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Old 07-29-2005, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A user sent me a meeting planner request to set up a lunch appointment in Denver on Monday. The lunch appointment is scheduled for noon MDT, and appears on my calendar now at 3:00 EST (which is technically correct from an East Coast perspective). When I am on my blackberry in Denver, will the appointment change to noon, or will it always appear at 3:00 on my calendars? I do not beleive the blackberry time changes as you move through different time zones.
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Old 07-29-2005, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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When I am on my blackberry in Denver, will the appointment change to noon, or will it always appear at 3:00 on my calendars?
The appointment will stay in ET, 3:00. Which is technically correct because the clock on your Blackberry will also be in ET.
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Now if he goes into the clock settings nd move his time zone will it correct all his appt?
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Now if he goes into the clock settings nd move his time zone will it correct all his appt?

Yes, I believe that it will. Anyone else have any insight?
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Yes..if you change the timezone the appointments will be updated also. They always show based on the current time zone selected.
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Yes..if you change the timezone the appointments will be updated also. They always show based on the current time zone selected.
Same with your daily alarm.
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Is there anyway to prevent the BlackBerry 7290 from shifting all the appointments in the calendar to the local timezone (that is set in Options -> Date/Time)? Whenever I travel, I set my BlackBerry 7290 to the local timezone. The blasted thing shifts all the appointments in the calendar to the local time zone. I know that some people love this feature, but I hate it.
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Don't you want to know the "real time" that the appointments are in? I'm one of those that like it; if I go to Central from Eastern AND change the TZ on the BB, I need to know the correct time - not the time in EDT - that the meetings are in. I'm afraid of missing a meeting if I don't have the right TZ set!
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i can tell you that the military avoids this by using the zulu time zone (GMT) as its only reference for movement orders and official communications/messages and also uses the 24 hour clock vs the 12 hour (am/pm) clock..

but that may a bit much for what you need.

in the meeting notes i would list a note that references the meeting location (city/state) and then the local time for the scheduled mtg. When i doubt you could look at the text of the messsage as a frame of reference..
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Most of these posts seem to be addressing a timezone setting change.
I do not want to change the timezone setting, I want to the ability to select what is displayed on the blackberry - network time or timezone time.

Is there a way to do that?
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