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I agree. I think BB is slowly starting to fade away as I see many people that are changing to iPhones and Android based phones due to the fact that they don't have to deal with outages like BB customers have been dealing with. Plus, There's more freedom and I'm pretty sure better hardware in the phones compared to BB's recently new line of phones.
The latest Blackberries have 1Ghz processors and around the same amount of RAM.
Last time I checked, a Blackberry didn't need a 1.2Ghz Dual Core processor...
post #32 of 53
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I agree. I think BB is slowly starting to fade away as I see many people that are changing to iPhones and Android based phones due to the fact that they don't have to deal with outages like BB customers have been dealing with. Plus, There's more freedom and I'm pretty sure better hardware in the phones compared to BB's recently new line of phones.
Apple gives their customers "freedom?"

"Apple" and "Freedom" should never be uttered in the same sentence.
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How can you sue someone, when you're not actually paying for a product? I could understand if there was a monthly subscription fee, but seriously do people really feel they are entitled to monetary compensation for the outage of a social service that they do not pay for?
I most definitly do pay for my service....

However when the outage went out , I was given one month of free credit so no complaints here

(and im not confusing my cell phone contract with bbm , they are seperate , I pay my contract monthly and then BBM connectivity monthly $10 a month)
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It's a free service! Just like PSN.

How can you sue someone, when you're not actually paying for a product? I could understand if there was a monthly subscription fee, but seriously do people really feel they are entitled to monetary compensation for the outage of a social service that they do not pay for?

It went down on Oct 10th and was back up on Oct 13th. I guess RIM owe people 3 days of their lives because apparently they fail to function without a phone with social connectivity.

That's like suing Facebook if their servers ever go down. It's just not right, is this really what the world has come to?
+1 for that, but unfortunately.... people are charged for it in some countries, not by RIM but the service providers
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What do you mean it's a "free" service? When you pay for a Blackberry phone, you're essentially paying for the service as well. When you get one, you get the other. If I was running a business that relied on RIM's services, then I'd sure as hell just sue them.
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since when is anything related to phones or internet guaranteed to work 100% of the time.

that's in the small print at the end of every advert
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Doesn't our president use a blackberry?

And what about Exchange servers? If they go down, and it's Microsoft's fault, is that just w.e?
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Apple gives their customers "freedom?"

"Apple" and "Freedom" should never be uttered in the same sentence.
I was talking about Android devices.
    
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Apple gives their customers "freedom?"

"Apple" and "Freedom" should never be uttered in the same sentence.
At least Apple doesn't check your email for you.
    
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What do you mean it's a "free" service? When you pay for a Blackberry phone, you're essentially paying for the service as well. When you get one, you get the other. If I was running a business that relied on RIM's services, then I'd sure as hell just sue them.
1. Paying for a Blackberry does not entitle you to this service, just like paying for a PS3 doesn't entitle you to free PSN connectivity. They are only compensating people to maintain customer relations, not because it is compulsory.

2. If you were running your business and solely relied on RIM email, you would be an idiot, and not a very successful business owner.

I bet RIM don't rely on their own service. You never use any sort of communication method as your sole use of contact, everyone has a redundant/secondary communications method. If they don't, that's not RIMs fault.

Electronics are not infallible and they are not 100% reliable. You always need multiple communications options just as you would have a back up server in case your mainframe went down.
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