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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 02-18-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,358
Posted By kingston73
App world problem - won't update apps

My wife has a 9700 on tmo, it's only a couple weeks old as she sent her old one back due to SD card issues. Her AppWorld is telling her she's got a couple apps (Facebook and BBM among others) that...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-17-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By kingston73
Re: Why shouldn't I switch....????

Thanks for the warning. I did get the guy's name so if something goes wrong I can use him as my "source of info". I don't have to send back my old phone, so if I don't like the G I can just switch...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-17-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By kingston73
Re: Why shouldn't I switch....????

Well, if I can believe the guy at the store, switching will just mean a new phone, I should keep everthing else the same, just with a new 2 year contract. They said if I don't like it I can return...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-17-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By kingston73
Why shouldn't I switch....????

from my 8900 to a Tmo G2??? Right now for tmobile I am up for my update, and I can get a G2 for FREE! I love my 8900 and feel like updating to the 9780 is a waste of 2 years, I just don't think...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 12-03-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,981
Posted By kingston73
Re: T-mo 5.0..900

I wonder what the common thing is between the people who are having issues? I've had 900 a week now and still no problems at all.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 11-26-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,373
Posted By kingston73
Re: Is anyone running new OS 5.0.0.822 w/o issues? Feedback please

I had it on mine since about a week after it was first posted here. I never had any problems with it at all. I just today updated to .900 from Tmo using DM. Don't really know why mine was problem...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 11-26-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,981
Posted By kingston73
Re: T-mo 5.0..900

After putting things through their initial paces, I haven't experienced any of the issues posted before. All my sounds work the way they used to, and I made a couple calls over UMA that sounded just...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 11-26-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,925
Posted By kingston73
Re: Latest OS: 8900 5.0.0.1385/5.0.0.822 (East Asia Languages)

So is it only because I'm on Tmo that my download manager picked it up?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 11-26-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,925
Posted By kingston73
Re: Latest OS: 8900 5.0.0.1385/5.0.0.822 (East Asia Languages)

Just wondering why 822 is still listed as the updated OS when some are hooking up to DM and having it update to 900 automatically?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 11-26-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,981
Posted By kingston73
Re: T-mo 5.0..900

Just curious, did you have any version of os5 before this? For the mods on here, does this 900 version not count as the most up-to-date version? I'm asking because in the sticky at the top it still...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-14-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By kingston73
Re: How do you test connection speed?

At the time I first posted this, I was back and forth considering whether the 9700 was a good enough upgrade from my 8900. Now that Tmo is going to release the 9780 my choice is made for me and I'm...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-14-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By kingston73
Re: How do you test connection speed?

Well, first off mod or not, you don't have to be a jerk. Secondly, yes, I DID search and neither of those sites worked for me, so either I'm doing something wrong or your suggested sites don't work....
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-27-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By kingston73
I'm trying that right now, will report back,...

I'm trying that right now, will report back, thanks for the advice.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-27-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By kingston73
8900 BB Browser only error 504

So my Tmo 8900 won't connect to the internet using the BB browser. It works fine with Bolt, but when I try to use the BB browser on any site it gives me 504 gateway error. It won't even let me use...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-05-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By kingston73
Tmobile users - have you updated your SIM card?

Was just surfing some of the Tmo G2 reviews and found some people saying they need to update their sim card to take advantage of the new 4g speeds. Is this true for going from an older BB like the...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-03-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,323
Posted By kingston73
Please explain how EDGE could be faster than 3G?

I wanted to compare my wife's 9700 to my 8900 to see just how much faster her 3G connection was, and would you believe my 8900 smoked hers? How is that possible? At first I thought maybe it was...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-01-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By kingston73
Hmmm, I guess I'll just have to do it the...

Hmmm, I guess I'll just have to do it the unscientific way and try loading a website at the same time on both phones. I was hoping there'd be a more accurate way to do it, but I've searching for a...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-01-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,874
Posted By kingston73
How do you test connection speed?

Before anybody tells me to search, I did and found 1 test that doesn't work for my 8900 and another site with a link that no longer works. Is there really nothing that can measure a bb's connection...
Forum: Rumor Mill 09-27-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,561
Posted By kingston73
To me that exchange means a 3g phone will work...

To me that exchange means a 3g phone will work but won't have the speed of a 'built for hspa' phone.
Forum: Rumor Mill 09-26-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,561
Posted By kingston73
SO you're saying that any 3g phone will...

SO you're saying that any 3g phone will automatically work on Tmo's HSPA network? If that's true why are they advertising the G2 as their first HSPA phone?
Forum: Rumor Mill 09-10-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,561
Posted By kingston73
Tmobile HSPA+ for blackberry?

I searched and couldn't find anything, have any of you heard anything about the possibility of BB making a phone for use on Tmobile's HSPA+ network?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 06-17-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By kingston73
Nope, never wet, and I checked the little white...

Nope, never wet, and I checked the little white square inside just to make sure. This is actually my 2nd 8900, the first one I returned for warranty issues due to lack of reception and a weird echo...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 06-17-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By kingston73
Curve is acting Flaky? Don't know what's wrong....

Lately my curve has been acting really weird for lack of a better term. It will go hours without getting any email, and then all of a sudden get a flood of the last hours mail.

It will show calls...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 06-09-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,841
Posted By kingston73
Tmobile upgrading time - 9700 or mytouch slide?

