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Old 08-16-2007, 05:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My contract ran out on my phone, (I have an old sony ericcson) and my network provider have offered me a deal for a blackberry curve, its 30 gb pounds a month, 200 free texts and minutes, the handset is free.
The reason I want one is cuz I'm starting uni in september, and it would be good to put notes on, and sync with my PC so I can do work at home and on the go.

A little advice please, would this be worth doing? and what software do you get with it? how much memory does it have built in?

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Old 08-16-2007, 05:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What work you are going to do on the go?
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What does "30 gb pounds a month" mean?
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What does "30 gb pounds a month" mean?
That's "giga-pounds"...billions of pounds sterling....
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Jon--the mother country... Great British pounds. Not to be confused with, well nevermind.
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Jon--the mother country... Great British pounds. Not to be confused with, well nevermind.
Not to be confused with the other countries that call their currency pounds.


OP: Notes can be done. But it is expensive to buy software that lets you edit word/ excel documents. So your notes will be in the basic notepad format.

If you dont need email and a media player on the go you may be better off with your old phone, a paper notepad and stay out of contract.
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Hmm. I think I understand your idea but I just don't think a Curve would fit the bill for a "note-taker" at school (unless you're a fiend at typing on those small keyboards). Mind you, I type a LOT on my curve (probably because I am finally free to do so with ease compared to all the other phones I've had that didn't have full keyboards). I'd suggest an "ultra-portable" class of laptop for school note-taking tasks personally. These are 12" and smaller screens with no CD-ROM drive. They usually are pretty light weight and get very good battery life but are probably more suited to lots of typing (usually with both hands and all your fingers).
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ok, yeh,
iam actually getting a laptop anyway, its just they offered me this deal, and i like gadgets.
But I will just leave it. I only need a phone to call people and text anyway, although I do like the idea of using a qwerty keyboard to text ppl.

thanks for the help tho
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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if ur in the uk and its on o2 thats a crap deal for 65 amonth i get 1200 minutes 1000 text unlimited data and free calls from saturday till monday night plus i get phone insurance and international traveller service
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yeh, it is 02, but. thats like double the price. I will be in uni, so the cheaper the better really.
I will wait until I have all my loans thru and stuff, and then see.
Iam in no rush really.

thanks for all your help
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