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Old 02-12-2008, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1. Always keep a spare fiber-optic cable with tin cans attached to each end.
2. Take a deep breath, stretch, and count to 20. When you're relaxed, you can throw your BlackBerry much harder.
3. Acquire an advanced degree in telecommunications engineering, so you can decipher the eventual explanation from RIM.
4. Call your local Homeland Security office and threaten to blow it up in the name of Holy Jihad. Then the BlackBerry outage will be the least of your worries.
5. While they may not be fast, today's carrier turtles are more reliable than ever.
6. Use your writing or photography skills to chronicle the tragedy for future generations. The world must never forget.
7. Consider learning semaphore.
8. Take advantage of the accompanying chaos to loot an iPhone.
9. If you experience feelings of murderous rage, remember: incompetent buck-passing millionaire executives are people, too.
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I just kick back and enjoy the peace and quiet. then prepar for the onslaught of email!!!

Great list though
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pfft. i have no peace and quiet. i got several hundred frantic phone calls from reps. i was on the phone all day, and i NEVER talk on the phone. its always email
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hahhaha

Tell those bothersome reps that tyhey should look online to get their info!!!!

I didn't call you!!!

I should HAVE

Of course its email thats what the BB is for, though tough to use yesterday!
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yeah, i know you didnt lol, but i got a call from just about every other rep i have ever spoken to. it was a nightmare.
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Fortunately the outtage wasn't all that long in duration. At least not that I noticed on my BB service
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The one guy on the Yahoo story who said that Blackberry should provide him with another device like a iphone or a treo just in case of an outage should be shot. Nobody is that important. You have to admit that the downtime has been minimum for the most part. Didn't everybody do their jobs before we had them, so you can cope for a bit and function without them. Enjoy the peace and quiet. My drive home last night was nice and quiet.
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There was an outage?

Were it not for the six stories online this morning on the various sites I read (including the Seattle Times online) I would have been blissfully unaware.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Matt.M View Post
1. Always keep a spare fiber-optic cable with tin cans attached to each end.
2. Take a deep breath, stretch, and count to 20. When you're relaxed, you can throw your BlackBerry much harder.
3. Acquire an advanced degree in telecommunications engineering, so you can decipher the eventual explanation from RIM.
4. Call your local Homeland Security office and threaten to blow it up in the name of Holy Jihad. Then the BlackBerry outage will be the least of your worries.
5. While they may not be fast, today's carrier turtles are more reliable than ever.
6. Use your writing or photography skills to chronicle the tragedy for future generations. The world must never forget.
7. Consider learning semaphore.
8. Take advantage of the accompanying chaos to loot an iPhone.
9. If you experience feelings of murderous rage, remember: incompetent buck-passing millionaire executives are people, too.

Excellent list!
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I agree. Excellent list.
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It is amazing that our world has advanced (or regressed) to the point that the inability to receive email for a few hours could cause such distress. I understand that people's businesses rely on it, but it seems to be to the point where it causes undo anguish. I guess that's why they call it Crackberry.
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I have one more to add; 10. Blackberry Brandy, Ice, Glass.
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I have one more to add; 10. Blackberry Brandy, Ice, Glass.
now that one is nice
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I just kick back and enjoy the peace and quiet. then prepar for the onslaught of email!!!

Great list though

THIS IS GREAT!!! I LAUGHED MY A-- OFF.
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Haha that was definitely great!
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My number 1 tip, which I'm sad to say I'm using more and more lately, is to keep my old Nokia E61i charged and handy. I can still check my .Mac email that way and I get all my messages. Then Blackberry can just p!ss off until they get their head out of their arse.

I like keeping up with Symbian s60. My overwhelming preference is for the Blackberry OS, but when it craps the bed it's nice to have an interesting alternative.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I never have any issues with service, well here in the UK anyway!, I just get 50 emails from dataoutages.com on my 2 blackberry's in the middle of the night!!
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