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Old 03-25-2009, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I've had a Bold since mid-November and I've been having the following problems for months now. I haven't bothered addressing any of them because I just have no time. But I'm on spring break and I have a little time to "spare." So:

1. I'm on AT&T and ever since I updated my firmware to .190 from .167 (stock) I've been unable to sync with my Macbook Pro (running Mac OS X 10.5). PocketMac just STALLS when it gets to my contacts so I haven't been able to sync my Blackberry at all. It's REALLY inconvenient.

2. I stopped receiving Gmail. Before it used to be extremely delayed to somewhat delayed and now it just doesn't come in. I've tried deleting the accounts and putting it back on, but nothing works. Sometimes my emails come in four to five days late. I don't understand this. What's the point of a blackberry if I can't get push email? My iPhone 3G has MUCH more reliable email than this thing. Only Yahoo! works somewhat decently, but I don't use it enough so it's kind of pointless.

3. When I'm on a call, I hear a lot of hissing in the background and overall just bad call quality even when I'm on 3G. What's up with this? Sometimes it could be just the network so I don't know.

So...I really like my Bold and I've had it for so long, but I don't think I can deal with these problems anymore. Should I try a new firmware? Should I just call AT&T and beg them to replace it? Would they even replace it? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
Old 03-25-2009, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you bought it from AT&T, it comes with a one year warranty. You can call 611 and ask for warranty exchange department. They will ship you another Bold, along with an envelope to send yours back.

It should not be hissinig during calls - mine has never done that. Also, with your GMAIL account, try adding a different GMAIL accouont to your online BB account, and see if it performs better.

Then try adding your current GMAIL account to a different online BB Account, of you know someone else with one. The idea is to determine if it's GMAIL, Blackberry, your account, or your Bold.
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try another update. .244 is the latest and is getting good reviews. Link at top of this forum.
Old 03-26-2009, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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247 is the latest and is also stable.
9700 on 6.0.0.something, BES 4.1 on Exchange, BIS (AT&T)
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