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Old 04-21-2005, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For all who have a BlackBerry with the phone option, do you carry another phone to use afterhours of after work? Some people in my office do this and I'm just wondering what something like this would cost.
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No, my company has us purchase our own plans, and gives us a $100 per month allowance. I think I'm spending about $6 per month of my own money to use it all the time.
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I have a kyocera slider that can be used for after hours convo's. However, I have a plan with Cingular that includes rollover minutes and free mobile to mobile calling (Cingular mobile #'s Only). I have around 2,000hrs rolled over since all of my friends are with Cingular.
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Im thinking of getting an "afterhours" hand set for times when I dont want to carry my Berry. If the price is too outrageous I'll just have to deal with the size. My point is if I go to a club/bar, or golf corse, concert, etc...I may not want to carry my Berry, but still utilize my voice plan. I have T-Mobil voice and BB plan
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My Blackberry is my "after hours" (and personal) phone. Work provides me with a non-Blackberry Nextel.
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My Cingular-Blue Blackberry 7290 is my personal PDA/cellphone. My wife and I do not have a landline into our home. We use a videophone plugged into our router and TV.

Our employers provide us with a desktop phone/TTYs and a PC workstations.

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I have one number and multiple handsets. Most of the time I carry my 7100t as it is pretty reasonable size. However, on the golf course (unless I am skipping out on work and want to respond so no one knows I am away) I move my SIM into another much smaller Nokia phone so I don't break/scratch my 7100t and also it is smaller and more manageable. The SIM technology was great for this type of versatility. In the past you had to call the provider and ask them to register the new serial number and Sprint started chargin $20 buck...that is when I left and moved to other providers.
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I have one number and multiple handsets. Most of the time I carry my 7100t as it is pretty reasonable size. However, on the golf course (unless I am skipping out on work and want to respond so no one knows I am away) I move my SIM into another much smaller Nokia phone so I don't break/scratch my 7100t and also it is smaller and more manageable. The SIM technology was great for this type of versatility. In the past you had to call the provider and ask them to register the new serial number and Sprint started chargin $20 buck...that is when I left and moved to other providers.
I do the same with my Nextel 7520. I take the sim out and use my i95 as a beater phone, when I dont want to rough up my BB. the only thing is taking the sim in and out of both phones gets to be a pain in the ***. I wish you could have a duplicate sim made.
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My Cingular-Blue Blackberry 7290 is my personal PDA/cellphone. My wife and I do not have a landline into our home. We use a videophone plugged into our router and TV.

Our employers provide us with a desktop phone/TTYs and a PC workstations.

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I want to know what you do for a living and have you hook my TV up like that LOL, because I don't use a landline either. Why should I? I got unlimited everything and pay enough $ that I don't need a landline.
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I want to know what you do for a living and have you hook my TV up like that LOL, because I don't use a landline either. Why should I? I got unlimited everything and pay enough $ that I don't need a landline.
What I do is irrelevant. If you are Deaf or Hard-of-hearing and know American Sign Language, you can get a free D-Link DVC-1000 videophone (and router). http://www.csdvrs.com/



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I am new to the BlackBerry and have had a mobile phone since mobile meant mounted to the car.

My BlackBerry is on a T-Mobile BB plan with only 60 mintues of talk time. My primary mobile phone is from Verizon Wireless with an annual bill equal to the GDP of a small third-world country.

I like the option of being able to talk on the phone and navigate any BB functionality I want or need.

I have to say however, that I also still carry my IPAQ 4355. I have too much info and third-party apps on it to switch. After being a BB user now for three weeks, I am definately addicted to the unit and I find it to be elegantly simple.

Some company needs to be smart enough to take a unit with the 7700 form factor and marry that with a Pocket PC with an SD card slot and I couldn't think of a better all around PDA/Messaging device. A combination of the hardware design of the BlackBerry with the functionality and expandability of the Pocket PC would be hard to beat.

I would still carry my VZW phone, but I would sell my IPAQ in a NY minute.
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I still have the Nokia phone that the 7100g replaced (both company issued), but the form factor of the 7100g is small enough that it just makes sense to use the BB all the time.
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