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Old 11-08-2005, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a 7100T. While I love the email access, I cannot stand using the device as a telephone as the voice quality is so poor, and it crashes semi-frequently in the middle of discussions. I've had T-Mobile replace it several times, but it's really not getting any better.

I'm seriously considering switching to an 950 as it's a whole lot smaller and seems to be a tightly designed email only device that's able to have email pushed direct to it, and can sync with my Outlook calendar.

Who is still providing the Mobitex network service? Can I purchase service directly from Velocita Wireless or must I go through SkyTel?? Also, I don't have an Enterprise Server in my officer, so I need some sort of webclient to make this useful, although if forced to I could probably just have all emails forwarded to the BlackBerry's email address.

Thanks so much.
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Mobitex is now owned by Velocita.
You know that it is only available in North America and uses AA batteries (no charger). Not many of them around. RIM now sells a 5790, which is an e-mail only device on Velocita/Mobitex.
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. . .I'm seriously considering switching to an 950 as it's a whole lot smaller and seems to be a tightly designed email only device that's able to have email pushed direct to it, and can sync with my Outlook calendar.

Who is still providing the Mobitex network service? Can I purchase service directly from Velocita Wireless or must I go through SkyTel?? Also, I don't have an Enterprise Server in my officer, so I need some sort of webclient to make this useful, although if forced to I could probably just have all emails forwarded to the BlackBerry's email address.

Thanks so much.
We still have RIM 950's and 957's with Earthlink. They don't sell the devices anymore but will get a device provisioned. You can pick-up 950's on Ebay.
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I don't mind the North America only restriction, nor is the battery issue a huge one for me, I'm out of the office enough that it's easier for me to carry an extra AA in my briefcase.

What I'm looking to avoid is anything larger than a small Sony Ericsson candybar type phone. I was looking into the SK65, but I think I'm giving up on all in one functionality in favor of a smaller phone and separate, smaller, email only device.

Thanks for the Earthlink tip. I've heard rumors that Cingular is still able to sell the Mobitex servce from one rep while another told me that Cingular will not service anything that isn't GSM. I'll look into this a bit more.

I've purchased an Internet Edition 950 on Ebay for about $20 with the shipping. I'll play with it a bit and see where I go from there.
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Take NJ's suggestion 1. the 5790 is a Java based device 2. its current product should you require support or replacement 3. it offers a rechargable battery.
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Mobitex is now owned by Velocita.
You know that it is only available in North America and uses AA batteries (no charger). Not many of them around. RIM now sells a 5790, which is an e-mail only device on Velocita/Mobitex.
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Tell us what you find with the 950, i'm actually thinking of getting one myself and want to know if it is possible to still use it!
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