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Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 01-19-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,815
Posted By tom0100
Google. mail blows

I use the plug-in (and it's sorta 'OK') because one of my main work contacts uses googlemail and google groups exclusively.

I , personally, hate the google threaded/discussion based email. My...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 01-10-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,181
Posted By tom0100
Are you using a Tmobile 9700? If you use an...

Are you using a Tmobile 9700? If you use an unlocked 9700 or use an unlocked AT&T 9700; it will not have the 3G bands for T-mobile. AT&T and T-mobile use different 3G bands but the same Edge bands....
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 01-10-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By tom0100
I wouldn't say it so much a size difference but a...

I wouldn't say it so much a size difference but a keyboard 'style' difference. In any case, you will get used to it within a couple days.

The Tour 2 is coming out soon...it should have a variation...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 01-06-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,646
Posted By tom0100
take it back

I use mine QUITE a bit during the day and it runs for a good 9-10 hours before hitting 50% and I have 6 email accounts that are constantly connected and I surf alot and use it for GPS navigation.

I...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 01-06-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,029
Posted By tom0100
HSPA+ or no???

AT&T can utilize it in some areas. Tmobile needs to update the BB OS 'cause 5.0330 BB is what they push (from their site) to the phone right now. AT&T is using a newer OS build level. Tmobile has...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 01-06-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,808
Posted By tom0100
9700 v Nexus One v Droid

OK the Nexus One just came out and it's basically a GSM version of the 'Droid. Smaller and rounder form factor than the droid (most GSM phones are smaller 'cause of the the technology anyway) but...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 01-03-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,167
Posted By tom0100
If you are within distance of a wifi connection,...

If you are within distance of a wifi connection, it will always be Consistently faster by far. You my occasionally find a 3G connection that competes but it so darn inconsistent. Wifi is being...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 01-02-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,283
Posted By tom0100
I called T-mobile on that (after seeing so many...

I called T-mobile on that (after seeing so many people using new builds) and they said some of these releases are not 'approved' by T-mobile yet. The new builds don't necessarily support UMA...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 01-02-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,283
Posted By tom0100
No, my company pays for an AT&T phone ('for...

No, my company pays for an AT&T phone ('for work') so I use both carriers.
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 01-02-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,924
Posted By tom0100
No, I have the same plan and switch sims to any...

No, I have the same plan and switch sims to any of my phones I want to use...they don't require you call them to switch phones. I use an unlocked Iphone (dumps to Edge speed On Tmo because of the...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 01-02-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,474
Posted By tom0100
UMA is actually free. You don't need to pay if...

UMA is actually free. You don't need to pay if you use a cell phone.It just comes out of your minutes. If you have an unlimited plan it is "free" to use UMA calling.

T-mobile made the two services...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 12-31-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,876
Posted By tom0100
too much security??

I haven't had drops but some thoughts. Is the DHCP in the router setup correctly? odd it dumps when the computer is turned on and requests an IP address from the router.

I had a similar problem of...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-31-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By tom0100
But a tour 2 or switch to tmobile

In the USA: AT&T and T-mobile use one technology (also the standard in Europe). As mentioned these are common GSM world phones.

Verizon and Sprint use an older technology and thus they have to use...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-31-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,896
Posted By tom0100
hmmm...owned them both

I have owned both phones. Go to the Blackberry website and compare the 8900 and the 9700. Same dimensions, SAME camera, same screen. THE phone are sooo close in build and the OS is PRETTY much the...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 12-31-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,004
Posted By tom0100
Add a 'reset function' app to the phone (or just...

Add a 'reset function' app to the phone (or just a control panel that resets the phone). You shouldn't have to do manual battery pulls to reset the device. It should have a reboot function like a...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-30-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By tom0100
This varies by OS build but press the blackberry...

