1. Gojackets21's Avatar
    I've been obsessing over this purchase for a week or two now after becoming tired of paying out the nose for AT&T's somewhat weak coverage and slow internet (neither of our phones are 3g). Unfortunately, since we've been using smartphones (I have a Centro, wife has a BB Curve), it's impossible to go back to normal phones.

    After researching everyone, Sprint's Everything family share is the plan that will work best for us, and will save us $50/month over our current setup. In the world of cell plans, right now, those Sprint plans just can't be beat for how much they offer for the money.

    I've narrowed it down to the Pre, Tour, and Curve 8330m, and I've decided that dollar for dollar, the 8330 is the winner. It's solid, tested, decent battery life, and tons of stuff available for it. I went and played around with the Pre and the Tour today, and neither seem to be worth how much more they will cost us up front.

    I read on here that Best Buy has been selling the Curves for $30 to new customers, well, if that's still the case, that's the way I'm going. I just can't justify $400 for either of those other two.

    Thoughts?
    07-30-09 11:11 PM
  2. Wholesalestunna's Avatar
    I'm on a sprint 8330 and I love it. Solid phone all around and I go through phones a lot. I can see myself keeping this one for a long time.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-30-09 11:14 PM
  3. Gojackets21's Avatar
    Good to hear. The only thing that bugs me is that it's an old phone now, and I usually like to get the newest thing. But man, everyone seems to like it an awful lot around here.
    07-30-09 11:16 PM
  4. treyatl2006's Avatar
    Why dont you get the 8330 instead of the 8330m. The 8330 has more memory and a camera with flash. The 8330m does not. The 8330 is a newer device. But if you do alot of traveling in Europe and need GSM then get the 8330m.

    Edit:: Nevermind this post. Im tired and got the 8330m mixed up with the 8830...
    Last edited by treyatl2006; 07-31-09 at 12:12 AM.
    07-30-09 11:37 PM
  5. Joebnt's Avatar
    Why dont you get the 8330 instead of the 8330m. The 8330 has more memory and a camera with flash. The 8330m does not. The 8330 is a newer device. But if you do alot of traveling in Europe and need GSM then get the 8330m.
    ^^^What are you talking about? The 8330m does have a camera with flash. Plus all the 8330 & 8330m are CDMA
    07-30-09 11:47 PM
  6. scooter2869's Avatar
    Why dont you get the 8330 instead of the 8330m. The 8330 has more memory and a camera with flash. The 8330m does not. The 8330 is a newer device. But if you do alot of traveling in Europe and need GSM then get the 8330m.
    Dont know about the memory, but the 8330m does have a flash for the camera. I love this phone.
    07-30-09 11:59 PM
  7. mab4285's Avatar
    Why dont you get the 8330 instead of the 8330m. The 8330 has more memory and a camera with flash. The 8330m does not. The 8330 is a newer device. But if you do alot of traveling in Europe and need GSM then get the 8330m.
    Ok....I don't know where to start with what's wrong with this statement. 8330 and 8330m are the EXACT same phone except the 8330m uses an MEID number instead of an ESN.

    Both have the same memory.
    Both have the same camera and flash
    8330 is older than 8330m.
    8330m has no GSM capabilities....
    07-31-09 12:03 AM
  8. treyatl2006's Avatar
    ^^^What are you talking about? The 8330m does have a camera with flash. Plus all the 8330 & 8330m are CDMA
    Well I stand corrected. Im tired and got the 8330m confused with the 8830. Also I never said that they werent CDMA...
    Last edited by treyatl2006; 07-31-09 at 12:08 AM.
    07-31-09 12:05 AM
  9. BerryCoolGuy's Avatar
    Why dont you get the 8330 instead of the 8330m. The 8330 has more memory and a camera with flash. The 8330m does not. The 8330 is a newer device. But if you do alot of traveling in Europe and need GSM then get the 8330m.

    Edit:: Nevermind this post. Im tired and got the 8330m mixed up with the 8830...
    your wrong my 8330m has a cam with a flash.
    07-31-09 12:11 AM
  10. roadwarrior69's Avatar
    I've got one, and love it

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    07-31-09 12:12 AM
  11. GoddessCheri's Avatar
    Hope you get as lucky with Sprint as I did with VZW. Two yes TWO curves for $50. Cant beat that is what swung me over from winmo with that deal.

