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Old 09-18-2006, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had two balckberrys and love them. My only complaint (and it is a big one) is that I have tremendous trouble hearing my phone calls when I use them.

My original BB was a 7230. I had trouble hearing on that phone and was convinced by t-mobile to upgrade to a 7290. Once again I have the same problem.

My contract is now over and I love the BB platform but I don't want to deal with another phone if I have trouble hearing.

I'm considering the 8700 or 8100.

Please tell me that BB has improved the volume levels on these phones. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Borrow one to try it out. 8700's are everywhere now. Mine is great and with BT even better.
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Hi, I JUST purchased my first Blackberry, an 8700g, last Thursday and I can tell you that the phone application is excellent. Calls are loud and crystal clear - so far much better than the T-Mobile MDA I've been using. Since it's my first BB I can't help in your comparison to the 7230/7290, but I'm sure others will advise.

I was debating whether to go for the Pearl or the 8700. The keyboard on the 8700 won me over, as well as the larger screen. I didn't like the 'plasticky' feel of the Pearl, but that's just my opinion. I'm sure it's got great call quality too.

Good luck!
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My 8700c never let me down. I had no troubles hearing phone calls and it worked perfectly for me. I ended up switching only because the size was too big for my small hands.
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My first and only experience has been the 8700c. I can honestly tell you I haven't second guessed my purchase at anytime.
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I have both a 7105t and the new Pearl. Call quallity and volume are outstanding on both.
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