07-01-2006, 07:53 AM
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I've had the 7130e on Verizon since November...not a single issue to report in that time frame.
I've been pleasantly surprised by the ease of use and speed of SureType, and can't imagine I will prefer going back to the full keyboard once the 8703 comes out. The smaller form factor is just too nice when the device is used as a phone.
As far as Verizon service, well, you've made the best choice. The coverage and call-quality really are heads-and-shoulders above all the other carriers and the data speed/coverage isn't even a contest.
As far as getting your e-mail in extended areas...that's a tougher call. My best answer seems to be that it is "carrier-dependent" in as much as I will receive messages in some extended areas, but not in others. I suppose one could do the research to determine which carriers have a data roaming agreement with Verizon in specific areas, but I've never really run into much of a problem in my travels with needing to use the Extended Network.