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    hey yall! i am new to the world of blackberries; as i just bought my first (a blackberry 7100i on the nextel network) my question is this: i love the direct conect feature that nextel has but am finding myself using it less and less as time goes by. i know my specific blackberry model phone isnt the newest one out there and was wondering which one was the newest. secondly i was also wondering which blackberry would be more practical for me if i were to upgrade and drop nextel all together and last but not least which network yall would reccomend switching to. i was thinking about going with verison but i havent done anyresearch yet as i have been with nextel for almost 6 years now. any and all advice/imput/opinions are more than welcomed! oh and killer site by the way!

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    Your carrier choice should be based on coverage in your area and package prices/options. Do you switch phones often? You may want a GSM carrier like AT&T or T-Mobile so you can swap sim cards and use a different devices. A CDMA carrier like Verizon or Sprint won't give you this option easily. Right now BB's without 802.11x on the CDMA carriers have faster internet access. GSM carriers will be getting 3G capable BB's soon. You've got some choices, so search around here or the internet to find which carrier works for you. There's no best carrier, just who works best for you. Most carriers have a trial period so you can try it out to see if they work in the places you use it.

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    I was with nextel for the longest time and had the same phone as you for work purposes. I never thought I'd jump to Verizon and leave the direct connect world. After switching I couldnt be happier. Nextel sucks for coverage where im at (Central Calif) so the switch for me was welcome. I got the new vzw curve and have never looked back since... love this phone! Hope that two cents help.. good luck..

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    I was with nextel as well form 2001 to 2006. I started to lose my love for them when everyone else was getting the nice cool up to date tech phones. I really lost my love for them when sprint took over; then my bill, coverage, and everything else was screwed up. I got tired of it and moved to tmobile when the pearl was released. I have been with them since.

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    Been with Tmobile since 03. I've had friends who are with Sprint Now, and cant stand it. Crappy Phones, Crappy Service,

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    been with AT&T for several years now and am satisfied. As to your upgrade, the 83xx series are really nice phones and will do about everything you want. Welcome to Pinstack.

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    Verizon Wireless is the best service in my Area (outside of Philly) and I have the 8830 World Edition. I wish I had the curve but it wasn't out yet and I took the only chance I could to upgrade (when my boss let me.) Where are you located? You might want to go for a phone that has already released OS version 4.5 legally so you don't have to wait.

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    I have question regarding the micro sd cards. will the 4g micro sd card work on the curve or the pearl? the reason i ask is on at&t website both phones say can hold up to 2g micro sd card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aballi View Post
    I have question regarding the micro sd cards. will the 4g micro sd card work on the curve or the pearl? the reason i ask is on at&t website both phones say can hold up to 2g micro sd card.
    Depends on the OS. 4.2.1 and below will support 2gb, 4.2.2 and above 4gb, 4.3 supports 6gb (I believe) and 4.5 will support up to 8gb.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ congrats on getting a blackberry and welcome to the stacks!

    Verizon and AT&T are the best carriers out there , it all really depends on the service quality, price and what phones you like with the carriers. Yes GSM phones are easier to switch devices back and forth, but other then that as long as you got a bb your good to go.

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    Welcome to the Stacks and BlackBerry...I love the Curve! Great newer-model beginner device for those willing to learn how to handle the power of the Berry. Verizon has been good to me despite the GPS 3rd Party lock issue. Previous Hard-Core Windows Mobile user...never looked back.

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    I'll give you a full recommendation to Verizon Wireless and selecting a BlackBerry Curve.

    The phone has truly changed my life with its infinite capacity to adapt for the sole task of simplifying my life and giving me unlimited connectivity to my personal and business life.

    The Curve will make you a true addict I feel as it has me. Verizon Wireless's customer service is top notch and can help you with any problem you have.

    However, they don't get the latest and greatest phones when they hit the market and the GPS is locked to the proprietary VZ Navigator software.

    My Curve has given me service everywhere I go. Comparing to past service reception of my previous LG VX8100, I get full reception inside the casino here, where previously I'd be out of service, I also get full service in the walk in coolers and freezers at work (restaurant manager).

    However, I wouldn't recommend a cell phone service that didn't give you stellar service reception in your area. So I took the liberty of pulling St. Augustine on the VZW Coverage map and attaching it here in PDF format.

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    Greetings from the south side (of St. Augustine ) !! And welcome to the slippery slope of blackberry addiction. I also have a 7100i (work issued) and in terms of BB capability, we are at the weak end of the spectrum. But with the 7100i, its all about the direct connect. In my industry (construction), its virtually essential. The DC is very industry dependent. If you use your DC to communicate quickly with people for work, keep it and pray nightly for the quick delivery of the next iDEN Blackberry...do a search, its getting closer. If you want a BB that stretches its wings and soars above other smartphones, then RUN, don't walk to a better model and carrier.

    PM me and let me know where you work. We dine out often, and its always nice to have a local friend who likes BBs.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    Welcome to the stacks, I also have a Blackberry Curve 8320.
    I have been with T-Mobile since 2004n and their service. and plans are great in my area and the pocket.

    The customer service is pretty good, but like the others said make sure you look into coverage before you switch.

    The Curve is very addicitng, so beware. If you have any questions feel free to PIN me anytime.

    Also I'm sure we have reps from all the carriers if not most of them floating around here on pinstack.

    Choose wisely, and carefully.
    Either way, whichever service provider, or BB model you choose you'll still be addicted to your BB like most of us here on pinstack.

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    Where can i get the software to get video on my curve

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