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Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 01-07-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,531
Posted By johnnyrichter
Re: Using 3g/CDMA 8330 on wifi only, no service?

Just out of curiosity...

Say I were to pick up a wifi model, something like my old 8530. Is there a way to get the service books on it so I can use a BBM or BBM-type app to communicate with her? ...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 01-07-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,531
Posted By johnnyrichter
Re: Using 3g/CDMA 8330 on wifi only, no service?

Darn, I didn't even think to check if it had wifi or not. It's been forever since I owned a BB and for some reason just assumed that it had it. :-(

Thanks for the info.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 01-07-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,531
Posted By johnnyrichter
Using 3g/CDMA 8330 on wifi only, no service?

I dug up my old 8330 and was wondering how usable it would be on wifi only with absolutely no service.

Reason I ask is because my GF is currently in Moscow and will be there for at least 6 months. ...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 08-19-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,757
Posted By johnnyrichter
This is not a help thread, it is a discussion...

This is not a help thread, it is a discussion thread regarding a particular OS. Post a new thread in the section regarding your phone.
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 08-16-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,757
Posted By johnnyrichter
You may want to PM the admin and let him know. I...

You may want to PM the admin and let him know. I have this version, but I didn't get it from the link in the first post. Verizon pushed it to my 8530 via wireless update.
Forum: General 8200 Series Discussion - Pearl Flip 08-12-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 27,127
Posted By johnnyrichter
Has there been no more OS updates for the 8230...

Has there been no more OS updates for the 8230 since this one? That's a bit odd...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-10-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By johnnyrichter
With Verizon's open network policy, and the...

With Verizon's open network policy, and the merger fine-print on the alltel website...which is still there...it's been said numerous times by both companies that this is possible, yet Verizon isn't...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-10-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By johnnyrichter
So this thing is pretty much useless except to...

So this thing is pretty much useless except to thoes who have a grandfathered contract, or are in an area where Alltel still exists? I think these could be used on Metro and Cricket, but not...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-10-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By johnnyrichter
Porting a BB from Alltel to Verizon.

Ok, I have a silver Alltel 8130 here from my old Alltel plan before I switched to Verizon after the merger. I'm trying to find out how to get this phone set up so it can be used on a Verizon...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 08-07-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,757
Posted By johnnyrichter
Thread title says it all. Latest OS: 8530...

Thread title says it all.

Latest OS: 8530 5.0.0.1266/5.0.0.734 (ALL Languages)
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-23-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By johnnyrichter
Only difference I've noticed so far is when I'm...

Only difference I've noticed so far is when I'm hovered over the SMS icon on my homescreen, it displays info from each text over the background image...and I don't like it. Can't figure out how to...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-20-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By johnnyrichter
Ah, so it just never yelled at me before because...

Ah, so it just never yelled at me before because I was always running the most recent OS available in the 8500 section. Makes sense.

It looks as if it is updating me to the same OS that is posted...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-20-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By johnnyrichter
Already at 35%, started right after finishing my...

Already at 35%, started right after finishing my first post...so hopefully it won't take that long. Only 18mb which is a bit weird considering the OS you download and install with DM is usually over...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 07-20-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,757
Posted By johnnyrichter
My phone just notified me of this version via...

My phone just notified me of this version via wireless update, which apparently now works? Went ahead and started it.

Thread about it here -...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-20-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By johnnyrichter
Wireless update finally implemented?

A few minutes ago my Verizon 8530 notified me that a wireless update was available, to go from 5.0.0.xxx to 5.0.0.738 if I remember correctly. It lets you customize the install by ticking/unticking...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 06-06-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,724
Posted By johnnyrichter
What exactly changed with the key-lock? Last...

What exactly changed with the key-lock? Last update they removed the lock icon from the icon list, and made it so the top media key locks and unlocks the phone. Did they change this again to...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 06-05-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,724
Posted By johnnyrichter
Care to elaborate? "The new update sucks"...

Care to elaborate? "The new update sucks" doesn't help those of us that have yet to update, and your comment about them reducing reception for battery life...is that a verified change or something...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 05-18-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,265
Posted By johnnyrichter
Issue with App World on 8530.

