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Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion Yesterday, 05:40 PM
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Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 01-13-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By tsac
Re: Classic Backup

Understand but I still think they could via the hardware company TCL and BB Merah Putih support the previous product more than a few months. It seem Blackberry Limited has many options to support the...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 01-12-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By tsac
Re: Classic Backup

Thanks all, sadly we are all in the position of looking around. Blackberry is thinking they are a software company and unless they get their act together with the company doing their hardware they...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 01-11-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By tsac
Re: Classic Backup

Ok , doing some reading on the latest Microsoft mess I discovered they by default turn off the file access control called SMB 1. This is what seems to control the ability to see the data on a...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 01-11-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By tsac
Re: Classic Backup

Ok I was able to connect to the phone but the backup failed. I'm suspicious of the last Microsoft update is causing some issues. I will see If I can try another computer with older OS. the phone does...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 01-11-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By tsac
Re: Classic Backup

l also have noticed issues with connecting but eventually it does. I use a wired connection because the WIFI never worked for me. the message on the bottom left is referencing any previous issues. I...
Forum: General BlackBerry Classic Discussion - BlackBerry 10 01-10-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By tsac
Re: Classic Backup

use Blackberry Link to do the backup. It's at BB and free. READ the instructions.
I use Link with Microsoft windows 10 and it works well. the link below offers information on various things you
can...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 01-01-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By tsac
Re: Why my Blackberry hang when try to unlock

Unless the phone is defective , dropped or got wet I would try to do a OS reload.
Copy any photos or other items you want to keep first to your computer.

You can download the latest OS from...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 12-25-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By tsac
Re: What carrier are you using and why?

almost all carriers claim to be the best. I would suggest you ask people in your area or places you go to about the quality of service from their carrier. As for ATT, they work in my area but lately...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-23-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By tsac
Re: BlackBerry surpass Q3 expectations; Transformation to software-based paying off

I have a new Z10 in a box just in case mine dies but I'm thinking Samsung next. they seem to have customers in mind and keep up with customers needs.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-23-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By tsac
Re: BlackBerry surpass Q3 expectations; Transformation to software-based paying off

Definitely noticed the market. Just wish I did not have any Apple stock. Maybe I can sell the stock for some peaches or apricots
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-22-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By tsac
Re: BlackBerry surpass Q3 expectations; Transformation to software-based paying off

I will get the book. It is interesting that companies seem to miss the trends or ignore issues thinking they know better. Reading about Apple iPhone and the problems with warped cases and their...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-22-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By tsac
Re: Setting up gmail account

Apparently the Blackberry Knowledge Base site has a headache, It took 3 minutes to fully load.

I still think blackberry id needs a valid email address to work. the OP does not have one loaded and...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-21-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By tsac
Re: BlackBerry surpass Q3 expectations; Transformation to software-based paying off

Might have been better if they dropped Chen and worked better selling the phones.
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-21-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By tsac
Re: Setting up gmail account

Well, The message your getting based on your post states "invalid email"
To my knowledge the ID is an email address with a pin number.

this is the link and you will see the requirement for an email...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-20-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By tsac
Re: BlackBerry surpass Q3 expectations; Transformation to software-based paying off

If you read the report you will see Chen thinks they are doing very well. When he abandoned the phones and dumped any OS upgrades the future of blackberry dropped into the toilet. What makes him...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-20-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By tsac
Re: Setting up gmail account

does your blackberry id use an email address? If so add that to the phone and try adding a second one.
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-19-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By tsac
Re: Setting up gmail account

The email I received as others did indicated they were changing the way they do blackberry data. It may be they are dropping the encryption between the phone and the carrier. Calling ATT is useless ,...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-19-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By tsac
Re: Setting up gmail account

Possibly the issue is the new ATT email system is already in operation. It was supposed to start on the 19th .
They are asking for all Yahoo email addresses to be deleted and reentered. Based on...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-14-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By tsac
Re: Not receiving text messages from web sites

Text messages sent to a cell phone's number are usually received. you can try a test yourself. There a few sites that will send text messages from your computer. One is Google voice. There are...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-10-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By tsac
Re: Not receiving text messages from web sites

Maybe were getting too old and forgetful. I never thought of the firewall setting also.:-(
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-10-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By tsac
Re: Looking for new cellphone provider instead of AT&T

The problem I have is neither ATT or Yahoo is offering much detail on exactly how to re-integrate the mail on the phones. the current server address is rim.imap.mail.yahoo.com on port 993
The SMTP...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-09-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By tsac
Re: Looking for new cellphone provider instead of AT&T

This is the Email from Yahoo/AT&T. If you don't use ATT or Yahoo email you may not have received it. the links shown are limited in the info they provide.

the email

were updating the way that you...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-09-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By tsac
Re: Not receiving text messages from web sites

Learn something every day, Thanks Ira
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-09-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By tsac
Re: Looking for new cellphone provider instead of AT&T

