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  1. dloreski's Avatar
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    Default Anyone thinking of switching to AT&T for 9700 instead of waiting for Essex?

    Hi all.
    I've been with VZW for many years.
    I stopped in the AT&T store to check out the 9700 and really liked it.
    Has anyone made the switch or thinking about it?
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    Nope. I'm with sprint and for where I live att would be a downgrade in service.
    As long as your patient you will see the essex in a short amount of time.

    I have a friend on my twitter who's dad just got one and it already has a dead pixle?

    It is a sweet phone but gsm and I never got along, lol

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    Been really tempted: YES

    Just saw the 69.99 offer and I'm really beeing patient for the Essex.
    The only thing that makes me think is that I received on early 2 yr upgrade for a smartphone. Valid unitl Jan 2010.

    We will see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dloreski View Post
    Hi all.
    I've been with VZW for many years.
    I stopped in the AT&T store to check out the 9700 and really liked it.
    Has anyone made the switch or thinking about it?
    - Dave
    My contract with VZW ends at the end of December. If there isn't some solid release date info by then I'm jumping ship to AT&T and getting the 9700. So sick and tired of VZW lagging behind AT&T.
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    I wouldn't trade VZW service, just for a phone.
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    I am actually going back to Sprint from ATT because their service sucks. I had a 9700 for 3 days. Killer phone just ATT service is horrible.

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    This is a tough decision.
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    remember this, the phone is only as good as the network its on, yeah the 9700 is nice, but AT&T is not

    its worth the wait, trust me
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    I thought about it then I looked at the at&t coverage map of 3g and it doesnt thrill me anymore
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    I went to an Atnt store today to check out the 9700 and the call quality was awesome compared to my Sprint Tour. I sure hope the Tour2 has better call quality. I don't think I'd jump ship back to Atnt though....too expensive for NO reason.

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    Why are you not patient?

    Verizon has a much better network than ATT. Not worth the actual jump to ATT.
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    I would never leave a provider for a phone.

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    coverage in my area

    Verizon= Excellent
    ATT= hit or miss
    Sprint= hit or miss.

    service before phone imho.

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    Well I am hoping it gets released for sprint first. It would be nice to have a flagship blackberry device for once. Heck the model Sal yested was a sprint model.

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    Question AT&T Service with 9700 - worth it?

    AT&T tells me I can try the 9700 and their service for 30days, and if I cancel in that time, I only pay for the minutes used...no other charges (including re-stocking the phone).

    I'm wondering if I should try this to get a feel for the phone and if the coverage sucks, I'm only charged usage for phone and data.

    If I knew Essex would be here in January or even February, I definitely would wait and stay with Sprint (works for me and is about $20 cheaper/month than VZW.

    ...I like the faster processor...and this is a big pull to AT&T (as long as they just don't suck to the max on coverage)

    I know there are strong feelings about carriers, but would like to hear flameless thoughts.

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    What processor would the Essex have versus the 9700?! If the processor were the same and the call quality improved over the Tour1, it would be the perfect phone. I get so tired of having to repeat myself on my current Tour plus Wifi and a Trackpad would be cool. I'm also sick of cleaning my erratic trackball.

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    I'll wait for the essex, I wouldn't leave a carrier just to get a phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berrylate View Post
    AT&T tells me I can try the 9700 and their service for 30days, and if I cancel in that time, I only pay for the minutes used...no other charges (including re-stocking the phone).

    I'm wondering if I should try this to get a feel for the phone and if the coverage sucks, I'm only charged usage for phone and data.

    If I knew Essex would be here in January or even February, I definitely would wait and stay with Sprint (works for me and is about $20 cheaper/month than VZW.

    ...I like the faster processor...and this is a big pull to AT&T (as long as they just don't suck to the max on coverage)

    I know there are strong feelings about carriers, but would like to hear flameless thoughts.

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    Do you know anyone in your area that is on ATT? That would be your best way to find out. But like you said ATT does offer a 30 day return policy. I will say the phone is awesome. I had it for 3 days and sent it back. I ordered mine the 16th, first day available for Premier customers. I returned for a couple of reasons:

    1 Price - It cost me $322.00. That was my upgrade price and CS would not give me a $100 MIR. I tried repeatedly. Also my GF got hers through her work for $174.00. I know some buisness's get a better discount but damn. Now that the phone was sent back I could go get it in store with a rebate.....go figure.

    2 Build quality - my screen didnt fit the bezel real well & I could see light on the right hand side and my lock/mute button was on crooked. for the price I paid it should look better IMHO. My GF's looks great.

    3 Dropped calls - This was the biggest problem to me. I work in downtown St Louis and dropped at least 5 calls in 1 day in a range of places. Downtown seems to be worse for me than out in St Charles county.


    On my old Sprint 8330m I had really good reception every where I went and can only count a few time I dropped a call. I am still with ATT with a 9000 and am just waiting for this new defice to come out to swith back to Sprint. There pricing is good and you get a bit more for the price. Like GPS!


    So, I wait like all of you again for the latest device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magredvet View Post
    I am actually going back to Sprint from ATT because their service sucks. I had a 9700 for 3 days. Killer phone just ATT service is horrible.

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    i was on att there plan r too damn expense so i went to sprint got the TOUR and is 15 dollar less and do the samething..........And i get the best servise on sprint than on ATT
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    Default Thanks...I think I'll wait....

    Thanks for the replies...they all are right on.

    I'm thinking I'll wait. I am not the biggest fan of Sprint (which I have now), but the price and coverage aren't too terrible. If the Tour 2/Essex has the new processor and operating system, it will be a no brainer to stay with Sprint. If not, then I guess I'll reconsider.

    I also don't like to change carriers for a phone if I can get what I need/want. It's worth waiting a little longer.

    Again, thanks.

    (I'm wondering if their holding off on announcements till they sell the holiday phones...duh!)
    Last edited by berrylate; 11-27-2009 at 11:42 AM. Reason: A follow-up: I did the math: AT&T $30 more/month than Sprint. A "free" phone ends up costing me almost $600 more in services
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    Quote Originally Posted by vassili95 View Post
    Been really tempted: YES

    Just saw the 69.99 offer and I'm really beeing patient for the Essex.
    The only thing that makes me think is that I received on early 2 yr upgrade for a smartphone. Valid unitl Jan 2010.

    We will see.
    Wirefly.com is selling the ATT Bold2 9700 for free on black Friday. ($30 for ATT upgrade). I got mine yesterday...it is sweeeeeeet! Had no problems with ATT coverage and I travel quite a bit for work.....good luck. but bold 2 beats Tour 2 any day including Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!
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    I will wait for the tour 2 I actually love the tour one. I would never go back to ATT that network stinks no matter what they say

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitterspeak View Post
    Why are you not patient?

    Verizon has a much better network than ATT. Not worth the actual jump to ATT.
    It's hard to be patient with the crappy and outdated Tour when AT&T has the 9700.
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    I recently canceled my plan with at&t in order to give the storm 2 and verizon a try. Storm was nice and all but I needed a physical keyboard so i traded it four the tour. Unfortunately i live in the 1st floor/Basement and service sucks badly, i'm constantly getting missed and dropped calls, a problem i never had with at&t. I'm not bashing verizon because their service is phenomenal every where else but i guess my apartment isn't worth verizons service. I am most definitely going back with at&t and getting the 9700.
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    Love the 9700 Bold but ATT is a no go in SoCal.....
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