1. muppetpez's Avatar
    I will admit, I was one of those early iPhone adopters. The crack was good and I liked it. However, lately I went to a client where my company's e-mail was blocked and I had to actually rely on the iPhone touch screen keyboard and that was a battle that I lost. Between trying to type my message, having the iPhone email client crash when sending a message and my messages getting deleted (yes, the iPhone deleted messages on its own), I needed to make a change.

    After falling in love with my wife's Curve, I decided to pull the trigger and get one. After several attempts of going to ATT stores in my area, i was given the disappointing news that I was not eligible for an upgrade and would have to pay full price. I did some research on this as well as other mobile phone forums and called their cancellation department to ask how I go about porting my number to another carrier (I know it has to initiate by the other carrier, but I wanted to get their attention). The lady on the phone was very nice and offered me a new for $99 plus a $25 credit on my bill, free shipping, free activation and no upgrade charge. I pulled the trigger and the Curve is on it's way!

    I wanted to thank everybody on this forum for all the insight into the world of Blackberry. I was an avid reader of your wisdom and hopefully I can contribute to it going forward.

    Looking forward to my berry!
    B
    04-15-08 08:25 PM
  2. Erikgreenlee's Avatar
    We forgive you for the iphone. Welcome to the family

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-15-08 08:29 PM
  3. muu's Avatar
    welcome and who says knowledge isn't power..........
    04-15-08 08:32 PM
  4. uncheels23's Avatar
    Welcome to CB !
    04-15-08 08:35 PM
  5. NoMoreWindows's Avatar
    My daughter has an iPhone, my wife wants one. I find them very fragilely. There look cool, great for music/movies, but I am pretty sure I would trash one in a day. My curve is 2 months old and has 2 dings. It has gone fly through a snow covered parking lot (by accident) more times than recommended. I run a factory and travel frequently, I need something that can stand to take a knock now and then
    04-15-08 08:39 PM
  6. tatyana17's Avatar
    We all make mistakes. WELCOME TO CB!!!!
    04-15-08 08:50 PM
  7. garbagefairy1967's Avatar
    Welcome to cb!!
    04-15-08 08:53 PM
  8. mzshey2x's Avatar
    Welcome, welcome!
    04-15-08 08:57 PM
  9. jimmers's Avatar
    I wish I would have tried that approach when I left Verizon.
    04-15-08 08:57 PM
  10. muppetpez's Avatar
    I dropped the iPhone when I first got it and put a very small ding on the screen. For a multimedia and web device, the iPhone is amazing and I will probably still use it as such without a SIM card. However, from a phone and a PIM manager it leaves something to be desired.

    The 'berry just works (which is a common theme I have noticed on these forums).
    04-15-08 08:59 PM
  11. pashan's Avatar
    I LOVE the subject of your thread! Quite creative...

    That being said, welcome to the addiction, both Blackberry and Crackberry!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-15-08 10:24 PM
  12. CJH315's Avatar
    Welcome, now there is no turning back.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-15-08 10:32 PM
  13. G-hop1's Avatar
    Your home now !
    04-15-08 10:38 PM
  14. kickinitlive247's Avatar
    Welcome muppetpez!
    This is a common thing I'm seein with folks who get the iphone. The multimedia and browser are awesome, but its just not as functional as the berry.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-15-08 10:48 PM
  15. xandrex#IM's Avatar
    Wow. That's a really great way to get a discount on a Curve. I'll have to try that one with Verizon some time. Have fun with your Berry!
    04-15-08 11:03 PM
  16. jarretsmith1228's Avatar
    Welcome to the Crackhouse. Cool way to get an upgrade. I should have done that too.
    04-15-08 11:15 PM
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