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    How useful is a BB with no internet?

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    I have a question for you all? How useful is a BB with no internet? My sister wants to buy one but she doesnt want the internet. Will it she be useful for her?

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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

    Well, for starters, most BB devices are decent phones and a decent PDA. It's really the email and Internet access that make them the great communications tools that they are. If it's just the cool factor, and she's not a PDA fanatic, it should work but she may be disappointed.

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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

    No, I don't personally believe it's very useful without the internet. Although, like Rcbjr said, it is a fantastic phone, and pda...

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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

    If you are on Sprint-Nextel you must have the internet because they wont allow you to have a BlackBerry without a data plan. (FYI)

    I used to have the BlackBerry without the internet and it was absolutly pointless, in my opinion.

    Almost all phones these days have calenders, calculators and other usefull organizational applications. So, if you do not want internet then instead of having such a large device just get a small flip phone. Otherwise add the data plam and use the BlackBerry to its fullest extent.

    Again, the preceding is just my opinion.

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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

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    I agree too, without data, a BlackBerry is just another (rather large) phone.

    And if all you want is a phone, get a moto or nokia.

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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis
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    I agree too, without data, a BlackBerry is just another (rather large) phone.

    And if all you want is a phone, get a moto or nokia.
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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

    That's also a big investment to not utilize the device to it's fullest potential.

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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

    Some people like the idea of having a qwerty keyboard regardless of whether or not they will really take advantage of email and the internet. It makes it much easier to add contacts and items to your PIM when you're away from your computer.

    I've had a really good experience with the BB as a phone. It's actually a better phone than some of the entry to mid level non-pda phones from Motorola and LG.

    If she really doesn't want to take advantage of the internet, I would get one of the cheaper blackberry phones rather than the full qwerty models. They're slower and don't have a full keyboard, but they will certainly allow her to send SMS messages more efficiently at the very least.
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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

    I recently made a mistake in buying one in ebay without checking my country hasn't activated blackberry services yet ( can't wait to get back to the states ) I'd say its the best SMS centered phone I have ever used. Other that sending SMS or txt messages its has the longest stanby time to date, I would say my 7230 is a nokia 1100 on steroids.
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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

    Whats the old saying, "Like havin boobs on a boar?" =) I think she'd probaby like something else, unless she's really into email
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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

    I started about 8 months ago with a 6210 as I wanted a phone, and a PDA, but was too frugal to shell out for email. about a month ago I turned on the email/internet and felt the only way to get my return on the 45 a month was to buy the 7100 and utulized the web.
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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i started with just the bb with no phone or data and I still liked it better than my pda cause of the keyboard. Then I got an unlimited data plan and oh my I love it. Now I'm considering the phone although my company provides me with a phone. I don't think she'll be satisfied for long

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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~my cousin is visiting me in ny at the moment, she's a bit of a tech geek like me and fell in love with my tmo 8700g. she's looking to get a rogers 8700r when she gets back to canada, but just for the phone and sms. i tried to enlighten her as to the benefits of having the bb data on it as well, but she said she really just likes to text message. now after seeing how much she does text in the 5 days she's been here, and finding out her average number of texts per month hovers around 5000, I think the blackberry could be perfect for her needs. i don't text that much and love being online, but to each their own.

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    Re: How useful is a BB with no internet?

    I'm 15 and I have about 15 friends with a blackberry with internet/email and about 5 whom just have it for Text'ing..... The 5 people w.o the email/internet still love it!
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