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Forum: Network Outages - powered by DataOutages.com 07-24-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,577
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Re: BES Outage

Service came back for me here in Maryland at about 5:40 PM EDT.
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 07-04-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,127
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Even Worse Than Expected

I've got you beat... I started with one of these...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/JackTChance/AOLMobileCommunicator1.jpg

Sadly, I now also have to look into alternatives. I refuse to go...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 04-24-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,195
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Thumbs up Re: Bizarre 9700 problem with OS 5.0.0.1014... Cannot Edit or Add Contact List Entrie

That did the trick! (y)8-)

Weird that one of those 2 caused that problem, but as soon as they were gone, the ability to edit was restored. :smile:

Thanks for the assist, much obliged! (y)
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 04-23-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,195
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Re: Bizarre 9700 problem with OS 5.0.0.1014... Cannot Edit or Add Contact List Entrie

Damn. Had no idea those could be the problem. I don't use them that often, so I'll give that a try tonight or in the morning. Thanks. :)
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 04-23-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,195
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Bizarre 9700 problem with OS 5.0.0.1014... Cannot Edit or Add Contact List Entries!!!

Okay, this BlackBerry 9700 of mine just keeps finding new ways to get on my last nerve... I've never had more bizarre glitches with a BlackBerry than I have with this 9700. It's rapidly approaching...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 03-30-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,641
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: RIM to exit most consumer markets?

Man, oh man... why is it that the biggest true innovators, the ones that were the first, and best, in the PDA phone/smartphone market, are the ones that keep dying?

The original smartphones, the...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 12-12-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,285
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: What The Frak is going on with BIS on T-Mobile?!?

As I mentioned, this was independent of the OS version.

I used 5.0.0.714 for a long time. It's the version that came installed on my BlackBerry 9700, and after using 5.0.0.714 for some time,...
Forum: Network Outages - powered by DataOutages.com 12-12-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,753
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Question Re: Want instant nofication? Get it from the DataOutages.com Mailing List

Silly question... what happened to this mailing list? It's been many moons since I received any email notifications from DataOutages. Have they gone the way of the dinosaurs and the Dodo Bird? :?
Forum: BlackBerry Help 12-12-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,285
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: What The Frak is going on with BIS on T-Mobile?!?

Not yet. My last call to their BlackBerry Tech Support involved the need to roll back my OS after finding out the hard way what a bad idea it is to put OS 6.0 on a BB 9700. Their Tech Support was...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 12-12-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,285
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Question What The Frak is going on with BIS on T-Mobile?!?

I've been patient, hoping someone else would start talking about this, but I can't wait anymore....

I use a BlackBerry 9700 on T-Mobile in the US. I just now upgraded to OS 5.0.0.1014. I had used...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 12-03-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,369
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Slow delivery

Of course not. We're both defining it as what time the time stamp on the message says it was received by our BlackBerry. For example...It's also intermittent... one message will go through...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 12-03-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,369
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Angry Re: Slow delivery

So, it's now December 3rd.... my fiancée and I have both downloaded and installed the newest version of BlackBerry Messenger, and guess what? The problem with delayed transmission STILL hasn't been...
Forum: RIM Software 12-02-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,722
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: What's the most recent Desktop Manager Version that supports OS rollback?

And you both seem to have missed the point... Loader.exe ONLY loads THE MOST RECENT OS installed on your PC. I had forgotten I still had 6.0 installed on there... I do not want 6.0... on the 9700,...
Forum: RIM Software 12-02-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,722
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-30-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,329
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Need OS 5 on my 9700

Okay, figured it out, no thanks to T-Mobile Tech Support ("We don't support downgrading the OS." :x)

Here's what you need if the AppLoader isn't letting you downgrade: A copy of Desktop Manager...
Forum: RIM Software 11-30-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,722
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Question What's the most recent Desktop Manager Version that supports OS rollback?

Simple, easy question: What's the most recent Desktop Manager Version that had built-in support for rolling back your OS (i.e. it detects all OS versions installed on your system & lets you pick the...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-30-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,860
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: BB OS Version 5.0.0.586 vs. 5.0.0.714... thoughts/comparisons?

