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Old 04-28-2006, 07:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am forced in getting a BBerry after fighting it for years...
Question is, which one should I get?
I will only need it for data/email as I will keep my existing cell phone, money is not an object and want the simplest to use. I work on wall street and my attention is reqcuired 24/7 and the main thing for me is not style but ease of use and somewhat flexibility. I also hear that some models surf the internet and wouldnt mind such a feature given that i spend endless hours flying (hence plenty of time to kill).
Very keen on hearing which one you reckon I should buy...
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It all depends on what carrier you are thinking about. Generally a good rule of thumb is that the newer models will have the better features (usually, not always)
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Always, always, always choose the carrier that offers you the best coverage for your area as well as your travels if it pertains to you. Then choose based on their selection of BB's. The latest and greatest BB won't do you any good if your coverage suffers.
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i will be using it throughout the world (us, europe, asia, australia mainly) and which carrier is not an issue.
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Yes, it is an issue. Which carrier works best at your home, on your commute and in your office. If you are traveling outside of North America, you must use either Cingular or T-Mobile. You need to find out which carrier will work best for where live and work.
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thanks. well then between those two carriers which one would u reccomend? i live and work 80% of the time in NYC and BOSTON. the rest overseas.
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NYC is harsh territory. The tall buildings create a mess with all of the carriers, even Verizon.

I would (seriously) ask co-workers and fellow travelers. T-Mobile is definitely less expensive (sounds like cost is not an object). We have lots of folks with both carriers in NYC - can't speak about Boston.

Cingular is generally considered to have better US coverage, and T-Mobile has fantastic roaming agreements outside of the US (Cingular's are pretty good too, since they bought AT&T Wireless).

I've had T-Mobile for years - since before BlackBerrys - because of their international coverage. And they work domestically for me. YMMV. Consult owner's manual. Void where prohibited by law.

Sorry - just trying to say there is really no clear decision...
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**cough..Cingular..cough**
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for example: which one is best for europe (ams, mil, lon, cph, cdg)? and does either work in south africa? (have a biz trip later on this yr)
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I'd go with T-Mobile. Their data plans are reasonable and their customer service has been really good except a few issues I have to get ironed out with them.
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