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Old 11-17-2005, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been using one since 1998. The first device I had was a RIM 850.

What I can't remember is whether it was Bell South was re-selling the service through Rogers or if Rogers had their own DataTAC network at that time. Does anyone know/remember how Rogers first offered the service?
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Rogers never had a datatac network. Rogers operates a Mobitex network, as did Bell South.
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've been using one since 1998. The first device I had was a RIM 850.
I started with a RIM950 in the summer of 1999, and I've been carrying a BlackBerry ever since. Since the 850, I've had a 957 and a 5800. I'm waiting for the 8700, or its 1X/CDMA version.

I almost switched away from BlackBerry to Treo last week (frustrated by the lack of mac or linux support after all these years) but the combination of Treo's move from PalmOS to WinCE and its lack of good push support for email made me stick with BlackBerry for another round.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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About 4 months now. I had to buy one on my own because my employer is too cheap. I figure its the cost of doing business. This way I can also do business on the side with it and not feel guilty...as well as trolling bbforums from work

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Old 11-17-2005, 12:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i have been using mine for alomost a year and a half and i am loving it
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have been using mine for about 2 years now. I CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've been using one since the 850/957/6280 (Rogers) and now the 7510 (Telus)
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Rogers never had a datatac network. Rogers operates a Mobitex network, as did Bell South.
My bad, I think it was a 950, not a 850 I had...such a long time ago.

I went from the 950 to 957, 6710, 7230, 7100, 7290....and soon a 8700

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Can't remember if it was the 857 or 957, but my company signed up when the first ones became available. I remember we had the option of the 57 series or the 50's (pager sized)....funny, only one person had the 850/950 model...what a retard. Get my 8700 next week...it'll be my fifth model..i think??
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Only a few weeks with this one, but I had a 7100r for about 6 months a year or so ago.


Yes, I'm a blackberry noob.
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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funny, only one person had the 850/950 model...what a retard.
Careful. I liked the 950 much better than the 957. The 957 keyboard was too flat and hard to type on -- it was not until they started raising the keys a little more (62XX, 67XX, 72XX, 77XX series) to be more similiar to the 950.
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Careful. I liked the 950 much better than the 957. The 957 keyboard was too flat and hard to type on -- it was not until they started raising the keys a little more (62XX, 67XX, 72XX, 77XX series) to be more similiar to the 950.
I did have a few colleagues who prefered the 950 because of its size as well. They found the 957 too big.
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I've had my 7280 ever since it came out. Upgrading to the 8700 ASAP. Friggin' sweet!
can't imagine life without it....all those people....all "disconnected" and whatnot......makes me sick
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've been using a 7290 from Cingular (BES) since April 2005, and i just got a 7100t from T-mobile (non BES)
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I got my BB of ebay 2 weeks ago! I sold me Tro650 this week. And I must say that I wish I would have gone right to the BB instead of waisting $350 on a device that iwas too fragile to carry in my environment. Anyway, I am learning and enjoying my BB.
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:09 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Been using one for about a year now. First the 7510 then the 7520. Can't live without it.
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:02 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I've been using the 7520 for about 6 months now.
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I started with a 7510 in December '04 when they went on massive sale for $100 and had the $100 pda credit.

Now I am on the 7520.

Funny thing is, I've broke 2 i90's and 2 i830's. I used the 7510 for almost a year before upgrading and that thing is still ticking, it even fell off a roof.
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I purchased my first BB on my 18th birthday in March of this year. It's still running somewhat strong for what I've done to it in the last nine months or so.
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