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Old 06-21-2007, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default BB 8800 network time very inaccurate--anyone else experience this?

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I have to update the network time almost every day. Yes it's set to network. It's super fast and I find it off by 3 or 4 minutes every 2 or 3 days. I constantly have to update the time manually via network option. Why is this happening?
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Because the Earth is slowing down, therefore your BB appears to be speeding up.

Seriously, I'm not sure. Date and Time has always been just a little goofy on the BB. I end up having to set the time now and then, as well.
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I have to update the network time almost every day. Yes it's set to network. It's super fast and I find it off by 3 or 4 minutes every 2 or 3 days. I constantly have to update the time manually via network option. Why is this happening?
I do not think the BB updates the time on a regular basis, YOU have to tell it to update the time. It sound more like your BB is not keeping good time between when you update.

My 8800 is not perfect but after two to three days it might be off 5 seconds. I have a clock that updates with the atomic time in Boulder every night and the net and BB time are darn close to Boulder's time.
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I believe Greg is correct. I noticed this on my device a while ago. It seems that you have to update it to the network manually. It's weird because other phones I've had are on network time all the time.
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I believe Greg is correct. I noticed this on my device a while ago. It seems that you have to update it to the network manually. It's weird because other phones I've had are on network time all the time.
Yeah this is a $500+ Blackberry PDA device. You should NOT have to update the network time on your own! I know all my CDMA phones did this on their own.. no matter if its a free phone of a Treo 650. Maybe it's a GSM thing...
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The 'network' is your wireless carrier time.

Change Date/Time sync to Blackberry.
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Mine is fine. Do you have the DST patch on it? I noticed when I left the DST patch off of mine, the device would lose time.
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