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Old 11-01-2007, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well, hey everyone, first of all, im new here, my name is mario. i wanna get the blackberry 7290 from ebay, and i am gonna buy it. my carrier is cingular, now att, and i was wondering one big thing, i have a 3g simcard. will it work? can i still use its functions normally? and one more thing, how is the internet? is it good looking? are pages like myspace wattered down? thx for ur help in advance.
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Forums.

no 3G on US devices, nope.

You will need a data plan for full internet.
What do I need a Data Plan for? - BlackBerryFAQ

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well, i have all that data plan stuff. i have unlimited internet and text. so i cant use a 3g simcard?
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Yes you can use your 3G sim card but you WILL NOT have 3 G service
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And there is a good long thread here on the Forum about accesssing MySpace, they just made some changes for BB or something.

EDIT: here ya go: RIM Introduces Facebook For BlackBerry
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thx dude. one more thing, will it be as fast as 3g though?
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No. Not even close. Depending on service in the area you are in you will get EDGE service at best.
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hmmm....well, is it worth about $100? is edge good though?
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Yes it is good. But I would not recommend a BB for primary browsing. It is great in total (i.e. email, chat, phone, contacts, etc.).

I have used the tethered modem option to FTP small files from my laptop to a server without any major issue or delay. I will go back to tethering when 3G is available.
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ok, last question. i promise. lol, 7290 or 7100g ?
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ok, last question. i promise. lol, 7290 or 7100g ?
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If your main purpose will be browse the internet on your BB, try to get at least a 8700g or c. Better screen. The 7100 screen is horrible in even cloudy sunlight.

If you are buying off eBay, please read this, and be warned...
Buying a BlackBerry off eBay - BlackBerryFAQ

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... at the very least consider the keyboard. Many, many people dislike the SureType keyboard. Like other posts say, if you can afford it, or find it get yourself an 87XX model.

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