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How do you like your Blackberry?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by jada86, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. jada86

    jada86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    I'm considering getting a Blackberry phone. If you own one, can you tell me how you like it?
  2. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,267

    I like my BB Curve, I just hate my Nextel service. I found an Otter Box for it and I keep it on my phone now so I don't have to worry about damaging the phone as much anymore while working.
  3. skennedy04

    skennedy04 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    Love mine hate nextel......what outer box did you get for yours...i got one from sprint and a cant hear with it on and everyone i spoke to said there was an echo
  4. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    I loved my palm centrino, until I bought a BB curve. It makes the palm feel like a childs toy. Last time I was at wal-mart they had one for, this is not a typo, 8.88.

    You had to sign or renew a 2 year agreement with verizon.
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  5. JDT Property Care

    JDT Property Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I have a BB Curve with verizon wireless. I love the BB and don't think I will ever go back!
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  6. mikey.hill

    mikey.hill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I liked it for a while, but I just got a zii egg. The BB doesn't even compare even after being a hard core crackberry(er?) for a couple of years. I gave it to my mom and she likes it and after getting used to my new phone I find the bb difficult to navigate and operate in general. I tried iPhone for a while but I didn't really like it that much and I heard horror stories about dealing w/ them and ATT so I'm glad I didn't keep it. Some of the things I like about the zii are a)has 64Gigs of memory b). outputs 1080p video c). no service restrictions... I can connect it to att, verizon, sprint whoever and it has wifi/bluetooth built in which I really only use the wifi connection. d) it's easy to operate and makes sense e). has tons of apps and really good browser support Some things I don't like about it: a) it cost $400 but it's not a contract phone b). It's android so some of the applications are still beta and act a little weird sometimes.
  7. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,267

    I guess it is called the defender by Otterbox: http://www.otterbox.com/blackberry-curve-8300-defender-case

    I had been looking for one since I got the Curve and during a recent trip I found a store in the Atlanta airport that had one. It is a double edged sword from the standpoint of a what cost is worth it to have your phone protected? I can hear people just fine on it but I have more then a few complain about the clarity of my voice. But then again I think the Nextel service just makes it that much worse. I really wish they could do the same service plan as my other Renegade phones have: Sprint cell service w/ Nextel direct connect. That would be ideal from my standpoint.
  8. jada86

    jada86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    Sounds like the Blackberry wins hands down! Thanks everyone!
  9. Innovative

    Innovative LawnSite Member
    from BC
    Messages: 23

    Very happy with the Blackberry 8900. Had it for 5 months and don't know why I had waited so long. Suring the workday you have access to anything your customers / suppliers send you, and don't need to get back to the office to view it.
  10. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    For you that have Blackberry phones, do you keep it with you on person, or leave it in your truck when you work?

    I too am considering an upgrade from my flip-phone, but believe the Blackberry is too big to carry with me. I keep my flip-phone in my breast pocket on my shirt. I've tried a case clipped to my belt, but it just keeps getting in the way. It sticks out too far.

    I would prefer to carry on person, but may have to resort to keeping in the briefcase, ... if I go with Blackberry. I want the larger screen for weather maps, and perhaps a scheduler. But, all the other stuff -- don't care. I have delayed a long time and am frustrated with my present one. It is four years old, and has a very hard time processing the Mobile Web (Verizon service). Sometimes the maps come up, but most times they do not.

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