BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-26-2004, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Should I buy a Blackberry?

Please Login to Remove!

I have a Motorola c350 which is on its way out so I was thinking about buying a Blackberry is it worth it and could I please have pros and cons.

And are they unlocked easily to all networks?
Offline  
Old 09-27-2004, 12:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 12
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The thing I'm finding out is unlike a smart phone the bb service is pretty darn expensive if your company doesn't help out. For example most carriers will require you to have a voice plan, a data plan, and if you want TRUE push email you must have a BES plan. If you don't get a BES plan you will not have a wireless sync with your email/calendar/etc; Mark R has a ton of GREAT threads to read starting with FAQ. I'm in the same boat as you, It just seems everytime I think I get this figured out I have to sign up for another plan. (more money)

It would be nice if a carrier could just offer one plan one price and it includes everything they advertise the unit can do. No small print....
Offline  
Old 09-27-2004, 12:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
Tom
Admin & Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, On, Canada
Model: 9800
OS: 3.1415926
PIN: UnDisclosed
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 5,268
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 105 Times in 25 Posts
Default Re: Should I buy a Blackberry?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SHAKIRALOVER
I have a Motorola c350 which is on its way out so I was thinking about buying a Blackberry is it worth it and could I please have pros and cons.

And are they unlocked easily to all networks?
Blackberries are unlocked only by a few companies, as they are fairly difficult, the cost is roughly $100 usd...

Read the threads on the board.. there are a ton of useful threads.
Offline  
Old 09-27-2004, 09:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
martin_j001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Model: none
OS: s60
Carrier: Nokia e71 on ATT
Posts: 366
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I use the Blackberry 7510 from Nextel, and find that the plan for it includes all the services you need to use a blackberry. Unlike the other service providers, Nextel's service provides a "built in" MDS, so you can get email push, web browsing, and all the good stuff right out of the box. The unlimited data plan is $49.99/mo ($44.99 if you get a voice plan too). Its not a bad deal, considering the costs with other service providers add up to the same amount, if not more than this (as James Bond 007 pointed out). Good luck.

Jeff
Offline  
Old 09-27-2004, 02:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Mark Rejhon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Model: Bold
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 4,870
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hi!

One of the many excellent resources to determine whether to buy a BlackBerry is the BlackBerry FAQ link -- which I am now hereby contributing to this thread for fellow newcomers who may still be exploring information, the link is below:
__________________
Thanks,
Mark Rejhon
Author of XMPP extension XEP-0301:
www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0301.html - specification
www.realjabber.org - open source
Offline  
Old 09-27-2004, 02:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 690
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Nextel: National free incoming blackberry plan: 99.99 usd 300 min outgoing, includes everything.

AT&T: Unlimited blackberry plan 49.99 + voice plan 39.99 or higher = 89.98 - $5 off the BB plan for a voice plan = 84.98 (does not include BES)

T-Mobile; Unlimited bb plan 29.99 + voive plan 39.99 or higher = 69.98 (does not include BES)

That's all the companies I deal with that have blackberry's at the moment. It does get pricey, there's no doubt there, but the pro's outweigh the money, check out mark's FAQ's they are a wonderful asset and tool for new comers and veterans alike.
__________________
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...lyptic_Sig.jpg

Please use the Search feature to find a quick answer.

[url]htt
Offline  
Old 09-27-2004, 02:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 690
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Nextel: National free incoming blackberry plan: 99.99 usd 300 min outgoing, includes everything.

AT&T: Unlimited blackberry plan 49.99 + voice plan 39.99 or higher = 89.98 - $5 off the BB plan for a voice plan = 84.98 (does not include BES)

T-Mobile; Unlimited bb plan 29.99 + voive plan 39.99 or higher = 69.98 (does not include BES)

That's all the companies I deal with that have blackberry's at the moment. It does get pricey, there's no doubt there, but the pro's outweigh the money, check out mark's FAQ's they are a wonderful asset and tool for new comers and veterans alike.
__________________
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...lyptic_Sig.jpg

Please use the Search feature to find a quick answer.

[url]htt
Offline  
Old 09-27-2004, 02:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 690
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Nextel: National free incoming blackberry plan: 99.99 usd 300 min outgoing, includes everything.

AT&T: Unlimited blackberry plan 49.99 + voice plan 39.99 or higher = 89.98 - $5 off the BB plan for a voice plan = 84.98 (does not include BES)

T-Mobile; Unlimited bb plan 29.99 + voive plan 39.99 or higher = 69.98 (does not include BES)

That's all the companies I deal with that have blackberry's at the moment. It does get pricey, there's no doubt there, but the pro's outweigh the money, check out mark's FAQ's they are a wonderful asset and tool for new comers and veterans alike.
__________________
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...lyptic_Sig.jpg

Please use the Search feature to find a quick answer.

[url]htt
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.