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Old 04-19-2006, 06:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Other than coverage issues (which are obviously paramount) and plan pricing, is there any substantive difference between the 8700c (Cingular) and 8700g (T-Mobile)?

And all I can glean is that the g allows for easier set-up of email accounts and has a different case color.

For my purposes, coverage with T-Mobile and Cingular are identical.
So, removing coverage, plan cost, and "customer service" from the equation, is there any reason to pick one over the other?
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it comes down to wich service you lick more at that point, but i have an 8700c with the g body and i love the look of the g.
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wow i can no longer spell i, but what i was hitting on was no it all comes down to which service you like.
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks....I wasn't planning on licking either T-Mobile or Cingular...
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My .02

Personally, I've held and looked at the 8700g briefly...in the short time that I have seen it, I've concluded that this is clearly the superior product to the 8700C. better built, better brightness, in dark color, superior assembly, better designed.. Frankly, if I werent locked into a nickel and diming contract with cingular, I'd be all over this.

I have no problems with cingular, except for the price. 93 dollars a month vs 50. If T mobile were more prominent in my area, I'd go with them.

like the general consensus says, it's all about price and service. the 8700g is clearly a good phone.
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Excellent. Thanks.
I finally got around to actually comparing plans between TM and Cingular. Good Lord -- T-Mobile is ~$30 cheaper/month.
Soon...very soon...I'll be selling my Treo on eBay and entering the new and exiciting world of Blackberry!
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T-Mobile > Cingular

8700G > 8700C

8700G FTW
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it comes down to wich service you lick more at that point, but i have an 8700c with the g body and i love the look of the g.
How do you have an 8700c with an 8700g body?
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The devices are the same aside from cosmetics. Anyone who claims otherwise is drinking his/her carrier's Kool Aid.

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unless you held them both briefly...
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unless you held them both briefly...
He said aside from cosmetics - so holding them briefly would not change anything, the cosmetics are obviously different, it's the OS that is the same (aside from minor differences in carrier specific options, of course).
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I wonder if the G is more/less dust resistant than the C (as in, the dust under the screen problem).
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Well on the 8700C they started complaining about it whithin a few days so if its going to happen I give a few more days and reports should start filing in. So far I have not heard anything on the matter, but then again it only has been two days or so for most people.
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