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 must admit. Originally I tried another retailer but after TWO attempts I tried Targets site. Target is now my first choice. I ordered this Blackberry Bold 9000 and the product arrived quicker than I ever imagined, very FAST. The phone is unlocked and works with my current phone plan without having to change or renew my phone contract. The product was very well packaged no questions about it at all. The product worked like its supposed to.
Excerpt: Blackberry Bold is my third blackberry in 8 years. Loved each one but not as much as this one. I got the blackberry origninally for coprorate email and back up phone. This goes far beyond that. I wish that the internet interface for web surfing was much faster and better. I dont know if this is the ATT network or the Blackberry. If it is important to you then check it out at the store before you buy it.
Excerpt: This phone is great! I have been a blackberry owner for years and this one blows them all away. Great memory, awesome track pad rather than the track balls that constantly have issues. The keyboard is great typing with for texting, email, etc. The display quality display is great and its just an overall easy phone to use. I would recommend this phone to anyone looking to come to Blackberry smartphones! Reviewer is an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand.
The Blackberry Bold is an attractive phone with great features.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Blackberry Bold is a good phone. Easy access to email, the internet, and Microsoft Office viewers make the phon a must for business users and students, alike. However, I've found the phone to be highly vulnerable to accidental damage. The phone is easily damaged by even the most minute amounts of water. The volume control button is no longer functioning, a complaint I've found to be quite common among Bold users.