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Forum: Beta You Than Me 11-02-2009, 03:52 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,570
Posted By mgerbasio
I did a complete wipe and loaded the OS on a...

I did a complete wipe and loaded the OS on a debranded Bold. I like it and no major problems. Not sure this is such a major release to the OS though.

For the browser, I needed to do a fix that I...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-30-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,613
Posted By mgerbasio
I'm in the NYC Metro area and find the traffic to...

I'm in the NYC Metro area and find the traffic to be very inaccurate now. I'll try devnull's suggestion and hopefully that's it.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 10-30-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By mgerbasio
Bold to Storm2

Hi,
I currently use a Bold on AT&T but the network is really poor in the NYC Metro area and I'm thinking about going to Verizon and getting the Storm2 or the Droid.

Can the Storm2 do simultaneous...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 10-24-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,042
Posted By mgerbasio
The problems with AT&T is location dependent. I...

The problems with AT&T is location dependent. I use about 3,000 minutes per month in the NYC Metro area and the service ranges from fair to horrible. Switching the phone to edge gets less dropped...
Forum: Rumor Mill 10-24-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,426
Posted By mgerbasio
What happens, in my opinion, is companies become...

What happens, in my opinion, is companies become complacent, Look at Motorola and now Nokia. They hate to change a winning formula and it was evolution after evolution and they're market share...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 10-07-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By mgerbasio
A Battery Pull is just what it sounds like,...

A Battery Pull is just what it sounds like, remove the battery for 30 seconds. There is a program, quickpull (?), that will reboot your phone at night since it takes five minutes for a reboot.

I'm...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 10-04-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,244
Posted By mgerbasio
I think it was just released for sale yesterday...

I think it was just released for sale yesterday so you'll probably have to wait a few days for a review. I was going to get one, but, decided not now. I use a charging pod and rather not have my...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-03-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By mgerbasio
I really don't get the HTC thing. I haven't had...

I really don't get the HTC thing. I haven't had one that wasn't just second rate hardware. The MDA/MDAII, since they were pretty much early PDA phones, I could over look the problems. But the Tilt...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-29-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By mgerbasio
I think the 7290 was the last of the "hardened"...

I think the 7290 was the last of the "hardened" blackberries. I'd try and get my hands on one if you need a tough phone. I think RIM sees its devices for white collar use. Most of the trades I see on...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-29-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,067
Posted By mgerbasio
I have a Bold and envy the user interface of the...

I have a Bold and envy the user interface of the iphone, just too cool. I've read a lot about it and have a ipod touch but a couple of things keep me with a BB. Haven't seen anything about the 9900...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-28-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By mgerbasio
Been working for me since I installed it when...

Been working for me since I installed it when BBM5 was first "available". Finding the location is always slow though.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-28-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By mgerbasio
The OP isn't using Outlook, just web access so...

The OP isn't using Outlook, just web access so he'll be fine.

To the OP - if you can't wait for two-way sync, as I mentioned other platforms have what you need now but iphone or Android aren't...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-27-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By mgerbasio
The only way I know for sure is to use BES...

The only way I know for sure is to use BES (enterprise integration), but search for Yahoo email integration with the BB. As I mentioned in my prior post, rumor has it that 2-way gmail integration is...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-27-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By mgerbasio
Hi, I have the AT&T Bold and if I went to...

Hi,
I have the AT&T Bold and if I went to Verizon, I'd probably try the Storm2 (not released yet) then the Tour. I don't use Yahoo but I've read they integrate well with the BB; I use Google, have a...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 09-23-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,479
Posted By mgerbasio
Looking at national accident statistics cell...

Looking at national accident statistics cell phone use was something like 4 or five on the list of causes. As I recall, "reaching for something", "eating/drinking while driving", "changing radio/cd"...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 09-22-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By mgerbasio
I was hoping to see it in Ascendo's DV...

I was hoping to see it in Ascendo's DV announcement when I checked the sub-forum earlier. Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 09-22-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By mgerbasio
Yea, calendar is what I'm doing now, no password...

