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Old 12-08-2004, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe this is old news to everyone, but I just saw it in the Wall St. Journal this morning. Apparently, if you rent a car from AVIS, they give you a free BlackBerry. It looks like the 6750. Apparently you complete 1 rental agreement, get the BB have to pay a $35 activation fee and then the unlimited e-mail of $29.99/month contract for a year or a $200 early term fee. Does not say who the provider is, but I have to assume Verizon, Sprint, or Earthlink. I doubt Verizon because they don't have $29.99 unlimited data unless this is a special deal.

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Old 02-01-2005, 08:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's a 6710. GSM/GPRS.
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Interesting - do you know who the provider is? T-Mo?

edit: If I had been a little more observant, I would have looked at the picture more closely and seen GPRS under the signal meter and not 1X.
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I checked the Avis web site and it said 6710 on it It says you have to sign a 12 month agreement, but not with who!
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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This also works with Avis Canada, you get a 6750 from Bell but have to sign up for the unlimited plan.
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Old 02-04-2005, 03:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The one I saw did not give the device number and in fact even said 'device subject to change'. Did not really seem like that good of a deal to me.
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Old 02-06-2005, 11:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I noticed this today also. The free colour bb from telus seems better.
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