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Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 07-20-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By BBDummy
Remove the option in Facebook to integrate with...

Remove the option in Facebook to integrate with the Blackberry Messages application.
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 07-20-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,912
Posted By BBDummy
Don't need to use DM and full OS install. You...

Don't need to use DM and full OS install. You can go to PDA Software - BlackBerry Software, iPhone Software, iPod touch Software, Palm OS Software, webOS Software, Google Android Software, Windows...
Forum: General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 07-20-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By BBDummy
You need to link your Facebook application to...

You need to link your Facebook application to your contacts application in the Facebook options. That will cause it to periodically go out and pull Facebook data, including pictures. It's possible,...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 02-12-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By BBDummy
a) $6 b-d) I've never actually had to file a...

a) $6
b-d) I've never actually had to file a claim, so I can't answer.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 02-12-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By BBDummy
This very behavior drove me nuts for quite a...

This very behavior drove me nuts for quite a while. I know the mechanics of how the screen operates (there's an electrical field over the screen; when you touch it, it draws charge to your finger;...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 01-21-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,352
Posted By BBDummy
I think I figured this one out yesterday while in...

I think I figured this one out yesterday while in a store where, apparently, I lost connectivity to the Verizon network but could connect to AT&T's network. My phone was in SOS mode, with the "SIM...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 01-06-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,770
Posted By BBDummy
I think it's the contacts to the battery door...

I think it's the contacts to the battery door (two at the very bottom to either side of the speaker and two right below the torx screws).
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 12-13-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By BBDummy
Wirelessly posted Dead on. Setting the time...

Wirelessly posted



Dead on. Setting the time server to Blackberry will require you to change the time zones manually. Setting it to network will cause it to work like any other cell phone. Not so...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 12-09-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By BBDummy
I get the same thing. Annoys me too. Sadly, I...

I get the same thing. Annoys me too. Sadly, I have no helpful advice--I've only been able to cure it by battery pull (or by waiting out whatever period before the light stops blinking on its own).
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 12-09-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By BBDummy
Check to see if it is going into bedside mode...

Check to see if it is going into bedside mode (Clock-->Options) when it is charging.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 11-26-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By BBDummy
Exact same thing I've noticed.

Exact same thing I've noticed.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 11-26-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By BBDummy
Still...weird. The screen ignores every single...

Still...weird. The screen ignores every single input when I have it sitting on my desk, and registers every single input when it is in my hands. Haven't tried the paper trick yet.

BTW, I'm not...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 11-25-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By BBDummy
Fellow Storm Owners...Help Me Test a Theory

I was getting remarkably frustrated with screen non-responsiveness on my Storm today. I first thought it was a memory issue, so I removed all the programs I could that I never use (Blackberry Maps...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 11-22-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,158
Posted By BBDummy
If I'm not mistaken, SMSWakeUp is a program that...

If I'm not mistaken, SMSWakeUp is a program that will enable the Storm to grab new versions of installed software (such as VZNavigator and Virtual Voice Mail) when they are rolled out. Basically,...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 02-14-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By BBDummy
Wouldn't that cause it to do whatever the...

Wouldn't that cause it to do whatever the technical antithesis of freezing up is?
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 07-01-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By BBDummy
"D" is for the big, steaming dump my 8830 took in...

"D" is for the big, steaming dump my 8830 took in San Juan...no data network must explain why I kept getting a device reset.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-20-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By BBDummy
This needs to be qualified somewhat. Your 8830...

This needs to be qualified somewhat. Your 8830 will work on some GSM networks in the Caribbean--specifically, those networks that run on European frequencies (900 and 1800). If you're going...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-04-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,557
Posted By BBDummy
I don't think there was anything new about that...

I don't think there was anything new about that software vs. what shipped in the devices. I got my 8830 on day 3 (e.g., May 17), and its preload version and platform exactly matched what was on the...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-29-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By BBDummy
Are you on family share? I added a line for...

Are you on family share? I added a line for $10/month and got the discounted price w/new two year contract (only extended me about 2 months because of the recent class action settlement). Then I...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-28-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,417
Posted By BBDummy
I wouldn't think that there'd be a big need to...

I wouldn't think that there'd be a big need to remove the SIM. Except that was what VZW tech support suggested I do when my BB took a steaming dump on me in San Juan the other day. I got stuck in...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-26-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,417
Posted By BBDummy
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE...

Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

Forgive the stupid CDMA newbie question. How do I get...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-26-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,028
Posted By BBDummy
I was just in San Juan yesterday, and my 8830...

I was just in San Juan yesterday, and my 8830 took a huge, steaming dump as soon as I turned it on. If I tried to pull data with it, I'd get a device error and be forced to reset. That meant I...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-24-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By BBDummy
If you are a "valued customer" (e.g., you spend...

If you are a "valued customer" (e.g., you spend an obscene amount of money monthly--over $75, maybe?), they are supposed to do it for free anyway.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-22-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,472
Posted By BBDummy
Q Who?

Almost a week, and I'm really liking the BB8830. Coming from a Moto Q, it's much more stable, and seems to function just as well as a phone. I sort of miss not having a camera, and I somewhat miss...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-21-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By BBDummy
You're ahead of me. I can't even receive an MMS...

