1. ditto1958's Avatar
    This seems like a weird question to ask about a "phone," but which Blackberry's are best for actually using them as telephones?

    Verizon is my carrier. I currently have a year old Palm Centro. It's fine for texting, emailing and is somewhat adequate for internet browsing. It fits nice in my pocket, has been durable, but just flat out bites as a telephone. I actually carry around an old LG flip phone (so old it doesn't even have a camera) for making important phone calls. When I do get stuck on the Centro, I usually have to turn on the speaker phone if I want to hear the person on the other end of the call.

    My wife has had a Storm and now has an Incredible. Both have all sorts of exciting features, but I've found them also a bit lacking as telephones.

    Would a Curve or a Bold be a good solution?
    07-15-10 07:11 PM
  2. FuzzyB's Avatar
    I have a storm2 and make a lot of calls on it. Never had anything but good luck with it...same goes with the curve I used to have.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-15-10 08:40 PM
  3. thebbhype_com's Avatar
    Theyre all good for calls. If you won't be doing a lot of messaging the Storm 2 would definitely be worth a look. Otherwise I say go for a Bold.
    07-15-10 09:02 PM
  4. Nozzles Brewin's Avatar
    I haven't had a bad experience yet with BB's as far as phone calls, imo you can't go wrong with any of them
    07-15-10 09:03 PM
  5. MrObvious's Avatar
    My Tour has been great for texting/phone calls ever since I put crunchSMS on there.
    07-15-10 10:18 PM
  6. ditto1958's Avatar
    Just to be a bit more clear, do the Curve and the Bold have good call volume in their earpieces?
    07-16-10 10:31 AM
  7. elvin1983's Avatar
    Yes, the volume on the Curve and the Bold is just fine, I've never had a problem hearing someone on my BB, unless I was in a REALLY loud environment.

    I have a part time job selling phones at a large retail store, and whenever I need to call one of the carriers, I don't even use the land line phone we have at the desk, I pull out the 9700 we have setup as a demo and I call on that, way better volume and call quality. Out of all the demo phones we have (mostly Android, one BB, one WINMO) I always reach for the BB when I need to make a call.
    07-16-10 10:35 AM
  8. trek750's Avatar
    I have used the bold and it is great for phone calls...volume is good in earpieces (but I have found some earpieces are way better than others...so I don't think that issue is directly related to the phone).
    07-16-10 01:37 PM
  9. KoolKeyth5's Avatar
    My Tour is great with phone calls. Clear, loud and the automatic volume control is great.
    07-16-10 03:09 PM
  10. E_Brown's Avatar
    Go to a retail VZW store, and try it out. They will be usable units, and see which one you like the best. I love the bold for texting, and bbming, it has a incredible form factor. It just "feels right" in my hands. But i only use about 45 minutes of talk a month, so I can't really say about the actual phone qualities of it.
    07-16-10 03:17 PM
  11. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    BEST Phonecall BB
    8330

    BB's I've physically tested against in the same areas on the same day
    9630
    9000
    8230
    Phones I've tested compared to my 8330 for phone calls
    8830
    8310

    I love my 9630 for everything, but when it comes to actual phone calls, my 8330 will last longer in low service area's before dropping out, and sounds more clear on conference calls
    07-16-10 04:27 PM
  12. Simba501's Avatar
    Theyre all good for calls. If you won't be doing a lot of messaging the Storm 2 would definitely be worth a look. Otherwise I say go for a Bold.
    Ditto.....
    07-16-10 04:34 PM
  13. TheRemoteUnlockercom's Avatar
    I think a lot of it would have to do with the network and area that you're in (signal wise), but I've had a number of BB's over the course of my life/career and haven't ever had any issues with call quality, sound quality or signal (unless in remote or underground areas).

    Important to note that I've probably been through about 30-40 phones over the years so have seen my share of junk phones
    07-16-10 06:21 PM
  14. TROUT2054's Avatar
    Here is my question....What's a telephone? lol. The Bold 9650 is good for both texting and phone calls. I had the Storm2 prior and the texting for me was not all that great.
    07-16-10 09:59 PM
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