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Old 03-18-2007, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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well imma bout to go pick up a 7290 from a cousin for free then i have to go get it activated one question will the 7290 fit all of my needs. I use a lot of web browsing and im. Sms as well only thing i wannna really know if the web browsing is limited or can it go to myspace and all that other fun stuff?
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you can enjoy a fairly robust web browsing experience. Id load Opera mini for myspaceing
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Make sure your cousin closes their BIS account and releases the IMEI and PIN so you can set up email.

You will need a BB dataplan on top of a voice plan for Internet and email.

What carrier is the BB used on? If it is a Verizon or Sprint branded device, you will need to use it on that network only. If it is a GSM device you will need to get it unlocked before you and use it on another GSM carrier (Cingular or T-Mobile).
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well its t mobile and imma use t-mobile so thier shouldnt be a problem will he still have to do all that pin stuff if there was never a data plan on it? Also is there anyway to get a im software that doesnt use sms?
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If he never setup an email account with it then it will be no problem.

Lots of IM software out there. Check the Aftermarket Software discussion on this forum.
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also is the browser like sidekick or better ?
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Never used a sidekick.
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hmm how can i explain this hmm well is the speed fast? on the web
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Speed depends on the connection, the phones processor and memory available, and your perception. Given you will be on T-Moble and EDGE, the average speed is 50-90 kbps. It will not be anything near broadband speed on DSL or cable modem, but it will be adequate to surf. You will just have to wait for pages to load.
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the 7290 is in no way like a sidekick..the 7290 is used mainly for business
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the 7290 doesn't have edge. its a pretty slow surfing experience. Pony up for an 8700 if you want highspeed.
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well hmm will all tmobile phones run like this? cause if its not that long of a wait ill be fine u know
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Run like what? It depends on the device. They don't all have the same specs...
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The 8700 has edge if you want to stick with t-mobile.
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