I, too, just upgraded. But it wasn't necessarily by choice. I logged-in to my BIS inbox and was automatically prompted. Bummer. Anyway, now that that's done, and looking thorugh some of the posts, I'm wondering: How could Sprint/Nextel do this? Seems like you'd never use a name with enough gravitas (such as Blackberry) and switch it to something like Blackbery [one R] just because. So I got to thinking: Have they done this to move people to a Sprint-branded address, but be able to separate "us" [read: Nextel subscribers] from "them" [original Sprint subscribers]? Not that it matters to me if I'm "us" or "them,"
but is there some sort of business-based reasoning behind what ends up sounding like a deliberate differentiation in domains?
And the domain registry of blackbery.net [one R] is actually registered to RIM, so it would seem to me there is some deliberate action here. Or if it using the one R wasn't deliberate, it was an accident-turned-CYA because RIM could have presumably registered the one R domain just to make sure no one could pirate a like-named website. I digress.
Ah well, I'm not a conspiracy theorist, so again I don't really care.
Truth is, my anal-retentive-obsessive-compulsive-self would like an e-mail address that represents validity to me, not some bastard-child blackbery.net domain with a single R. It's like having an Apple/Mac address of @mak.com instead @mac.com --what a pain in my psyche!
Oh, and another thing: Why wasn't I informed of this upgrade through communiques either from Sprint/Nextel or Blackberry via their newsletters? I mean c'mon, I hear easier from Lexus on my smog emissions test expiration than from these blokes on the status of my phone.
OK, I was pissed when I started this post and now I'm less-pissed.
Don't flame me for ranting, but honestly, my question is:
Does anyone have any idea if this blackbery.net [one R] issue will be resolved; and if so, in what timeframe? I just like to know these things.
And another question: If I use my Message List to send an e-mail an select "source" as "Webclient," the sent email uses my signature from my old BIS site, and not any from either my desktop or other newly-created BIS addresses. This is a little weird, and somewhat annoying since I have not found a way to get into something to edit or delete the unneeded signature.
Thanks in advance.