You're ahead of me. I can't even receive an MMS on my 8830. Not a huge problem, as I also have a camera phone that people can always MMS to, but...WTF?
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-18-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By BBDummy
On the Q, you should be able to set the...

On the Q, you should be able to set the subfolders to sync. On the BB, I have no trouble viewing subfolders.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-18-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 51,444
Posted By BBDummy
I've experienced the same thing. The same volume...

I've experienced the same thing. The same volume setting on the 8800 is much louder vs. the 8830. My IT guy stopped by about 10 minutes ago, and he was carrying an 8830 marked with the RIM...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-18-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By BBDummy
It's not any taller, as near as I can tell. It...

It's not any taller, as near as I can tell. It fit the 8800 screen protector just fine...perfectly, in fact. I thought the 8830 may be thicker, but I couldn't tell for sure.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-18-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By BBDummy
The 8800 and 8830 have identical keyboards, save...

The 8800 and 8830 have identical keyboards, save for the color and backlighting.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-17-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,920
Posted By BBDummy
Yep. Same experience here. Full signal on both...

Yep. Same experience here. Full signal on both devices in DC; Google (http://www.google.com) loaded a few seconds faster on the 8830. Application downloads (e.g., Google maps, DST patch) seemed to...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-17-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By BBDummy
Yes, but for identical settings to the 8800, the...

Yes, but for identical settings to the 8800, the 8800 seems to react "faster."
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-17-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By BBDummy
My 8830 Thoughts/Impressions

A few thoughts on the 8830 relative to the Cingular 8800.

1) The OS on the 8830 includes some of the features that I first read about on the Curve--e.g., spell checking and folder-creation. Very...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-15-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,244
Posted By BBDummy
I don't know. While I have access to a corporate...

I don't know. While I have access to a corporate rep at my workplace, my account is a personal, individually-billed account that I've had since long before I started working here. I called the 800...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-15-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,605
Posted By BBDummy
That is my understanding. You'll pay roaming...

That is my understanding. You'll pay roaming rates on voice, but not on data.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-15-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,605
Posted By BBDummy
Only for voice, not for data.

Only for voice, not for data.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-15-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,605
Posted By BBDummy
The Sprint version apparently ships unlocked. ...

The Sprint version apparently ships unlocked. This suggests that the VZW version will be unlockable. Keep in mind, though, that this won't allow you to use domestic GSM carriers, since the radio...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-14-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,244
Posted By BBDummy
Ordered mine from the 1-800 number on the...

Ordered mine from the 1-800 number on the website. Our business rep is out of the office today (plus, he's pretty near useless anyway), so I just went ahead and called. Sat on hold for a while, but...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-12-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,902
Posted By BBDummy
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE...

Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320) BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

That got it. Thx. I had only tried alt cap...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-12-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,902
Posted By BBDummy
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE...

Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320) BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Don't see a pending folder. Just contacts...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-12-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,902
Posted By BBDummy
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE...

Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320) BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Nothing there. Just a smiley with a 1.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-12-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,902
Posted By BBDummy
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE...

Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320) BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Messenger shows no active conversations,...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-12-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,902
Posted By BBDummy
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE...

Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320) BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

My new 8800 shows a smiley face message...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-11-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,566
Posted By BBDummy
My sources tell me that the VZW version will be...

My sources tell me that the VZW version will be locked to Vodaphone on GSM. However, that doesn't mean that some industrious individual might not come up with a way to generate unlock codes for a...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-02-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,998
Posted By BBDummy
I'm not 100% certain of this, but I think that 5...

I'm not 100% certain of this, but I think that 5 GB has always been the Verizon definition of "unlimited." Also, I'm fairly certain that putting a hard cap on so-called "unlimited" plans isn't...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-02-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,998
Posted By BBDummy
My understanding is that it prefers CDMA, and...

My understanding is that it prefers CDMA, and switches to GSM only if it cannot find a CDMA signal.
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-28-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 69,159
Posted By BBDummy
It appears to say EVDO in the spec sheet, or...

It appears to say EVDO in the spec sheet, or whatever the hell that is. Also, the timeframe matches with what my corporate rep told me yesterday about the "new ultra cool blackberry 8800" (I got the...
Forum: Rumor Mill 03-27-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,931
Posted By BBDummy
I am having Q problems, and so am dealing with my...

I am having Q problems, and so am dealing with my VZW Corporate rep. I asked him point blank if I should ditch the Q now or if I should keep using my stop-gap solution for any new devices in the...
Forum: BlackBerry On Non-RIM Hardware 09-12-2006, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,961
Posted By BBDummy
I don't know. Before I did the upgrade, I took...

I don't know. Before I did the upgrade, I took note of the ActiveSync server settings that had been programmed by my IT people. After I did the upgrade, I plugged those settings back in, and...
Forum: BlackBerry On Non-RIM Hardware 09-11-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,961
Posted By BBDummy
Not true with the Q software upgrade. I've been...

Not true with the Q software upgrade. I've been running Microsoft's push on my Q for about a month now. It works just as well as my Blackberry ever did.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-24-2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,998
Posted By BBDummy
I called the international care number, told them...

I called the international care number, told them I was going out of the country, and asked for it. No hassles at all, and I had the code within 2 hours.
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