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Old 09-20-2007, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shall we speculate as to why? the 8800 has been the subject of curious rumors at TMO for some time.

I dunno if ATT has an exclusive on the 8820, but I sure hope not. Or maybe they'll shock and awe with the 9xxx.
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is not a big deal, they will get another shipment soon.
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have been contemplating moving over to T-Mobile from AT&T since I get horrible reception in my house. What is the next 88xx release tmo is expecting?
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Before you make the move, make sure you can get service in all the places you need the phone - where you live, work, travel and play. ATT has a much larger coverage are than T-Mo, although T-Mo is expanding. Also, do NOT trust the coverage maps!
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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T-mobile's coverage maps are excellent. I have not seen a better coverage mapping tool from any carrier.

T-mobile was #1 in call quality in oklahoma in JD Power's 2006 survey. Beating Sprint, Verizon and AT&T.

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They might not work for you, but they are a trustworthy reliable company and if you dont get service in your house they are the only carrier that can set you up with HotSpot @ Home so you can make your cell phone calls over your internet connection.
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Thanks for the feedback. I have only lived here for 4 months but I can tell you there is nothing more frustrating than leaving the house and getting the sound on my cell from missed calls because the coverage stinks in my house.

I asked the TMO guy in Sam's today what he knew about my area. He stated they had a 14 day no questions asked policy for returns/cancellation of a new contract.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You can also get a Hotspot@Home compatible phone if you have wireless Internet at home. Instant reception!
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback. I have only lived here for 4 months but I can tell you there is nothing more frustrating than leaving the house and getting the sound on my cell from missed calls because the coverage stinks in my house.

I asked the TMO guy in Sam's today what he knew about my area. He stated they had a 14 day no questions asked policy for returns/cancellation of a new contract.
By the time you leave with the phone you should have a good idea where it will and wont work. He should check as many addresses as you want in their personal coverage check tool, or you can do the same from home here: Unsupported Browser

I dont think the R-Solutions kiosk at Sams will have the blackberry 8320 which is your only choice for a blackberry with the hotspot @ home service.

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Old 09-25-2007, 06:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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T-mobile's coverage maps are excellent. I have not seen a better coverage mapping tool from any carrier.
AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular Wireless) has the comparable street-level coverage maps, you just have to go into a Corporate Store to see them. The ones on the ATT website aren't the same. You have to go into the store and have a rep pull them up for you and print them.

But with T-Mo, you can just access them from the web yourself, which is nice. I wish AT&T Mobility would that.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Or maybe they'll shock and awe with the 9xxx.
AT&T will get the business version; T-Mobile will likely get the consumer version. Different device series, same story.
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just to close the loop on my comments above. I got the 8320 with TMO and I have no issues in my house (wifi disabled even). Cingular is possibly waving the termination fee. Either way I have working phones now.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:58 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm dying for an 8820 on TMo.
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Do me a personal favor and dont buy your stuff at SAMS!! When you go through authorized dealers you are tying the hands of the T Mobile corporation to give you the handset support you need. Buy the thing from T-Mobile, you have 14 days to walk away from it untouched. Let me know if you have any questions.. OH and by the way, wonder why you dont see that ad campaign for ATT about the fewest dropped calls, BECAUSE IT WAS FALSE. T-Mobiles network has the best ratings 4 years in a row, and the customer service is light years ahead of the rest (5 JD power awards). ATT gives you..... More bars in more places.. thats about a vague as you can get.

www. T-Mobile .com -> the only web site with street level coverage map avail to the public....
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I heard that the 8800 will be replaced by 8820 soon.

In the meantime, if you want to stay with Blackberry, I recommend the Blackbery 8320 Curve.
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:44 AM   #15 (permalink)
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This is not a big deal, they will get another shipment soon.
You posted that on 9/20. Here we are 10/6 and still no new stock. My guess is the they cleared them out a bit early in anticipation for the 8820.
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they are back in stock...
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Took longer than I thought, perhapse RIM was back ordered on them due to the 8820 launch on AT&T.

I hope T-Mobile gets the 8820 eventually though.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:01 AM   #18 (permalink)
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When you go through authorized dealers you are tying the hands of the T Mobile corporation to give you the handset support you need.
I do not understand this statement. Can you please clarify? How does buying a phone through the dealer channel affect corporate handset support?

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Old 10-12-2007, 06:05 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Threats of lacking support are a common way for corporate employees to attempt to undercut dealers. You cant blame them too much, when they are not allowed to compete on price people who are not good enough salesman to sell based on value and service will often resort to misinformation.

If you read the contracts you sign and do the leg work to ind an honest dealer you can get equal or better service and support at a much better price.
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