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Old 07-09-2013, 04:46 AM
 
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So I have a 5 year old Blackberry flip phone. The battery is finally going, and rather than replace the battery I am thinking about getting a new phone. I have really enjoyed this phone. My provider is T-Mobile if it matters. What I would like:

Under 300 dollars.

Needs decent internet speed.
Voice note recorder- I use this feature a lot
Ability to get email quickly
Would rather have keyboard, but realize most touchscreen


I see I can still get a Blackberry Curve for less than 200. This would suite my needs, but worry about buying such old technology. Would this work for me for another few years? Any suggestions?
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Need more information. Who is your cellular carrier ? Where do you live ? Without that information, it is impossible to give you a simple answer. Folks can tell you how wonderful a phone is on their provider, but if you use a different carrier it may be useless to you.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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I mentioned it is T-Mobile and live in Ft. Wayne.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I did miss you that you mentioned T-mobile, sorry about that. Your location does help. The fact that you are using a GSM carrier gives you access to unlocked phones.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I think the only keyboard option out there now is a Droid4 which is getting a bit long in the tooth and only available on Verizon.
Top 3 phones on TMoby right now are the HTC One, The Nexus 4, the GS4, and the coming soon Sony Xperia and, of course, the iPhone5.
Any modern smartphone will do the things you said you wanted with ease.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. I am now using my wife's old phone, a Blackberry Curve. This will more than do for me for awhile.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default $99 for Q-10

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Phones/...ckberry%20-Q10
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Netherlands
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You need to buy a newly updated and new version smart phone.so, leave a blackberry and go through with one of the Samsung brand...
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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New batteries on ebay are quite inexpensive and if your old phone is still working with the things you need, then why change. I have an old TMobile curve on TMobile and I have been using it for over 10 years on one of my accounts and it does what I need and even lets me use the UMA service to make and receive US calls while I am out of the US at any open router or those set for low security in or out of the US. Also to get a strong signal when in areas that TMobile might not work well or is not available at all. Blackberry with UMA on TMobile is a great phone that can do things other phones cannot. Oh and you do not need to have a hotspot account to use it, it just charges you for the minutes used when on UMA.

Look up OEM (original equipment manufacturer) battery and your model on ebay and you should find some pretty inexpensive batteries.
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