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Forum: BlackBerry In the News 08-16-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,995
Posted By stewsan
Re: The End of RIM

What on earth? Can someone tell me what can replace the Blackberry on the international scene? I happen to drive a "Big bus" to almost every country in the world and constantly marvel at the "other"...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 02-06-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By stewsan
Re: No email access in the Philippines.

Mike, if you're planning on hanging for a while, you might run down to Globe and set up an account. I've been here 6 months, I pay about $25 USD a month for full BB and some talk and text.... It's...
Forum: General 9900 Series Discussion - Bold Touch 08-31-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,074
Posted By stewsan
Re: T-Mobile 9900, No UMA?

Ok, thanks! Soon is much better than "No"! Maybe by the time I land in Thailand.......
Forum: General 9900 Series Discussion - Bold Touch 08-31-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,074
Posted By stewsan
T-Mobile 9900, No UMA?

I just picked up a 9900 and now on a flight heading overseas. Is it possible they didn't enable UMA on this phone? The manager told me it had it but I can't seems to get it up and running. Any idea?...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 01-06-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,921
Posted By stewsan
Re: Not Happy with my 9780

Actually, with T-mobile, I doubt the UMA service area is limited. I drive a big bus with retractable tires and use it at "bus stops" all over the world. For the past 3 years it's gotten more stable...
Forum: Carrier Specific Issues 07-24-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,767
Posted By stewsan
I've experienced dropped UMA calls mostly when I...

I've experienced dropped UMA calls mostly when I use a bluetooth headset. Not sure why.....
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 07-24-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,531
Posted By stewsan
I've been based overseas for the past 2 years and...

I've been based overseas for the past 2 years and have the full international roam package. When I'm in my hotel room or home, where I have wifi, I turn off the mobile network connection and use UMA...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-30-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,750
Posted By stewsan
You can add the Storm to that list of BB's that...

You can add the Storm to that list of BB's that will work in Japan and if it's unlocked, like mine is, yes you can switch and use the prepaid card from Japan in it, only for voice calls....
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-13-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,750
Posted By stewsan
DD, yes, it is a bit of a hassle, I agree. I'm...

DD, yes, it is a bit of a hassle, I agree. I'm using the storm and it's probably the only one in town for now. I'm in and out of Japan quite a bit so if you change your mind, drop me a note.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-07-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,750
Posted By stewsan
Stewsan, what can you tell me about the 8707...

Stewsan,

what can you tell me about the 8707 you're willing to part with?
and do you know how I can sign up with T-mobile from here?

Thanks again, guys.[/QUOTE]

The 8707 is unlocked and works...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 03-02-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,750
Posted By stewsan
I agree with dc, that would still probably be...

I agree with dc, that would still probably be cheaper than having a plan with DoCoMo even if it was available. If you want to try that and are near Tokyo or or Osaka, let me know and I'll give you a...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 02-28-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,750
Posted By stewsan
DD, you're going to need to run over to DoCoMo...

DD, you're going to need to run over to DoCoMo and have a chat with them. I use a Storm in Japan with a T-mo sim card from the states and normally use Softbank for the provider. The last time I...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-25-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,081
Posted By stewsan
Before I got my 8900, I picked up a weird little...

Before I got my 8900, I picked up a weird little case called a Golla. I figured it would protect it until I got a "decent" leather one. Well, I did get a leather one but I actually prefer the little...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By stewsan
Really??? Maaco can do that for less? Thanks for...

Really??? Maaco can do that for less? Thanks for the great tip Tony. I'll be sure to head right over there and drop mine off.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By stewsan
Sorry Jonn21, the UMA through the wifi router...

Sorry Jonn21, the UMA through the wifi router only works with T-mobile. It's a no-go with At&t. UMA is only available with T-mo in the USA, Rogers in Canada and only about 12 other carriers...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-24-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By stewsan
Thanks for that website! That is very cool.....

Thanks for that website! That is very cool.. $129? Jeez, I think I paid more that that for dinner last night.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 02-23-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By stewsan
I would find a buddy that has a sim card from...

