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Old 07-10-2007, 07:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just wanted to get so information from you guys that have either 8300 or have tried the Iphone. I really love the full keyboard. I have the 8703e and the bb browser is very limited. I really hate the scroll wheel on the side. The blackberry is a real stable device. I am also pissed about the poor service with sprint. I pay about 100.00 a month with a corp discount. I have 1000 anytime,m2m, nights at 8 and, unlimted text. I get tons of dropped calls everyday and the network is not getting better. Would AT&T be a good choice for me and what phone?
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Guess it all depends on your service area but I can not remember having a dropped call with Cingula/AT&T in Jacksonville. No matter how far I get off the beaten path, I almost always have full bars!

I was on Nextel/Sprint and if you left the highway, zero!, you were out of service!
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hey, I can't tell you about plan as I am in the UK, but you can see what I think about the device here
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...82-i-love.html
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the service in your area is going to be the reason for the dropped calls.

here, AT&T is pretty good, and Verizon is about as good as a pair of cans tied with string. not sure about sprint. T-Mobile isn't bad here either.

you'll like the Curve. if you get the IPhone, you'll miss the BB and want to go back.
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With the 8703e I really miss my camera. I used to own a treo 700wx. THose moments are nice to catch sometimes. Did they make any improvement to the blackberry broswer with the 8300? How is the OS compared to the 8703e?
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LOL aren't you the one who keep saying to wait for tmo 8320? now your thinking of switching to ATT to get the curve, LOL I thought that was funny.
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I wouldn't mind wait for it to come to verzion but there internet is too high.
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If you plan on using this phone for a corperate email account, the iphone won't work. I have the curve with my work email- outlook IMAP- setup. it works PERFECT! i pay about $100 a month with at&t. i have unlimited text, 400 anytime, free m2m, with the PDA plan (which includes unlimited data transfer, enterprise blackberry server -for outlook). I would highly recomend the curve with at&t.

just read the reveiws on cnet and see how bad the reveiws for the iphone have been in comparison to those from curve users.

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i just threw my curve on ebay. My thoughts mirrored that of another user on here. I just found the iphone to better fit my needs withe a great screen and browser. Email is decent, as i do not need it for business. Plus it views th in html.

I am also posting from the iphone right now, on the full version of this site;)
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As the location of ccablecompany is Russia per his/her info, why would any of the above choices work? First find the best service for your needs (data and voice) then you might find the device. Oh, and I am not surprised with the problems you are having with Sprint in Russia????
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anybody know when sprint or verizon will get the curve?
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Guess it all depends on your service area but I can not remember having a dropped call with Cingula/AT&T in Jacksonville. No matter how far I get off the beaten path, I almost always have full bars!

I was on Nextel/Sprint and if you left the highway, zero!, you were out of service!
Absolutely positively 100% depends on your provider and where they have their towers in your city.

In my area:
T-Mobile - Great in the city and somewhat remote areas (what I have since I stay in the city 90% of the time, plus cheap)

AT&T aka Cing - Best GSM coverage, slightly farther out of the city, has more towers on rural highways and areas my t-mo loses reception

Verizon - No experience

Sprint/Nextel - Hands down best coverage. My dads business phone can go ANYWHERE even WAY out in the sticks, not sure if his industrial strength phone (seriously someone drove over one with a pickup truck and it still worked) just has great reception or sprint got there shit right in Washington. I think I've seen 1 time it lost signal which was MILES away from paved road in the foothills of a mountain range.
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buy a curve over iphone. iphone does not compete with bb, in process of returning iphone. trust me! iphone will be awesome one day but give it 1-2 more years.
i have been with at&t, cingular, and now at&t again, no complaints about service. my friends with verizon never have the coverage i do. much is also phone dependent. nokia has the best reception (in my book)

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Old 07-20-2007, 12:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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As the location of ccablecompany is Russia per his/her info, why would any of the above choices work? First find the best service for your needs (data and voice) then you might find the device. Oh, and I am not surprised with the problems you are having with Sprint in Russia????
I live in miami florida for the time being. Thank you very much. Sprint can't afford to lose consumer in Miami,Fl. We make them rich. Now I am am dropping them.
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