07-17-2008 03:45 PM
My name is Jerimi,
I was the proud awner of the 8100. But I got suckered into buying the first gen version as a "Test Consumer". Of course it had alot of problems. At first I loved it. It was nice to have all the functionality that the smart phones promise. I have several friends that have the same phone and the same generation of the phone that I have. They had rpoblems with theirs right away. ear piece stopped working. Half the lights on one stopped working on the querty pad. They qould complain to me and I would say " I love mine" No problems here. Well I spoke way too soon. Now I can only recieve half my calls if i am lucky. It will often just notify me of a voice mail rather than ringing in the first place. I get rpotocal errors almost every time I send a text or MMS. Of course I tried to contact my carrier and get this problem resolved but I was just given a blackberry support number instead. They were very nice I am glad to say. But not helpful in the least. Of course the warrenty only covers a phone that is still new in the box or something. Your almost guarenteed to be hosed if you use it at all I have discoverded. I signed a contract for two years for the RIM Blackberry service through T mobile just to get the deal on the phone. Big mistake. Now I have more than a year left on my contract and a phone that works more as a rolodex than a smart phone. At this point I am personally very very disappointed and would not ever purchase another RIM Device. I feel like consumers (myself included) have been taken for a test ride at our expense. Rather than RIM actually testing their products for reliablity anddurability themselves. They took the route of testing on us and charging us to do it.
Not a satified Blackberry owner.
07-17-2008 04:07 PM
I just discovered that if I twist on it jusat a little and apply some presure to just the right spot by the anttenna, I can get strong signals that work. Making my 8100 a 3 handed operation.
07-17-2008 05:26 PM
07-17-2008 05:29 PM
True that one should be careful not to drop their phone. And I am as careful as one an be. But here in the real world, phones are small and if being used propperly they are often carried and DROPPED. Everyone does it and RIM and other device manufactureres should realize that this is a reality no a mistake by one or two people. For the near $400.00 one should be able to drop it from time to time.
07-17-2008 05:35 PM