I'm picking up my new Blackberry World Edition 8830 smart phone today. I can't wait to see if I actually like the darned thing. I'll report back on how useful it is for a running-around-the-world entrepreneur.
I decided to get the phone after I used a pay phone in the Munich airport a few weeks ago and was charged over $40 for a 5 minute call within Germany. YIKES! That was an expensive lesson.
This phone, from Verizon, has a removable SIM card, which means I can buy a local card in Germany (where I travel most) and get local rates when I'm there.
It is also is a quad-band phone, meaning it will work on US and European networks, something 99% of US phones won't do.
We are so far behind the times!
I snagged this phone for just $99 after a $70 online discount and my new-every-two discount of $100. Verizon gives this discount to folks whose contracts are about to expire as a way to keep them on the hook.
Since I have found Verizon's service to be fantastic, I'll stick with them another two years.
Even though I'm dying for an iPhone, I've heard such lousy things about AT&T that I'll wait until Verizon has an iPhone and Apple works out a few more kinks.
I might be old and gray by then but I think it's a wise move.
Anyone have any wonderful Blackberry tricks, tips, ideas, shortcuts or pitfalls they want to share with me and the other readers?