BBM much?

July 18, 2010

I have always been a Nokia user. Well, yeah, I have tried a Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola and even a Panasonic in the past. But I would always go back to Nokia. Nokia is very user-friendly and honestly, my Nokia e63 has everything I need – adobe reader, wifi, radio etc. But then I’ve decided to try a Blackberry. So off I go to my dear friend, Google. I read reviews, forums and updates about the Blackberry in the Philippines. Since Globe is offering a Blackberry Curve 8520 and Blackberry Bold 9700, I decided to check on them. Well, Bold is 28,190 pesos, and not on this lifetime would I spend that much on a mobile phone. Cheapskate much? Hahaha. Yeah. On the other hand, Curve is being offered for only 13,990 pesos. I told myself, that one I can afford. 

So, yesterday, I went to Globe Trinoma and made my purchase. I chose Black by the way, even though I would like to have the Red Berry to match my laptop. Hahaha. The Cashier told me that the warranty for Blackberry is only for repair, not replacement unlike what we are used to. I couldn’t do anything since I paid for it already. That’s the bad thing of not asking first. Hmm. Anyways, I proceeded in the Aftersales and I think that the customer representative is as knowledgeable to Blackberry as I am. The first time she held the phone, she touched the screen. I wanted to tell her that hey, it’s not a touch phone. Then, I asked her where I would find my pin. You wouldn’t believe what she told me, she said, “You have a pin, Ma’am?” OMG. But then after few seconds, maybe she remembered her lessons and informed me to check on it in Options>Status. There!

I tinkered with my BB, and considering that I used a QWERTY phone for more than a year, I have a hard time adjusting. I always forget that I couldn’t use the alternate characters by pressing the key longer just like in a Nokia phone. I also thought that the track pad is the same as the one in my Nokia e63. Well, they look the same. But that’s just it. Yes, yes, very noob here.

I registered to Globe BIS for five days to set up everything first. I was able to set-up my yahoo mail. Then I download Twitter and Blackberry World. The thing is, I downloaded Twitter and Facebook in the icons on the home screen, and I’m not sure whether it would accumulate extra charges. And then, I also downloaded and used Uber Twitter and realized that I’m not sure whether it’s included in the SuperSurf. Enlighten me, please? =)

So far, I’m liking it. But I couldn’t transfer files from my laptop to the BB, I don’t know what I’m doing wrong so I will research on it tomorrow. Hmm. I really just hope that my Globe bill would not shoot up because of my ignorance. Lol.

By the way, I only have two BBM contacts. BBM anyone? =)

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