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Old 04-13-2007, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone give me a breakdown of what the differences are in the different series of the 8700s?

Specifically; 8700c, 8700g, 8703e, 8705g, 8707g

Any info would be helpful. I am thinking about buying a 8700c to replace my 7290. I am on the west coast on the T-mobile network.. I called the customer service line and they gave me the same run around as when I bought my 7290 from ebay instead of them.. I just want to make sure I don't waste a lot of money without covering all my bases first..

Thanks in advance..
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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RIM maintains an excellent comparison web site here -> BlackBerry - Compare BlackBerry Devices | Wireless Handheld & Mobile Features Comparison From RIM
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The only differences I found were in the the carriers and networks.. Does that mean I cannot use the 8700c for T-mobile?
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If you get an 8700c unlocked you can use it on any GSM network such as T-Mobile.

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Ok... I did it.. I am going to be getting my 8700 sometime next week (hopefully). I bought it off of ebay but I am trying out a warrant company called squaretrade.com along with the purchase.. I checked the company's rating and comments so, yay for me..

Now in order to restore peace in the home, I must focus on selling my 7290 and two cases (one of which is a brand new krusell that is 12 days old) for about $150.. If not, the jedi will feel this one for some time.. Wish me luck..
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Ok... I did it.. I am going to be getting my 8700 sometime next week (hopefully). I bought it off of ebay but I am trying out a warrant company called squaretrade.com along with the purchase.. I checked the company's rating and comments so, yay for me..

Now in order to restore peace in the home, I must focus on selling my 7290 and two cases (one of which is a brand new krusell that is 12 days old) for about $150.. If not, the jedi will feel this one for some time.. Wish me luck..
If you are buying on ebay, you need to make sure that the seller has closed their BIS account as well as their cell account. This will release the IMEI and PIN so you can set up your email BIS account.

In addition. if that device was on BES, all the IT policies need to be removed and the phone wiped.

If not you may have problems activating and using the device. Some issues the carrier can resolve, but if its a Cingular phone and you are trying to put it on T-Mobile, even if its unlocked there may be issues as to where do you go for help. In most cases, issues such as this get moved to RIM and they will try to help.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry7290/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Thanks for the advice. I'll check into that today.
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The only differences I found were in the the carriers and networks...
Basically an 8700 is an 8700. The c's and g's have different carrier branding and outer shells but they're the same device internally.
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