It's too little, too late for this CrackBerry junkie!
IF Sprint Nextel had gone ahead and released the 8702i
this past fall, like they were supposed to
, then I MIGHT have had a reason to stay... especially if it had worked with the Widen network (Nextel's equivalent to EDGE) and if said network was still up & running (which it currently is NOT, at least not in the Washington, DC/Baltimore market).
But, since none of that is true, Sprint left me no choice but to take my business elsewhere. A year without a shiny new
8700 was quite long enough, thankyou!
I'm posting this message from my brand new
8700g on xxx9642;Txxx9642; xxx9642; xxx9642;Mobilexxx9642;
. In another week or so, I'll be transferring my Nextel number to my new phone, and it'll be "so long, Sprint, you stupid mother frakkers!"
I'm gonna miss the world's best walkie-talkie/push-to-talk service, but at least my
8700g has a speaker worthy of a Nextel phone! I can finally HEAR my ringtones, which is more than I can say for my old Nextel
7520! She's a great device, and she's served me faithfully for just shy of 2 years, but the speaker's definitely subpar by Nextel's high standards.