I would find a buddy that has a sim card from T-mo or at&t and put it in your phone to see if it works. It's possible Bell gave you an unlocked BB......
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 02-22-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,727
Posted By stewsan
Here's the link for the unlocking...

Here's the link for the unlocking people....

BBForums : HorizonWirelessOnline.com - Horizon Wireless, The World’s Cellular Repair Center ...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-17-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,113
Posted By stewsan
Wirelessly posted I spend considerable time...

Wirelessly posted

I spend considerable time traveling overseas and have found that what John said about the routers to be true. Also, once my BB "mates" up with a router, it easily does the dance...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-15-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,690
Posted By stewsan
That would be a big plus. Thank you.

That would be a big plus. Thank you.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-15-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,690
Posted By stewsan
Thank you very much, that clarifies the current...

Thank you very much, that clarifies the current situation. He is already using T-mobile and I figured, as you mentioned, it couldn't hurt to try a blackberry with UMA. Maybe it will work sometimes,...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-15-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,690
Posted By stewsan
Ok, thanks for the info. I'm currently going...

Ok, thanks for the info. I'm currently going through Japan with the 8900 and the UMA worked for a day and then stopped. If I switch to my 8230 it starts working so there are still issues.

You're...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-15-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,690
Posted By stewsan
Great thanks for that info. He's in Bagdad so I'm...

Great thanks for that info. He's in Bagdad so I'm thinking there would be coverage there.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-15-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,690
Posted By stewsan
Yup, in fact I did it several times just to cover...

Yup, in fact I did it several times just to cover myself. There is almost no information available. Somebody mentioned about using sms for a 2 year period but that isn't what I'm looking for.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-15-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,690
Posted By stewsan
Blackberry in Iraq

I'm thinking about sending a 8900 to my brother in Iraq and I would like to hear if anyone has current experience with using a BB over there? The base he is on has wifi coverage so he could use the...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-15-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,337
Posted By stewsan
Thanks very much Captn'......

Thanks very much Captn'......
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-15-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,481
Posted By stewsan
Dang, I have a shaky batt door. I'll try home...

Dang, I have a shaky batt door. I'll try home remedies as it's very irritating....
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 02-14-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,750
Posted By stewsan
Thanks very much for that link! Now I can dig...

Thanks very much for that link! Now I can dig them out of the drawer and maybe start using them.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-26-2008, 02:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,441
Posted By stewsan
Thanks ricpac for that info. I'm hoping it's not...

Thanks ricpac for that info. I'm hoping it's not coming out of Manila Bay.... And Ag, thanks for the link to rent a BB for use in Japan. I get asked that once in a while. I do think taking a wireless...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-25-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,441
Posted By stewsan
Oh, about renting a blackberry in Japan, that's a...

Oh, about renting a blackberry in Japan, that's a No. In fact, as hard as it is to believe, individuals can not purchase one, only corporations. At least that's the way it was the last time I...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 07-25-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,441
Posted By stewsan
Yes, the Curve from T-Mobile will work in Japan...

Yes, the Curve from T-Mobile will work in Japan on UMA. I'm currently in Tokyo and it works very well. When I go out in the city and take it with me, I have to fine a hotspot to hook up on and now...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 07-08-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 49,883
Posted By stewsan
Thank you very much. I'm over in Japan and had...

Thank you very much. I'm over in Japan and had this problem on the 8707. I just deleted the bowser channels and it fixed it!
Forum: WiFi HotZone 06-24-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,533
Posted By stewsan
If you access a public wifi, such as in Narita,...

If you access a public wifi, such as in Narita, you'll need to click on your browser, sign up for the 24 hour service which is only 600 yen and then once you've done that.Click on " Wi-Fi Hotspot...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-20-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By stewsan
I purchased my 8707 from vodaphone when I was in...