Not sure if this is considered third-party since it was made by RIM, but then again it didn't come pre-installed on my 8530...

Anyways, earlier this morning I noticed a new icon/indicator at the top...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 05-09-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,438
Posted By johnnyrichter
Both this battery and the one out of my pearl are...

Both this battery and the one out of my pearl are holding a charge, even after making several phone calls and using the media player in my car hooked up to my head unit. Doesn't appear to be a...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 05-09-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,927
Posted By johnnyrichter
I just had this problem and posted a thread about...

I just had this problem and posted a thread about it, and it sounds like the OP may have the same issue. Battery completely drained from 100% to 0% overnight with the phone completely shut off. I...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 05-09-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,438
Posted By johnnyrichter
Battery on 8530 drained from 100% to 0% while off overnight.

Pulled my phone off of the charger last night since it was finished, turned it off and went to bed. Woke up this morning and quickly realized the phone wouldn't turn on. Even did a battery pull,...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 05-03-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,302
Posted By johnnyrichter
It does this to me sometimes as well. I think it...

It does this to me sometimes as well. I think it is registering two button presses somehow...once to unlock, once for media menu. I noticed if I press the button quickly/more firmly, it happens...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 04-28-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,255
Posted By johnnyrichter
Your question has been answered several times in...

Your question has been answered several times in this thread, as well as 2.8 million other times if you search this forum and other forums. Not really sure why the thread going off topic now would...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 04-28-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,255
Posted By johnnyrichter
If I'm correct, if you're in a call with an...

If I'm correct, if you're in a call with an out-of-state party then Federal law kicks in whether or not the states have the 1 or 2 party law. Furthermore, I believe the Federal law is 1 party. ...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 04-25-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,255
Posted By johnnyrichter
I'm not sure I'd like my calls to be routed...

I'm not sure I'd like my calls to be routed through some random hole-in-the-wall company's phone network to be recorded and stored...

Like I said earlier, there's no way to record a convo on the...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 04-24-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,255
Posted By johnnyrichter
I did this search several months ago, and what I...

I did this search several months ago, and what I found is that the BB does not have the ability to record a phone call due to a block put up by RIM in the circuitry or something like that. Someone...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 04-24-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,899
Posted By johnnyrichter
My Verizon 8530 has both as well. ;-)

My Verizon 8530 has both as well. ;-)
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 04-19-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,302
Posted By johnnyrichter
Find the section for your model, and create a new...

Find the section for your model, and create a new thread about your issue. This thread is for downloading the most recent OS for your 8530, and reporting additions/subtractions/issues with the...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 04-03-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,302
Posted By johnnyrichter
Gotta double-post since it won't let me edit my...

Gotta double-post since it won't let me edit my last post.

I can confirm the shorter battery life with this OS update, compared to the last OS available.

Around 3:30am I took my fully-charged 8530...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 04-01-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,899
Posted By johnnyrichter
Picked up my 8530 about 2 weeks ago and love it,...

Picked up my 8530 about 2 weeks ago and love it, upgraded from a Pearl 8130.

Some downsides worth noting...

1. Maybe it's just because I upgraded from a Pearl, but the keys seem really small on the...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 04-01-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,302
Posted By johnnyrichter
Upgrade went smooth, no issues at...

Upgrade went smooth, no issues at all.

Differences noticed so far...

1. No longer any lock icon in the BB menu.

2. In order to lock the keypad(completely locked, hitting any key will just light...
Forum: General 8200 Series Discussion - Pearl Flip 01-22-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,470
Posted By johnnyrichter
This contract change is happening within the next...

This contract change is happening within the next week, so if the 9130 is out in the next week and has a 2year price of under $100...I'm game, if not I'll stick with my current options.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 01-22-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By johnnyrichter
Thinking about upgrading from 8130 to 9530, have questions.

I've been an 8130 user since Alltel first offered the 8130, and now that my contract with Alltel is pretty much over and I'll now be a full Verizon user...I was thinking about upgrading either to the...
Forum: General 8200 Series Discussion - Pearl Flip 01-22-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,470
Posted By johnnyrichter
Thinking about upgrading from 8130 to 8230, have questions.