Yea, calendar is what I'm doing now, no password manager.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 09-20-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By mgerbasio
Driver's license, credit cards templates have a...

Driver's license, credit cards templates have a field for an expiration date but none of the programs seem to do anything with it. Specifically, the MetroCard for Bus/Subway in NYC has an expiration...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 09-19-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By mgerbasio
Need Password Software with reminders

Hi,
I did a search and checked on some of the product web sites (ascendo, webis, splash) but couldn't find information about how the programs handle expiration dates for records. I downloaded ascendo...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 09-13-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By mgerbasio
cnet recently did an article too: Cell phone...

cnet recently did an article too:

Cell phone radiation chart - CNET Reviews (http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phone-radiation-levels/?tag=mncol)
Forum: Aftermarket Software 09-10-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By mgerbasio
Rexwireless IdeaMatrix IdeaMatrix 2008 by...

Rexwireless IdeaMatrix

IdeaMatrix 2008 by REXwireless Software (http://rexwireless.com/individuals-imx.php)
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-09-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By mgerbasio
Another solution, which I had been using: Tube 2...

Another solution, which I had been using:

Tube 2 (http://www.visualit.co.uk/Blackberry/BB_Tube2.htm)
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-07-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,863
Posted By mgerbasio
You might want to try to search for a program...

You might want to try to search for a program that can work with a blackberry backup idp file. I've seen several that can extract sms from the file, but you might be able to find one that can import...
Forum: Rumor Mill 09-03-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,910
Posted By mgerbasio
I'm looking forward to a complete BIS 2-way sync...

I'm looking forward to a complete BIS 2-way sync with google (mail/calendar/tasks) too.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 09-02-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,920
Posted By mgerbasio
In NYC today and the traffic was wrong, at least...

In NYC today and the traffic was wrong, at least on midtown streets virtually every time. It showed as "red" when the traffic was pretty light on 57th Street, 7th Ave, 8th Ave. So I guess it needs...
Forum: Rumor Mill 09-02-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,910
Posted By mgerbasio
Currently Google Sync does contacts and calendar...

Currently Google Sync does contacts and calendar but the BIS upgrade doesn't list calendar, so you'd still need Google Sync.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 09-01-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By mgerbasio
Unless I'm missing something, all it does is take...

Unless I'm missing something, all it does is take you to a link to download BB Maps telling you to use your BB to download. You can't actually use the software on your desktop.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 09-01-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,920
Posted By mgerbasio
I'm not nearly as smart as the google internet...

I'm not nearly as smart as the google internet god but I would think they track each google user over a period of time to determine if they are really "on the road". Also, if you're in a building you...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-01-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By mgerbasio
If you think AT&T was trying to give limited...

If you think AT&T was trying to give limited users a break with PPU, I have a bridge to sell you. A MediaNet plan with a BB doesn't do much for you. AT&T could even easier just detect the IMEI of a...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-31-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By mgerbasio
I'm probably not being clear. I certainly...

I'm probably not being clear. I certainly understand why a RAZR, Blackberry/PDA and Laptop have tiered data plans for those whom want a data plan, no argument there; that isn't the issue. In fact I...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-30-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,920
Posted By mgerbasio
I had Garmin XM traffic on a SP2730, it only...

I had Garmin XM traffic on a SP2730, it only covers the major roads. i'm not going to see cross streets in NYC or some of the smaller highways. Also, that service has a monthly fee and I need a GPS...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-30-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By mgerbasio
Point is with HDTV having an end device doesn't...

Point is with HDTV having an end device doesn't determine if the cable company can charge for it. I can use HDTV with a camcorder, playstation/xbox, blu-ray, etc. With a PDA phone I can use it for...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-28-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By mgerbasio
My son has a Curve and daughter has a Pearl both...

My son has a Curve and daughter has a Pearl both have MediaNet PPU so they can use MMS. If you call AT&T and tell them that's why you need it they'll add it to the account. I had problems with one or...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 08-27-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 92,854
Posted By mgerbasio
I'm curious how useful a SIP client is on a...

