If you want a 9100, live in the US and are on TMO read this
go to i-wireless pre-paid wireless service serving the greater cincinnati area (Cincinnati Bell)
ignore the list on the left, look for the pic of the 9100
add to cart
deselect the card option, order just the device
fill out the shipping and credit card info
$ 300 inc tax and free shipping.
unit is black
30 day return policy and 1 year warranty per CB web site
full report to follow but the wait is over
edit: 07/30/10 - CMW wireless will not ship out of their area, you will have to ship the unit to yourself to a UPS store or friend and then have it sent to you. device only comes with a 30 day return, no 1 year RIM warranty from what I can tell. CBW is a VERY screwed up company, read the reviews on-line - they sound like the carrier from #$%! That said, if you want a device to fly in tmo 3g then this is the only option @ the moment
Last edited by kurtla; 07-30-2010 at 12:16 PM. Reason: more info
BlackBerry 9100 3G Pearl
$349.99 Regular Price
-$70.00 Instant Savings
$0.00 Mail-In Rebate
$279.99 Final Price
FREE UPS Shipping!
* For use in Domestic US and Worldwide†
* 3G 900/1700/2100 MHz
* GSM 850 MHz
* GSM 900 MHz
* GSM 1800 MHz
* GSM 1900 MHz
just got a pretty decent looking case and a usb charger for the car...
BlackBerry Pearl 3G Leather Swivel Holster - Black Original (OEM) HDW-29557-001
here is an unlock place for $2, just got an email from the guy that says its no problem unlocking it. Unlock USA
I see you have the 8120, I like the 'L' theme a lot, if you do too you might like this very basic theme,
and link to purchase Simple Black updated for the BlackBerry 9100 Pearl 3G
gives you the basic icons on the left and scrolling ones on the bottom, looks perfect really, nice and simple
Last edited by kurtla; 07-22-2010 at 12:44 AM.
- 07-22-2010, 07:30 AM #16Phone history: Treo 600 -> Treo 650 -> Treo 680 -> Treo 650 -> HTC Excalibur -> 8300 -> 8330 -> 8120 -> 8900 -> 9700 -> 9100 -> 9780 -> 9900
- 07-22-2010, 10:22 AM #18Phone history: Treo 600 -> Treo 650 -> Treo 680 -> Treo 650 -> HTC Excalibur -> 8300 -> 8330 -> 8120 -> 8900 -> 9700 -> 9100 -> 9780 -> 9900
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07-22-2010, 12:13 PM #20
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- TO . . . Nice Horse, bad car
So i-wireless is Cinci Bell's prepaid service, right? If one happened to be in Cinci for some reason. Could one find an i-wireless storefront and get one there? There is a small chance that I might be in the area in Late October - Early November.
just called a ups store and they will also forward it.
Last edited by kurtla; 07-22-2010 at 12:32 PM.
just to close the loop, I did order one last night and had it shipped to myself to a local UPS store who in turn will forward it to me. from ohio ground will add ~$13 and 4 days to the delivery time. CBW is an interesting company to deal with, thrilled again to be a tmo customer
Last edited by kurtla; 07-23-2010 at 02:39 PM.
There are several things about this transaction that are less than ideal. first is that although CBW has a slick site they are a make it up as they go along company - nobody knows anything there. the phone comes with a 30 return policy with no restock for online sales. after that any warrany claim must go through the manufacture and who the **** knows how RIM does this if @ all. CBW 3rd party warranty is done by the below folks, I am going to get in touch with them to see what they offer but my gut tells me this is no better than getting a device off ebay or craigs. its a shame as I am looking for something to hold me over for maybe a year until a droid comes out with a decent physical kb and I have been through 7 8120s so I can see what is in my future unless I luck out. so it is with being an early adopter I guess.
btw I was in a tmo store the other day, looked @ the slide and the vibrant, both interesting devices. they are very close to getting it right for me, the slide has the best physical kb of any droid device I have seen and the vibrant is just flat out amazing for what it is -- has a droid kb, samsung kb, T9, swipe, talk to text, etc. device is instant. screen is the best I have ever seen. no front camera and no flash. funny, I use the movie camera led as a flashlight on the pearl all the time so this is actually something that is important to me.
anyhow, the clock is ticking, I can see that I will not be a berry customer for long - this would change if they came out with a kb I could use or tmo got the pearl.
- 07-23-2010, 08:41 PM #25
Just got mine!
It is very sharp looking! About to unlock it to rock T-Mo!
Cleveland may not have LeBron James anymore, but we've got friends at Cincinnati Bell!
EDIT: I am now unlocked, T-Mobile, and 3G.
Last edited by rocky; 07-23-2010 at 09:14 PM.Phone history: Treo 600 -> Treo 650 -> Treo 680 -> Treo 650 -> HTC Excalibur -> 8300 -> 8330 -> 8120 -> 8900 -> 9700 -> 9100 -> 9780 -> 9900