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Old 06-07-2006, 10:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I used a T-Mobile Berry a few months ago at work and coverage seemed great. Is there any reason why I should go Cingular instead of T-Mobile? I'm going to give a price-match to Amazon one more time at the T-Mobile corporate store tomorrow. If that doesn't work, I'm going to get it from Amazon. thanks!
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Old 06-08-2006, 02:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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T-Mobile all the way!
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If Tmobile coverage is great in your area, then definately go with Tmobile. Their data plans are much cheaper. The BB 8700g also looks much sweeter than the 8700c.
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Cingular is about to revise their BB plan costs (there is a whole thread on this and I would advice looking at it and there is no need to bring into here). I would say look at both in depth and ask people who use their service in the MA area and what their thoughts are. I don't think I can (located in NY) or any one (located in diferent states) can tell you which one to go to unless if the person is with such provider in the same area as you are. One would realy need to do the home work to be sure that the right decision is made. Cingular gives a 30 trial period and T Mobile gives a 15 day one so take advatage of that to test and see what suites best.
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I live in the Boston area and work west of the city. While Tmobile is very good in Boston proper, it becomes problematic outside of the 128 loop. Service is also very sporadic in Newton and Brookline. While I have had Tmobile in the past, both my wife and I now have Cingular and service throughout the area has been excellent. As always, YMMV depending on where you travel.
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Who do you use for a cell carrier now?
If you are happy with the coverage, maybe use your negotiating skills and see what they have to offer.
I have used Tmobile and Nextel blackberries throughout boston area, many times,(My wife has 7520, I have tmo 8700 and nextel voice) both had decent coverage all throughout boston/RI. . "Can't say,not knowin",'bout any other carrier- and I'm not allowed to tell you tmobile is by far the most economical, so I won't..
Good luck and don't be afraid to try them.Don't rule out sprint or verizon, there EVDO blows the doors off edge. In areas so geared up... .
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I used a T-Mobile Berry a few months ago at work and coverage seemed great. Is there any reason why I should go Cingular instead of T-Mobile?~snip
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Old 06-08-2006, 05:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I picked up an 8700G from T-Mobile today. The woman who helped me out was very nice and price matched Amazon.com ($199). The T-Mobile store near my apartment wasn't helpful at all. The person I spoke with on the phone told me that T-Mobile never price matches and told me it was store policy not to price match Amazon. I called a second store and found a very helpful person. There is also a $50 mail-in rebate. I'm very happy!

Thanks for all the advice!
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I would check coverage where you live, work, play, travel, etc. T-Mo does not have good coverage outside of the Boston area, especially into NH and Maine from what I have heard. Northern NH amd Maine is especially spotty.

They do cover the major cities and along major highways so check out all the possibilities.

I have Cingular, live in NH and travel all over New England, NY and NJ and occaisionally points south and west. I carry a Verizon phone as a backup however and have had to use it a couple of times.
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Old 06-09-2006, 01:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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note this, I didn't realize the 8700g was "narrower" than the 8700c

PAINFULL experience while typing with 8700g
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