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Old 11-26-2005, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have the older Motorola i1000plus handset with Nextel.
I want to keep the Nextel service and upgrade the handset.

I want the new handset to have:
1. QWERT keyboard
2. Web Browser
3. Email access
4. Address Book
5. Calendar
etc.


Plus, the usual:
a. Direct Connect
b. Free Unlimited incoming minutes
c. Free Nights and Weekends


The BlackBerry 7520 sounds like an option.


Do you agree?
Any suggestions?
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im waiting for the 8700 to come out with nextel then im gonna switch from the 7520 to the 8700. I would get the 7100 but i guess i can wait for the 8700 I liek the qwerty keyboard too.
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you need the listed features, then the 7520 is your ONLY option.
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Your experiences with the BB:
How is the Web access with Nextel?
Can you access yahoo / google?
Can you access yahoo mail / google mail?
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You might want to give the 7100i a chance - I just upgraded from an i860 and love it. If the keyboard is the only thing keeping you away, you might want to try it. Suretype is awesome, I have had no problems with it at all.
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Im waiting for the 8700 to come out with nextel then im gonna switch from the 7520 to the 8700. I would get the 7100 but i guess i can wait for the 8700 I liek the qwerty keyboard too.
Is there something you don't like about the 7520?
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You might want to give the 7100i a chance - I just upgraded from an i860 and love it. If the keyboard is the only thing keeping you away, you might want to try it. Suretype is awesome, I have had no problems with it at all.
I'll look into the 7100i.
The QWERT keyboard is important.
When I am not working/off, my substitute will use this handset.
The keyboard makes this easier.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tregrad
Im waiting for the 8700 to come out with nextel then im gonna switch from the 7520 to the 8700. I would get the 7100 but i guess i can wait for the 8700 I liek the qwerty keyboard too.
I wouldn't hold my breath on this one as it seems that iDEN may be going the way of the Dodo. Anything is possible, but as someone stated in another thread I am not too sure RIM will waste the time in developing something for a network that is being phased out. Now thats not to say that in a few years the 8700 will be available for Sprint which will then include all Nextel Customers completely.

Just my 2 cents......
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IDEN isnt going anywhere till 2010 even if it switches frequencys the 7520 has everything you are looking for full qwerty keyboard is the best I havent used 7100 yet but I would def recommend the 7520 been with nextel over ten years and best phone I have ever had
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2 follow-up questions on the BB 7520:

With my older Motorola i1000plus handset, I have basic 2-way messaging from Nextel.
This means my email address is [email address]

With the BB 7520, is the "Enterprise Messaging" required?

If I forward copies of my existing (Yahoo) emails to the BB, will that work?
How?
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The 7520 does not support sending text messages. You can receive them, but not reply or send. If you want to send a message you will need to address it as an Email or send it to phone#@teleflip.com.
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I'm with Dawg....7520 is the best.I think the 7100 is ugly....jmo
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7100i is ugly. Who needs backlight 24/7? I had 2 of those that I sold over ebay.

7520 is the best phone to meet your needs. I also had the 7100t (tmobile) prior to my BB7520, and it didn't even last one day with me, the suretype keys just doesn't work with me. I guess I always believe that form always follows function. I don't go for different themes and download ringers, and addon stuffs that enhances the basic of my BB. But that's me, I like things simple and defined and refined. Never fancy. Yuck!

I guess it all boils down really as to how you use it and in what environment. If you work in an environment where there is alot of noise (like in a construction field), then BB7520 is not for you. But if you are one of those people who emails 100 emails and up, then qwerty bb's will definitely filter out the rest of your options. Since there really are only 2 options with NEXTEL (not even gonna suggest a bb model that is not NEXTEL .. no point since you already metioned that you want to keep your service with NEXTEL.. *rolls her eyes*) ... I would definitely go with BB 7520
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jollymoe
I have the older Motorola i1000plus handset with Nextel.
I want to keep the Nextel service and upgrade the handset.
Whoa, talk about oldschool!
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... I guess it all boils down really as to how you use it and in what environment. ...
True.

I don't work in a noisy environment.
I do about 10 emails per day.
Not a lot, but I am on my feet all day long.
I am on my desktop for about 1 hour every 3 or 4 days.
Otherwise, I use a public PC.
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Catt i disagree on the construction point since thats what i do i think the 7520 is the best fit there since it is more rugged
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The 7520 does not support sending text messages. You can receive them, but not reply or send. If you want to send a message you will need to address it as an Email or send it to phone#@teleflip.com.
How do you receive messages on the BB 7520 ?
What sort of service do you need?
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People send text messages to you as normal. The unlimited data plan includes 100 text messages. If you receive more you can add a text messaging plan.
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With a BB 7520, it looks like I need to have separate
plans for voice and data from Nextel?

Correct?
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yes...I do believe that is true for all carriers as well....they are seperate plans
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