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Old 04-17-2006, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For those who have tested both 8700C & 8700G are there any differences?

Deciding between Cingular or Tmobile, dropping Sprint ASAP.
Any info on either carrier & devise is appreciated!
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Choose whichever carrier works best at home, at work and at play.

Then choose the device they sell.

No magic or words of wisdom....
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Choose whichever carrier works best at home, at work and at play.

Then choose the device they sell.

No magic or words of wisdom....
I agree I have both and they are about the same. One thing that I like on T mobile (untill Cingular gets done with the new BIS) is the BIS of T mobile that replies with the proper email address without any additional software.
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Yes...because the jets are the best.....
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes...because the jets are the best.....
And that says it all.
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One thing that I like on T mobile (untill Cingular gets done with the new BIS) is the BIS of T mobile that replies with the proper email address without any additional software.
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NEXTEL are you taking notes yet?

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LOL. I doubt they are. They don't even know what is going to happen to them in the next year.
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one of you should change your logo, it's making it hard to distinguish between the two of you!! But ya, NJBB said it best, if you spent any time at all reading these boards, you'll realize that everybody will have a different opinion on this issue but ultimately it's very personal because nobody lives and drives exactly where you do and so their experience will be different./
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one of you should change your logo, it's making it hard to distinguish between the two of you!! But ya, NJBB said it best, if you spent any time at all reading these boards, you'll realize that everybody will have a different opinion on this issue but ultimately it's very personal because nobody lives and drives exactly where you do and so their experience will be different./
Oh common, they are diferent at least they are not the same exact avatar and NJBlackBerry is a lot ore distinguished than me. And you are right. As a user of both networks (concurently for over 5 years) I can make pros and cons for each one and it definatly dpends on the user's pref.
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Okay, one thing that immediately jumps out at me is the separate mailboxes available to me on the 8700g. To explain, on the home screen I have the Messages icon (same as with my unlocked 8700c) which takes me to all messages (3 email accounts and MMS/SMS). But I also have separate mailbox icons corresponding to each account I've setup on T-mobile's BIS. Even better, when I mouse over each mailbox, I can see how many unread messages I have in each account.

This is especially nice because I can quickly view all email only in my business, personal or "junk" accounts. This is something I was never able to achieve with my unlocked 8700c on T-Mo and is really nice for organizing my messages.

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I have the 8700c and I just picked up the 8700g today. The one thing I don't like is that T-Mo doesn't support Hotmail. Why is that?
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I just noted that in another thread but the bad part is that if they were in just one, you would have to go to each one untill you open the one with messages as there is no indication which one has them. Like I said in the other post, they realy should have done the same as in the Zen theme where a red star shows next to the message folder.
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I just noted that in another thread but the bad part is that if they were in just one, you would have to go to each one untill you open the one with messages as there is no indication which one has them.
Actually, as you scroll over each mailbox you see the number of unread messages at the bottom of the screen (next to the mailbox description). Though it would be better if each icon changed to reflect new messages, that way you wouldn't have to scroll to each mailbox to see where your new messages are.

Am I right that this wasn't available in the 8700c or was I missing something?
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teh 8700c only has one message box. The zen theme fixed that. I never paid attention to the bottom. I have to look at it now when I get messages on the g. thanks for the tip.
Edit: Nice. I also downloaded teh clean theme whcih made things a bit easier to see. *in 14 days it will go to the Zen theme (I am going to try to load the same FW but with the edits as was done with the baharti and hopefully it is there).
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Okay, one thing that immediately jumps out at me is the separate mailboxes available to me on the 8700g...This is something I was never able to achieve with my unlocked 8700c on T-Mo and is really nice for organizing my messages.
I have an unlocked 8700c on T-Mo and I have those separate email boxes BUT only for a couple of accounts that I deleted and set up from scratch at My T-Mo a few days ago. i.e. I have 7 email accounts in BIS and two of them (which were recently deleted and re-created) have their own folders on the home screen. The other 5 accounts don't have their own folders. I presume that if I delete and recreate the other 5 I will have seven separate folders plus the Messages folder.
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Choose whichever carrier works best at home, at work and at play.

Then choose the device they sell.

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Wow with the way folks were waiting for the TMO version I would think it did so much more!
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Old 04-17-2006, 10:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Wow with the way folks were waiting for the TMO version I would think it did so much more!
Look at the begining of this forum section. And Crackberry addict from what ever provider they use wants one. My be when the CDMA provider gets it it will also be the same.
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But I also have separate mailbox icons corresponding to each account I've setup on T-mobile's BIS. Even better, when I mouse over each mailbox, I can see how many unread messages I have in each account.
WOW! I like that setup. I hope this will happen when Cingular gets the new BIS. I like the separate mailboxes for SMS and Email, but to have separate ones for each email account - allowing me to have separate work and play email folders - is ideal!
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WOW! I like that setup. I hope this will happen when Cingular gets the new BIS. I like the separate mailboxes for SMS and Email, but to have separate ones for each email account - allowing me to have separate work and play email folders - is ideal!
I would love that. I also hope good old CIngular also activate the MMS function on them too. There are things in the g that I could not beleive.
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