really am hoping for some comparisons of the ATT versus Verizon networks in the Philly Area.
I can't give you specifics in Philly, but I can tell you that I moved from the 8830 on Verizon to the Curve on AT&T just recently. I was worried about the service, too so I maintained the Verizon account for one month while evaluating the Curve on AT&T.
I have to say that I set up the curve and have never looked back. In reality, the AT&T networks (EDGE) is just a little slower than Verizon for data service, although the benchmarks indicate Verizon is MUCH faster. I have not had any trouble with dropped calls yet, but I use the device much more for data than I do voice.
Overall, the form factor, keyboard, ringtone volume, keyboard backlight, GPS, etc. is far superior on the Curve and it has a camera, too. The Curve is smaller, has a more efficient keyboard, yet maintains the same size screen as the 88XX series. It was a no-brainer for me.
Good luck in your decision, but you might contemplate the 30 day review period if that's something you're really concerned about.