Blackberry or iPhone? Provider?

  • kjomart

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    Jun 24, 2009 8:22 AM GMT
    Which do you guys have/prefer and who's your provider? And if you don't have either, then what do you have?

    I bought my first cell phone when I got to college. Anyways, I've always had a Blackberry with Tmobile. Love my Blackberry Curve, but am going to upgrade to the Bold soon, but that means I would have to switch providers, most likely to AT&T...unless Tmobile introduces the Bold. Although I'd like some of the applications on the iPhone, I'll stick with the Blackberry for life....it's more business oriented compared to the tech oriented iPhone. Anyways, let me know guys.
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    Jun 24, 2009 12:25 PM GMT
    iPhone all the way, I would consider it an everything-oriented phone (Ok, except if you must have a physical keyboard), the apps variety make it the equivalent of a PC on my pocket and that's BLISS for me.

    If that weren't an option I wouldn't consider the Blackberry because I dislike the interface... but that's just weird me. Or perhaps I have a prejudice because I go grrrrr whenever people whip it out to text/mail someone even if in meetings or dinners... grrrrr... but ask former president pro tempore Smith of the NY Senate what he got for doing that... to be fair, you could do the same with the iPhone (that's why that would a prejudice!)

    And as the iPhone only comes with one provider in each country...
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    Jun 24, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
    I like my blackberry.
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    Jun 24, 2009 2:37 PM GMT
    Blackberry, hands down.

    I have been wit ATT for a long ass time. Good luck.
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    Jun 24, 2009 2:40 PM GMT
    Storm by Verizon but wish I had an iPhone, hoping Verizon will get the apple contract in 2010 for the iPhone.
  • swimbikerun

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    Jun 24, 2009 2:43 PM GMT
    Just got an iPhone and it rocks! I think the Internet experience on the iPhone is better than on other smartphones. And it has GPS which is great for mapping and tracking things.
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    Jun 24, 2009 2:56 PM GMT
    If you have any intention of using your phone for web access, this chart tells you all you really need to know.
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    (iPhone web usage accounts for more than 5 times its marketshare.)
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:02 PM GMT
    I want to be buried with my iphone...
  • Run4Life83

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    Jun 24, 2009 3:31 PM GMT
    I recently purchased the Blackberry Storm and I love it! The interface is intuitive for me, and being able to add apps makes it that much more useful.

    I'm a Verizon guy for life, so unless they can get a contract for the iPhone I don't think I'll ever have one.

    Had a Motorola Q, but wasn't a fan of the Windows for Mobile software.
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:33 PM GMT
    iPhone. No complaints! I use it for practically everything. No other smartphone ever had a chance for the versatility the iPhone provides to me. My first one paid for itself within a week of it's purchase.

    BTW, I am now and always was a PC guy, never a MAC.
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:43 PM GMT
    iPhone however I feel screwed since they came out with the newer version. Also cant send picture text??? Thats pretty lame considering my cheapo phone (it was free) sent pic text easily. With the new iPhones they have made the resale of my 16GB iphone pretty much impossible and tell me if I want the new one it will cost me $499. I don't think so. I may try the blackberry next even though I love my iPhone, but this "state of the art" phone should have been able to send pic text from the very start. Oh and if I ever need to replace the battery guess what, I have to send that bitch off and I can't be without my phone for that long LOL.
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    SMS will be available later this summer/early fall, and it doesn't require the new iPhone, just the OS 3.0 update.
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    I love love LOVE my CrackBerry! I have the latest version of the Curve, the 8900, and it's the SHIT!!! And I've been with TMobile since 2005 and I MUST say, I cannot sing their praises more! They have been AWESOME and continue to offer AMAZING Customer Service and have not had any major reception issues at all....
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:51 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidSMS will be available later this summer/early fall, and it doesn't require the new iPhone, just the OS 3.0 update.


    Oh I know but like I said should this have been an issue with such a high priced and advanced phone? Common now. I will use this one until it dies then Im trying something else. Oh and AT&T told us that they are releasing another new one in 6 months or so haha. I dont play that.
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    Jun 24, 2009 4:05 PM GMT



    Is the phone being used for dating, sex, or relationships? lol
    Had to ask that because of the forum this topic has landed in.
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    Jun 24, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    Neither. Never have desired a blackberry or iphone and don't want one either. I am quite happy with my Samsung Myshot camera phone. Unlimited pic, text messaging (though I hardly ever text). First flip phone I have ever owned, too.

