Originally Posted by RydeWitM3
Is it just me, or is the 8700c really easier to type on? Is the web browser going to be the same? Is my address going to be @mycingular.blackberry.net or is it going to stay the same (@tmo.blackberry.net). I mean once i send the service books it should the same as my 8700g right?
THanks in advance
Ok I 'm no expert but here is my take on what you can do.
Further to earlier posts all 8700 are the same apart from the cosmetic element of the casing. If you have an 8700C unlocked and put your t-mobile sim card into it you will need to allocate the PIN from the 8700C to your t-mobile BIS account. This is easily donne in the maintance section on the t-mobile.blackberry.net website once you have logged in. This will stop sending mail to your 8700G and start sending it to your 8700C.
So you need to buy a 8700C that is either unlocked or pay for it to be unlocked.
Alternativley you can simply replace the casing and key pad of your 8700G with that of a 8700C. I recently did something similar with my 8700V. I bought a new casing and keypad as well as the hex screwdriver required and now have original 8700V looking for all intents and purposes like an 8700C. I also upgraded the software and loaded the Cingular theme.
The only tell tale sign is when you switch on/off you get the original preloaded Vodafone splash. I also unlocked the 8700V and it now operates with any Blackberry enabled SIM. I use O2 in UK and Europe and Cingular in the US.
I hope this helps - as I say I am no expert but this has been my experience.