Average review score based on 80 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I purchased this phone because I had given all of my upgrade $ to my kids so they could have the "coolest", most up to date phones. After doing so, I realized that my kids no longer use their phones to talk but to text. I knew I couldn't continue using my old cell, which did not have a Qwerty keyboard...way too labor intensive! I found this Blackberry on Ebay for about $32 and thought, this would do the trick. Although it took about an hour on the phone w/ a Sprint Rep. to get everything activated, it was still worth it to me. This unit is larger than the current "curve" but for my purposes it's fine. It doesn't have a camera but you can send pics to it & save them in the phone. As I said, I wasn't looking for a top of the line cell, just one at a good price that had a keyboard & had the capability to access my internet mail. So for that, I'm happy :D
While there are more powerful Blackberry's to choose from, I promise you none of them will work as well as this phone. You don't have to do a battery pull every few days like you do with the Curve, Bold, Tour, or Storm, BUT you don't have near as many features as those other Blackberries do. If just want a Phone that can receive e-mail, text, and make calls than you probably wont find one better than the 8703e. If however you want your phone to be an MP3 player, video recorder, mini television, etc etc etc, than find something else. This phone simply does what it was designed to do, no more no less.
Even this is an older BB I love the easy to use features and the fact that I have Cricket Phone service this is one of the few phones I have been able to have flashed and have all the features working 100%. (All non simm card BB's can be flashed!! Sprint,AT&T,Verizon) I bought this phone for a back-up if and when i ever need it! Also even when flashed you have 100% usage of BlackBerry Destop Manager! Great Phone A+++++++
I had a blackberry 8703e for years and loved it. Yes it was an older blackberry, but it never had the problems the new ones do. I am a home health nurse for mentally and physically handicap children so I must have a reliable phone at work. One of my patients broke the speaker in the old one and and I went to sprint and upgraded (like a dummy) for a new phone. It was nothing but trouble from day one and I hated it. So I looked on e-bay and found a old school blackberry just like the original one I had. It was a great price so I bought. I love it. I have my life back and the only problem I have had with it. is it just does not ring as loud as the old one so I miss calls unless it is out on the table or desk. Over all, I would buy again and again for the seller who sold me my phone. My phone arrived within 48 hours of my paying and I had no trouble at sprint with the activation. Best of all my daughter has decided it is best to listen to mom when it comes to cell phones and is getting rid of her blackberry to get one like mine.
This phone appears to work really well the battery time is outstanding and the features are great. Only thing is if you want pictures or to take pictures this is not the way to go. I thought I would be able to pc lync them since it is a pda synch phone (no chance of that) other than that I would have to rate one of the better phones i have had in a long time
The phone is very good but I can not put my chip inside.The phone is very good but I can not put my chip inside.The phone is very good but I can not put my chip inside.The phone is very good but I can not put my chip inside.The phone is very good but I can not put my chip inside.The phone is very good but I can not put my chip inside.The phone is very good but I can not put my chip inside.The phone is very good but I can not put my chip inside.The phone is very good but I can not put my chip inside.The phone is very good but I can not put my chip inside.The phone is very good but I can not put my chip inside.The phone is very good but I can not put my chip inside.
This phone is a good way to start out on smartphones. It is an older model, but BlakBerry website has free upgrades so mine runs like my uncles new model he bought this week. I paid 32 dollars and got my moneys worth and more so far. Great item at a steal.
This is a good blackberry that is cheap enough on eBay (usually 40 bucks refurbished) that will get the job done if you don't want to "re-up" with Sprint for another two year contract. The trackwheel on the side is somewhat cumbersome, however, if you are already used to a "trackball" blackberry as was the case for me and my BB Curve 8330.
like that it was new, it worked. Had access to updated software. had GPS .
No camera, but for me was an extra phone on an account that I did not have to sign up for a new 2 year contract.