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Benefits of SPRINT Blackberry Curve 8530

June 14, 2010

Wednesday, Thursday Friday FREE BLACKBERRY CURVE
June 16-18 2010
SPRINT at 120 Water St. is THE BEST!
Phone: 212-269-7100
Pay $100 and get $100 rebate.

Normally you would pay $150 and get $100 back in rebate for a net cost of appx. $50.

First 30 days CHANGE phones with NO restocking fee (Water St. Only)

2 year contract at $69.99 per month (early cancellation is only $200)

Sunday, I thought my camera was broken but it was just “confused.”
The friendly SPRINT staff at 120 Water Street helped me in 3 minutes flat!

The simple solution is to pull out the battery for a moment and then replace it causing the phone to REBOOT. I take about 200 photos every day. This is the only time in 3 months that the camera locked up like this. Occasionally the overlapping multi-tasks of the Blackberry can get confused and freeze. Removing and replacing the battery is different from turning the phone off and turning it back on. The SPRINT technician told me he rarely sees a camera actually broken.

Slide show:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/williambuell/sets/72157624275930444/show/

NOTE: All the recent photos on my Flickr page were taken with the Blackberry 2 megapixel camera!

Thank God I have a $7/month insurance plan with SPRINT. If anything should ever go wrong with the Blackberry, they will immediately repair or replace. I was under the impression that you could only LOSE the phone ONCE and they would replace the $400 phone with a $100 co-pay. But SPRINT will actually replace your lost phone THREE TIMES in one year. If you lose it a forth time, you are on your own and must pay full price.

BUT, get THIS, the IPHONE has NO insurance plan whatsoever!

I figure it THIS way (but this is purely my conjecture)…

Only responsible old business fart types want Blackberry Curves… so they will never lose it three times or even once. The profit margin in the Blackberry Curve is probably huge, while the profit margin in iphone is narrow.

Crazy skate-boarding teens and college kids get the iphone, and they will lose/damage it A LOT.

Therefore SPRINT can afford to be generous with the Blackberry Curve insurance plan.

I know someone who has BOTH a Blackberry for work and an Android for fun. She admits that getting e-mail on the Android is a pain. The big attraction of the Android is a super-fast browser and tons of 3rd party applications. But if you are a serious business person who mainly wants something optimized for e-mail, text message, and phone calls plus SECURITY and robust reliability then the Blackberry is for you. The Android is more bleeding edge right now though that will surely change in the next two years.

I have used the sluggish Blackberry browser plenty of times and it is quite usable. Once you find the page you need chances are you will spend a long time reading it at which point browser/internet speed is NOT an issue. I never play games of any sort so I have little interest in 3rd party applications.

With SPRINT you get UNLIMITED calls to ANY cell phone ANY carrier ANY time (24/7). The only limit is 450 anytime minutes per month to and from LAND LINES (incoming or outgoing calls) and that is in effect only Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Weekends and after 7pm is free. And 7 p.m. is a lot more generous than the 9 p.m. of other plans!

Here is an interesting fact. I spoke with a visitor from Scandanavia who told me that there are NO providers for Blackberry in his country. He had an Android.

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