View Poll Results: What would you do?

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  • Try to reverse the upgrade; send the 9810 back

    0 0%
  • Use new 9810 immediately! Keep the 9800 as backup

    10 45.45%
  • Use new 9810, but in a few more months; keep using 9800 now

    0 0%
  • Sell the old 9800

    12 54.55%
  • Sell the brand-new 9810

    0 0%
  1. gabedabomb's Avatar
    Yesterday my 9800 got stuck in "infinite reboot loop." I couldn't get it fixed in time, and spent the whole day at work anxious (crackberry withdrawal?? this is my first BB, or smartphone for that matter). So I did the natural thing: call up AT&T, and convinced them to sell me the new 9810 at the contract price, and waive the early upgrade fee. The new phone is en route and should get here soon.

    Last night, I spent a bit more time, and got my 9800 to work via 1) downloading a recent OS leak, and installing on my computer and 2) AppLoader. Guess I jumped the gun, but of course am glad I didn't permanently brick my phone. So my current situation is that I've just started a new 2-year contract (so BBX will have to wait :P), and I've got two good working phones. What would you do if you were me?


    1) Call up AT&T and try to reverse my upgrade. Can probably be done, but I would hate to waste their goodwill in waiving the early upgrade fee; been a long-time customer and want to keep getting good service. I would then return the 9810.

    2) Keep both phones.
    a) Use the 9810 now!! and keep the 9800 as a backup, and switch to it for when I go camping or other "risky" scenarios for the phone.
    b) Keep using the 9800 for now. This will make it more likely that more apps are supported by the time I break out the 9810 (say, in 6 months). The 9810 will be older by then, but so will the length until my next upgrade, which by then will only be 12 or 13 months to go, so that the wait for the BBX phone won't be as bad as I'll have had a newer phone for a shorter amount of time.

    3) Sell one of the phones
    a) Sell the 9800. It'll get $160 from RIM, and probably around that much on CL/eBay.
    b) Sell the 9810 (!!). I would get maybe $300-$400 on eBay, if I'm lucky. Being an AT&T phone, and with it so cheap from them directly ($50 w/2-yr contract), perhaps the value I can get from it won't be that high, but will certainly be higher than the $90 I paid out-the-door. In this case, I would have to contend with the 9800, which I've had for a year already, for another 1.5 years at least, until my next eligible upgrade date.

    So that's it. For what it's worth, I'll be getting a PlayBook this weekend, so I would be using the phone with that.
    10-26-11 06:04 PM
  2. industrial revolution's Avatar
    I would sell them both and then buy a 9930 outright when it lands @ att...

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    10-26-11 06:07 PM
  3. js8229's Avatar
    If you like the form-factor, sell the 9800. The 9810 should be a great upgrade and well worth the switch.
    Jake Storm likes this.
    10-26-11 06:25 PM
  4. gabedabomb's Avatar
    Thanks for the thoughts. I have tried out a 9900 briefly, and felt that it was a bit too light for my taste, which is funny because I came from two RAZR phones previously. The Torch has definitely grown on me. I like the "phone-ness" of it, like how I can physically slide it open to answer a call, and close it to end a call. When it's open, it's the perfect size for holding it to talk, and an open Torch has a nice weight distribution. Having pushed-back on smart phones for so long, I do relish the little things that makes it easy to make calls (BBs all have a "Talk" and "End" button, like "normal" phones...and have a keypad that allows for numerous speed dial numbers).

    Ironically, what brought me into the BB fold is a brand new form-factor for RIM, and the Torch is actually my favorite form-factor. I'm hoping that there'll be a portrait slider BBX. Heck, keep the hardware dimensions the same; that way I can re-use my charging cradles
    10-26-11 07:11 PM
  5. SC457's Avatar
    Keep the 9810 and sell the 9800 for $300 on craigslist or ebay. 9810 is double the phone the 9800 is.

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    10-26-11 08:30 PM
  6. JR A's Avatar
    Keep the 9810 and sell the 9800.

    The cash that you can get from selling the 9800 is worth more than have a back up phone that you will seldom, if ever, use. Besides, if you did need a backup phone, cell phones aren't that hard to come by. You could always use whatever phone til a replacement comes.
    10-26-11 08:38 PM
  7. luqman24's Avatar
    Keep the 9810 and sell the 9800 for $300 on craigslist or ebay. 9810 is double the phone the 9800 is.

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    Exactly what I did and happy with the price I sold it for and my 9810

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    10-27-11 03:22 AM
  8. ChibiBlackSheep's Avatar
    I would definitely keep the OS7 phone.
    10-27-11 09:40 AM
  9. hondateg91's Avatar
    If you're content with your 9800 for a bit longer then I would keep it and sell the 9810 on Ebay since you can make 2-3x what you bought it for. Its your call though and thats just my advice for you, but you can do whatever the **** you wanna do(twinmuscle reference lol).
    10-27-11 10:00 AM
  10. gabedabomb's Avatar
    The 9810 is out for delivery to my house, and I've decided that I'm going to start using it immediately. It'll be a bittersweet departure from my 9800 (too soon, too soon), but given that I've been using the OS 6.1/7.0 icons for a while now, the transition should be pretty seamless (hopefully not too anti-climatic). On a recent camping/hiking trip the 9800's buttons and the glass got a bit scratched up from taking photos frequently with dirt all around. Just for that, I think it makes sense to keep the 9800 for outdoor duty, which should keep the 9810 looking nice, as I don't care for cases or screen protectors.
    10-27-11 04:07 PM
  11. homer1475's Avatar
    Once you use the 9810 you wont want to go back to using the 9800. My brother in law just got the 9800 and I did some OS upgrades and threw some free themes on it for him, after using my 9810 for the last couple months and playing with his 9800 for a few short hours, there's no way in h*ll i would go back to using my 9800 unless something happened to my 9810. There's a huge night and day difference in the speed and fluidity of the 9810 over the 9800. Also the camera and screen on the 9810 is better and crisper then the 9800.
    10-27-11 04:37 PM
  12. gabedabomb's Avatar
    Wow. The 9810 is really nice.
    10-28-11 09:30 PM