BUMP! Decided to upgrade to the latest release, but accidentally installed that bloated memory hog 6.0 instead! And now I can't remember how to downgrade! Even after deleting 6.0 from my PC,...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-30-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,329
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Re: Need OS 5 on my 9700

Just accidentally installed 6.0 while trying to install the newest version of 5.0 and I'm having the same issue.... uninstalled 6.0, ran apploader, doesn't give me the option to downgrade! I know...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-30-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 44,404
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Latest OS: 9700 5.0.0.1655/5.0.0.1014 (East Asia + English)

Okay, very confused now.... even though I downloaded 5.0.0.1655 & ran apploader from within the right folder, it installed 6.0! (n)

Guess I need to delete that and redo the whole process. :?
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-30-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 44,404
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Re: Latest OS: 9700 5.0.0.1655/5.0.0.1014 (East Asia + English)

Giving this one a try... hope it fixes the numerous glitches I had on T-Mobile's final 5.0 release for the 9700.
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-25-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,638
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Question Re: Reading e-books?

Sorry, apparently, we didn't know you weren't in the United States. What country ARE you in? Do they have their own localized version of Amazon? If so, have you checked the Amazon site for your...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-19-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,638
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Reading e-books?

Not sure at all about PDF files... I'd check App World for some PDF readers and check out the reviews before you pick one to try.

As for true e-books, I have a Barnes & Noble Nook, and as such, I've...
Forum: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 11-19-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,369
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Slow delivery

The Boy Genius Report, back on November 9th (10 days ago,) reported that RIM was aware of the problem and was investigating it...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 08-17-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,496
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Charging Issues w 9700

Best thing to do is to use the Official BlackBerry Travel Charger included with your 9700. The worst thing to do is to use a "powered USB socket" type charger of the LOW-OUTPUT/LOW VOLTAGE variety,...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 08-17-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,860
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Question BB OS Version 5.0.0.586 vs. 5.0.0.714... thoughts/comparisons?

So, after nearly a year of using OS 5.0.0.714 on my T-Mobile BlackBerry 9700 (it's the version that came pre-installed on my phone) and growing increasingly dissatisfied with its various glitches...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 08-17-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,556
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Thumbs down Re: T-Mobile 9700 w/ OS 6.0.0.48 problem, need help!

Yeah, I wasn't pleased with 6.0, either. I HATE 5.0.0.714, which is what came pre-installed on my 9700. It seemingly looks for ANY excuse to display the hourglass/spinning clock face and lock-up! ...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 08-16-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,556
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Question Re: T-Mobile 9700 w/ OS 6.0.0.48 problem, need help!

Unfortunately, they didn't come from BlackBerry.Com. These were free ringtones from a 3rd party site, that I've been using for years. I don't want to roll back to OS 5.slow, but I might have to. ...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 08-16-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,556
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation T-Mobile 9700 w/ OS 6.0.0.48 problem, need help!

So, I just FINALLY got around to upgrading my T-Mobile BlackBerry 9700 to T-Mobile's official version of OS 6.0... 6.0.0.48, to be precise.

First thing I noticed was what a memory hog it is, had to...
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 07-07-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,827
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Question Jog My Memory re: Makers of Quality Leather Cases for BBs!

Been awhile since I last found myself shopping for a high quality leather case for my BlackBerry, but I am once again in the market for a new one!

I'm specifically looking for cases that are...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 07-05-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,467
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Open Letter to RIM From One of Their Execs & RIM's Response to It!

You know what? I missed seeing that disclaimer. I was skimming through the article and somehow missed it. So that's my bad. :oops:Ohhhh yeah. They make me weep for the future of the human race....
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 07-05-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,467
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Thumbs down Re: Open Letter to RIM From One of Their Execs & RIM's Response to It!

It's just one of my biggest pet peeves that the English-speaking world's standards in regards to spelling and grammar are being rapidly eroded by the internet age. (n)

Oh and he's a Software...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 07-05-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,467
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Open Letter to RIM From One of Their Execs & RIM's Response to It!

Thanks for that link, very interesting article. But I do wish he'd had someone proofread and edit the grammar in his article before posting it, the grammar's off in many places. In the business...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 07-01-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,467
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Open Letter to RIM From One of Their Execs & RIM's Response to It!

Unless you're a touch-typist and prefer a PHYSICAL KEYBOARD! :razz:

Luckily, there are iPhone cases that include a flip or slide out Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard to solve that problem. But IF I switch...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 07-01-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,467
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Open Letter to RIM From One of Their Execs & RIM's Response to It!

