This has been the biggest mistake I have ever made in purchasing a phone. It does take forever to reboot and believe me it will. But it will wait until your in the middle of an important call, perhaps with a client. Then while it reboots, no one can contact you at all...which is actually around 5-6 minutes. TMO know that this is a problem and there is a new software release out that I have applied. I will be calling to get at least a refund for a months service. Then when my contract is up in November, it's bye bye TMobile.
I used this phone for 3 wks, it was a waste on money!!!!!!The Speaker Phone was terrible, battery was pathetic, Internet was slower than my pregnant wife walk up the grand cayon, Reception was the waste. I just bought the Samsung 500 for $40 and it was phenomenon...Don't waste your mony on Blackberry 7100t
BUYER BEWARE!!!! It takes 10 minutes for the phone to boot up when changing the battery;something that I have to do every afternoon because of the short battery life. When hanging up, the phone loses its signal and will not re-establish a signal. I have exchanged it once and it was not the phone.I have spoken with T-Mobile customer support, numerous time, and they say that this is common to this device and they are working with RIM for a fix but do not have a clue as to if or when it will be resolved. They refuse to credit me for the phone, extra battery and extra charger or substitute a different model. They only want to credit me for one month's base bill. And I am still stuck with a phone that will not function as marketed and sold. T-mobile says that it is a RIM problem and not theirs. However, I do not recall purchasing the phone or service from RIM. I have spoken to their customer service reps numerous times and they are of no help. The last rep blamed me for not doing better research, such as Consumer Reports, and making a bad decision on the phone. I am sending their legal department a letter asking for a refund. T-mobile continues to market this device knowing the problems; how do you spell deceptive trade practices? And I am courious as to how many customers have had similar experiences?
Dee, I live in the US, Sprint is CDMA not GSM. This Blackberry will not operate on Sprints network.
Yes, it can work with sprint since it is quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900), but I would look into sprint and ask them to make sure they are not on CDMA still. You would have to buy the phone outright since sprint does not carry the phone.
Very cool phone once you learn how to use it. Could be more user friendly. Battery lasts a long time. Frequently used buttons could be slightly larger. Love the phone!
I have sprint as a service provider , would i be able to use this phone ?
Great Phone. Just got mines and it works fine. Yea the web is kind of slow, but if I really want to surf the web for speed, I ll just use a cpu. Hands down this is a solid piece of equipment to add to your arsenal.
Great Phone, great features. Ive had mine for 3 months and absolutely love it. My complaints are minor. The outgoing sound quality is a little lacking as the microphone picks up everything in the background and the send and end keys could be slightly bigger for easier access because I have large fingers. Otherwise one of the best phones I've used. (#1 favorite still the Samsung SPH-I500)
Yea the phone is great.. I dont' know what you guys are talking about. The phone is awesome. I have even managed to put voice ringtones on the phone, much better compared to the lame old ringtones that it comes with.
I have had my 7100t for a couple of weeks now and love it. I had a 7230 prior to this and it was a pain to use. The 7100t is a much better phone and the new keyboard is great. It takes alittle getting used to but it rocks once you get the hand of it.
Bluetooth is great, I use a Plantronic Bluetooth with mine and it is untra-easy to use. The addition of the call/hangup keys is wonderful and indenting the scroll wheel so you aren't always bumping it by mistake really helps easy of use.
Speakerphone is cool if you use that but I rarely do. The only thing I really miss about the 7230 is that I could program speed dial numbers for every letter and the 7100t is limited to 9.
All in all I am very pleased with the unit and would recommend it to anyone.
This phone is joke! Had to exchange with vendor1x in 3 month of use!!. Slow, slow and slow,web browsing my goodness take forever to conneect I can live with that. battery life ..no matter how much you charge , last only half day its pathetic.I waste my $$ , iNow iam thinking to get new nokia 6680 in replacement
This phone blows! Had to give it up after a month or so. Slow, slow and slow, but I can live with that. What got me was the battery life. Absolutely pathetic. Not to mention web browsing was slower than a turtle walking up a hill! What a waste of money. Bought the O2 XDA IIs, and now I'm a happy camper!
great phone for the money, only one i have seen with all messagers i need (aol, icq and yahoo). but slow on full web pages, keypad works good once you get used to it.