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Old 11-01-2009, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend of mine told me to uncheck my APN settings in options>Advanced Options>TCP/IP. Saying that unchecking that will make pictures transfer faster in BBM 5.0. Is this true? Asking because a while ago, it seemed like APN settings were essential in sending and receiving email...
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No, it won't. BBMessenger uses your BIS data for transmission.

But heck, it won't kill anything to try and see, and report back your findings.
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APN settings are only used for direct TCP access communications. All RIM programs use either BIS or BES so APN settings are irrelevant.
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I have noticed that since I updated to 50 of bbm the pics go a lot slower :(
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I sort of want to change it back to the original settings...cuz now, ppl have updated their bbm avatars and the new ones haven't come up. I don't know if it's directly linked to that, but it's annoying me.

What are the username/password to set in TCP/IP, anyone know? Or should I just try to backup the list and restore it?
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I just spoke to AT&T support. So I changed em back.

Any other reasons why the avatars wouldn't come up? I was gonna remotely backup and then restore, just to see if the avatars all automatically updated after that. But when I tried to remotely backup to another email address, and it seemed stuck on "Checking email settings".
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SMFH

Made those changes, avatars wouldn't work. Then I deleted and reinstalled...and it wouldn't restore my contacts remotely.

Ugh.
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