I purchased my 8707 from vodaphone when I was in Australia, and use that in Japan on a regular basis. I would search on the internet, I'm positive you'll find one. Another option is to get a 8320. I...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-23-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,041
Posted By stewsan
[QUOTE=Dinan3;903439]If you plan on using UMA in...

[QUOTE=Dinan3;903439]If you plan on using UMA in Europe or any other part of the world, you can make calls back to the USA without any international charges (regular minutes will be deducted if...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-16-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By stewsan
I've used the IM+ for skype and it works but not...

I've used the IM+ for skype and it works but not the same as using your computer. You need a callback number which is fine if you're calling from your home country but not good if you travel...
Forum: BlackBerryFAQ Article Discussion 04-04-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,015
Posted By stewsan
What video and audio formats are supported

Discussion thread for What video and audio formats are supported (http://www.blackberryforums.com/wiki/index.php/What video and audio formats are supported). If you would like to add a comment, click...
Forum: BlackBerryFAQ Article Discussion 04-04-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,483
Posted By stewsan
How do I encode video for use on my device

Discussion thread for How do I encode video for use on my device (http://www.blackberryforums.com/wiki/index.php/How do I encode video for use on my device). If you would like to add a comment, click...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 04-03-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,690
Posted By stewsan
Wirelessly posted Since your Curve recognized...

Wirelessly posted

Since your Curve recognized the hotspot but couldn't get the wifi icon,is that a hotspot which requires logging in?
What I mean is, if you had your laptop computer with you, could...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-02-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By stewsan
Hmmm, not really sure since I did both without...

Hmmm, not really sure since I did both without checking. I think it was taking the battery out for a hard reset. I actually had to do this a couple times and it's been working ever since. I'll pay...
Forum: WiFi HotZone 04-01-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,690
Posted By stewsan
I'd go to another Hotspot and see if you can get...

I'd go to another Hotspot and see if you can get UMA at a different location. I've had a problem hooking up with UMA overseas the past few days and was reminded about taking the battery out and...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 03-31-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By stewsan
Thumbs up Thanks John, that worked perfect.

Thanks John, that worked perfect.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 03-31-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By stewsan
Actually I haven't... Just landed in Macau and...

Actually I haven't... Just landed in Macau and will try that. Using this device is a Godsend for us that can't do domestic..... Thanks!
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 03-30-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By stewsan
UMA overseas....

I've noticed that in the past 3 days, I've been unable to access UMA when overseas. I'm using the same internet, wifi, routers etc... Is anyone else having this problem?

I've been using it overseas...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 02-27-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,475
Posted By stewsan
SJ, that is exactly what I do and it is a...

SJ, that is exactly what I do and it is a lifesaver. It's a great way to keep in touch and on the cheap. I also use Grand Central which gives me instant email notification and I can hear them through...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 02-26-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,475
Posted By stewsan
Yes, that will work. I'm not sure what you mean...

Yes, that will work. I'm not sure what you mean by wifi phone but the 8320 will work hooked up to wifi and use it for surfing and instant messaging.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 02-24-2008, 02:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,657
Posted By stewsan
I have to travel overseas extensively and the UMA...

I have to travel overseas extensively and the UMA works great for calling back to the USA. One added bonus I've noticed is that all the calls I receive from the USA, when I'm on UMA, are not charged...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 02-23-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,441
Posted By stewsan
I've been using the 8707v, (all the 8707 series...

I've been using the 8707v, (all the 8707 series will work in Japan) for a couple of years and it works everywhere in Japan. Now I have the 8320 Curve with T-mobile and use that instead. I carry a...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 01-28-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,990
Posted By stewsan
I have the same. It shows UMA connection...

I have the same. It shows UMA connection successful but on the home screen nothing. For some reason I have to keep my mobile network off. This last time I had to do a restore defaults and that...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 01-28-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,780
Posted By stewsan
Also, if you don't have you laptop with you, I...

Also, if you don't have you laptop with you, I just get the website of the hotel's internet provider and access it from my BB and sign in....

Also, on the UMA, I use it almost exclusively from...
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