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Old 06-12-2006, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My upgrade to 4.1 went flawlessly. The one feature missing in 4.1 is Dial by Name from home. You need to go to address book, click call user and select #. Taking away the Dial by Name option is INSANE!!!

I want to smash my BB against the wall each time I attempt to make a call.

I've been using a BB since 1999 and I think this was their worst mistake ever.

If anybody has a fix I implore you to please email me
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Old 06-12-2006, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You are a one man crusade. Try and keep it in one thread.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Unless i am misunderstanding your problem, you can still dial by name in OS 4.1

All you have to do is hold the send button a few seconds and it brings up the dial by name prompt... Note, though this is on an 8700c with the new send button... it may not be possible on a 7290 or older phone...
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It is only possible on BlackBerrys with the green send button. So that means it works on the 8700s and 71xxs only.
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I feel your pain abrecher, I've post a number of times about this and someone else, and myself, even offered some $$ for someone to write a fix. However, NJblackberry is saying it isn't possbile.

I agree though, UNBELIEVABLE that it was taken away.
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I just "upgraded" from a 6230 and I am absolutely amazed that the 7290 does not have Dial by name... What were they thinking???? Does this work with older OS' running on the 7290??? I upgraded to 4.1...
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Unless i am misunderstanding your problem, you can still dial by name in OS 4.1

All you have to do is hold the send button a few seconds and it brings up the dial by name prompt... Note, though this is on an 8700c with the new send button... it may not be possible on a 7290 or older phone...
Wow, you are the man! I've been missing this desperately ever since I upgraded my old 7290 to 4.1, and I didn't know about that feature on my new 8700c. Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Anyone know where to get the older 4.0.2 OS for the 7290???
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Old 06-29-2006, 12:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't post here much, just lurk mostly. Holding the send button for a second or two brings up a dial by name option on my 7250 on Verizon. I can then either scroll through my contacts or type the name and is does like it used to do and finds 'em.

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Johhnvol,
That is the closest thing to the old dial by name function that I have seen... Thanks,
I may be able to work with that!!!
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Is there a known shortcut for Dial from Address Book for the 7290?
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