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Old 11-01-2006, 03:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know if both models have the additional flash memory capabillity and if they both support "phone as modem" capabillitiy or is it one or the other? Current 7520 user, after switching back from a i7100 due to the sure type and small keyboard. Going to purchase new model for personal use and thought you could maybe be of some assistance.

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They both come with 64MB on board memory, sorry no expandable memory like the Pearl. They both can be tethered. The T-Mobile uses EDGE, and the Sprint uses EVDO. Now the Sprint EVDO is faster for net surfing, but something you will probably not notice on the handheld itself, but probably only when you have it tethered as a modem.

Each has a few things that the other doesn't have. It really just depends on who provides the best coverage in your area, and what features you want that one has and the other doesn't.

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T-Mobile is much cheaper, and has far better coverage here in SLC. I had Sprint and hated it.
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Full specs and model comparison is available on the Blackberry site. However, I should say that it looks like only the 8703e can be used as a modem according to those specs. TMO does allow tethering without a higher priced tethering data plan. I'm not sure how well they support this though...
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Full specs and model comparison is available on the Blackberry site. However, I should say that it looks like only the 8703e can be used as a modem according to those specs. TMO does allow tethering without a higher priced tethering data plan. I'm not sure how well they support this though...
They don't support it, but they don't forbid it either. Tethering usage on T-Mobile should be used with discretion as I for one do not want T-Mobile to start prohibiting it. I use it when I'm traveling to avoid hotspot fees in airports and such and also when I'm at customer sites and cannot use their network resources
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