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Old 03-17-2005, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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but i dont know which provide i should get.

bell: CDMA, 100mb cap/month, but no tcp/ip 60 bucks "unlimited data"

rogers: GSM, 25mb cap/month, tcp/ip capability 60 bucks "unlimited data", connection is extremely strong everywhere in ontario

telus: identical to bell, but havent had any good luck with them.

myself personally, I'd really like to sign up w/ rogers, but 25mb cap a month isnt gonna cut it for me. When Rogers will increase the cap to 50mb cap a month?

i mainly want to use the blackberry for msn, email, and web-usage.

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Old 03-19-2005, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rogers will be making some changes to make room for unconventional uses on the bb as everyones usage is going to go up with the new 4.0 software. that is rogers only disadvantage to Bell. Other than that Rogers is teh win.
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Check out the Telus MIKE network 7520. I've been rolling these out at work and love them. They have great features (screen brightness, speakerphone, headset bluetooth, etc) and quality of the network is simply amazing. Personally, I use the 7510, also on the MIKE network. It's the older version that the 7520 just replaced. I get reception in tons of places no other cell phones work, including the basement of the parking garage at work.

It's also iDEN, meaning you get amazing tcp/ip functionality.


Since the 7520 just came out and the 7510 was just recently discontinued by Telus, you may be able to find a 7510 in some stores for very little money. The final week or so it was on sale, Telus was giving it away for free with a 3 year contract.
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If you go anywhere in Ontario that's not a major centre, mike is not the way to go. The Blackberry is reliant on the mike network for data...if you want msn, rogers way to go, want reliable email and internet without overages, Bell.
Tough choice, depends on your lifestyle.
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If you go anywhere in Ontario that's not a major centre, mike is not the way to go. The Blackberry is reliant on the mike network for data...if you want msn, rogers way to go, want reliable email and internet without overages, Bell.
Tough choice, depends on your lifestyle.
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I don't know how size is calculated by these service providers. In the US with Tmobile, I get around 50 emails a day and frequently use the web and have never gone over 2 MB per month as reflected on the bill.
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Don't forget you can solve the MSN problem (instant messaging, etc) with Bell just by paying a flat $10-$20 per month extra for a 3rd party BES/MDS hosting service.
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