Originally Posted by orenm
I've spent a fair amount of time reading and researching these two phones / plans but the best prices on Amazon show:
8700c = $50 (after rebates), free shipping
900 rollover minutes, unlimited off-peak = $60
Blackberry unlimited service = $45
8700g = free (after rebates), free shipping
1000 anytime minutes, no other minutes included = $60
Blackberry unlimited service = included free
So T-mobile is a lot cheaper (provided I don't use up my 1000 minutes), which makes me wonder if there is something wrong with their service.
Also wanted to double check with the experts to see if there is anything materially different about the 8700 c and g.
There is nothing "wrong" with Tmobile's service at all, provided you are in a coverage area. Tmobile is a strong as anyone in major cities and along interstates as far as I can tell in my experience.
Look at the coverage maps for a comparison.
I switched from Cingular to TMobile in April because it is much more economical for me, I rarely if ever go over 1000 minutes.
I know a bunch of people here in NYC who have moved to TMO because of the all in minutes and mail plan you describe above (that's what I have). I think it is crazy Cingular doesn't offer something similar. I would have stayed on if they had.
But I am completely happy with Tmobile.