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Old 06-24-2009, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I must say its a big switch for me Ive been an iPhone use since the original one on launch day a few years ago. I had a really bad experience with apple and therefore they are no longer going to be receiving my business. My question to all you is there anything a Black Berry owner must know ? Im still trying to get the hang of this thing and every little bit will help. Thanks
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Welcome! I would say start reading through the FAQ's and stickies here and on other sites. C'mon back with any specific questions if you can't find the answer through a search. Your Bold is highly customizable with themes, wallpapers, ringtones, etc. It's almost intimidating to some people new to bb world. It's an awesome device and hope you enjoy it!

If you don't mind my asking, what happened with Apple? (Just me being nosy)
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Welcome! I would say start reading through the FAQ's and stickies here and on other sites. C'mon back with any specific questions if you can't find the answer through a search. Your Bold is highly customizable with themes, wallpapers, ringtones, etc. It's almost intimidating to some people new to bb world. It's an awesome device and hope you enjoy it!

If you don't mind my asking, what happened with Apple? (Just me being nosy)
Im interested in themes and Im not totally sure how to get them on my phone I know how to change the themes on the phone going thru the options but it only gives me 2 themes and there whack! The phone came with a 2GB card and I know how to get the ring tones and pictures by just dragging and dropping that part is pretty simple.

To answer your question with what happen with apple. Long story short I got the new iPhone on launch day and then returned this past Monday to pick one up for my girlfriend and they gave me the biggest run around about my name not being the primary account holder blah blah blah even though Im an ATT authorized user on the account I couldn't get the phone for her so I got on the phone with ATT while in the apple store and long story short they wouldn't let me pick up the second phone and I flipped on the apple manager and I was removed by security from the store. Its retarded how you can go to ATT and get the phone if your an authorized user no problem but of course complicated apple has to be difficult about everything.
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many sites have themes you can download ota and install right to your bb. check the media section here to get started.
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Some themes are downloaded OTA, or from the phone itself. Others can be downbloaded via computer and then installed with the Blackberry Desktop manager. It's on the Blackberry CD that came with your Bold, or can be downloaded free.

Probably the best thing about the Blackberry- besides all the free apps, is the email filtering. Go online to att.blackberry.com and sign up. Then you can add each email account you have, and filter what email goes thru to your Bold, and everything else stays online for you to view on a computer.
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Okay great. I have one more question though how do I find my pin for bb messenger?
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Okay great. I have one more question though how do I find my pin for bb messenger?
Go to the options icon on your BB, click "Status" and it will be listed on that screen.
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Go to the options icon on your BB, click "Status" and it will be listed on that screen.
Or, in an email just type mypin and it will convert that to your actual PIN.
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Enjoy your new blackberry. I've only had my pearl for a few months and I'm already considering a bold. Great phones ;)
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Alrite this is all good valuable information. I am having a very hard time locating good free themes im surely not going to be paying for them lol but someone has to know where to get some cool looking themes for this phone. I would really appreciate it.
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Apple's customer service is FREAKING HORRIBLE. It is unreal the money someone chunks out for one of their products and then how little Apple actually does or outright refuses to do to keep business. After 4 months of owning an expensive ipod, it froze up. After almost 3 hours of actually trying to find a number to get a hold of someone from apple, I was told that my warranty was up and that to get any assistance I would have to purchase a tech support for like 29 bucks. After I refused to do this the lady said "well I refuse to help you" I told her that I would pass this rudeness on to every one I knew and that I would refuse to ever buy an Apple product again. Now keep in mind that I never raised my voice nor said anything that would be considered remotely rude until telling her the part about passing this encounter on to other people. After I told her this she replied, "well I am quite sure that everyone you know will indeed continue to buy Apple products regardless of your advice. And even if they chose not too, I doubt it would hurt our business and financial goals." Then she hung up on me.
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Alrite this is all good valuable information. I am having a very hard time locating good free themes im surely not going to be paying for them lol but someone has to know where to get some cool looking themes for this phone. I would really appreciate it.
Right in the media section here there are plenty of great free themes. Some of the slickest are, of course, paid themes, but at only about $7 they can be a tremendous bargain. If a theme helps you work more efficiently the money spend is well worth it.
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Apple's customer service is FREAKING HORRIBLE. It is unreal the money someone chunks out for one of their products and then how little Apple actually does or outright refuses to do to keep business. After 4 months of owning an expensive ipod, it froze up. After almost 3 hours of actually trying to find a number to get a hold of someone from apple, I was told that my warranty was up and that to get any assistance I would have to purchase a tech support for like 29 bucks. After I refused to do this the lady said "well I refuse to help you" I told her that I would pass this rudeness on to every one I knew and that I would refuse to ever buy an Apple product again. Now keep in mind that I never raised my voice nor said anything that would be considered remotely rude until telling her the part about passing this encounter on to other people. After I told her this she replied, "well I am quite sure that everyone you know will indeed continue to buy Apple products regardless of your advice. And even if they chose not too, I doubt it would hurt our business and financial goals." Then she hung up on me.
She was probably right. The Apple Faithful™ continue to buy even when the product is second best in it's class, or has some awful flaws. The best you can do is move on and put Apple completely behind you. Once you do that you will find they're mostly harmless.

A guy in another forum posted about how he was physically removed from an Apple Store for complaining (loudly!), thus ending his association with all things Mac. I can just imagine the comments from onlookers at the store: "Probably a Windows user."
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Dude, what you should have done was avoid Apple store and AT&T issues by buying an iPhone 3G S abroad. I bought a 3G S in Italy for about 720 euros, and the phone is factory unlocked. Let me come to the AT&T store with you with my phone and dick around with the staff using a T-Mobil or Sprint SIM card. An unlocked iPhone phone frees you of all restrictions so you can thumb your nose at those AT&T store idiots.

I own both the Bold and the 3G S, along with a Nokia N95 and N82. I know, I have too many phones, but each phone serves a different purpose. My Bold is my daily beater which I use Monday-Friday so I can do my online trading. It's a no-nonsense productivity tool.

Each device serves a different purpose. If you do a lot of web browsing, I recommend the iPhone 3G S. If you do a lot of texting and emails, I recommend the Blackberry Bold. If you take a lot of pictures and videos, I strongly recommend the Nokia N82, especially at night (xenon flash). If you like to play music, use the Nokia N95--those speakers blare louder than anything else.

As stated in an earlier post, the key to enjoying your Bold is to be familiar with the keyboard shortcuts. I suggest putting your user guide by the toilet and reading it every morning when you dump so you can be familiar with your shortcuts.

The only issue I have with BlackBerry is that it is a one-trick pony. They all do basically the same thing. However, they are in the business of getting things done as simply as possible. Gotta love that qwerty keyboard, though.

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