Originally Posted by Mattyspin
hey everyone, this is my first post on this site
Yay for me
nickbee is my buddy.
i have a little dilemma that i need your help with
i got a new service plan (family plan) with my mom about 4 months ago. the service plan does not allow me to purchase a BB for a discounted price. i would like to purchase a new BB for less than the $450 that Cingular charges for the 8700c
some people have suggested ebay or craigslist.
i have concerns with using ebay or craigslist if they don't come with warranties. the only thing is that Cingular charges waaaaaaaay too much for these pieces of junk and nickbee won't sell me his old blackberry (before he got his pearl) b/c he says his old 7100t (i'd get it unlocked) isn't useful as a phone.
so basically, do you guys recommend i bite the bullet and shell out 2 months salary on a BB at full price? also, do you guys agree that the 7100t is not useful as a phone? please help me out. i'm a virgin at this stuff lol
I never used a 7100t so I can't provide any feedback on it.
However, I have a 8700g and it works well with TMO. I would believe the 8700c would work well as well.
If I could make 19k a month, I would not even attempt to consider the $450.
I make way lower than 19k a month, and I purchased a TMO branded 8700g (without contract) without even thinking it would be expensive.
If you need it and can afford it, buy it.
If you can't afford it, may be you should move on something cheaper.
By the way, just like takeshi has mentioned, you might need to add a BB data plan.
If you are one of those people who just want a BB because "it is cool, and look great, and i can email blah blah blah" but do not want to add a BB data plan, may be it is not for you. anyhow, it is your choice. you know what works for you or not.
However, I will make a note to myself, if I see any posting from you regarding "can I use my bb without data plan?", I will refer you back to this post. LOL.