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Old 09-29-2008, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey all

i was wondering if i could get some input....
i am thinking of going to the BB 8330...i currently have the instinct
using the sprint $99 simply everything plan.
will i have to pay any extra, and is it worth upgrading?

i had an i7100 many moons ago and was really happy with it....work changed so i got rid of it.

any input would be appreciated
thanks....
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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8330 is a solid device.

What do you need the device to do? That will determine if the 8330 is right for you
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If calendar appts are important to you, then go with the BB. The Instinct cannot sync the calendar, which just baffles me.

You can get a $99 everything plan that includes BIS for BlackBerry, so should be all set with that.
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If calendar appts are important to you, then go with the BB. The Instinct cannot sync the calendar, which just baffles me.

You can get a $99 everything plan that includes BIS for BlackBerry, so should be all set with that.
what is bis?
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BIS = BlackBerry Internet Service. Basically is personal-only email, as in, not connected to a company BlackBerry server (which is BES - BlackBerry Enterprise Server).
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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cool thanks....
i am really looking for the IM stuff..yahoo, aim, google....
plus some of the business apps....

i like the calender sync

so i guess its the 8330 for me....
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I too had the 7100 then work dropped it the I got the Rumor. I am now back with BB and have the 8330. I personally am in love with it. It totally blows away the 7100 (which that too I was in love with). Steve
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I received a 7100i from work and initially was ambivalent towards it, and soon came to find it an important aid to my daily tasks. In August, I upgraded to a 8330, and remain fascinated with everything it does, and does well. It has become an valued assistant to me. Besides being fun. I would recommend the Curve to anyone.
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O.M.G. i had the instinct for approx. 8 hours before I called sprint and told them they could have it back.. when i saw the calendar(i had my 8830 then) i was OFFENDED! the fact that i was led to believe it was a "touch" smartphone ticked me off too! lol but its okay now cause i got rid of that dreadful phone and me and my curve are just going with the flow...hanging out...having fun lol
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I have the 8330 on Sprint, and wound up going with a data/message/talk share plan (need something for DH to use too) that has 1500 minutes. For the two of us it's $7 per month more than the single everything plan, and it includes the BIS as well as using the phone as a tethered modem, which I need to do for work every so often.

If you need a two line account, look into it.
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I was on the Palm for a long time and then switched to the dark side of BB. I started with the Pearl, then the World Phone, and now the Curve, and as with the other posters, I love it. I was looking at the Storm but I really think I like this phone too much! It does everything I need with email, the outlook sync, reminders, voice memos I could go on and on. It is a very stable and reliable friend!

As for chatting, I can tell you from experience get the JiveTalk by Beejive program. It is by far the best chat program that I have used. I use it for Yahoo, ICQ, Aim, and if I had all the other accounts I could use it there too. Get the personal license, it is a bit cheaper, but stays with you forever.

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