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BlackBerry

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Turkeytop
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BlackBerry

Post by Turkeytop » Sun May 24, 2015 11:00 pm

So, I'm now the owner of a Blackberry. Our son, who is a Blackberry employee, has been urging me for years to get one, but I've kept telling him I don't need it. This week he gave me this one he built from spare parts.

I won't be using it as a telephone because I wouldn't use it enough to justify the cost of a service plan. But I can do with it all the same things I do with my BlackBerry tablet. I can connect to the Internet via WiFi and it has on board a clock, a camera and a calculator.

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audiophile
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Re: BlackBerry

Post by audiophile » Mon May 25, 2015 8:06 am

You could away use it for 911.

Some plans in the US are only $7 per month - with limited minutes.


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Re: BlackBerry

Post by craig11152 » Mon May 25, 2015 8:26 am

Turkeytop wrote: I won't be using it as a telephone because I wouldn't use it enough to justify the cost of a service plan.
I have dumped any hard line and just use a cell phone. Lots of folks go that route down in the States. It helps that I get pretty good reception where I spend 99.9% of my time



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Re: BlackBerry

Post by audiophile » Mon May 25, 2015 8:58 am

Cell audio quality is inferior to landlines (it bad enough regular phones lines only carry ~300-3000 Hz).

The audio codecs they use sound terrible. Ever try to listen to music through a cell phone connection? It will demonstrate how much the codec throws away.


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Re: BlackBerry

Post by craig11152 » Mon May 25, 2015 9:08 am

audiophile wrote:Cell audio quality is inferior to landlines (it bad enough regular phones lines only carry ~300-3000 Hz).
I won't argue that. The trade off is obvious, I can talk on my cell phone anywhere. Because I don't talk on the phone much, and since my income level doesn't justify both a hard line at home and smart phone I opt for inferior audio in exchange for mobility.



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Turkeytop
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Re: BlackBerry

Post by Turkeytop » Mon May 25, 2015 9:39 pm

Vintage BlackBerry circa 1994.


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