If You Just Want A Basic Cute Phone
| No, I would not recommend this product.
I bought this phone because I had a Samsung phone that looked similar to it. I wanted more features, than I had with the Samsung. Unfortunately, it doesn't have more features, it just has different ones if that makes sense. Like I can&apos;t do most of the things I could do on the other phone and vice versa.
I like the FB and Twitter Apps, but they hardly ever work through the phone, so I&apos;m doing them through text like before I got the phone. I like the size of the phone, its weight and what it feels like handling it.
My friends all say my phone sucks though and they can&apos;t hear me as well as they could on the other phone sometimes. It just does that, jarbles the convo. It freezes a lot and drops calls more than any other phone I&apos;ve ever had. Sometimes it won&apos;t dial out, even with a strong signal. I have to keep hanging up and calling. Hope there's never an emergency. These are things you don&apos;t notice until after you&apos;ve had the phone a while.
Also, I have ATT so, I had an unlimited data plan for 30$ on my other phone. When I bought this Blackberry, the plan was no longer unlimited and it separated all of the features. GPS, and Email. I have to constantly be checking how much I'm online. Then I'd have to pay extra for my email and GPS to work on this phone. Then BBM has it&apos;s own messenger which is over kill when you&apos;ve got text, Twitter, and Facebook. It has all this stuff you have to sign into for things to work and it keeps having updates like Windows, so it shuts down and resets itself. If you&apos;ve forgotten all the passwords and Ids you&apos;ve been forced to create to use different things you&apos;re screwed cause a lot of things then won&apos;t work on the phone.
I like the color of it and how easily I learned to use it. I didn&apos;t read a product manual or anything. I like the way it divides my contacts, allowing me to put nicknames and all that the other phone didn&apos;t.
still, I am looking forward to getting another phone when my contract is up.
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Great Phone, but Bad Service
I love this phone. I learn how to do a new thing with it everyday. I've downloaded several apps and they range from fun to very helpful. The BOOST Mobile Network is 20X more reliable then the Comcast connection we have in our home which is utterly terrible (always getting kicked off and having to fight our way back on!)!
I'm going to order a 16 gigabyte memory card from Ebay for Xmas and then I'll be able to teach myself how to do even more fun things with the Blackberry Curve like putting music and TV shows on the thing so my iPod will be come pretty much useless except for DRM protected files I bought from iTunes Store.
The only problem with this phone isn't a problem with a phone at all. The thing is, if you're going to buy the Blackberry Curve, don't buy the one that's for BOOST subscribers, especially if you live in the rural NJ area!! I have to go outside just to maybe get ONE BAR!! I should have suspected that this would happen because my last BOOST phone was the same way, but a lot of people told me that much of the time it's not the service, it's the handset. They turned out to be 100 percent WRONG!! The service still sucks just as bad using a $200 BOOST handset as it did when I was using a cheap $30 handset I got from BEST BUY!! Don't let them fool you!
I don't understand how BOOST's Mobile Network for using the wireless internet can work in my home pretty much from an area where I'm near a window, but I have to go outside and practically climb on to the damn roof just to get one bar if I want to call somebody. But then again, I have never had a phone that has had good reception in this area. Not Verizon or T-Mobile has been any better. Omnipoint was even worse but that was a decade ago. From what I understand AT&T works wonders, but I don't have good enough credit anymore so I'm screwed unless I switch to CRICKET, but then I'll have to buy a new phone again!
Excellent phone & email
I have been using Blackberry phones for many years and this is the best one for these reasons:
* Does its core jobs competently for business and private use.
Phone, speakerphone, good wireless reception, excellent email handling, usable keyboard, usable camera, everything works well without overdoing anything.
* Has a trackpad instead of a trackball.
The trackpad is like an optical mouse turned upside down. It is a big improvement over the unreliable trackball on some models.
* Can be customised
You can hide all the icons for things that you don't use, so you get a nice clean uncluttered display that only does what you need.
* Connects to WiFi
Using WiFi to make calls works great and saves roaming charges abroad.
* Has voice control
This has been popular in Europe for years, why it's taken so long to get it in a Blackberry is beyond me. Say "Call Home" and it just does it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
RIM Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 (Unlocked)
Review For: Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 - Black (Unlocked) Smartphone
When I received it the first thing that I liked was its size and light weight. It is a very portable smartphone and has 3G which is important for browsing speed. Also, the wifi included is very useful if you have wifi in your house, office, etc. The battery lasts long. Emails, chatting, etc. is fully supported.The trackpad is very useful to get around menus, and the qwerty is useful for tipping fast. The accessories are cool, I use the charger to charge my iPod. I don't like too much the camera, it does not include flash, but in light the resolution is fine. The CD that came is not useful, you must download Blackberry app from internet. In conclusion, I recommend it.
Yesterday it was a hit, today is worthless.
| No, I would not recommend this product.
|Ease of use|
|Value for money|
This cell phone could have its glory days in the past, but now even the low-end Android cell phones will lead it on features. It doesn’t have automatic keyboard lock, internet access is slow because its processor is small, with just a few applications it gets saturated and slower than normal until stop totally and you have to remove the battery to restart it, losing a lot of time before the operating system shows up, the screen is too small, the battery life is just terrible, if you get a low battery appears a sign notice of said message: “Battery too low for radio use”! But, what are you talking about, what radio? It doesn’t have any radio!
In short, do not buy this phone if you are planning to perform normal operations that you can do with an android because your life will be a real agony.