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    With one of the hottest phones on the market (the Pearl), one would think that this forum would be a lot more lively. I've been toying around with the idea of getting a Pearl but candidly I'm having a problem getting excited enough to shell out a couple hunskys to pick one up based in part on the lack of excitment here about the product.

    Anyone have any ideas on how to wake up the RIM/Blackberry forum here?


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    Re: How Do We Liven Up the Blackberry Forum?

    i just got one...so ill try to be in here more as i wont be getting rid of it anytime soon



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    Re: How Do We Liven Up the Blackberry Forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5speedsteve
    i just got one...so ill try to be in here more as i wont be getting rid of it anytime soon
    Very cool. A few questions ...

    1.) What was your previous phone?
    2.) What attracted you to the Pearl?
    3.) What advantages do you see in the Pearl?
    4.) Is there anything about the Pearl that totally amazes you?
    5.) Is there anything about the Pearl that you do not like?



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    Re: How Do We Liven Up the Blackberry Forum?

    Motorola v80 - (swivel phone they never sold in the U.S) awesome everything i wanted... but i broke 3 of them

    Samsung t809 - totally satisfied until i broke it and was forced into t629 which i think sucked

    Now pearl!

    I wanted all the options and web browsing in somthing that didn't look like poo.

    Its gets better the more I use it theres so much in there.

    I haven't found any tragic flaws yet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 5speedsteve
    Motorola v80 - (swivel phone they never sold in the U.S) awesome everything i wanted... but i broke 3 of them

    Samsung t809 - totally satisfied until i broke it and was forced into t629 which i think sucked

    Now pearl!

    I wanted all the options and web browsing in somthing that didn't look like poo.

    Its gets better the more I use it theres so much in there.

    I haven't found any tragic flaws yet.
    Thanks Steve. Good comments. Did you look at any of the other Blackberries and compare them to the Pearl before you made your final decision?



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    Re: How Do We Liven Up the Blackberry Forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by wirelessfan
    With one of the hottest phones on the market (the Pearl), one would think that this forum would be a lot more lively. I've been toying around with the idea of getting a Pearl but candidly I'm having a problem getting excited enough to shell out a couple hunskys to pick one up based in part on the lack of excitment here about the product.

    Anyone have any ideas on how to wake up the RIM/Blackberry forum here?
    Hmmmm, perhaps actually talking about how to use these crackberries? I'm a relatively new addict and have spent hours searching on how to get the most out of my toy; even bought a book. However my biggest hurdle at the moment is not having data ability. Silly me thought when a phone was sold with a plan, that plan would include all the things that the phone was advertised as being able to do.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rfearns
    Hmmmm, perhaps actually talking about how to use these crackberries? I'm a relatively new addict and have spent hours searching on how to get the most out of my toy; even bought a book. However my biggest hurdle at the moment is not having data ability. Silly me thought when a phone was sold with a plan, that plan would include all the things that the phone was advertised as being able to do.
    Hey rfearns, thanks for the post. I'm confused. Your post seems to say that you have Cingulbar's Blackberry plan but you still don't have data access. Is that right? What did Cingulbar do to you?



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    Quote Originally Posted by wirelessfan
    Hey rfearns, thanks for the post. I'm confused. Your post seems to say that you have Cingulbar's Blackberry plan but you still don't have data access. Is that right? What did Cingulbar do to you?
    Cingulbar didn't do anything that any other cell companies don't do. They wiggled a carrot, in this case a crackberry, at a price I could afford. It was my own fault for not researching everything before I signed on the dotted line. But this was my first blackberry and I didn't know you need a wireless plan AND a data plan to get all the cool features. I also didn't know the data plan costs as much as my broadband internet connection.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rfearns
    Cingulbar didn't do anything that any other cell companies don't do. They wiggled a carrot, in this case a crackberry, at a price I could afford. It was my own fault for not researching everything before I signed on the dotted line. But this was my first blackberry and I didn't know you need a wireless plan AND a data plan to get all the cool features. I also didn't know the data plan costs as much as my broadband internet connection.
    That seems incredible. I'm not sure how a Cingulbar sales person could possibly sell you a Blackberry phone without explaining the service plans you need to have to make your phone work. Yet another example of Cingulbar's poor service standards.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wirelessfan
    That seems incredible. I'm not sure how a Cingulbar sales person could possibly sell you a Blackberry phone without explaining the service plans you need to have to make your phone work. Yet another example of Cingulbar's poor service standards.
    Cingulbar has service standards?????? Wow, and here I thought they just wanted my $$$$$. And no, never was told about the data plan - they did however sell me the media plan after 6 calls to customer service due to sim card errors. Unfortunately, that wasn't going to be worth a tinker's damn with my toy.

    While this is my first crackberry, I've had a cell phone for years - first one was a big honking analog unit. And this is the first time I have encountered crap like this. I was a previous AT&T customer (before cingular) and my ericsson surfed the net quite nicely; without a seperate data plan.

    I've got about 14 months left to serve with Cingular and will add the data plan within the next 60 days just to play with it (contract says 24 months, but I am free to add and delete packages at will). Then I will have my toy unlocked and attempt to find a company that treats their customers as an asset, not a meal ticket.



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