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Old 05-04-2009, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know if these are carrier or phone specific issues, but they're all pissing me off beyond belief. I'm 2 seconds away from reactivating my iPhone. Let me make it clear here that I have Vodafone in the UK with 900 minutes, unlimited text, and unlimited data.

1. amAze has a "communication error" when Google Maps works fine and my GPS chip is active and working. I'm afraid to buy a different program and have that not work, either.

2. BeeJive IM worked fine the first day of use. I initially used it on WiFi in a restaurant. I left the restaurant and it still worked over the air. I then exited the program. The next time I tried to use it, no dice. Still doesn't work to this day, whether or not I'm on WiFi. Good thing I didn't waste the outrageous amount of money they charge for it. It's too bad, because I really enjoyed it when it was working. Now, all I get is a "bad request" error.

3. AIM isn't compatible with my device? Unacceptable.

4. Blackberry App World is also not compatible. Unacceptable. And, actually, total bullshit because it most certainly is compatible.

5. No personal email setup out of the box. I don't know what to do to get it set up, either.

As far as the phone itself goes... it has been a great experience. I like the OS and what not. Too many little issues are keeping this phone from being as great as it should be. I really miss my iPhone right now because of this.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A BlackBerry Data plan will solve most of those issues.
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Wow, not sure what your problem is. But Beejive works, AIM works, BB Appworld works, and personal email works for me on Tmob US. AmAze is something I can't comment on though. Maybe it's a Voda thing?
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Wow, not sure what your problem is. But Beejive works, AIM works, BB Appworld works, and personal email works for me on Tmob US. AmAze is something I can't comment on though. Maybe it's a Voda thing?
Do you have a BB data plan?

I know Personal Email and AppWorld need it to work. I believe that the AIM app needs this data plan as well.
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Hmm, I had not considered that perhaps I have a non-bb specific data plan. I will look into this tomorrow. In the mean time, I've switched to im+ which works great and I'm using the gmail app which also works great.
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I called vodafone and sure enough they had me on a plain data plan. I switched to the bb plan and did a battery pull and then came about 50 push notifications. Amaze, email, app world, etc all work great. I noticed a bit more workout on the battery now, but I'm never far from my charger. Thanks for the tips guys.
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Glad it's all working for you now!
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I may be wrong on this, and you may already do it:

But, on the 8900 the programs stay running in the backround, unlike the iphone. Instead of just backing out of them you need to hit the Menu Key and select Close. Will help on battery life. I read on the amAze forum that it works in the UK, but not well with getting the correct directions in some areas. There coverage is still weak. That was from an amAze admin guy on the Forum website. It is a very good FREE program, but poor UI. It took me ahile to figure out what keys to what.



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