Pros 3G (At least)
Cons Battery life is a total joke
Software is just hard to navigate
Web browser sucks - on any carrier it sucks
Summary It's the same exact blackberry as the contract carriers have however the monthly plan is definitely a lot cheaper. The 3G from Virgin Mobile (Sprint) works fine..3G is 3G...DSL speed. Battery life - 3-5 hours is a total joke but again that happens with any carrier...it's not Virgin Mobile's fault. The rate I did pay was $35/month for 300 mins and unlimited texting/data which is cheap and perfect for what I needed to use. I only tested that for a month and wouldn't buy ANY blackberry because web browsing is a total joke. Switch to Android and enjoy it a LOT!
Pros Texting is easy, lots of free apps
Cons Battery dies way too fast, phone resets itself periodically, battery swells
Summary Had this phone thru Sprint for a year and a half, and when I first got it, it was fine. But, now I'm on my second battery and about to get a third for it. I have to charge it at least 2-3 times a day, and ever since last Friday, I've had to keep it on the charger so it doesn't reset itself. It will reset, turn back on, and tell me I have no battery left. Come to find out, the battery swells, and that's what happened to mine. Now, I have to wait for a new battery to come in the mail (good thing it didn't cost me anything.) Can't wait to get rid of this piece of junk!
Pros Qwerty Keyboard
Longer Battery Life than any Androids and Iphones
Easier to grip in and out of holster.
Cons Still uses 3G network
Need more free apps
Screen is small
Summary It is a great phone to have with no contract services, Virgin Mobile services is very good, their on-line (websites) are just as good as any other carrier. I don't regret my decision giving up on T-Mobile for Virgin Mobile.
"Thats not true"on by Kellie78
Pros I have this phone and I have a ringtone maker on my PC and I made my own ringtones and uploaded MP3's and I can use either or as my ring tones. What I can NOT do -- is use Voice Recordings as Ringtones, which other Blackberry servicers can that are NOT V
Cons I do not have any cons with this service or phone.
Summary Bottom line -- of my other friends who have blackberry phone plans, I have ALL the same Features that they USE DAILY and I am paying like 40 to 60.00 a month LESS then they are.
"Great phone!"on by Jlear3
Pros You can set any song as a ringtone, idk if people couldn't find that or if its a update.... Basically the phone has everything my att curve has, aside from the annoying trackball... the optical sensor is actually really good, sensitivity can be changed to
Cons None so far
Summary Get the phone! Everything you've read that is negative on the phone is no longer, or never was. I've had NO problems with it to date, which is more than I can say for my iphone... I'm not new to BB and they always please, even if it IS on vm's network. They don't seem to have stripped the phone as people have said, i was actually suprised to be able to download videos offline directly to my card