Turns out I’m not the only one having issues with Verizon’s Blackberry 8830 World Phone. They released this thing into the world with every feature imaginable… except halfway decent call quality. There seems to be a streak of 8830 users whose background noise gets amplified to an absurd degree. People think I’m at a raging party instead of my quiet office with the slight din of a water-cooler conversation about 20 yards away. Upon exchanging the hardware the problem keeps on keepin on.
Verizon and RIM have been no help. I’m turning to the internet.