10-02-2004, 01:15 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Providence, RI, US
Carrier: T-Mobile, US
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1) I've seen reception be so-so. My Nokia 6600, 6310i, 3660 and such tend to really latch onto towers really well though. Maybe I'm spoiled. I never found the RF to be particularly amazing on the 7230, though it held calls well.
My 7100 shows good signal strength. -79dBm on the desk in my home office. That's pretty good. -83dBm in my daytime office. I haven't had it unexpectedly drop a call, so who knows.
2) SureType absolutely will cut it. I was thinking the same thing, but last night while I was fidgeting with it in bed I realized that I wasn't fussing with the completion anymore.
I still don't like HEY and GET being transposed. I start a lot of IM's and emails with Hey! and sometimes it comes up Get! Hah! Regardless, it's learning and getting quite good. I found myself touch-typing a few words today.
T-Mobile tech support is useless until you hit Wireless Data Group Tier 3. They're varying degrees of incompetent all the way up to WDG 3. On the other hand, they're the nicest and most cheerful of the inept I've ever had to deal with, so I've actually loved being told "I don't know," by T-Mobile people, rather than outright lied to repeatedly by people at AT&T Wireless or Sprint PCS.
JPEG attachments not working and I haven't tried that. Nobody sends me attachments because I threaten to kick their shins blue if they send me the stupid picture of the week they got forwarded to them at work. Hah!
I'm sure T-Mobile will eventually get it figured out - as I mentioned in another post, they didn't get enough training on the Charm/7100 before launch, and are paying for it now.
Trial periods are for wusses! And T-Mobile is industry average. You could always buy one from CarbonSystems, they give 30 day trials on the BigBerry's and probably would on the 7100 too. Maybe not, I don't really know.
I will say that if you don't get used to SureType by the third day, you never will. And it's probably because you don't want to.