1. dylanm753's Avatar
    I want to get back to using a blackberry classic. I have Verizon and want to make the jump but I don't know if it is worth it. Is anyone out there doing it now?
    10-08-17 06:12 PM
  2. DallinCrump's Avatar
    I'm using my unlocked Classic on Ting's GSM service (a T-Mobile MVNO) and my thumbs are thoroughly enjoying it.

     BlackBerry | CLASSIC
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    10-08-17 10:37 PM
  3. dylanm753's Avatar
    Do you get to use all the apps you enjoy?
    10-09-17 05:26 PM
  4. DallinCrump's Avatar
    Do you get to use all the apps you enjoy?
    Most of them, thanks to Cobalt's patched Google Play Store and Google Play Services. It's not perfect, but it gets the job done.
    10-09-17 10:07 PM
  5. ptimpone25's Avatar
    I'm using an unlocked verizon classic on tmobile right now. Edge only but so far so good. 80% of the time I'm on wifi.

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    10-15-17 06:53 PM
  6. thatgadgetgirl36's Avatar
    I went from the keyone (too long), to 7 plus (too big) to note 5 because of the stylus, back to the Classic (just right)

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    10-16-17 07:13 PM
  7. megafan2000's Avatar
    I used it for 2 months while waiting out KEYone's multiple delays and my PRIV going haywire. For calling and texting (T-Mobile) never been better. For everything else - Internet, banking, social media - it sucked. Basically having no app support shows it realistically can't hang in 2017 just as bad as when I left it in 2016. Even after updating all my apps, only about a 1/3 worked properly or passable.
    10-24-17 07:25 PM
  8. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I used it for 2 months while waiting out KEYone's multiple delays and my PRIV going haywire. For calling and texting (T-Mobile) never been better. For everything else - Internet, banking, social media - it sucked. Basically having no app support shows it realistically can't hang in 2017 just as bad as when I left it in 2016. Even after updating all my apps, only about a 1/3 worked properly or passable.
    This is a very realistic and honest answer to OP questions.

    Being less than honest to people considering a BlackBerry who don't know any better is why many people won't give a KEYone or Motion a chance. For people not on BB10 already, it's dead. They already use Android/IOS devices and they just want to know if a device will perform the same way. Don't push a dead or dying OS like it will ever come back. It's over. Let it go....
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    10-24-17 07:32 PM
  9. megafan2000's Avatar
    But on that note, did anyone get the most recent update OTA? I still haven't gotten got it yet even with my current sim in the Classic.
    10-24-17 08:04 PM
  10. rayporsche's Avatar
    I definitely use one Classic on a daily basis and everything works pretty good and whenever an app stops working I immediately circumvent, replace or eliminate. Opinions vary from person to person and that is ok, I respect different points of view completely. What works for some doesn't necessarily work for others but I know that there is no way I will buy a BlackDroid, the essence of what it was is totally gone imho but then again that's just me old school all the way !
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    10-25-17 11:35 AM
  11. FinnBerry's Avatar
    i bought a classic and it's arriving in a week or so. I have had passport, PRIV and KEYone, but wanted to get the feeling of a toolbelt so decided to get a classic as a secondary/weekend device. my passport works but it has its wear an tear so nice to have a brand new bb10. I like KEYone in many ways, hub is getting better and so on, but BB10 hub is just a dream
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    10-25-17 02:18 PM
  12. ziminghong's Avatar
    Same. I like the KeyOne, it's a capable device with a great keyboars, but I missed the Hub and the flow of BB10. I'm currently using my old Z10 but considering to buy a new Classic or send my p9983 to repair (sim-tray). I prefer the small form factor of the q10, but can't find it new for a fair price.

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    10-25-17 02:49 PM
  13. LV426Berry's Avatar
    I bought a Classic 18 months ago and have gone back and forth between it and an iPhone 6Plus. Currently back on the Classic as I just love the kb and hub. I don't do social media, etc so I don't miss not having it on my mobile device. I have an iPad with a cellular so I take it on trips to give me extra access to apps, etc if I need/want it.
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    11-13-17 03:55 PM
  14. gouger05's Avatar
    I still use a Classic with AT&T as my only phone for personal and work. I'm pretty pleased with it still. I use a few apps from the Amazon appstore, but mostly I use the browser. Going to websites through the browser is not much different than the apps as most websites are tailored to mobile devices. I set the websites I use a lot as favorites and then make them shortcuts on my home screen. It pretty much feels like clicking an app icon. I figure any apps I cannot get just saves me from wasting time, lol.
    11-15-17 02:45 PM
  15. arfeo's Avatar
    As an app dev I've had some androids and iPhone 7 Plus along with passport and classic which are my main phones by the moment. I sold androids and iPhone. Nothing could beat pkb. Classic is awesome, I plan to use it until keys fall out.

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    Last edited by arfeo; 11-16-17 at 01:05 AM.
    11-15-17 04:45 PM
  16. moonhacker's Avatar
    Funny I should stumble on this as I just ordered a Classic. My Passport, which I LOVE took a noise dive and sim card tray needs to be replaced but I can't see myself putting anymore money into it, especially since I plan to replace with new BB Keyone early next year. So I saw this as a good opportunity to try out the Classic until then, as I don't use many apps anyway. I didn't know that the hub was gone on the new BB...psst
    11-17-17 03:45 PM
  17. richmaz3333's Avatar
    I use classic and passport love both

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    11-21-17 03:30 PM
  18. odb9014's Avatar
    KEYone - daily driver since launch and am still on my original with original screen

    Classic - still use daily in 2018.

    I recently sold my Classic here on CB and missed it so much that I bought another.

    Disclaimer, I've never used social media (ie: Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc, etc), I don't game on my phone, I don't listen to music (streaming or local storage) on my phone, and I rarely watch videos on my phone other than the brief video clip here and there. So that said, the Classic works well for me.

    Browser, well all browsers for it blow though.
    02-11-18 08:18 AM
  19. odb9014's Avatar
    Daily driver is the Keyone I got for 300 bux :-)
    Nice on both accounts. I may have to fire up my 9900 here soon as well.
    02-13-18 06:42 PM
  20. odb9014's Avatar
    If they took a Classic and ran Oreo in it, that would pretty much rule.

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    02-13-18 06:56 PM
  21. the_boon's Avatar
    If they took a Classic and ran Oreo in it, that would pretty much rule.

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    They'd have to stretch the screen up to get 2:3 ratio like keyone
    02-14-18 05:26 AM
  22. jayk82's Avatar
    Just swapped for one. Using it as my DD with an iphone X as a backup!

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    02-23-18 10:37 AM
  23. BrianDeeb's Avatar
    I do. Not as my "main" device but as my only device.
    The only bad thing about my Classic is that it is Not a Bronze one.

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    Last edited by BrianDeeb; 03-01-18 at 12:27 AM.
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    02-23-18 02:33 PM

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