At&t is telling users of blackberry's to re-establish their phones connection later this month. I have called to see if they will delete any data but so far no answers.
My suspicion is they are...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-08-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By tsac
Re: Not receiving text messages from web sites

If you do not use the phone except for calls and texting I would try the suggestion aiharkness suggested and do a complete OS replacement.
Just make sure you have any info copied or written down you...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-08-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By tsac
Re: Looking for new cellphone provider instead of AT&T

I posted on the text issue and changes are coming soon.
It seems carriers are falling for the Google control of cell service and limiting Apps available for all but Android and Apple OS phones.
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-08-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By tsac
Re: Looking for new cellphone provider instead of AT&T

The problem is the older blackberry's are not supported by carriers and the OS 10 and older devices require a different method for carrier storage than other devices and changing may cause a problem....
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 12-08-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By tsac
Re: Not receiving text messages from web sites

I received a notice from ATT that they will be changing how they interact with a blackberry device. "supposedly" they will do a change in mid December and they will require users to reload the phone....
Forum: General Z30 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 12-04-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,043
Posted By tsac
Re: how to connect google play on blackberry z30 ? Thanks

Sadly Google has locked out any cell phone that cannot run the latest Android os. this includes Blackberry OS 10 phones and others like some Apple devices.

Google controls Android OS and this is a...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-29-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By tsac
Re: Not receiving text messages from web sites

Thank Ira, I tested by moving my sim to a 9810 I have and played with the "parental control options" and was able to block non contact texts.
Seems like a possibility that the carrier has issues. ...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-29-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By tsac
Re: Not receiving text messages from web sites

My suggestion was only to borrow a phone to test the text and get the numbers.
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-28-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By tsac
Re: Not receiving text messages from web sites

That's why I suggested using a different phone to see if you can get the number. It will require you too also put in the different number in the companies like PayPal.

Not easy.
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-28-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By tsac
Re: Not receiving text messages from web sites

My text messages from various companies show a 6 or 5 digit number. All I did was put that number in the contact number with a name like bank

I tried playing with the options. on , off etc.

Again...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-28-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By tsac
Re: Not receiving text messages from web sites

I would play around with the options. maybe the software is glitched and doing a change on and off a will correct it.
I played with my 9810 and it does seem to block all non contact text messages....
Forum: Beta You Than Me 11-28-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,108
Posted By tsac
Re: et Blackberry Maps and Google Maps working on Beta

Different phone models have different answers. You need to list your model.
Also the 7100T is a 2004 phone
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 11-28-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 943
Posted By tsac
Re: Samsung s6 ringtone problem

Ok so you do realize this is a blackberry forum I hope.

Anyway doing some research, It looks like there are setting on your phone that need to be checked for permissions. also apparently some apps...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-28-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By tsac
Re: Not receiving text messages from web sites

Check Settings, Security, Parental Controls for a "text from contacts only" setting on OS10 phones


for a 9810

From the Home screen, tap Settings Settings icon.
Note If not available, swipe down...
Forum: New Members Forum 11-17-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,340
Posted By tsac
Re: It's been a long time

The battery was heavy but I also had one that only used external power via a lighter plug in the car. I still have the phone. Sadly none of the carriers support the thing.
I can imagine the looks I...
Forum: New Members Forum 11-14-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,340
Posted By tsac
Re: It's been a long time

And now Samsung is introducing a foldable display cell. It's called Infinity Flex Display.
the cost is reported to be about $1800 US. Not cheap.

My first cell phone was a bit bigger.:smile:

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Forum: New Members Forum 11-13-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,255
Posted By tsac
Re: intro

Welcome to the forums
Forum: General BlackBerry Priv Discussion 11-12-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,170
Posted By tsac
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 11-12-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,123
Posted By tsac
Re: Key2 Rant6 triangle circle square!

looks like an admin deleted the post.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-12-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,257
Posted By tsac
Re: Why do you still use a BlackBerry?

ok so depending on the holster, it fits in front of the other thing.


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Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 11-08-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,123
Posted By tsac
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-08-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,257
Posted By tsac
Re: Why do you still use a BlackBerry?

Security security security. At least for the older BB phones.
Forum: New Members Forum 11-08-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,255
Posted By tsac
Re: intro

Welcome to the Forum. Enjoy and feel free to ask questions.
Forum: Social Networking 10-28-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,345
Posted By tsac
Re: The Top Social Networking Sites People Are Using

If you read the various posts on this site you will see people add comments that seem to be off subject but in reality they have value to the conversation. Posting offers information that some may...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 10-28-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,423
Posted By tsac
Re: Key2 pre-released and priced at 580 (UK)

Companies do not offer long term support ( repairs ) so they can sell new phones.
The same reason batteries are not replaceable by users. Most will just buy new.
And do you suppose Apple played...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 10-22-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,447
Posted By tsac
Re: SMS message format

UCS2 is 16 bitcoded. Most cell phones use this type coding. there are some phones depending on software and network location that seem to be able to change but I see nothing in the 9810 documents...
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