And... moving back ON topic...

here's the latest news today...

More letters to RIM; employees rally alongside anonymous exec...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 07-01-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,467
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Open Letter to RIM From One of Their Execs & RIM's Response to It!

That's just my pet name for the "JesusPhone", has been ever since it came out. Where it comes from is the actions of the rabid Apple Zombies that were all over internet forums during the first year...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 06-30-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,467
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Open Letter to RIM From One of Their Execs & RIM's Response to It!

OMG... I can't BELIEVE nobody here at BlackBerry Forums is talking about this yet! :shock:

Here's what's happened today: The Boy Genius Report posted an Open Letter to RIM...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-12-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,930
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: What do you HATE about the 9700?

Aw, HELL NO! You couldn't PAY me to go back to AT&T Wireless! :x

Besides, I'd have to give up my sweet Unlimited Loyalty plan with unlimited talk for only $50 a month and my grandfathered...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-12-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,930
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: What do you HATE about the 9700?

Sorry, but no-can-do. I've tried OS updates that were not released by T-Mobile exactly twice. In both cases I followed precisely the installation instructions posted on these forums. I installed...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-12-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,407
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: Just got the BlackBerry 9700 today, having weird issues...

It's taken a lot longer for me, because I only use the plastic holster in the car. I keep it clipped on my visor and only use it while I'm driving. The last few days, it's been feeling a little...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 11-12-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,930
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation Re: What do you HATE about the 9700?

Hmmm... here I just blamed those problems on T-Mobile's network! The calls drop in the store I work in, which has lousy service which T-Mobile has NO plans to improve, and at certain points on my...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 11-09-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,352
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Question So, when the heck is the BlackBerry Torch 9800...

So, when the heck is the BlackBerry Torch 9800 getting an official release for T-Mobile?!? :?

And for the love of Gord, don't suggest buying and unlocking the AT&T one! Why would anyone want a 3G...
Forum: Rumor Mill 10-28-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,569
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation The speeds on HSPA+ are limited by the available...

The speeds on HSPA+ are limited by the available PHONE HARDWARE (i.e. the 3G transceiver in your phone/USB modem) more than the network right now.

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 has hardware capable of...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 10-28-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,200
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation And of course they do this just a couple months...

And of course they do this just a couple months after I upgraded to the 9700 on a 2-year contract! The double memory would be useful for apps! :-(
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 07-16-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,930
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Cool Actually, they do now! This week's Best Buy ad...

Actually, they do now! This week's Best Buy ad shows that the 9650 Bold is NOW AVAILABLE on Sprint! (y)8-)

Looks like the Big Red V will be the last major carrier to get the 2nd generation Bold....
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 07-16-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,407
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation I've read other reviews saying the same thing,...

I've read other reviews saying the same thing, but I've had NO issues with the plastic holster, and I've been using it since Saturday. It works like a charm for me! (y)8-)

But just for fun, I...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 07-11-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,407
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation I've checked every app on my device that I...

I've checked every app on my device that I actually use. And it does it after each battery pull. Have no idea what's doing it. Other people have had the same problem, and none of us can find the...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 07-10-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,407
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Question Just got the BlackBerry 9700 today, having weird issues...

So, today I finally upgraded to the 9700. YAY! 8-)

But now, after getting the new device set-up, all my data and apps transferred over, etc, I'm having some weird issues. First off, the basic...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 06-30-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 40,792
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Thumbs down So, today I finally installed this version,...

So, today I finally installed this version, following the directions in the first post.

WHAT A PIECE OF CRAP!!! :x(n)

Why is it that EVERY time there's an OS update for the BlackBerry I have that's...
Forum: Bluetooth Connection 02-20-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,111
Posted By Jack T. Chance
Exclamation So, since NO ONE ELSE besides JSanders is willing...

So, since NO ONE ELSE besides JSanders is willing to step up to the plate and try this headset out, I went ahead and ordered one from Amazon tonight. Once it gets here, I'll put it through its paces...
Forum: Network Outages - powered by DataOutages.com 12-30-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 24,720
Posted By Jack T. Chance
What the...?

Okay, this is just plain weird. It's now December 30th. The outage was a week ago. And this morning, a bunch of the emails that were delayed in getting pushed down to my BlackBerry due to the...
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