Weekly Contest: Bon Voyage

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Bon VoyageLast week we talked a bit about going where no BlackBerrys had gone before, mostly to hilariously dangerous consequences. Of course, not all the places you’ve taken your BlackBerry are threats to its structural integrity – maybe you’ve shot out a few e-mails from the Sahara, or taken a call from Mount Everest (I hear the reception’s pretty good), or grabbed a few snaps in the Arctic with your Curve. Wherever you’ve been, let’s hear the most exotic place you’ve used your BlackBerry. The winner will get 6 months of Gold service from WorldMate Live to set them up on their next trip.

Great stories last week, guys! Between the bean dip, the 18-wheeler, and the skateboarding incident, there were some pretty great stories there. As cock-sure Alex might be of himself, he’s right – a BlackBerry spending a month under a canal is pretty gnarly, and the picture really drives it home. We’ll get you your OtterBox Alex, just remember that they aren’t airtight. ;) Thanks for your stories everyone – we hope to hear a few more good ones this week!

  • Seth

    I don’t know how exotic these places are, but I used my 8700 in Israel, Gaza, West Bank, Jordan, and Egypt. I have also used it in The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, UK, Spain, Italy, Canada, and China.

  • Seth

    I don’t know how exotic these places are, but I used my 8700 in Israel, Gaza, West Bank, Jordan, and Egypt. I have also used it in The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, UK, Spain, Italy, Canada, and China.

  • natasha

    I used my Blackberry on a cruise which bypassed Cuba on to Cozumel. Even though we were off the coast of Cuba the BB worked quite well!! Same thing in Cozumel…worked very well! Is that exotic enough?

  • natasha

    I used my Blackberry on a cruise which bypassed Cuba on to Cozumel. Even though we were off the coast of Cuba the BB worked quite well!! Same thing in Cozumel…worked very well! Is that exotic enough?

  • Todd8320

    Well there have been a few exotic places I have used my Blackberry. First, I’ve used it sending pictures to my friends and co-workers while on the cable cars going up the mountain in Chamonix France, some 4200 meters up. Also sent pictures looking down on Lake Geneva from a winery in Montreux, Switzerland. I’ve used it to send picures in Lahaina on Maui, from Cheeseburger in Paradise rights after watching the sunset over the water. Last I can think of are the pictures of whales I sent while driving up the coast of Kauai. I’m sure there are other more interesting ones out there, but I had a blast on each of these trips, and none of them would have been as great without my Blackberry! Riveria Maya in Mexico is coming up in 6 weeks, Worldmate would be agreat addition!

  • Todd8320

    Well there have been a few exotic places I have used my Blackberry. First, I’ve used it sending pictures to my friends and co-workers while on the cable cars going up the mountain in Chamonix France, some 4200 meters up. Also sent pictures looking down on Lake Geneva from a winery in Montreux, Switzerland. I’ve used it to send picures in Lahaina on Maui, from Cheeseburger in Paradise rights after watching the sunset over the water. Last I can think of are the pictures of whales I sent while driving up the coast of Kauai. I’m sure there are other more interesting ones out there, but I had a blast on each of these trips, and none of them would have been as great without my Blackberry! Riveria Maya in Mexico is coming up in 6 weeks, Worldmate would be agreat addition!

  • Dave

    Yo! I work at a scrapyard in Cleveland, Ohio and whenever I get poor reception I climb to the top of a 450 foot tall scrap pile of metal to get a better signal. I am also able to check the area out for trespassers while on top of the mountain. One time the metal dislodged and the pile opened up and consumed my six foot frame but, I was still able to use my 8830 to phone the fire department and save my life. Luckily after the rescue just a few scratches were evident, no broken bones. Well, I won’t be climbing any more mountains any time soon. *Please don’t try this it can be hazardous to your health!

  • http://none Dave

    Yo! I work at a scrapyard in Cleveland, Ohio and whenever I get poor reception I climb to the top of a 450 foot tall scrap pile of metal to get a better signal. I am also able to check the area out for trespassers while on top of the mountain. One time the metal dislodged and the pile opened up and consumed my six foot frame but, I was still able to use my 8830 to phone the fire department and save my life. Luckily after the rescue just a few scratches were evident, no broken bones. Well, I won’t be climbing any more mountains any time soon. *Please don’t try this it can be hazardous to your health!

  • Glenn

    The most *exotic*, for lack of a better word, plae that I’ve used my blackberry was on a fishing trip off the coast of panama city. Even though we were far off the coast, I still had decent EDGE coverage on t-mobile. Didn’t expect that to happen, as last time I had a RAZR and a t809, neither of which worked.

  • Glenn

    The most *exotic*, for lack of a better word, plae that I’ve used my blackberry was on a fishing trip off the coast of panama city. Even though we were far off the coast, I still had decent EDGE coverage on t-mobile. Didn’t expect that to happen, as last time I had a RAZR and a t809, neither of which worked.

  • Jeff

    Used the GPS and Google maps satellite images on my 8820 to navigate a 77-foot yacht around coral reefs at night in the Bahamas after our Navigation equipment failed during the trip. of course a chart would have helped, but who needs it when you have your BBerry!

  • Jeff

    Used the GPS and Google maps satellite images on my 8820 to navigate a 77-foot yacht around coral reefs at night in the Bahamas after our Navigation equipment failed during the trip. of course a chart would have helped, but who needs it when you have your BBerry!