''no wi-fi, rubbish''. The phone doesn't necessarily need wi-fi as an internet bundle (unlimited web browsing) comes with the contract. Yes it can be quicker but it is a very fast connection regardless (for a phone).
So far there hasn't been a particularly useful comment on the actual phones, just people berating carriers. I really don't care if your service is sub standard, I really would just like some feedback on the phone. From what I have seen, it is definitely going to fill a gap in the marketplace for trendyness vs use-ability. Blackberries are hands-down the best mobile email devices available. Windows mobile, symbian, and apple OSes have yet to work it out.
You can unlock the handsets.
All of you should get your information straight before you blast this phone or Vodafone. They are the best carrier I have ever been with and if I have ever had a faulty phone or any problems, they fixed them up straight away.
Shame on you all.
Give it two - three months, and there could be a turbo sim like on the iphone that allows different networks. However i am not guarenteeing this.
I do know a lot of data configurers who claim they will be able to decode the phone and therefore will be able to provide the phones unlocked - this will invalidate warrnetee - but if you want it to work on another network then so be it!
No wifi though is rubbish!
Andrea-- The blackberry storm will only ever be released on vodafone. It is an exclusive handset to vodafone.
There is also no way of getting this handset unlocked
Will T-Mobile ever offer this blackberry?
They offer every other blackberry.
ok seriosly get the #$%@ over comparing everything to the iPhone, the iPhone IS NOT nor will EVER be anything that is worth comparing against. yes it was one of the first touch screen phones WOOP DEE DOO deal with it, let it go and move on.
After being with T.Mobile for years i left them to go to Vodaphone to buy 2 of there Blackberry storm phones . Big mistake the phones didnt work it was the worse phones i have ever had ,And then i had to phone there Vodaphone Department and was kept hanging on for at least 40.50min before i had a answer , and there staff training is second to none NOT ,went straight back to T.Mobile . Vodaphone and the blackberry Phone gave me nothing but greif for 4 days . Well done T.Mobile keep up the good work
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970one more thing can i use either the blackberry storm either the 9500 or 9530 or ????? by way of pay as you go please if there is someone who can advise me with good intentions i thank you
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2008I think you will find that that analogy is the phone and what you use it for ie making calls a... moreyou're saying that wifi is essential? radio is not essential for a car as fuel is. so your analagy is lame
does anyone think that this phone will take the market by "storm" like the iPhone did? i think RIM are trying to keep up with apple...
Please don't buy this handset i sick of having to send them back ............... yet another mistake by Vodafone should have learnt form not selling the iphone the fist time round and then they do it again missing the iphone 3g when will they learn to listen to what the customers want its not hard they pay me to do it im sure if the asked there staff what handset they use they would be shocked to know that most of them have iphones on there Vodafone staff feast price plan good deal crap range of handsets please do your self a massive favour and p45 the idiot that you have in charge of choosing the product range for the company im pretty sure that if they pulled there head out of there ass and asked there staff the back bone of the company ie the people who sell the products not the pen pusher fat cats that do sod all. they might just keep every one happy lots of commission for me lots of profit for company & the share holders ,
and happy customers cant see what the problem is its not hard
wish they would get a clue soon before it to late
Rubbish phone.....do not buy it.....no,no,no...have to pay for everything no wifi ect..it is 2009 wake up
I used to work at vodafone and i actually quit because they always get really horrible unreliable phones like this one. up their returns rate
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2008I think you will find that that analogy is the phone and what you use it for ie making calls a... moreyou cannot connect to blackberry servers though for email through wifi. its not a valid access point for secure data encrypted information. the subscription ensures continued safeguarding of your information via secure apn's. wifi is not a secure apn through which you can use personal emails.
what are you going to do when they omit wi-fi from phones for legal reasons?!
i dont understnd why you are all crying over the new blackberry storm! it is a good phone, it may not have wi-fi but the internet browser is still good, the touch takes getting used to but is still good, you all say that i wish it was more like the iphone but the only good thing about the iphone compared to this is that it has wi-fi and that isn't accentual! there has been news that wi-fi is going to be taken off of phones any ways.
Mine went back to Vodafone today after about ten days. They had a cupboard full of returned Storms!
Nice idea. Badly executed. I feel annoyed at Vodapony for making me pay £40 per month to test their beta software.
I hope they loose a fortune with people returning phones. They should have waited until it was ready. Disgusting behaviour.
To reward them, I'm out of contract and off to O2 and the iPhone, hopefully never to return.
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2008are you serious? every blackberry requires a monthly subscription to an email service?!
do ... moreI think you will find that that analogy is the phone and what you use it for ie making calls and texts.
With your analogy of the car - it is like having a car and having to pay extra to use the Radio!
Wifi is essential on all travelling (connecting to emails and internet - instead of being ripped off by vodaphone who will charge a fortune whilst abroad. Such a shame because i honestly think this phone in many ways has the potential to be better than the iphone.