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  1. isuhunter's Avatar
    I washed my blackberry the other day and not having much luck getting it reactivated. So looks like I'll be doing an upgrade. I have Curve 8330.

    What does everyone suggest going to? I use email, SMS, MMS, Messenger, internet, facebook, and google maps? I work outdoors (farming) and am looking for a durable phone.

    Verizon rep recommends the 9330

    What do you guys think?
    12-14-10 08:02 PM
  2. ChaseJ's Avatar
    I have only used the 8130, 8330 and the 8530. But I really like my 8530. its pretty durable and will do everything you want with ease. I know that newer, better phones like the 9330, are great phones, but if you are doing the basics (email, sms/mms, internet/facebook) then the 8530 is great.
    12-14-10 08:26 PM
  3. Phil DeLong's Avatar
    You may also want to go ahead and check out the 9650 while you're considering everything. There's a price difference but the 9650 is a very solid phone, its a step up model wise from the Curve though.
    12-14-10 09:02 PM
  4. isuhunter's Avatar
    Cool thanks for the info! I'll give it a look. I guess I just want the toughest one I can get.
    12-16-10 08:48 AM
  5. valorian's Avatar
    Are you eligable for your New Every Two? The Curve 9330 is FREE today with a new two year contract. This is only good today.

    https://store.verizonwireless.com/store/offers/deals/filters/SantaDeals#/zip%7C61008/page%7C25/filters%7C1:SantaDeals
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    12-16-10 10:12 AM
  6. CracknBerries's Avatar
    I wouldn't suggest the 8530.. Don't get me wrong its a good durable phone but if you do a lot of typing. The buttons are smaller than those on the 8330.. it may drive you nuts..
    12-16-10 11:56 AM
  7. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    9650 is a great phone, I would recommend that one.
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    12-16-10 11:59 AM
  8. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    +1 for the Bold 9650. Like your 8330 it feels sturdy/solid i your hands. Curve 8530 felt cheap, plasticy and flimsy when I looked at it. Bold's keyboard is better too.
    Last edited by pcgizmo; 12-16-10 at 01:12 PM.
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    12-16-10 12:01 PM
  9. isuhunter's Avatar
    Are you eligable for your New Every Two? The Curve 9330 is FREE today with a new two year contract. This is only good today.

    Just saw that! Yep thats probably what I'll get.
    12-16-10 12:05 PM
  10. isuhunter's Avatar
    In the time it took me to respond the 9650 got a lot of votes too! Ahhh...so complicated. Thanks for all the input...I need to go to store and handle them.
    12-16-10 12:08 PM
  11. isuhunter's Avatar
    I wouldn't suggest the 8530.. Don't get me wrong its a good durable phone but if you do a lot of typing. The buttons are smaller than those on the 8330.. it may drive you nuts..
    9330 & 8530 have same size key boards?
    12-16-10 12:09 PM
  12. CracknBerries's Avatar
    9330 & 8530 have same size key boards?
    Don't really know about the 9930. But I have the 8330 and bought the 8530 on my last upgrade. I hated the 8500 its a smaller phone. The buttons are smaller and closer together. I do a lot of texting and emailing.. i ended up reactivating my 8330 and gave the 85 to my son.
    12-16-10 12:41 PM
  13. CracknBerries's Avatar
    sorry meant to say *9330* not 9930 lol my bad
    12-16-10 12:42 PM
  14. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    I need to go to store and handle them.
    That's your best bet. in the end, it doesn't really matter what anyone here thinks, it matters what you think.
    12-16-10 01:13 PM
  15. isuhunter's Avatar
    Don't really know about the 9930. But I have the 8330 and bought the 8530 on my last upgrade. I hated the 8500 its a smaller phone. The buttons are smaller and closer together. I do a lot of texting and emailing.. i ended up reactivating my 8330 and gave the 85 to my son.
    I just went to phone store and handled both the 9650 and the 9330. I don't have huge fingers but I like to be able to do things with gloves on if I have too. I may try the 9330 and Verizon has the 30 day trial, if I don't like it I'll go to the 9650 Bold.
    12-16-10 01:14 PM
  16. valorian's Avatar
    ...I may try the 9330 and Verizon has the 30 day trial, if I don't like it I'll go to the 9650 Bold.
    I'm just giving you an FYI so as to not get caught off guard but Verizon charges a restocking fee of I think $30 if you deside you want the 9650.
    12-16-10 01:29 PM
  17. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    I'm just giving you an FYI so as to not get caught off guard but Verizon charges a restocking fee of I think $30 if you deside you want the 9650.
    I believe it's $35
    12-16-10 01:32 PM
  18. SCrid2000's Avatar
    Actually... I posted in the other thread you made (I'm assuming it was you, cuz of the farmer bit) - you should get the style. A flip phone can take way more abuse than a curve or a 9650.
    12-16-10 01:45 PM
  19. FASHER's Avatar
    Also, not sure how much you used your camera w/flash on the 8330, but between the 8530 & 9330 one of them does NOT have flash on the camera. Just a thoguht if it's important.

    I jumped from an 8330 to the 9560....HUGE IMPROVEMENT.
    12-16-10 01:47 PM
  20. isuhunter's Avatar
    Thanks for all the input guys. I called Verizon and utilized some credits on our account and having discounts. Got the 9650 for free. I'll look at an otterbox cover for it.
    12-16-10 02:50 PM
  21. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    Actually... I posted in the other thread you made (I'm assuming it was you, cuz of the farmer bit) - you should get the style. A flip phone can take way more abuse than a curve or a 9650.
    Verizon doesn't have the Style
    12-16-10 02:57 PM
  22. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    Thanks for all the input guys. I called Verizon and utilized some credits on our account and having discounts. Got the 9650 for free. I'll look at an otterbox cover for it.
    Coming from an 8330, this should be a huge improvement for you. Let us know how you like it!! Good choice, btw.
    12-16-10 03:01 PM
  23. isuhunter's Avatar
    This site has helped me too much in the last few days that I'm going to become addicted. I know for a fact, my bb could have done much more than I did with it.

    Again thanks for all the help everyone!
    12-16-10 03:17 PM
  24. JRZLocal's Avatar
    Good choice hope you like the phone, coming from an 8330 pretty sure you will.
    12-16-10 03:25 PM
  25. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    Thanks for all the input guys. I called Verizon and utilized some credits on our account and having discounts. Got the 9650 for free. I'll look at an otterbox cover for it.
    I have had quite a few different BBs. Bold is by far the best one! Good choice!!
    12-16-10 03:26 PM
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