I'm curious how useful a SIP client is on a smartphone. I downloaded one for a WM phone and it worked fine however the battery life was extremely short even when I wasn't using the phone.
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-27-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,920
Posted By mgerbasio
I just posted a question on Google Groups Maps...

I just posted a question on Google Groups Maps Support asking how often the information is updated and how many samples are needed before traffic shows up.

I'll update my experience in the NYC Metro...
Forum: GPS & Mapping 08-27-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,920
Posted By mgerbasio
Traffic on Google Maps

Living in overcrowded Northern NJ, traffic is a big factor deciding how I'll get into Manhattan or just about anywhere around here.

Google Maps now uses the data it collects via cell phones with GPS...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-19-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,658
Posted By mgerbasio
Thanks, the price is right. I'm not ready to give...

Thanks, the price is right. I'm not ready to give up on RW yet. However, if this had a real nice template manager, I might be drawn to the dark side :)

Regards-Michael G.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-18-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,658
Posted By mgerbasio
I was thinking about hosted exchange but google...

I was thinking about hosted exchange but google is giving me just about everything I need for my "blackberry experience".

I used PocketDay from when it first came out but had problems with it in one...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-18-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,658
Posted By mgerbasio
Yes, I used the desktop and ppc version. If you...

Yes, I used the desktop and ppc version. If you check out the google group, MyLifeOrganized | Google Groups (http://groups.google.com/group/myLifeOrganized), they have some really knowledgeable...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-17-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,658
Posted By mgerbasio
DBB, good to see you're still around! I see a...

DBB, good to see you're still around! I see a post every now and again from you but you have been hiding lately, or, just not much to say.

AT&T sent me a Fuze because the BB can't hold a 3G signal...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 08-16-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,278
Posted By mgerbasio
I was recently using a Fuze and really, MS Voice...

I was recently using a Fuze and really, MS Voice Command is so much better. It didn't miss once, not even on a bluetooth headset.

Here's what I found using VoiceDial on the Blackberry, you need to...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 08-16-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,658
Posted By mgerbasio
Project Management Software

A blackberry client is being developed for MyLifeOrganized. I don't have anything to do with the company and I'm not currently using the software although I have in the past.

MyLifeOrganized for...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-16-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,780
Posted By mgerbasio
I use google sync which runs on the Blackberry...

I use google sync which runs on the Blackberry and syncs the BB calendar with my Google calendar. I don't sync multiple calendars, public calendars so I'm not sure if it supports these...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 08-10-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By mgerbasio
Well I was surprised. In lower Manhattan I...

Well I was surprised. In lower Manhattan I usually drop at least one call. Although I wasn't on the phone as long as usual, the Fuze was better. I notice that the phone switches to Edge much earlier...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 08-09-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By mgerbasio
Thanks for the comments. I explained to them I...

Thanks for the comments.

I explained to them I had to debrand and load a different version of the OS and asked if they wanted me to reload shipping OS; they said no. Yes, EDGE is much better on the...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 08-09-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By mgerbasio
same as viconi here, got it set up and running...

same as viconi here, got it set up and running ota. No problems.
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 08-09-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By mgerbasio
Faulty Bold OS? Anyone here work for RIM?

Hi,
I've been pretty vocal about my problems with AT&T in the NYC area. I filed a BBB complaint saying, becasue of the network in the NYC area, I get a considerable amount of dropped calls. AT&T has...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 08-07-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,352
Posted By mgerbasio
I'm using a Fuze now and thought I'd give my two...

I'm using a Fuze now and thought I'd give my two cents. I have a Tilt which I really don't use except for data and have had probably five blackberrys with the 7290 being the oldest.

AT&T sent me the...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-06-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,201
Posted By mgerbasio
I do this all the time using RexWireless...

I do this all the time using RexWireless software. I don't know of any other that will do it for the BB. You can have it send a contact info as a SMS so any phone can read it or for phones that will...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-05-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,201
Posted By mgerbasio
RexWireless has software, RexConnect that among...

RexWireless has software, RexConnect that among other things will send a contact as a vCard using sms. Of course the phone getting the message needs to be able to accept a vcard via sms. I didn't...
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