Originally Posted by HaTaX
Quality wasn't really an issue with me, it was call handling and management features that are just plain missing from CDMA. I do alot of incoming 3 way calls and incoming call management where I need to switch between conversations and have the phone inform me of who I am currently on the line with..
Severly lacking in the CDMA dept., at least when compared with other GSM and GSM like providers.
It sounds like you need a real phone. See the thread about people who carry both a Blackberry & a phone.... Sounds like you would fit into that category well as most of their justification for carring a dedicated phone is for increased phone functionality.
The BB is great for push email and it's PIM features, but pretty much everyone agrees that the phone isn't the world's most advanced. I've used my BB as a phone for the last 3-4 years, but I just need to place and receive calls - number of rings before voicemail, being able to drop a call when flashing to pickup another and joining a party who has just called me in with the person I was originally talking to aren't at all a concern for me. Btw, you can drop your original caller to pickup an incoming call - just say goodbye the person you are talking to, and hang up the phone. It will ring after you hang up, and you can answer the new incoming call. Not sure how often you need to conference someone calling you with someone you are already talking to, but if I ever have the need to do that I'll answer the incoming call while holding the original caller, greet the new caller and say 'Let me call you right back so I can conference you in with XXX'