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5.0 out of 5 stars Gold standard in Smart Phones, January 17, 2011
This review is from: BlackBerry Bold 9780, Black (T-Mobile) (Wireless Phone)
I did the iPhone 3G & 3GS. I did the Motorola Droid. I came back to the smartphone that started it all.

my (AT&T)iPhone randomly dropped calls. My (Verizon)Droid randomly deleted email accounts. Both featured poor phonecall voice quality: The Droid's voice quality was acceptable in the sticks, but horrible where I live & work (downtown Chicago). The iPhone was horrible everywhere. Battery life was dreadful for both.

Frustrated with it all, I came back to the Blackberry; the first smart phone I ever owned (courtesy of my employer at the time).

It just works and works well. My iPhone/Droid could barely make a phonecall from my office. My 9780 can make phonecalls from within its elevator. My Blackberry's battery lasts days whereas my Droid & iPhone could barely make it through a single work day.

Most people have no clue that I am on a cell phone until I tell them so. I don't know if this is a credit to the Blackberry or T-Mobile but, needless to say, I've found my ideal phone & service provider combo for the next two years.

-Battery life is incredible and it charges quite rapidly
-The new Blackberry OS is snappy and attractive and very configurable
-Accessories are far cheaper than those for iPhone/Droid
-light, thin and small. Perfect for your front pocket, but comes with an attractive holster also.
-Love the all black body. Not a huge fan of the fancy trim found on other phones.

NOTE: I also accidentally dropped it in a cup of hot tea (full submersed) the first week I owned it. Amazingly, after pulling the battery and allowing the liquid to drain, it still worked, albeit with a finicky touchpad and a screen that blinked at random times. I let it dry completely for 4 hours and everything was as good as new afterwards.
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Initial post: May 5, 2011 10:04:43 PM PDT
yolandaec says:
i have a question. i want to buy this phone but I am in Ecuador. It is possible to buy this phone to use it in Ecuador or I need to sign a contract?
tks for your answer

Posted on May 5, 2011 10:05:02 PM PDT
yolandaec says:
i have a question. i want to buy this phone but I am in Ecuador. It is possible to buy this phone to use it in Ecuador or I need to sign a contract?
tks for your answer

Posted on Jun 13, 2011 5:42:12 AM PDT
Miss K. Dale says:
Is this actually only 49.99 dollars and theres no catch?

Posted on Sep 11, 2011 10:58:44 AM PDT
i have a question i want to buy this phone but i am in Venezuela... it is possible to buy this phone to use it in Venezuela?..

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2011 11:18:50 AM PDT
JasonB. says:
sorry, I've no clue Magaly & Yolondaec. Might want to check some Blackberry or general mobile-phone message boards.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2011 11:48:56 AM PDT
This phone is unlocked or just works in the U.S.. I want to be sure before buying. sorry!!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2011 11:53:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 11, 2011 11:54:41 AM PDT
JasonB. says:
it's not unlocked. Upon purchase, you're obligated to purchase a service plan through "T-Mobile". An unlocked version of this phone would likely cost upwards toward $500+. The following link has an unlocked 9780 for $445.

BlackBerry BOLD 9780 Unlocked Cell Phone with Full QWERTY Keyboard, 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, Music/Video Playback, Bluetooth v2.1, and GPS (Black)
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