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BlackBerry 8703e vs BlackBerry 8700 Series


Oct 17, 2006, 8:24 AM
I'd like to hear from everyone on which BB device they prefer and why. Overall I want to stick with my 8703e, but I question the reliability of VZW's network when it comes to email and sms. Believe it or not, T-Mobile has been the fastest I've seen in the email&sms department. I've had a T-Mobile 8700g and the 8703e on my desk, sent an email to both simultaneously and the 8700g gets the email before my hand leaves the keyboard or mouse.

Email response with TMO=instant

Email response with VZW=10 seconds to 24 minutes

Email response with Cingular...30 seconds...1 to 7 hours or tomorrow (I'm not kidding)

Email response with Sprint; I have not tested Sprint's email, but their SMS is equivalent to MetroPCS. I wasn't going to mention...

Nov 13, 2006, 8:56 PM
I have had two 8700c on Cingular. My largest complaint is the person on the other end of my call always complains of poor reception/breaking up. This is also a complaint of others on this forum as well as all over the net. I know the BB is mostly for email but, they should be able to addres the issue of my callers hearing what sounds to be breakups/dropouts. I think their microphone sensitivity is either too much or not enough. I always hear fine but the other caller says I suck. It is really irritating. I also have the Moto-Q which as far as just the phone is night and day better. It however lacks in so many other areas I still prefer the BB more. I tested a 8703 at the V store and it had the same flaw in sounding crappy for the other c...

Nov 13, 2006, 10:23 PM
Is your email IMAP or POP? If it is, then BlackBerry isn't a true Push email system. When you set up your email, blackberry then checks that email account about every 15 minutes and pushes any email to your phone. So I was having the same issue with my IMAP (internet email) account.

I did some research on www.blackberryforums.com and found that if you set up a free vzw.blackberry.net email account on ther Verizon Blackberry setup page, that email will be an instantaneous push email address. Once I set that email account up I went to my IMAP account and set it to forward all emails to the new BB address and keep the original message on the server. That way it forwards it to my BB but I still get it on my computer.

Once that was don...

Dec 2, 2006, 1:22 AM
What type of email account do you have that allows you to forward messages to another email address? I have a hotmail account and have been told that it is not possible to either forward my messages to another address or to access that account from a blackberry or even sidekick. Do you know anything I can do to get hotmail emails sent to my phone?? This is driving me slowly insane that I can't figure it out....

Dec 2, 2006, 1:41 AM
I use .mac, from Apple. I am not sure how hotmail works, but isn't there anything in preferences or set up that allow you to forward your emails if you are away?

Not to take potshots at Microsoft, but it figures that they would make life more difficult for someone, while Apple makes it easier. That's why I dumped my Q. I really dislike Microsoft and the hoops they make us jump through.

What kind of email program do you use on your computer? Can you set that up to forward your emails? You'd have to leave your computer on, but it's an option.

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