This varies by OS build but press the blackberry key once and then press in again. A menu should come up with the word option at the bottom. Use option...this brings up the "home screen...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-30-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,858
Posted By tom0100
8900 isn't a 3G phone

The 8900 is an awesome phone but since it isn't 3G you don't have to worry about the Orange network not having a stronger 3G network.

The 8900 is basically a 9700 minus 3G and minus a trackpad. So...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-30-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,908
Posted By tom0100
USA and Canada border

Traveling to (or living near) Canadian or American borders can be difficult. Your phone will frequently pickup the strongest signal (USA tower or Canadian). I have been to cities where Canada is...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-30-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By tom0100
Ever try voice over IP?

Just a thought but if your 'important' places have wifi for laptops..your blackberry (with tmobile) will make voice over IP (they call it UMA) phone calls through the cabled (or data) line. The Wifi...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 12-30-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,474
Posted By tom0100
Yeah...I think this is a 'extra' t-mobile didn't...

Yeah...I think this is a 'extra' t-mobile didn't think of when they did UMA or voice over IP on some of their phones. If you use an access point or wifi like a computer...the call doesn't really know...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 12-30-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,795
Posted By tom0100
A Samsung Katalyst is better at UMA

My daughter uses a A Samsung Katalyst for UMA voice calls and I have to admit it's better at picking up the wireless access points than my blackberry. It has a designated button for it. It's a cool...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-30-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,358
Posted By tom0100
I haven't found any optimization that does any...

I haven't found any optimization that does any more than a free 'battery pull' does.
Once a week do battery pull for memory optimization.

There is a little free app called "quick pull' that...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-30-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,180
Posted By tom0100
Never had myFaves and T-mobile can remove the icons

My faves is an option they control. If you call customer service, they will remove it from your phone...so the icons never show up.

It showed up once on my phone (and I think Myfaves looks like a...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-30-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By tom0100
email yourself the links

I google apps I want and then send myself an email with the URL of the OTA (over-the-air) verison embedded.

I get the email on the phone (as well as in my yahoo or gmail account) and just click the...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-29-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By tom0100
I have both ATT and T-mobile. ATT charges alot...

I have both ATT and T-mobile. ATT charges alot more but I see little difference between the two in reception in DC, NYC or Miami.

BUT in your case: I know T-mobile allows you to come back within...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 12-29-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,078
Posted By tom0100
two more years for blackberry

I myself buy phones every six months or so for kicks...so I use ALOT of different types of phones. The blackberry's OS IS getting a bit old.

I have friends at work with old 8700g's (which seem to...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-29-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By tom0100
I have one of these cases but stopped using it...

I have one of these cases but stopped using it because everyone I talk to said I sounded like I was in a toilet. When I would remove the case from the phone...people said I sounded fine. I guess the...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-29-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,853
Posted By tom0100
Device switch wizard?

Did you use the backup program in BB desktop manager? It only backs up emails and message and some databases but no apps.

You need to use the DEVICE SWITCH wizard in the bb desktop manager. It will...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-28-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,023
Posted By tom0100
The poster is from Europe. I don't mind the...

The poster is from Europe. I don't mind the keyboard but let's not be the nasty Canadian or nasty American here:)

Yeah, I have had the 9700 for 6 weeks and just noticed it today when I shut off the...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-28-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By tom0100
Google voice is free and in my opinion is FAR...

Google voice is free and in my opinion is FAR superior to BB Visual Voicemail...maybe you should try it...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-28-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,023
Posted By tom0100
Is it PAINT on the buttons that is wrong or you...

Is it PAINT on the buttons that is wrong or you can see the light coming from UNDER a button?
OMG! I JUST shut off the lights in the room (too check out your problem )and I can see what you mean! (I...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-28-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,823
Posted By tom0100
it has a flaw. It seems to delete itself if...

it has a flaw. It seems to delete itself if there is an 'archived' or attempted deleted program. I had the problem when deleting some apps. Everytime I deleted an app and did a battery pull; App...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-28-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By tom0100
hmmm....

I have visual voice mail and it was easy to activate. It's highly unusual NOT to have a voice plan on a PHONE.

