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Old 03-27-2008, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to be able to enter a password to access my text messages

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Old 03-27-2008, 10:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, this is not possible natively on the BlackBerry. You only have the option of password protecting the phone.
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No, this is not possible natively on the BlackBerry. You only have the option of password protecting the phone.
I think you have it backwards... you can set-up Security setting to lockout all apps but allowing outgoing calls while handheld is locked.

OPTIONS->SECURITY OPTIONS->GENERAL SETTINGS
PASSWORD: ENABLED
ALLOW OUTGOING CALLS WHILE LOCKED: YES

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I think you have it backwards... you can set-up Security setting to lockout all apps but allowing outgoing calls while handheld is locked.

OPTIONS->SECURITY OPTIONS->GENERAL SETTINGS
PASSWORD: ENABLED
ALLOW OUTGOING CALLS WHILE LOCKED: YES
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I was just referring to what the OP was asking. I meant to say they can't just password protect the SMS Messages section, or any other individual section, while still having access to the other functions of the device (other than the phone, of course).

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Old 03-28-2008, 01:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think you have it backwards... you can set-up Security setting to lockout all apps but allowing outgoing calls while handheld is locked.

OPTIONS->SECURITY OPTIONS->GENERAL SETTINGS
PASSWORD: ENABLED
ALLOW OUTGOING CALLS WHILE LOCKED: YES
doesnt that defeat the purpose of having a device password in the first place? i guess when you lose your phone or its stolen you will know why you see someone using your phone and making calls.
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Unless in one of those, I dropped it somehow, and some nice person picked it up... I called my number from another phone to see if someone would answer..
They can't do that if the phone is locked...

Also I think my info is more important than someone using my minutes...You can get that stuff straightened out, but you can't get your identity back as easily...

there's pros and cons to it, I'm sure... But I do see the good in having all info locked, although calls are not.
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The OP is asking to password protect certain applications or areas of their device. This has been a pretty popular request but it's all or nothing with a BB. I guess my take is that if you are doing something you want to hide or protect from others then just "go out and say" my device is off limits and lock it up.

I know this feature is available on other devices and perhaps it will be available in the future.

Bottom line is if you don't want people to see something on your phone lock it up and deal with it.

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Old 03-28-2008, 01:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Unless in one of those, I dropped it somehow, and some nice person picked it up... I called my number from another phone to see if someone would answer..
They can't do that if the phone is locked...
Two things here....

First that why they have the device info screen. so that when its locked, you can put info on the screen. so when and if the device is lost you could put a number to call or an address to return the phone if found.


Second if the device is locked, it can receive calls still, so if someone found it and you called it then YES they can answer it. With the device locked the person who found it wont be able to MAKE calls.
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Well then, the person who got a hold of the phone could still call 611 and say "Hey I found this phone, anyway I can get it back to the person?" And my reasoning still applies even though I was a little confused!
Bahhaha still works. And could be even better because then your company knows your phone is lost/stolen

anyway. I agree that it is a little inconvenient that its either all or none, but until something comes out that changes it, it's our reality. And I agree with E in the fact that it's just a "deal with it" (or don't use it) situation
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Well then, the person who got a hold of the phone could still call 611 and say "Hey I found this phone
i thought 611 was just a verizon thing.
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611 is all generic.
It goes to your companies CSRs..
Cingular does it for my grandma..
Verizon does it, as does tmobile. Those are the only companies I've had...

Same goes for #data and #min.
Although tmobile does add another # at the end.. on my grandma's phone though it's still just #data and #min if I remember correctly
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611 is all generic.
It goes to your companies CSRs..
Cingular does it for my grandma..
Verizon does it, as does tmobile. Those are the only companies I've had...

Same goes for #data and #min.
Although tmobile does add another # at the end.. on my grandma's phone though it's still just #data and #min if I remember correctly
well i guess we all learn something new everyday also considering i have only had verizon service since 2000
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Two things here....

First that why they have the device info screen. so that when its locked, you can put info on the screen. so when and if the device is lost you could put a number to call or an address to return the phone if found.


Second if the device is locked, it can receive calls still, so if someone found it and you called it then YES they can answer it. With the device locked the person who found it wont be able to MAKE calls.
Disallowing Outgoing Calls while BB is locked is an option a user can make... if you want to completely lock-out unauthorized users then by all means set the option to NO... mizditz has a good point about allowing outgoing phone calls when bb is locked... Personally, all devices under my control have the owner's info filled in with user name, my toll-free number and a notice of REWARD upon return of handheld device to me. I would gladly shell out upto $100 for the return of my devices. . . we had a few BB's lost and were quickly recovered because the device allowed outgoing call and the call was to my toll-free number. . .
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