Originally Posted by southwestcomm
Nextel and Verizon have the strongest relationships with RIM actually.
My best advice is try a Blackberry from each carrier and decide which suits you the best for your needs.
The data speed on the Blackberry should not be much different between Sprint and Verizon. Both are CDMA carriers.
I agree with Southwest here, and thus probably why sprint bought nextel not just because of iden and such, but more for the business aspects. regardless, Sprint is great with the blackbery, i have the 7250, and just recently got it and love it. my bestfriend and I tested speeds on his (he has a verizon 7250) and they are the same.