Actually, I have a unlocked z30 (via internet code.. 40$) which is a bell phone purchased with contract..
Once unlocked i have used it in Miami by getting a att sim card with pay as you go plan.. Never had a problem.
Presently in Greece for holidays, Purchased a sim card from Comote with pay as you go plan ( 200 minutes voice to anyone with 1500 Mb data for 10 Euro for the month.. no problems at all..
adding BBM and skype I am totally wired for any sort of communications. In Europe all incoming call are not charged to you.
I wish north American plans would also not charge for incoming calls, it's a huge difference..
Blackberry works with all carriers, but I admit, some carrier support personnel will tell you different.. They are wrong.
I wish Blackberry would be more aggressive in educating the many carriers of its benefits, but so many countries and so many carriers it's a challenge.
unless you're a surgeon or physicists, accountant, or anyone that needs the super high end specs of the passport, i would recommend the z10 (small hands) or the Z30, which I prefer..
Voice notes is a 2 step to access the record button...
Click on remember and click on the Mic and voila.. record.
You can have the app running in the back ground as you do other things on the phone.
It will run in the back ground and with a simple swipe and click you're back..
That's the simple example.
Do a search with.. " Remember App on BlackBerry 10 - YouTube "
for more detailed tutorials on remember and it's integration with evermore and all the other goodies.
Hope this helps..
It's in the remember app... does everything plus more...
Why are you even asking.
They've been associate for a long time..
And expanding in the enterprise world with Del,Cisco, IBM etc..
Yup it even has partnerships with IBM.
Old Chinese proverb says.. success is built on relationships...
Good luck to all..
Genocide is what it is... Palestinians are not Hamas..
They're killing Palestinians, indiscriminately..
Any Zealot who thinks this has an ending ... Good luck!
On the wrong message board bro.... you need to go to the white straight jacket message board...
Stay on the meds bro...
Reaches for MSFT for breath, But...
When it comes to IBM, I don't really have any trust in it at all. IBM software are very clumsy and are not consumer-friendly at all. I believe the new IBM apps will be as clumsy as well. This will not just drag IBM down but it will also drag Apple down as well.
Also related and great news:
Bing me this.
"....The Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has 800 users with BlackBerry mobile phones on its system.."
With the article on who won't be around in 15.. I tend to agree with you.
About two years ago, BlackBerry rolled out BBM Money in Indonesia, which allows users to create a mobile money account attached to their BBM identities and use that to transfer money to other BBM contacts, as well as purchase airtime credit or move money to bank accounts.
The service became so popular that BlackBerry has been considering introducing BBM Money in other markets. In a recent interview on recode.net, David Proulx, Senior Director of BBM business development, said, "Because we are, by nature, private and secure and reliable and regulatory-compliant, we are ideally suited to bring value in mobile money and financial services." A BBM person-to-person money transfer service has been in trials in Indonesia, but Proulx said to expect BlackBerry to expand to more countries and offer even more services year.
Coupled with the fact that BBM is now cross-platform, you must also assume that BlackBerry is probably working on a plan to offer BBM Money not just in other markets, but also on Android and iOS devices. BlackBerry could generate substantial revenue by providing international money transfers between devices in emerging markets.
Now that you've given the secret away, they'll have to reorganize...
My opinion is that they'll walk it down to 70 and see if it starts an avalanche.. then reorganize again.
Like playing football.. just don't score on your own net... Heaaa!