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i was trying to make a decision between the 8125 and the 8700c.my original intent was to go with the 8125 and monitor ebay auctions,as well as access my email and browse a few other websites.so i picked up the 8125,and so far im not impressed.i have the 30 day grace and was wondering how the 8700c compares to the 8125.i went to the cingular store to ask them about the 8700c and they told me that i wouldnt be able to surf the web with it,but i might be able to get to a few sites such as espn.com and a few others.well,for the monthly plan for the 8700c,will i be that limited?basically email only?.my email is from aol.any thoughts?comments?
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I'm a TMobile user, so I do not know much about the Cingular plans. However, I am able to browse the Internet with my 8700c (unlocked for tmobile) with no problems. There are very few sites that give me issues. The EDGE network also makes surfing the web on my phone very "do-able". It is much faster than GPRS.

Once again the retail store sales people do not know the product they are selling!!
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THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE.I ACTUALLY CALLED THE CINGULAR STORE I picked up the 8125 from,and they gave me the same info you did.it was a different store that gave it a bad rap.plus,i only have used the 8125 1 day,and if i surf the web and then pull out the keyboard and surf,sometimes it hangs up.thanks again for the reponse.(sorry for the caps)
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Hey there! Sorry about your recent purchase. A little info about me, I am a Retail Sales Manager for Cingular Wireless in North Carolina. I have had my Blackberry 8700c since its arrival and know somethings about the 8125 as well. So hopefully I can help.

Does anyone remember the audiovaux phones that Cingular carried not to long ago the SMT 5600? Does it remind you of the 8125 at all? It sure does for me. I have never liked windows mobile versions as they dont seem very user friendly. They seem to have issues very similar to the Treo 650 as well.

I first used blackberry's a year ago or so and who ever told you about that blackberry should be fired on the spot. It is unfortunate that there are reps that know this little about the high end phones. YOU CAN BROWSE THE INTERNET, but at this time many users are having trouble accessing the ebay site. A simple search on EBAY will provide you with several threads started here.

There are two different browsers that you will get with a standard BIS data package, a normal browser and a cingular browser. The cingular browser will not display pages correctly, unlike the standard browser (Blackberry Browser).

The Cingular 8125, and 2125 for that matter, have not impressed me and until Cingular revamps there windows mobile devices, I will be sticking with my BB.

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I completely agree with you Corey. After having several PPC's, including the SMT5600, and doing hundreds of soft resets, I've been very happy with my 8700. Although I will saw that the PPC's are slowly getting better. WM5 is an improved OS but still not comparable to BB reliability and general usability.

Alot of people, me included, think that a pretty screen, high resolution and touch screen makes for a easier to use device. After using the 8700 for awhile now, I can't imagine going back to a PPC again.
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thanks corey and brandon.im going to put the 8125 back in the box and exchange it for the 8700c tomorrow.ill let you guys know how i make out.
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hey corey

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"The cingular browser will not display pages correctly, unlike the standard browser (Blackberry Browser)"


they are supposed to be two different browsers, one wap<cingular one>and the other full html<BB browser>

so its not that they dont display correctly, its the design of the browser, wap vs html....
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so with the 44.95 monthly subscription,i will be getting both browsers?
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Yes.....I know. But I like to simplify things for people because they may not understand things the way you do.

I am aware that the WAP browser will only display WAP sites and therefore has no real possibility of ever displaying a HTML site such as www.cingular.com. Thanks for the heads up again though....


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so with the 44.95 monthly subscription,i will be getting both browsers?
Correct. You will get both browsers. One will be a Cingular Browser (WAP version) and the other a Blackberry Browser (HTML)

As for your PM I dont think there is a way that that account mail can be pulled to your BB. Just a quick search on the account provider should pull up multiple threads with possible workarounds. Good luck
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Yes.....I know. But I like to simplify things for people because they may not understand things the way you do.

I am aware that the WAP browser will only display WAP sites and therefore has no real possibility of ever displaying a HTML site such as www.cingular.com. Thanks for the heads up again though....


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you are so giddy....its lovely to read ... have a great day
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well,i had the 8125 for about 48 hours,and just returned with my new 8700c.its charging now.and i cant believe the price..$200 after a 50.00 rebate? thats 100. cheaper than the 8125.really looking forward to using the 8700,but ill have to wait till morning.
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