Wife - 8310 unlocked and will almost definitely upgrade to a 9700 in the next month
Me - 8900

We BBM relatively often, I use google maps, facebook, gmail, slingplayer, and only infrequently use...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 06-08-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,480
Posted By kingston73
If my wife has a blackberry, is there an instant...

If my wife has a blackberry, is there an instant messenger we could use between an android and BB? Or is it just that BBM is that good that any other substitute would be inferior?
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 06-08-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,480
Posted By kingston73
Will an Android let me down?

I've been a BB user for about 4 years now, started with an 8320, switched to an 8310 to get gps, and now have an 8900. I'm lately starting to think a touch screen would be pretty nice, and...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-07-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By kingston73
How well have you found the 9700 to switch from...

How well have you found the 9700 to switch from 3G to edge or GSM? One issue I find with my 8900 is if I'm on UMA, it will drop a call when switching to EDGE. A related question, have any of you...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-06-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By kingston73
Right, I'm not asking anybody to convince me one...

Right, I'm not asking anybody to convince me one way or the other, I just wanted to hear real life experiences and opinions from people who've had both phones.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-06-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By kingston73
Another 8900 vs 9700 Thread

So I've read as many threads on this as I could find, but most just say "get this" and don't really explain experiences with both. I have an 8900 now, and would like to hear from people who've had...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 04-12-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 40,726
Posted By kingston73
This is working well for me, maybe just me but I...

This is working well for me, maybe just me but I feel like my battery lasts longer than .411
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-18-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Posted By kingston73
I'm not complaining about the time, I'm just...

I'm not complaining about the time, I'm just wondering why all of a sudden my battery life has shortened. It's noticably less than it used to be, and I didn't know if it was OS related or what.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-18-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Posted By kingston73
Random Battery Drain?

So lately my phone has been draining the batter MUCH faster than it used to. It seems to do it randomly, some days it will be fine, and then times like today, it was plugged in overnight, I used it...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-04-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,812
Posted By kingston73
I did and it's still working fine for me.

I did and it's still working fine for me.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-04-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,969
Posted By kingston73
Does this version require a password when using...

Does this version require a password when using the lock key at the top? I have an older version, I think mine's 411, whatever that last version was that you could just hit the lock button without...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-19-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,812
Posted By kingston73
what does youmail have that the built in OS...

what does youmail have that the built in OS doesnt'?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-09-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,812
Posted By kingston73
This is what I did, hopefully it'll work for...

This is what I did, hopefully it'll work for you:

when you sign on and get to the first screen for your tmobile, go to "MANAGE", click on "Plans and Services"

that should bring you to the "your...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-08-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,812
Posted By kingston73
THanks! Finally figured it out, appreciate the...

THanks! Finally figured it out, appreciate the help.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-08-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,812
Posted By kingston73
Maybe I'm just dense, but I cannot find any link...

Maybe I'm just dense, but I cannot find any link on my Tmobile account to activate it. When I try to do it using my phone, it just tells me "cannot be completed"
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-08-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,812
Posted By kingston73
Visual Voicemail with Tmobile?

I just updated to the official 5.0 OS today, and would like to know how to make visual voice mail work. I have the icon for it on my phone now, but when clicked it takes me to Tmobiles site. ...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-07-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,599
Posted By kingston73
So is this worth it, or wait until there are more...

So is this worth it, or wait until there are more details?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 11-12-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,534
Posted By kingston73
I'm telling you, Otterbox can't be beat. Either...

I'm telling you, Otterbox can't be beat. Either the defender or commuter, no others can touch it.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 11-09-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,534
Posted By kingston73
X2 - love my commuter!

X2 - love my commuter!
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 11-07-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By kingston73
Well, the echo's back. I have a brand new phone,...

Well, the echo's back. I have a brand new phone, have set the volume to 25%, have tried it with UMA on and off, and have used it in several different places and it still echo's when my wife talks to...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 11-05-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By kingston73
So change the volume during a call? Or change...

So change the volume during a call? Or change the default volume?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 11-04-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By kingston73
Well, after talking to 3 different tmobile techs,...

Well, after talking to 3 different tmobile techs, and even having them call me and talk to me (they admitted they could hear themselves echo back) I got a new replacement phone and am sending the old...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 10-28-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By kingston73
The problem is that it isn't related to any 1...

The problem is that it isn't related to any 1 area, it happens to several different people anywhere I am. I talked to the Tmobile rep and 2 different people couldn't figure it out, so they are...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 10-28-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By kingston73
WHAT THE F***! I've tried Orbcast, black magic,...

WHAT THE F***! I've tried Orbcast, black magic, and sacrifices and never could figure out how to get Howard on my 8900. Thank you a million times for sharing that! AMAZING!
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 10-28-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By kingston73
Echoing for Callers - at a loss

So I've searched for this and haven't found any answers.
My setup - 8900 on Tmobile with v4.6.1.310

My problem is on the other end, when I'm talking to people I hear them fine, but for my wife...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 10-20-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,943
Posted By kingston73
How does that work? Better reception means less...

How does that work? Better reception means less drops, doesn't it?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 10-03-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By kingston73
I'm kinda new to these myself, but I think if you...

I'm kinda new to these myself, but I think if you re-install the OS that will start you over, plus give you the newest OS version. Look at the thread at the top about newest OS versions.
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