1. PedroC88's Avatar
    I'm looking into buying a new phone and I dunno what to do with my old 9700. I'm going to keep it in case the new one breaks or who-know-what happens to it, but in the mid time, stashing it in some soon-to-be-forgotten box seems like a waste.

    I would really like to play with this device, tweaking it, change it's OS to whatever other OS it can run, hacking it, anything that is not storing it away.

    I have been looking into options as turning it into a wi-fi remote media control which sounds good but I'd like more software-intrusive ideas.

    Anyone?
    03-20-12 12:04 PM
  2. blackberry-unlocking710's Avatar
    You can do many things... you can unlock it for example and then sell it.. or use it as a second phone while you travel with local sim cards and such.. or, do something nice for someone - a Blackberry as a gift
    03-20-12 12:29 PM
  3. OniBerry's Avatar
    I usually keep one older model as a backup device (cause ya never know)

    I know a few who like to take them physically apart and try to put them back together again. Sell, keep, gift, whatever. Just hope you keep a device close at hand just in case.
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    03-20-12 12:37 PM
  4. 13echo4's Avatar
    I us mine as a 16gb external HDD. This is a harddrive you don't need a computer to see the files.
    03-20-12 01:08 PM
  5. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    Just ebay that

    Sent from my BlackBerry 10 Device
    03-20-12 01:20 PM
  6. Silverfern's Avatar
    Sold my 9550 on kijiji, got 150 for it, was 2 month ago. Now I am on 9860
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    03-20-12 01:23 PM
  7. kbz1960's Avatar
    Backup here. Can be a music player, note taking, calendar etc. For someone with no need for the phone or a data plan. I think it can still use wifi for surfing? Does the 9700 have Wifi?
    03-20-12 01:33 PM
  8. TroyPoseidon's Avatar
    Sold my 9550 on kijiji, got 150 for it, was 2 month ago. Now I am on 9860
    Hmm never heard of kijiji, how convenient was the process?

    I hate selling on eBay etc, too much bs going around everywhere with ridiculous fees and scams.

    I sold both my 9700 and 9800 on Anarchy Mobile, I even bought my 9900 there lol
    03-20-12 01:52 PM
  9. rgorman's Avatar
    Blackberry has it's own buyback program. A 9700 will get you about $100 if it's in good shape. Since my 9810 was $50, I made $50 on the deal. No hassling on eBay or craigslist. Had the check in less than a month.
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    03-20-12 02:51 PM
  10. TroyPoseidon's Avatar
    Blackberry has it's own buyback program. A 9700 will get you about $100 if it's in good shape. Since my 9810 was $50, I made $50 on the deal. No hassling on eBay or craigslist. Had the check in less than a month.
    I got $120 for my 9700 and 150 for my 9800. Anarchy Mobile sent me a prepaid label, I shipped it to them on Monday and I had money in my PayPal account on Thursday

    Def agree with you on avoiding the hassles of eBay or Craigslist, so fed up with them.
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    03-20-12 03:08 PM
  11. Hu99's Avatar
    Place it on a plinth, a place of honour and pray to it daily. Perhaps a live sacrifice would be in order.
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    03-20-12 03:12 PM
  12. PedroC88's Avatar
    So far, wi-fi media control, calendar, tasks and external storage, all seem good options
    03-20-12 03:39 PM
  13. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I keep mine for a backup, you never know what might happen and being able to communicate is very important since I no longer have a landline
    03-20-12 03:48 PM
  14. poisoned10's Avatar
    You can just give it to me and save yourself the burden of worrying about what to do with it.

    I know it's not an ideal situation but I would rather have to deal with that than you.
    03-20-12 07:11 PM
  15. albee 1's Avatar
    I gave my old one away and created another CB member!
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    03-20-12 07:47 PM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    Hi! It sounds like you have some very good ideas already! Saving it as a back-up phone is a very wise idea; and turning it into a remote control device sounds awesome! I don't know if every carrier does this (Rogers did with some phones, I believe); but maybe you could recycle your old phone and get a credit for it. I'm not entirely sure if this is still plausible (especially for smartphones); but it wouldn't hurt to check it out. Good luck; and have fun with your new phone! What kind of phone are you getting?
    03-20-12 08:50 PM
  17. f0xG3's Avatar
    I just keep it as backup. Few days ago I had problem logging to YM and I used my old BB and another Carrier to solve this problem
    03-20-12 09:01 PM
  18. PedroC88's Avatar
    You can just give it to me and save yourself the burden of worrying about what to do with it.

    I know it's not an ideal situation but I would rather have to deal with that than you.
    You already have a 9900, but sadly I'm only giving this to someone who actually needs it and since you only have a 32GB playbook I gotta say I'm truly sorry, if only you had 32 more GBs...
    03-20-12 11:11 PM
  19. PedroC88's Avatar
    What kind of phone are you getting?
    9790 or 9860 dunno yet.
    03-20-12 11:13 PM
  20. takuma089's Avatar
    9790 or 9860 dunno yet.
    I suggest you play with the two phones in a local carrier. But IMO you'll good to go with the Torch 9860.

    Basically these are some obvious differences between the Torch 9860 and the Bold 9790.

    Torch 9860:

    HD Video Recording of 720p
    1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Processor
    Big Screen(Ideal for web browsing and other stuff)

    On the other hand, The Bold 9790

    1Ghz Marvel Processor
    Has NO HD video recording
    Has Autofocus compared to the Bold 9900
    With NFC
    Small Screen same resolution with your Bold 9700.

    Both devices can be updated to 7.1 so you can use Mobile Hotspot.

    and Most of all. Its not bad to try something new.
    03-21-12 02:34 AM
  21. PedroC88's Avatar
    I think I'll stick to the 9790 since it's not only cheaper but has the physical keyboard which I love, I type a lot and having an on-screen keyboard has proven uncomfortable before.
    03-21-12 02:52 PM
  22. Peritaxis's Avatar
    I kept my well-loved 9000 for travelling in Germany. I have a German SIM card dedicated to that phone.

    My 9800 was given to my brother, thus converting another to BlackBerry.

    Share the love.
    03-21-12 11:23 PM
  23. raymond's Avatar
    Camera or video camera. I don't think you can use wifi with out a sim card (att). I never thought of it as a storage device!!

    Also just keep it as a backup... Just in case.
    03-22-12 01:31 AM
  24. _MissV_'s Avatar
    You can do many things... you can unlock it for example and then sell it.. or use it as a second phone while you travel with local sim cards and such.. or, do something nice for someone - a Blackberry as a gift
    I like the idea of using it as a second phone while traveling. Just need to figure out how to get local sim cards.
    03-22-12 09:29 AM
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