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Old 02-08-2006, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a client who's in agony over the decision between a Motorola MotoQ and a Blackberry. He's heard some anecdotal evidence that during Hurricane Rita, doctors with Blackberrys were able to get consistently reliable phone connections while plain cellular customers were not able to get reliable phone connections. I'm not aware that email was the main subject of these discussions but of course, it MIGHT have been.

Is there any technical reason that this should be so? Is this a "religious" battle or is there substance to the claim?

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Blackberry's use the same voice frequency as their cell brothers on that network... So a nextel phone and a nextel BB use the IDEN network. The only difference would be the signal strength per phone/device.

Now this is not to say that due to the fact the GOV'T was down for all these huricanes that their isn't some type of priority way of directing calls. That would ne so over my head.

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