09-17-2008, 01:29 PM
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At the risk of being accused of being a fan-boi:
1. I tether frequently. Got rid of a data card and replaced it with the BB. Did lose some speed of data transfer, but not so much that it bothered me.
2. What are you trying to do with "Running BB programs on laptop"? Some programs have desktop and/or web counterparts that allow tight data integration, even if they are not exactly the same program.
3. International calling is a breeze; I'm not sure why you would even expect that to be toll free.
4. You might consider a Freedom Wireless folding keyboard if you are a frequent texter/IMer/Emailer from a location where you are restricted to using a BB.