Summary: This was purchased to use on a T Mobile pay-as-you-go (per minute) account. We just wanted a phone to make calls and texts. The only non-smart phone T Mobile offered was cheap with a small, lousy keyboard. We got this phone, swapped the SIM cards and it worked right away. (I disabled cellular data). It's solid, with the classic keyboard. Small complaint is the lack of a camera. But for what we wanted it fit the bill perfectly.
Summary: From what I have been able to use on this BBB 9000, is good. It doesn't work with the Straight Talk AT T Compatible Standard Card. The phone is unlocked, but there no text service or internet service. You can make and receive calls, but that's about it. I will probably get a TMOBILE sim card soon.
Summary: Both of the phones appear to be carrier unlocked when I checked, though they did come as AT&T branded phones with minor AT&T bloatware. They're brand new, but this is certainly not a new model phone. The 9000 has been out for a number of years now but has always remained a solid phone (it's a BlackBerry after all) No camera on this phone which is unfortunate but not a necessity since this isn't a permanent replacement.
Summary: I needed the phone for working on a base in a foreign military. Phones with cameras are prohibited in our work area. The phones were exactly what I needed. My co-workers will now be ordering the same phone.
Good for the price, they don't make phones this beautiful any more!
3 January 2014
Summary: I ordered this phone for its amazing value. You need to be sure to read the description instead of look at the pic. This phone is black unlocked with no camera and that's exactly what I wanted. When I opened the box I was disappointed because it is an At&t phone but it does work with other carriers sim cards because its an AT&T world phone.
Summary: I had left a pretty good review of this phone but now after a little over one month of purchasing this item I no longer have this product because the circuit board went bad. When the technician informed me that the circuit board was bad I asked how much it would cost to resolve the problem, and he just laughed and told me I was better off purchasing a newer phone flat out without a contract. I couldn't believe it!!!!