1. frreshh's Avatar
    Ive been gone for a while and now I am comming back. I have been shopping around for a new berry I will be on t-mobile but I am in a bind with funds and I have been searching on Craigslist. I have come across the 8530 and a bold for about 230. I was wondering if that was a good price and if it that is a good phone? Please let me know as I have been gone for so long. I can't wait to be a berry user again.
    02-07-11 12:17 PM
  2. Matrix Leader's Avatar
    The Bold is much better.
    02-07-11 12:37 PM
  3. Fubaz's Avatar
    Which Bold?
    a 9000?
    a 9700?
    a 9780?
    02-07-11 12:42 PM
  4. frreshh's Avatar
    I was thinking that it was, its white, idk if its ok to post the link maybe i can just post the photo the person posted of the phone
    02-07-11 12:43 PM
  5. frreshh's Avatar
    this is the phone that the person posted

    they are asking 230? I am not sure if that is a good price i think its just a 9700 for tmobile
    IMAG0085.jpg picture by mj198012 - Photobucket
    sorry for some reason it wont let me link the picture it comes up as broken
    02-07-11 12:49 PM
  6. exelant's Avatar
    Try to not be in too big a hurry so you don't settle for less. I don't know if you can afford it, but you would be happier with a newer Bold. Don't forget to check out EBay where you have some protection from buying a locked out or broken device. Good luck and welcome back.
    02-07-11 12:53 PM
  7. frreshh's Avatar
    i was looking on ebay, i was trying to find a new phone before at&t turns me off I would like to keep my number. I was searching on ebay but I could mostly just unlocked ones for insane prices, I don't really want an unlocked phone in case something ever happens I would want the warranty to be vaild.
    02-07-11 12:57 PM
  8. Matrix Leader's Avatar
    this is the phone that the person posted

    they are asking 230? I am not sure if that is a good price i think its just a 9700 for tmobile
    IMAG0085.jpg picture by mj198012 - Photobucket
    sorry for some reason it wont let me link the picture it comes up as broken

    This is the 9700. Very very good BB

    I definately recommend it over the Curve!

    It has 3G, very crisp screen, trackpad, 256 MB of memory, 3.2 camera with FLASH for taking night shots, and best of all. you have the versatility of running either OS 5 or OS 6 on it!

    Good luck

    Let us know when you get it if you need any further assistance.

    Matrix Leader
    Follow the white bunny.....
    02-07-11 01:01 PM
  9. Matrix Leader's Avatar
    i was looking on ebay, i was trying to find a new phone before at&t turns me off I would like to keep my number. I was searching on ebay but I could mostly just unlocked ones for insane prices, I don't really want an unlocked phone in case something ever happens I would want the warranty to be vaild.
    Even if you get a locked BB, unlocking online will cost just about $5 USD
    02-07-11 01:02 PM
  10. frreshh's Avatar
    i emailed them so hopefully they still have it, I looked on ebay and the same phone was about 100 more.
    02-07-11 01:10 PM
  11. Reed McLay's Avatar
    BlackBerry

    one (1) year from the date that the new BlackBerry Handheld was first purchased by YOU as an original end-user ("YOU") and (ii) the period ending upon YOUR breach of the BlackBerry End-User/Software License Agreement (the "License Agreement") entered into between YOU and Research In Motion Limited and/OR its affiliated group of companies' ("RIM") in connection with the BlackBerry Solution (the "Warranty Period"). This Limited Warranty is not transferable. ...
    Some bad news here. If you buy it from any source, other then a carrier, there will not be a warranty.

    Before you hand over the cash, run the built in self test.

    Options / Status. Type in T E S T.
    02-07-11 01:10 PM
  12. exelant's Avatar
    Reed is right, but I don't believe unlocking would void a warranty. T-Mo themselves will send a customer the unlock code free of charge. Also, I replaced an unlocked device under the manufacturer's warranty for a hardware issue.

    I'm glad you found a good deal with Craigs List. EBay was just a suggestion to have you look around. Some people swear by Craigs List, but I have also heard of some problems buying BB's from them. I'm just advising caution. Good Luck.
    Last edited by exelant; 02-07-11 at 01:47 PM.
    02-07-11 01:43 PM
  13. 13echo4's Avatar
    You don't say what you expect from the phone. What do you plan on using it for? Why t-mobile?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-07-11 01:43 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    OP, the 8530 cannot be used on T-Mobile. The 8530 is a CDMA device.

