Originally Posted by rollerbones
Anybody have experiences with both on what they like better or worse? I heard that we would use less data then the iPhone? Any truth to that?
I had the first iphone and went to the iphone4. I kept it for 2 days and returned it. I was not impressed. The only difference in the things I care about was speed and not enough to commit to a new contract. But the other major thing was that the new data plan seemed to start calculating data differently. When I had unlimited, I averaged 30MB a month. With the new data plan, I saw my usage escalate even on the old phone. Last month, I was up to 90MB. I believe it is because the iphone wifi turns itself off when the phone is sleeping, so incoming mail gets charged to data. I don't know whether this is due to the latest OS or what. But, I sure got ticked off that I could not get an official answer anywhere. I observed for myself the wifi turning on after I woke the phone up and was already downloading mail.
Anyway, someone said that the Blackberry uses less data and the wifi works better. So, when I saw the Torch, I decided to return to Blackberry. The major pluses for me are the voice dailing, the actual keys for send and end call and the slideout keyboard. My biggest irritation with the iphone was the fact that I would constantly dial people just because I touched the screen in the wrong spot. I accidentally called my nephew while he was in France and called my best friend while she was in Hawaii at 5am. I am hopeful that I won't be doing that accidental dialing anymore.
The only thing that I'm not as happy with on the Blackberry is the email display - I got used to the always-on graphics on my iphone and being able to see my Outlook folders - all of them. that came in handy when I had to access a document that was in one of the folders on my Exchange server.
My other major gripe with the Blackberry "service" is that the extra charge for BES is ridiculous. These days, Exchange is available for personal use. I get mine through godaddy. They provide BES, but I'm not about to pay an extra $25 to ATT per month to be able to use it. I have asked them to please get BES express so I can use it with the BIS service.
So far, I'm much happier to be back on Blackberry and hope that I will continue to be so - I know I would be if I could get godaddy to implement the BES Express.