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Old 12-09-2005, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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can you please give me some feedback on the speed of the internet via 8700c and TMO service. I think I am going this route very soon...

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Old 12-09-2005, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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can you please give me some feedback on the speed of the internet via 8700c and TMO service. I think I am going this route very soon...

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Unless the 8700c is unlocked, you'll get no speed on the internet via TMO service (don't think locked Cingular devices work on TMO).
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Old 12-09-2005, 02:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i should have said people in NYC with unlock 8700c on TMO.
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Old 12-10-2005, 10:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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my speed is awesome, i live in linden, right outside of staten island, gothels bridge, running on edge that is! way fast!! fully unlocked on tmo!!

enjoy it!!!

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Old 12-10-2005, 11:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Works great though EDGE coverage definitely varies by market on T-Mo since it's not fully implemented as I understand.
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Where is the best place to get an unlocked 8700c in terms of low costs.
EBay has some outrageous auctions now.
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find a cingular 8700c locked, then have adam from gsmphonesource unlock it for you...


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gsmphonesource unlocking ebay auction- buy it now

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i saw some unlocked ones on there going for $850 and 600!!!! CRAZY!!!!
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Old 12-10-2005, 03:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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eAccess has them for $549; gsmphonesource $45 for unlocking...
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Old 12-10-2005, 04:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Excuse my noob'ness, but I have a very basic question about an unlocked 8700c on T-Mo. Do you have a full HTML browser for use on T-Mo's network? What do you have to do to get a full HTML browser on this device?
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100 percent on tmo html browser, I am on there right now
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Old 12-10-2005, 04:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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How did the T-Mo HTML browser end up on your unlocked 8700c? Was this done over the air? Again, I'm brand new to BB. Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2005, 05:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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can you please give me some feedback on the speed of the internet via 8700c and TMO service. I think I am going this route very soon...

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I live in manhatten and I have gotten great speeds full EDGE network connection everywhere so far from the village all they upto 168th street. Have not traveled outside of Manhatten with my new 8700c/t yet, but will be going to socal next week I expect to have good results.

The combination of increased data rates with EDGE and the faster intel processor in the 8700c makes web browsing a TOTALLY different experience. Browsing the web is acutally possible and is no longer painfull!

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Yeah i have the 8700c in manhattan and i have edge on the whole island from washington heights down to B&H where i work. i just bought the phone full price from cingular for 450 without a contract and then had adam unlock it. Not to complicated of an issue. EDGE is a whole new world on tmobile!!!
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