BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-28-2008, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question Just got 1st BB 8330. What to do first?

Please Login to Remove!

Hi Folks,

I am charging the Curve now. On verizon network. Got it on the New Every Two program for $49 after rebates. Surprisingly, I should be able to sell my KRAZR for $50-$80 on Ebay so it really will be a free phone. $29.99/mo isn't bad for email/web.

Should I go through the initial setup when it's done charging or download the latest OS first?

Is it possible Verizon slipped in the latest OS already? My unit just shipped 3 days ago.

Can't see much without doing the initial setup.

Which OS is most stable?

I see the latest OS has HTML email support- that's fairly important to me.

I got this in the hopes it will help me stay in touch with my girlfriend who just flew back to Serbia.

But if we both have BB's then we can email almost like text messaging, right- as long as we each have an email program with our providers...that is.

Thanks in advance for any tips!
__________________
Regards,

Dean
Offline  
Old 11-28-2008, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto
Model: 8900
OS: 5.0.0.190
Carrier: Fido (City, Unlimited)
Posts: 192
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

welcome! BB's are GRRREAT!

hold alt & press e, a, c, e - to check the firmware
if it's not up to date; update it

do the initial

you both need data plans / bis
Offline  
Old 11-28-2008, 11:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

SEE LINK

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ilanguage.html
__________________
------
Follow @akosnitzky on Twitter

LET'S GO CANES!
Offline  
Old 11-29-2008, 12:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
DacyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In the Off Topic Lounge.
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.282
PIN: g Bomb!
Carrier: The Newest AT&T
Posts: 2,321
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (by Milton and his stapler.)

If you both have data plans then bbm would be the easiest to do just exchange pins its just like any messenger out there.
__________________
Dacy Jackson
Offline  
Old 11-29-2008, 12:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Model: Curve
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 9
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Just got mine 5 minutes ago.. Can't wait to get started
Offline  
Old 11-29-2008, 06:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: OH
Model: 8330
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 65
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted

If its brand new, I would just update the OS first before you do anything else. 4.5.0.77 is the latest VZW OS for the Curve.
Offline  
Old 11-29-2008, 08:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: iPh6
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,822
Post Thanks: 33
Thanked 442 Times in 382 Posts
Default

START HERE: BlackBerry FAQs

Good luck with your new BlackBerrys.
Offline  
Old 11-29-2008, 09:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by prodigee View Post
welcome! BB's are GRRREAT!

hold alt & press e, a, c, e - to check the firmware
if it's not up to date; update it

do the initial

you both need data plans / bis
Thx.

Platform : 3.2.0.51 (firmware ver?)
App Version 4.5.0.77 (101)

I'll activate the phone later today and start playing.
__________________
Regards,

Dean
Offline  
Old 11-29-2008, 09:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I appreciate all the replies, btw.
__________________
Regards,

Dean
Offline  
Old 11-29-2008, 10:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
mvincelli's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Connecticut
Model: 9700
PIN: 21F4CA69
Carrier: TMobile
Posts: 134
Post Thanks: 5
Thanked 5 Times in 1 Post
Default

Hi Dean, Welcome to BBF. As stated above if you and the GF both have Blackberry's, then Blackberry Messenger is the program to use, Set up is easy, Just open BBM, it's the Blue Blackberry symbol icon on your screen. If the GF is already in your address book with an E-Mail, you can select to send her an invite. She accepts the invite and she will then be in your contact list. Enjoy Your Blackberry!!
__________________
TMO 9700

Last edited by mvincelli : 11-29-2008 at 12:41 PM.
Offline  
Old 11-29-2008, 11:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Model: 8300
PIN: N/A
Carrier: do
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

hello guys!! i'm new arround, because i've got an blackberry 8300.. can those updates work for me too ? i have platform: 2.4.0.62 and app version:4.2.2.141
Offline  
Old 11-30-2008, 12:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

OK. I love it thus far.

Couple questions...

1) I'm liking either Gmail or Gmail Mobile better than the blackberry email...any compelling reasons to use bb email over Gmail mobile? I wish they HAD a pay for service.

2) Gmail is sending me notifications even for messages I send off the computer as if it's a new message. Is there an IMAP feature or something so I only see new email I get?

3) Should be super simple thing...

I usually turned my Motorola KRAZR to Alarm Only sound mode before bed. That way no wrong numbers would wake me. I cannot even see how to change the universal ring volume easily. I'd usually like it to only sound my alarm I set daily. Is there a way to do that?

4) Themes. I need to experiment with them. I'll read all the links later. I want something clean and efficient and speedy.

5) Facebook- want to DELETE it- never use it- wasn't able to delete within Applications list on phone.

6) On an old Smart PC there was a program that allowed one to operate the phone while it was docked using the computer keyboard/mouse to more efficiently type stuff in- anything like that for the BB?

7) My contacts from my motorolla - I saved them via Verizon's backup to their server. Anyway to import to the BB?

Basically, I REALLY am impressed with it thus far. Just need more time to get efficient with it.

8) I cannot download any 4.7 version of desktop manager to my PC that isn't corrupt upon extracting. My Inet connection is fine. Are all 4.7 desktop versions corrupt? Anywhere I can download the latest with no issues?

9) MicroSD cards...what is the current sweet spot- and it seems the OS version needs to have capability to use more than 4GB.

10) Ringtones- best place to get them? Ideally free or small charge?

Thx for now. Sorry for so many questions. Feels weird not to have everyone's ring tone's assigned and contacts set up.

Appreciate responses!
__________________
Regards,

Dean
Offline  
Old 11-30-2008, 02:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Model: 9650
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 74
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean407 View Post
OK. I love it thus far.

Couple questions...



I usually turned my Motorola KRAZR to Alarm Only sound mode before bed. That way no wrong numbers would wake me. I cannot even see how to change the universal ring volume easily. I'd usually like it to only sound my alarm I set daily. Is there a way to do that?



Appreciate responses!

When on the main screen without all the icons move your trackball over to the picture of the volume/ringer indicator, you can then select it to quiet which will silence your ringer and notifications. Then go into the icons and select the alarm, set your alarm time as well as alarm tone and it will still sound even when the phone is on quiet.
Offline  
Old 11-30-2008, 04:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by montanaxvi View Post
When on the main screen without all the icons move your trackball over to the picture of the volume/ringer indicator, you can then select it to quiet which will silence your ringer and notifications. Then go into the icons and select the alarm, set your alarm time as well as alarm tone and it will still sound even when the phone is on quiet.
Yeah- I found that one last night- "Profiles". Thanks.
__________________
Regards,

Dean
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.