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Old 06-06-2006, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi..I'm going to get a blackberry soon for the first time. To be honest, I really want to get something like the 7290. Basic yet color---I'm going to use it for email as well as internet..i don't necessarily need it as a phone as well unless the price is cheaper that way.

Any deals do people know about? Where should I buy the blackberry and the plan? should I go to a retail store; internet; on the phone?

I want the blackberry for basic needs..don't need anything fancy

Let me know! Thanks!

Old 06-06-2006, 11:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If your going to use your BlackBerry to browse the web you may want to consider the 7250 vs the 7290. The 7250 is broadband capable (EVDO) while the 7290 is not. In my eyes, the devices are basically the same except for this feature. Choosing the 7250 (Sprint, Verizon, etc) would also force you to use a different carrier than the 7290 (Cingular, T-Mobile, etc).

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Old 06-07-2006, 01:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Every thead like this always asks "what BB should I get", but you NEED to choose your service provider first. You've decided to get a BB, great, but almost every service offers BB plans. Choose the service provider that has the greatest coverage first, then have fun choosing your BB.
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Make sure you check out the coverage maps for the areas you will be in the most. I found that one service provider provided better coverage in one area and then it sucked at another. so I really just had to choose based on where I would be longer, the blackberries offered and all that jazz. So there are a bunch of factors that are going to be your personal preference, not really something we can weigh in :D

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Like the others have stated, go with the provider the has the best coverage in the area you will be in. When you do get your device, check and make SURE you are getting the coverae that is advertised. After the trial period, you are stick so choose and check carefully!

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Definitely pick your carrier first based on coverage. Most carriers have comparable Blackberry models in their offferings.
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