    Also, if you get an AT&T branded Bold (9000 or 9700), you will only get EDGE on T-Mobile, not 3G, since the 3G frequencies are different. Same thing if you get Rogers, Telus, or Bell 9700 or 9780.

    The only carriers that use the same 3G frequencies as T-Mobile are Wind Mobile, Mobilicity, and Cincinnati Bell.
    02-07-11 02:17 PM
  15. frreshh's Avatar
    t-mo because i have at&t but my sister is going to add me to her plan since i am working as a nanny for her and it will save me money. I used to be an avid blackberry user. I mainly use my device for texting bbm email facebook twitter and capture as another app i used when I had a blackberry. I dont really play games on my phone. I was concidering between the 8530 and the 9700. I plan to meet whichever i go with in person and make sure the phone works, i have both email and phone numbers in case something were to go wrong I have bought stuff before but never a phone, I have sold phones off craigs list before.
    02-07-11 02:20 PM
  16. frreshh's Avatar
    i posted the bold its branded t-mobile. and this was the other



    i thought this was a curve 8530?


    this is the bold
    IMAG0085.jpg picture by mj198012 - Photobucket
    02-07-11 02:23 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    t-mo because i have at&t but my sister is going to add me to her plan since i am working as a nanny for her and it will save me money. I used to be an avid blackberry user. I mainly use my device for texting bbm email facebook twitter and capture as another app i used when I had a blackberry. I dont really play games on my phone. I was concidering between the 8530 and the 9700. I plan to meet whichever i go with in person and make sure the phone works, i have both email and phone numbers in case something were to go wrong I have bought stuff before but never a phone, I have sold phones off craigs list before.
    8530 WILL NOT work with T-Mobile. T-Mobile is a GSM carrier, and the 8530 is a CDMA device. There are no SIM cards is CDMA-only devices like the 8530, so you cannot use it on T-Mobile.
    02-07-11 02:24 PM
  18. frreshh's Avatar
    8530 WILL NOT work with T-Mobile. T-Mobile is a GSM carrier, and the 8530 is a CDMA device. There are no SIM cards is CDMA-only devices like the 8530, so you cannot use it on T-Mobile.
    what is the one i posted above the black one, it is a branded t mobile curve?
    02-07-11 02:27 PM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    i posted the bold its branded t-mobile. and this was the other



    i thought this was a curve 8530?


    this is the bold
    IMAG0085.jpg picture by mj198012 - Photobucket
    The one in the picture is the 8520. Unsupported Browser
    02-07-11 02:31 PM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The 9700 would be better than the 8520. 8520 does not have 3G, does not have a camera flash, and does not have GPS. The 8520 also cannot run OS 6.
    02-07-11 02:33 PM
  21. frreshh's Avatar
    The one is the picture is the 8520. Unsupported Browser
    opps it looks the same. I know its kinda plasticy but it is on 6? as well? I generally just use my phone fore facebook twitter texting and bbm. would this be a better choice or the bold 9700?
    02-07-11 02:35 PM
  22. frreshh's Avatar
    The 9700 would be better than the 8520. 8520 does not have 3G, does not have a camera flash, and does not have GPS. The 8520 also cannot run OS 6.
    ok, thank you for the info i did not know this. Im try to get the bold I think that is the better phone.
    02-07-11 02:37 PM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    opps it looks the same. I know its kinda plasticy but it is on 6? as well? I generally just use my phone fore facebook twitter texting and bbm. would this be a better choice or the bold 9700?
    RIM will not support OS 6 for the 8520. If you like Facebook places, the lack of GPS on the 8520 will cause some headaches.
    02-07-11 02:39 PM
  24. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    ok, thank you for the info i did not know this. Im try to get the bold I think that is the better phone.
    The 9700 also has better screen resolution and a faster processor than the 8520.

    Also, you will be able to get 3G on a T-Mobile branded 9700. The 8520 only supports EDGE (2G).
    02-07-11 02:40 PM
  25. frreshh's Avatar
    The 9700 also has better screen resolution and a faster processor than the 8520.

    Also, you will be able to get 3G on a T-Mobile branded 9700. The 8520 only supports EDGE (2G).
    i am going to check through ebay to make there isnt one for less before i tell them yes. thank you for all the help!!!
    02-07-11 03:19 PM
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