1. jesse1987's Avatar
    Hi-

    I'm a small business owner, and I need to get 5 phones to keep in touch with my guys. Before I go to the cell phone store, thought I'd ask you guys what the best value blackberry is now. I don't need all the new features- just text, email, and of course the phone.

    Also, can I buy a lot of used ones off ebay and then get them provisioned?

    Thanks,

    Jesse
    02-10-10 11:02 AM
  2. blueyestm's Avatar
    heck if they are all going to be new contracts and just text/email/phone get the cheapest one with the 8310 as they are only 9.99 with AT&T if you are gonna keep them. Dang thing is sturdy as all get out and for just those functions works great.
    02-10-10 11:10 AM
  3. afropoika's Avatar
    Curve 8520 is a much better option. Better and more durable design than previous 83xx series.
    02-10-10 11:18 AM
  4. hondateg91's Avatar
    The 83XX would be perfect for your needs and alot cheaper. Also check out the newer 85XX series and just look around.
    02-10-10 11:34 AM
  5. Speedv1's Avatar
    I would go to the store and negotiate. I mean you'll be opening 5 phone numbers, so that's quite a few - you could probably get better phones for less simply for signing up with the 5 lines.
    02-10-10 11:39 AM
  6. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Hi-

    I'm a small business owner, and I need to get 5 phones to keep in touch with my guys. Before I go to the cell phone store, thought I'd ask you guys what the best value blackberry is now. I don't need all the new features- just text, email, and of course the phone.

    Also, can I buy a lot of used ones off ebay and then get them provisioned?

    Thanks,

    Jesse
    83xx series...you can get them for almost nothing anymore. Great phones!
    02-10-10 11:40 AM
  7. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    I would also get the 8330s from verizon. They are free if you get them from BestBuy and next to nothing from the Verizon store. You can get higher end BBs for free on wirefly.com or letstalk.com, but there are some stipulations. If you want to pay more for the phones up front, but have less monthly, you can get 5 prepaid devices from Boost Mobile and pay $60 a month for each line for unlimited everything. But it will cost you $250 per device upfront.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-10-10 01:02 PM
  8. jesse1987's Avatar
    Thanks guys, appreciate all the info!
    02-10-10 10:33 PM
  9. R1cE's Avatar
    The best deal ones are either the 83xxx or the 85xx series. Those are the budget Blackberry's out on the market
    02-10-10 10:53 PM
  10. bluz's Avatar
    I would go to the store and negotiate. I mean you'll be opening 5 phone numbers, so that's quite a few - you could probably get better phones for less simply for signing up with the 5 lines.
    seems like a good idea.
    02-10-10 11:01 PM
  11. Nute426's Avatar
    I was checking out plans yesterday for two lines and found tmobile to be cheaper and better than att. 750 min. Unlimited internet and texts from tmo for 140/ a month while att was 160 for 750 min unlimited internet (no tethering) and 1000 texts.
    I did not get a chance to check out verizon yet, boost is a damn good deal if you want to buy their 8330's. Maybe you could get some verizon 8330's off ebay and port them to boost.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-11-10 03:45 PM
  12. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    If he is sticking with ATT, doesn't the 83xx series NOT take advantage of 3g?
    02-11-10 03:57 PM
  13. blueyestm's Avatar
    only the bolds have 3g on ATT
    02-11-10 04:09 PM
  14. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Thanks Blue.......
    02-11-10 04:12 PM
  15. Zerstiren's Avatar
    Go with the new curve
    02-11-10 05:02 PM
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