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Old 08-21-2006, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking to pick up the BB 8700G. have a few questions. please help :]

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im looking to pick up the 8700 g tomorrow. im basically using it for webbrowser and AIM.

how is AIM? i heard IM+ is good but you pay $50 for it. also will it load all my contacts? i have over 250 people on AIM and i heard some only load 20 ppl.

is web browsing fast? how is tmobiles internet service?

also unlimited webbrowsing surfing for blackberry is $30 a month right? and does it work wherever you have reception? i live in nyc so im guessing it wouldnt be a problem.. i commute an hour a day each way to work so i wouldnt mind using a blackberry to surf the net and chat with my friends. any answers will be greatly appreciated. thank you

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Old 08-21-2006, 12:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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for AIM try Ramble, its free and works very well.

The web browsing on EDGE is pretty fast and should suffice any needs you have on a mobile device.

I personally find T-Mobile very good, with coverage.

as for pricing, its $30 unlimited as a standalone plan, $20 as a voice add on. Now if you plan on using a BES its an add of $10 per month to either plan.
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i thought Tmobile's BB plan was $20?
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whats BES? curious
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$20 is cheap as hell for unlimited internet anywhere i get reception. i live in nyc so ill probably have very little to no dead zones. also the train i take is overground and not underground, so ill definitely have reception. great plan. can an unlocked 8700g work with tmobiles $20 voice add on plan? or should i pick it up from tmobile.
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whats BES? curious

BES = BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Lots of threads here about BES. Do a search you'll find lots of informative info.
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If you're thinking of the following things:

- T-Mobile
- AIM
- Web Browsing

I recommend a Sidekick II. While BBs are awesome, they're only average when it comes to Instant Messaging. Whereas, an SKII is designed for exactly what you're looking for.

Just a suggestion...
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not a big fan of SKIII.
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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But you're not looking for a BlackBerry - you are looking for a more consumer/AIM friendly device! You may be very disappointed with the BlackBerry.
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