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Old 05-08-2005, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering which 7100 series blackberry is the best. Im looking for great browser capability. The browser on my 62XX is horrible, I cant go anywhere on the web. My job gave me this and I want to upgrade. I cant decide which one to buy, 7100t, 7100r, 7100g, 7100x. I have t-mobile and know that the 7100t is for t-mobile but I was thinking about buying an unlocked blackberry if another 7100 is better than the 't'. Help me out. I'm new to the blackberry scene.
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Old 05-09-2005, 03:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're in the USA, you can only choose from the 7100g (Cingular- Orange) or the 7100t (TMobile). See my previous post: avoid TMO.

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Old 05-09-2005, 05:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think it all depends on where you are located. Cingular has awful coverage where I live - so I tell people to avoid Cingular. Blanket statements, like all generalizations, are never 100% accurate. The software on all 7100 models is exactly the same. The different is the shell and the keyboard.
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For looks, I would probably go with the 7100g with cingular but as they said above, it seriously depends on your coverage and whats best where you will be most.
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do they all have the same web browsing capability as well? Because If so I think i'm just going to go with the 7100t
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I think the tmobile looks much better, The 7100g looks like something out of the 60s. I have both at my desk.
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If anyone here has had better coverage with TMO over Cingular- I'd be really suprised(except Manhattan)- if so, tell me where you live.

We have tried them all and here in CA VZW is superior, followed by ATTW's TDMA network (sadly), then SPCS, then Cingular then TMO.

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I was about to launch a thread like this. I have a 7100t and I'm trying to figure out if Cingular's data service/plan is any better. I live in Oregon and the blackberry plan for cingular is $50/month, tmo's blackberry is only $20 extra. Anyone have any experience with the data rates? Ability to use as a modem? Looking for a reason to spend twice as much with Cingular.
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Southern New Mexico Near El Paso Texas and Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. Cingular isn't even sold down here. They have a tower or two, but that's it. No ATT either.

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If anyone here has had better coverage with TMO over Cingular- I'd be really suprised(except Manhattan)- if so, tell me where you live.

We have tried them all and here in CA VZW is superior, followed by ATTW's TDMA network (sadly), then SPCS, then Cingular then TMO.

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I was about to launch a thread like this. I have a 7100t and I'm trying to figure out if Cingular's data service/plan is any better. I live in Oregon and the blackberry plan for cingular is $50/month, tmo's blackberry is only $20 extra. Anyone have any experience with the data rates? Ability to use as a modem? Looking for a reason to spend twice as much with Cingular.
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Cingular has better coverage, but that's about it. So if T-Mobile has good coverage in your area, I would suggest going with them and saving your money.
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Old 05-11-2005, 09:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I think I'm just going to go with the 7100t. Another person in my office has one and loves it. The only problem is where I live I dont get the best t-mobile service. But at work I get service there fine. So i'm going with the 7100t. Thanks for the useful information.
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I had 7110t (T-Mobile) and now have 7100g (Cingular). I swithched because at my home, Cingular is better service. I like the 7100g better. The space between the keys is a major improvement over the 7100t. I think it feels better in your hand as well. I could be wrong, but I think the screen resolution outside is a little better than the 7100t . Both are a joke in the sun, but I think I can see the 7100g a little better (it could be just wishful thinking).
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Thanks Eric5273!
My next task is to hammer out a quick spreadsheet with ALL of the costs. The rollover thing from Cingular makes it a little more interesting.
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