After reading Michael Hyatt's interesting article on the Blackberry in his blog, I have been thinking about whether I can make some use of this tool or not. I do a fair bit of traveling and the ability to access my mail while making a quick pit stop at a gas station or while waiting at an airport (without having to fire up my laptop) is appealing.
So after reading Michael's blog I have been reading some reviews.
By serendipity I found in my car (stuffed between a seat) an envelope with an offer from Verizon (my cell phone service provider) on the Blackberry 7750 or 6750.
I am thinking about reducing my cell phone minutes (which I usually never use up) to allow for some of the costs to adding an unlimited data plan.
My questions to those that might know about these things...
1) Is the Verizon service also an Always On service where mail is automatically pushed to the device?
2) The device works only in the Nationally enhanced area - I do need to check how wide a coverage this really is.
3) The small print states that I would not be able to transmit attachments or graphics. I thought that the Blackberry could handle/view attachments. So does this mean that this feature is limited by Verizon? Does it mean that I can only receive attachments? Does it mean that this could be an error?
I realize these are questions quite specific to the Verizon service - but hopefully someone here has some experience. The other option I am considering is an independent service offered by T-mobile.
My final option is trying to get something that will enable my Ipaq to talk with my Verizon cell phone. (My laptop won't connect for some reason).