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    It has been moved to the pay as you go side, but I got it on the regular side. I am thinking about getting the newest on the Cricket system:

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    or

    Motorola Evoke QA4
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  • creature

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    Jun 24, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
    iPhone, but I think I'll wait until next year, or whenever they release a newer model. I was reading the review on cnet, and it appears that the iPhone lags behind in the development of basic features that most other phones have.

    And I want Verizon as the provider. But for the iPhone, I'll make an exception.

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    Jun 24, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    I recently upgraded from a LG slider to a Blackberry Curve with Sprint. It's taking time for me to get use to, but it's cool. I only wish the applications for my Curve was compatible with my MAC notebook. icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 24, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    I've had both. Bought the Iphone after losing Blackberry in a cab.

    I have to say that I feel like the Iphone is far superior, much easier, and with more potential. I find it particularly useful in Manhattan, because it routes my current location (via GPS) to the NEARest subway and guides me there if i enter my destination.

    I also like the apps. I honestly don't see why the Blackberry is more "business oriented" other than more republicans carrying them because they are afraid of technology. (I can't figure out this gadget, you kids and your gadgets...)

    I can type e-mail TWICE as fast on the Iphone, forward attachments from box.net, sync with my Salesforce contact and even enter notes into Salesforce CRM, but yes even at my old firm IPhone was not a choice for Outlook e-mail. I go with efficiency first, business will catch on later...

    My provider is AT&T and I have heard complaints about dropped calls
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    Jun 24, 2009 4:52 PM GMT
    I have a Blackberry Storm. Features and apps are Ok but the keyboard is hard to use if you have big fingers.
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    Jun 24, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    I'd go with the iPhone, I love mine!
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    Jun 24, 2009 5:10 PM GMT
    I really want to purchase the iPhone but my Provider is Verizon.icon_cry.gif
    I am thinking of leaving them once my contract has expired.

    How is the service for AT&T, how often do you receive dropped calls? Also is it true for $60 a month you get unlimited, Text Msging, Internet, and data/E-Mailing?

    One of my friends recently showed me the application "Around Me" on her iPhone and that's when I fell in love with it instantly. LOL
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    Jun 24, 2009 6:19 PM GMT
    I've tried typing with the iPhone and it is really difficult. The blackberry is awesome for that.

    So for business ---> Blackberry.
    For social ----> iPhone
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    Jun 24, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    WolfRain saidI really want to purchase the iPhone but my Provider is Verizon.icon_cry.gif
    I am thinking of leaving them once my contract has expired.

    How is the service for AT&T, how often do you receive dropped calls? Also is it true for $60 a month you get unlimited, Text Msging, Internet, and data/E-Mailing?

    One of my friends recently showed me the application "Around Me" on her iPhone and that's when I fell in love with it instantly. LOL

    3G service on ATT is spotty, depending on where you live. Also, add to the fact that the iphone has shitty RF hardware/performance. Dropped calls are frequent complaints I hear from iphone users. But it is possible to switch 3G off and revert to EDGE. But that's kinda pointless, since you're paying for 3G service.

    The cheapest iphone calling plan is $70. You get something like 400 minutes, but they are rollover minutes. And you get unlimited data (web, email). Text/picture messaging is extra. And I think you get free wifi at Starbucks. Not totally sure on that one.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind an iphone. But the monthly service price is a real turn off. And on top of that, there's a new iphone model released every year, with "new" features that should have been standard from the beginning.
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    Jun 25, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    WolfRain saidI really want to purchase the iPhone but my Provider is Verizon.icon_cry.gif
    I am thinking of leaving them once my contract has expired.

    How is the service for AT&T, how often do you receive dropped calls? Also is it true for $60 a month you get unlimited, Text Msging, Internet, and data/E-Mailing?

    One of my friends recently showed me the application "Around Me" on her iPhone and that's when I fell in love with it instantly. LOL


    Umm Try $90 or a little more. Bf and I have a joint plan and saved $10 on unlimited texting and our bill is like $176 a month so you can expect to pay a little over half that I would say. I think we have a 700 minute rollover plan but we never use that and we have no home phone anymore. Good Luck! I'll not buy another one for several simple issues even though I really enjoy it unless they are willing to give their customers a break on the price. After paying $300 for this phone I am not paying $499 to upgrade when they are selling them to new customers for $199 and will only have a newer, better version in 6 months. Welcome to the shady world of Apple!