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    Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

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    Hey all,

    I am unsure if I should upgrade to an 8700g. I have found a great deal on the 8700g on e-bay. (which would not require a contract) Even thou I am very happy with T-mobile, I just don't like contracts

    I currently have a BB 7105t, which is a nice phone, and I am not sure when the 8800 will come out.

    I am eagerly waiting for the 8800, cause of reports of wifi and other cool features. I use my phone for mostly e-mail, and browsing the net, so any multimedia functions like on the pearl are not really for me.

    Should I upgrade, or just keep my 7105t until a new phone comes out.

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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    well, if you can wait and your 7105t ain't broken...i'd wait

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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~Agreed.

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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    I would, but I like getting a new phone every few months anyways. On second thought, I am a phone junkie DO NOT listen to me. haha

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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    I guess it depends on how good of a deal you are getting on the 8700g and how quickly you'll get the 8800 when it comes out. I love my 8700g. It is a great workhorse and is great for email and browsing.

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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    Quote Originally Posted by ljbyar
    I guess it depends on how good of a deal you are getting on the 8700g and how quickly you'll get the 8800 when it comes out. I love my 8700g. It is a great workhorse and is great for email and browsing.
    hmm...well I am getting the 8800, once it comes out. Thou I am looking for a new job in (cellular) telecommunications. I probably should wait until I find out what I am doing before I buy the 8800. (dont want to be under contract)

    So, for example, if I land a job with T-mobile, I would be set, but say if I get a job with Cingular (AT&T) I would probably switch to get the employee plan if offered.

    I am seriously thinking of upgrading to the 8700g...get it unlocked. The thing is thou, I love my service with T-mobile, thinking of switching is like breaking up with the love of your life

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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    Quote Originally Posted by boomboom
    hmm...well I am getting the 8800, once it comes out. Thou I am looking for a new job in (cellular) telecommunications. I probably should wait until I find out what I am doing before I buy the 8800. (dont want to be under contract)

    So, for example, if I land a job with T-mobile, I would be set, but say if I get a job with Cingular (AT&T) I would probably switch to get the employee plan if offered.

    I am seriously thinking of upgrading to the 8700g...get it unlocked. The thing is thou, I love my service with T-mobile, thinking of switching is like breaking up with the love of your life
    Hi, my name is Archer and I'm a phone/smartphone addict!..........
    I have lots of experience with buying new phones very often.

    Ok, now that I have that out of the way, I would suggest that you stay put with what you have. Why? Because as you will discover at some point, newer or different is not always better. I'm not discouraging you from getting a new BlackBerry, just suggesting that you do not make a decision at the moment. The model you have is a good one, and it's serving your needs presently. I would wait for a few reasons.

    1) Your new job may set you up with a BB Free. Nothing beats free.

    2) I always wait until at least a couple of months after a new model is released so others can write reports and I can see if there are bugs, or issues that I would be bothered by.
    Usually the early model of nearly any tech product has a few issues, that require attention.
    Then just a few weeks to months later they are fixed and the shipping models at that time are well sorted out.

    3) I have an 8700c and I find the keys are oddly shaped, tapered and hard to use. That was my mistake for assuming it would have a good keyboard, so I did not pay attention until I already bought it.

    4) My 7130c is my fav, because it has larger, well spaced keys and I can type much faster on it with less errors than the 8700c.

    So focus on going out there and get that telecom job you want. Then if they do not give you the model you want, reward yourself for being patient, getting the job, and buy whatever you want at that time.

    Cheers....


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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    As someone already mentioned. It all depends on how sweet the deal is. My school of thought is that you can never have too many phones. ;-)

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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    Quote Originally Posted by dts51
    My school of thought is that you can never have too many phones. ;-)
    Thanks for thinking like I do, I feel better already.

    My phone inventory is up to six, all new this year.

    Am I addicted or what?......

    Cheers...


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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    patience is a vertue......... but the 8700 is the best thing out rite now. thats untill the 8800 drops....
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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    Get the 8700 with no contract. When the 88 drops, lock and load that thing too.

    Then sell the 8700 to me for cheap. Lol. I love the 8700


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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    just having a full keyboard makes the 8700g worth it imo

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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    I would wait

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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    I would be careful of buying a BB, or any phone for that matter, from ebay. First, you need to make sure the IMEI and PIN have been released by the owner and BIS is cancelled. Also, if that device was on BES, it has to be wiped and all policies and passwords have to be cleared. Otherwise, you have problems.

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    Re: Should I upgrade to a 8700g?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubdub
    I would be careful of buying a BB, or any phone for that matter, from ebay. First, you need to make sure the IMEI and PIN have been released by the owner and BIS is cancelled. Also, if that device was on BES, it has to be wiped and all policies and passwords have to be cleared. Otherwise, you have problems.
    This is an Excellent suggestion. As one who has used ebay frequentely over the last few years, I have noticed a dramatic increase in fraudulant sellers. It's disappointing because it's so time consuming, costly and the level of safety has gone down. So when dealing on ebay it's really "Buyer Beware".

    So be careful and Enjoy!


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