I believe the voicemail (visual or not) are linked with voice calling. ALLOWING calls...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-27-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,924
Posted By tom0100
Yes, very possible

I do it with my T-mobile sim. It can be a pain to keep moving the sim back and forth; but it works fine. You can move the sim to any phones you have as long as they are unlocked or branded to the...
Forum: Network Outages - powered by DataOutages.com 12-23-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 24,979
Posted By tom0100
Upgrade your BB Messenger-- part of outage problem

"UPDATE: RIM now says the problems are software-related. (The) root cause is currently under review, but based on preliminary analysis, it currently appears that the issue stemmed from a flaw in two...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 12-22-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By tom0100
Seriously consider an 8900 or a 9700

I went to lunch with my boss who has an 8900 and I have a 9700 and I commented that I wasn't sure why people were using the 9000 or anything less than 256meg of os memory. (dumb business talk while...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-22-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,283
Posted By tom0100
9000 wouldn't be 3g on tmo though

The 9000 only had AT&T 3G frequencies...so it could only function at Edge speed on T-mobile. Tmo has different 3G speeds.
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-22-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,161
Posted By tom0100
I use a clear plastic case that protect the phone...

I use a clear plastic case that protect the phone as make it more difficult to accidentally press the button. It's like $6 on Ebay.
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-22-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,283
Posted By tom0100
9000 on T-mobile?

You had an unlocked ATT bb 9000 on T-mobile?
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-22-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,283
Posted By tom0100
Depends on where you are

I get 3g in most of the places I visit. If you are on the outskirts of a city...it may drop to edge speeds.

I haven't dropped any call. Calls are done on a different frequency than the 3g

I used to...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,389
Posted By tom0100
T-mobile had to buy part of what was TV bandwidth...

T-mobile had to buy part of what was TV bandwidth (and some old radio wavelength) in the USA because no other bandwidth was available (the three other american companies all own the other 3g...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 12-22-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,134
Posted By tom0100
Blackstar and carfinder

Blackstar and Carfinder are pretty good;)
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-21-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,450
Posted By tom0100
Read it was almost identical to 9700

It isn't out yet but I've read that it's almost identical to the 9700 but it will be CDMA. It's actual dimensions will be closer to the Tour (slightly larger than the 9700). CDMA phones are usually a...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-18-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,534
Posted By tom0100
When I go to Europe

I go to Europe on Occasion for work. I always ask T-mobile to unlock my phone because I will be traveling abroad. They are very willing to unload a phone if you have been with them at least 90...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-18-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By tom0100
first one...no wobble

I have my first one and no wobble or creak...have heard of this but have not experienced it...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 12-18-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By tom0100
can I ride off what mr. sanders said?

You should be able do restore from a generic restore if you have done one recently. I did a BACKUP before I did a transfer. Many people don't realize it only backsup message, settings and database...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-18-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,289
Posted By tom0100
I must agree

My service provider in the States even has a button to click on their website (when I login to my account on THEIR website on a PC) that sends me NEW service books. They recommend this whenever I...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-18-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,534
Posted By tom0100
lol...sorry, I was thinking gig

I was think gig but typed meg. BUT that doesn't change the fact that the OS of the IPHONE only accesses 256 meg of memory for itself.

Sorry for the typo...Apple has 8, 16 and 32 GIG models. I have...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-17-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,534
Posted By tom0100
I like the IPhone ALOT but it only uses 256 meg of ram

As much as people talk about he IPhone being 8 meg or 16 meg or whatever...

You have to look this stuff up. It does the same thing as blackberry! It can ONLY use 256 meg of RAM for the OS. The...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-17-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,880
Posted By tom0100
Yeah tried the Droid compared to my touch

The mytouch seems 'slicker' BUT right now they only have OS 1.6 from google. Droid uses the new 2.0 OS which is much better. They won't give mytouch the new OS until Droid has had a chance to...
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