1. heatherhlp's Avatar
    I'm switching from at&t with a curve 8310 to t-mo with the pearl flip 8220. I'm in SoCal, just wondering if anybody had any experience and can clue me in to how the service will be different..

    Thanks in advance..
    02-23-10 04:57 PM
  2. 48593039584729's Avatar
    I regularly get the impression that T-Mobile is a stronger network in So Cal because it was the old Cingular network, so it has good tower placement in a lot of areas.
    The pearl flip isn't the best though. I hear it has some issues especially on the stock T-Mobile OS.
    02-23-10 11:36 PM
  3. hubermania's Avatar
    +1 on TMo's ancient 8220 OS. For the latest and greatest, check out the sticky at the top of the 8220 forum.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-24-10 08:09 AM
  4. K Bear's Avatar
    8220 is going the way of the dinosaurs. Don't waste you time on it. You'd be better served with a 8520.
    02-24-10 07:52 PM
  5. berryite's Avatar
    I'm switching from at&t with a curve 8310 to t-mo with the pearl flip 8220. I'm in SoCal, just wondering if anybody had any experience and can clue me in to how the service will be different..
    Switching to the Pearl Flip is a matter of individual choice. Personally I don't understand the idea of using a BlackBerry which by definition is a data intensive phone and using anything but device with a full keyboard ... but again that is an individual call.

    On switching from AT&T to T-Mobile ... CONGRATULATIONS. Good move. IMHO, AT&T is a terrible carrier in general and an even worse carrier in Southern California. I've had AT&T in past. Aside from their incredibly rude and obnoxious customer abuse ... errr, I mean customer service department, their coverage is horrible. In West LA, their service is spotty and poor and has been for years. Both the LA Times and Orange County Register have run articles rating the carriers in LA. Verizon and T-Mobile always get great ratings and AT&T always comes in at the bottom.

    I have a couple of friends who still use AT&T (God only knows why) and they consistently have dropped call issues and poor service coverage.

    Switching from AT&T to T-Mobile is a no brainer. T-Mobile is a far better choice for Southern Californians. T-Mobile is also Hollywood's first choice for a carrier. Anytime you see a celebrity running around town with a cell phone, chances are they'll be using T-Mobile.

    Enjoy the switch. You'll be happy you left AT&T behind and moved over to a better carrier.
    02-25-10 12:22 PM
  6. NorrisCell's Avatar
    Switching to the Pearl Flip is a matter of individual choice. Personally I don't understand the idea of using a BlackBerry which by definition is a data intensive phone and using anything but device with a full keyboard ... but again that is an individual call.
    Despite the negative feedback from some, I've owned 4-5 8220s and have loved each one. The Suretype is faster for composing emails, plus the oversized buttons are perfect for my gorilla hands.

    It will always be a personal choice. I think the 8220 is an awesome device though
    02-27-10 02:32 PM
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