I've been an 8130 user since Alltel first offered the 8130, and now that my contract with Alltel is pretty much over and I'll now be a full Verizon user...I was thinking about upgrading either to the...
Forum: General 8200 Series Discussion - Pearl Flip 01-22-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,879
Posted By johnnyrichter
Is the trim ring around the trackball not...

Is the trim ring around the trackball not removable like it is on the Pearl?
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-31-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By johnnyrichter
Mine has been working lately without needing...

Mine has been working lately without needing anymore battery pulls. My guess is that something triggers this issue, and the issue will continue until you do a battery pull. What the trigger is, is...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-30-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By johnnyrichter
Still not hearing my ringtones. I can't even...

Still not hearing my ringtones. I can't even manually listen to them, I keep getting told "Media Processor Busy" with "Error Playing" in the top right corner of the screen. Never had this happen...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-29-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By johnnyrichter
I'm using my own ringtones. Not sure about the...

I'm using my own ringtones. Not sure about the custom profile...all I did was change the ringtones for the loud profile, been doing that since before 4.5OS was ever released. Only over the last few...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 12-29-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By johnnyrichter
Not being alerted of calls or SMS on 8130.

Starting about three OS 4.5 versions ago, I noticed when someone would call me my phone wouldn't ring when it was set to loud with my ringtone set. I tried other ringtones, it still did this once in...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 09-28-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,216
Posted By johnnyrichter
Thanks for the info. I personally won't be able...

Thanks for the info.

I personally won't be able to do this because I live in a "black hole" for internet...my options are dialup or tethering, no cable/dsl/satellite/wireless broadband here. I'll...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 09-27-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,214
Posted By johnnyrichter
Before this OS, when I would disconnect my BB...

Before this OS, when I would disconnect my BB from my PC(tethered net), my phone would not send/receive data for up to several hours. Now it sends/receives data not long after disconnecting the...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 09-27-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,216
Posted By johnnyrichter
Confirmed as 100% operational on an Alltel BB...

Confirmed as 100% operational on an Alltel BB Pearl 8130 with 4.5OS.

It's a very nice program, I didn't realize that it fetched the audio from websites that these frequency owners stream their...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 09-27-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,216
Posted By johnnyrichter
Is this still being updated/supported? Was...

Is this still being updated/supported? Was thinking about trying it on my BB 8130, I guess I'll go ahead and try it out and edit this post with what happens.
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 09-14-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,454
Posted By johnnyrichter
Yeah, this buyout is hurting all of us Alltel...

Yeah, this buyout is hurting all of us Alltel customers. In the end I'm sure the network itself will be better, but you'll be paying more for less and seeing new things like monthly caps on...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 09-14-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,454
Posted By johnnyrichter
The bad thing with Sprint is you can not use your...

The bad thing with Sprint is you can not use your phone as a modem unless you buy the wireless broadband 3g or 4g package...and as said above, 3g is capped at 5gb/month and 4g is not in the very few...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 09-13-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,454
Posted By johnnyrichter
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check them...

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check them out. 8-)

EDIT: No go on Sprint.

1. Under a normal plan that includes unlimited data, the fine print says absolutely NO phone-as-modem usage.

2. To...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 09-12-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,454
Posted By johnnyrichter
I had questioned several different reps in person...

I had questioned several different reps in person and over the phone about the early termination fees being waived, they said "Absolutely not, you void your alltel contract you pay the price" which...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 09-12-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,454
Posted By johnnyrichter
He basically explained to me that I can not do...

He basically explained to me that I can not do anything that would normally cause my contract to be extended, because it's still an Alltel contract and they've made the switchover here already and...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 09-12-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,172
Posted By johnnyrichter
In with my reply, just so I can say "Yeah...I was...

In with my reply, just so I can say "Yeah...I was there" later on down the road when this epic thread of epicness is mentioned. (y)

Anyways...

Let's boycott a company because they don't offer a...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 09-12-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,454
Posted By johnnyrichter
Yup, it is actually unlimited. Verizon has a 5GB...

Yup, it is actually unlimited. Verizon has a 5GB monthly cap, and I believe the tethering fee is more. The service being better or worse is a moot point because of this. One that tethers can...
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