Summary: issues with phone: no interent browser. no wifi. the two parts of the phone are already wobbling apart, just a month after i bought it. issues with services available: blackberry service with verizon costs minimum $80 per month. page plus (only prepaid option with verizon) doesnt allow for use of blackberry services. there may be more things to write but they escape my mind at this point in time.
Excerpt: On my 3rd 8230. First one droped calls, wouldnt receive calls or text messages. 2nd phone would only last 3hrs on a charge. Did a battery swap, did the samething. Now on my 3rd phone and hoping it works. Doesnt look good. Have made 1 call that was 5 minutes long, phone has been of the charger for 4hrs and it's already showing orange on the battery. Not going to make it all day.
Summary: Quality was there but unless you have tiny fingers and are under 30 (keyboard wizard), you will not like the multifunction keys and the compact keyboard design. Look for a phone with a full slide out keyboard if you want simplicity.
Excerpt: I have this phone and I hate it. This phone sucks. My first one that I got had it turned on, and with in 2 hours it fried the hard drive in itself, then I got a new one, and now it will just shut off, when it wants to, my clock won't hold the correct time. You have alot of steps to go thru just to get to a missed call.. I just hate this phone, I would never recomend this phone for anyone to buy. It's a pain in the butt.
Cons: shuts off when it wants, doesn't keep good time, will lose time, to many steps to get to something, slow internet
Excerpt: i like the keypad for ease of touch. difficulties finding menu items as this is my first bb. calculator very limited compared to samsung versions. took one back as it did not recognize media cards. bb website does not differentiate flip 8220/8230 unless you really dig even though they are different.
Pros: LARGER KEYPAD VS OTHER BB
Cons: FOR THE HYPE OF BB THE FEATURES OF MY NONSMART PHONES I LIKED BETTER AND WAS ABLE TO NAVIGATE AND USE THE ONES I WANTED WITH EASE.