    Above all else enjoy these are great phones.
    Last edited by GoddessCheri; 07-31-09 at 12:17 AM. Reason: type-o :p
    07-31-09 12:16 AM
  12. Joebnt's Avatar
    Well I stand corrected. Im tired and got the 8330m confused with the 8830. Also I never said that they werent CDMA...
    Its understandable I just wanted to get the facts straight. The only reason I said the 8330's are CDMA was because you said they were GSM.
    07-31-09 12:18 AM
  13. treyatl2006's Avatar
    your wrong my 8330m has a cam with a flash.
    Didnt you see where I said I got the 8830 mixed up with the 8330??
    07-31-09 12:18 AM
  14. BerryCoolGuy's Avatar
    Didnt you see where I said I got the 8830 mixed up with the 8330??
    lol im blind
    07-31-09 12:21 AM
  15. wingzfan61's Avatar
    Ive been thru 5 smart phones in the past 3 years (maybe 2.5) and then I found the 8330. This is by far the best phone all around Ive ever owned. I looked at the Tour monday when I gave my wife my titanium curve after she went swimming with her centro. The tour is nice but I didnt like all the apps I would have to sacrifice and the themes I couldnt get. Granted it will get the 5.0 OS but the only thing I want from that is threaded text and that'll be coming soon and from the looks of it will be stripped to work on the 8330. The price on the Tour was $300 out the door and a $100 mail in rebate. Then the store manager said she had something in the back I may like and brought out an Inferno colored Curve. Decision was made instantly and I walked out with a new Curve.

    They're reliable as ****, and being that they have been out a while means alot of the bugs have been solved. There are a few reports of reboots etc but personally Ive yet to have that issue except when my sd card fried on me. Signals great, call quality is excellent, the amount of apps is 2nd to none and the overall durability of them is top notch.
    07-31-09 12:27 AM
  16. s2by10's Avatar
    Best Buy is selling the Pre for $99. Go with the Tour. It's a Curve on drugs and it'll be 100% within the next 2 months.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-31-09 02:17 AM
  17. Gojackets21's Avatar
    Best Buy is selling the Pre for $99. Go with the Tour. It's a Curve on drugs and it'll be 100% within the next 2 months.

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    I think that was a mistake, and has since been corrected. I'm heading over there today though to see for sure.
    07-31-09 09:09 AM
  18. sessica's Avatar
    8330 is definitely the BEST option... and with a deal like that, you can't go wrong!
    07-31-09 09:12 AM
  19. john_v's Avatar
    You won't be disappointed...I've had a curve for a week now and I'll never go back!


    I've been obsessing over this purchase for a week or two now after becoming tired of paying out the nose for AT&T's somewhat weak coverage and slow internet (neither of our phones are 3g). Unfortunately, since we've been using smartphones (I have a Centro, wife has a BB Curve), it's impossible to go back to normal phones.

    After researching everyone, Sprint's Everything family share is the plan that will work best for us, and will save us $50/month over our current setup. In the world of cell plans, right now, those Sprint plans just can't be beat for how much they offer for the money.

    I've narrowed it down to the Pre, Tour, and Curve 8330m, and I've decided that dollar for dollar, the 8330 is the winner. It's solid, tested, decent battery life, and tons of stuff available for it. I went and played around with the Pre and the Tour today, and neither seem to be worth how much more they will cost us up front.

    I read on here that Best Buy has been selling the Curves for $30 to new customers, well, if that's still the case, that's the way I'm going. I just can't justify $400 for either of those other two.

    Thoughts?
    08-01-09 10:16 PM
  20. mikneb's Avatar
    Go with the Curve. With the right tweaks, optimization, the disparity in speed is a non-issue. Yes, the Tour is noticeably faster, but not enough to warrant the price. Everything the Curve does, the Tour does better, but most improvements are marginal.

    The only thing you'll notice is the difference in screen quality. The screen on the Tour is gorgeous. The Curve is nothing to write home about.

    Tour has a problem with some hardware defects with their release batch. I'd avoid it until a few month anyway.

    Go with the Curve!
    08-02-09 01:57 AM
  21. redhdgirl417's Avatar
    Hubby and I both got the 8330m from Sprint (his Titanium, mine the Red) a couple of weeks ago and love them. Of course we came from ancient Nextel nothings, too, so anything would have been an improvement. We started out with Sprint's Everything Texting plan and the Rumor2's, but racked up $15 in data charges in the first 12 hours so decided the next day to upgrade to the Everything Data plus the phones as the Rumor2's screen is not made for browsing. And we're lucky enough to be getting them for free after our rebates thru his GM employee discount plan...woo hoo! I feel so good being with current technology for a change.
    08-11-09 12:55 PM
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