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Old 06-05-2005, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm curious to see what service is like in different places. A lot of clients are considering getting blackberrys, and it would be nice to have an idea of what other users are finding in terms of service.

Plus this will help us get to know each other a bit better

So:
Where are you located?
Which celular provider are you with?
What blackberry are you using?
In brief, how's the quality of their service? (ie: dropped calls, reception, network errors, etc)


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Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Just north of the city actually, in the suburbs)
I'm with Telus on the MIKE iDEN network.
Service so far is incredible. I have yet to find a place where my phone does not work. This includes underground parking garages and inside my basement appartment!
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San Jose, California area

Nextel, using BB7520.

With SQE 28-35 at home (tower about .3 miles away from home) and at work, Nextel coverage is great where I need it most. Other than that, it's fairly solid in the Bay Area. Out of the providers here, I'd rank it tied in third with SPCS, behind Verizon and Cingular.
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Foley, Alabama (30 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico)

Nextel is my carrier (currently carrying a Boost Tattoo i860 unlocked for nextel service)

BB7520 will be here wednesday via FedEx

Never had a problem with my nextel service in my area so far and hope to have as good of service with my new blackberry
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Richmond/Washington DC for a few weeks then Chicago for a few weeks, I alternate back and forth for my occupation.

I have a BlackBerry 7290 on Cingular. Cingular just plain sucks, that's the end of my statement on my carrier.
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Where are you located?

Brighton UK

Which celular provider are you with?

Vodafone

What blackberry are you using?

I had a 7100v up until 3 weeks ago, now I have the 7290

In brief, how's the quality of their service? (ie: dropped calls, reception, network errors, etc)

7100: I had 4 units over 6 months. Vodafone were pretty bad with support for this unit, especially as the first units seemed to have lots of problems. Shops and call centres didn't know anything about the 7100. Lots of dropped calls, lots of network errors, but this was probably down to the hardware and not the actuall network.

7290: Havent had any dropped calls, reception is very good and I've only lost my GPRS connection a couple of times.
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Old 06-05-2005, 04:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Greenville, South Carolina USA

I'm on Verizon CDMA with a 7250. So far the service has been great.
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Old 06-05-2005, 04:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Fort Myers, Florida
I'm using Nextel 7250
The service is great. Very happy with my Blackberry.
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Old 06-05-2005, 04:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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In Winter Garden, Florida (30 Minutes west of Orlando)

BB7510, love it

With Nextel, love their service overall. Only one problem with them in FIVE years. They lost a payment, but they kept my service on until it was resolved.
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Old 06-05-2005, 06:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Annapolis MD - Baltimore/Washington
7520 w/ Nextel
Coverage is great...very few dead spots
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Orlando, FL

Nextel 7520

Service with the BB far exceedw what any newer Nextel phone can provide....
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Atlanta Ga
Nextel 7520

A few glitches but no major problems I am very very happy with Nextel Wouldnt go anywhere else..
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Toronto, ON - Canada on the Robbers I mean Rogers Wireless network. Unfortunately the only GSM carrier with Blackberry's and a dedicated BB support dept. the CDMA carrier in Toronto offer a slim BB selection and the support is well awful.
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Old 06-05-2005, 08:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm in Dallas, Texas (The Lone Star State, Big Tex, Hot Dogs, Apple Pies, okay, you get the picture)

I have a 7290 w/Cingular Wireless and I've heard many complaints about them, yet luckily, I haven't had any problems...
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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NYC (mostly Brooklyn and Queens)
T-Mobile
Don't have the phone service on my 7230, but always in gprs mode and no real dead spots.

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Champaign, IL (home of the Fighting Illini).
Blackberry 7100t on T-Mobile
Never had any coverage issues. I travel from Champaign to Atlanta by car and find very few dead spots on the trip.
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Raleigh, NC
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Cingular Orange
Minor issues that were resolved quickly by CS
No dropped calls
BB unlimited plan 49.00
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Where are you located?
US, The Poconos Pennsylvania (PA)

Which celular provider are you with?
Nextel

What blackberry are you using?
7520

In brief, how's the quality of their service? (ie: dropped calls, reception, network errors, etc)
Service in the poconos at one point was ZERO. Moving from NY, it was hard to deal with and yet i still kept my service. In 2002, Nextel emerged some towers and IIRC all towers were up by late 2003. Service is spotty in the more mountain and valley areas (obviously), but overall the service is great .. and has improved greatly. i know all of the drop zones and they are in some odd areas, but regardless it isnt as bad as many dropped calls i experience in NJ and NY; i dont know why..
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Where are you located?
SE Michigan, about 30-40 mins out of Detroit

Which celular provider are you with?
T-Mobile

What blackberry are you using?
7100t

In brief, how's the quality of their service? (ie: dropped calls, reception, network errors, etc)
Quality is very high. Hardly ever drop calls and my receptions rarely goes past 85.
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Where?
Also SE Michigan, near Howell, which is between Detroit and Lansing.

Which provider?
Nextel - County phone and the DC is a neccesity

Which BB?
7520

Quality of service?
Great. We've been with Nextel for over 5 years and it's getting better. There are a few "dead" spots, but not too bad. We have trouble in the office because of the building structure but will have a BDA installed shortly that will take care of both the Nextel phones and our 800 mhz radios which also have problems with signals.
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Dallas

T-Mobile

Service has been outstanding.
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