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Old 12-07-2006, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Could I suggest/ask/plead (!) that if your question/comment/suggestion relates to the USA that you put it in the title.

Over here in the UK very little of what you talk about is relevant. (Who is Cingular? !!)

Much as I ( and I guess others from this side on the pond ) want to help when we can there isn't a lot we can do with USA related issues.

OK I can see the problem - how do I know if it's a USA/UK problem. But I hope you get my drift.

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I hear you. When I first came on this forum I had no clue what people were talking about when they said O2. Just like O2 is to the UK, Cingular is a carrier in the US.
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mckinneycm,

It would seem that different carrier ( UK = airtime providers / networks ) are able to set up the Blackberry in different ways.
That just confuses the 'I need help' posts.
I only have experience of O2 in the UK.
I wonder how many problems are directly related to the carrier software?
On my Pearl I have a O2 icon that only allows me to 'get settings' or 'cancel'.
So once I done it I don't need it anymore - so why is it still there? !
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Could I suggest/ask/plead (!) that if your question/comment/suggestion relates to the USA that you put it in the title.
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Good luck with that. It's seems difficult just to get people to put something of *any value* in the title, let alone making it specific to a region.

The ones I like say.. "help me"
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Good luck with that. It's seems difficult just to get people to put something of *any value* in the title, let alone making it specific to a region.

The ones I like say.. "help me"
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mckinneycm,

On my Pearl I have a O2 icon that only allows me to 'get settings' or 'cancel'.
So once I done it I don't need it anymore - so why is it still there? !
Select 'Hide Application'.

I am on O2 UK also and when I came here first was confused with some terminology and other techie things that were only applicable to US/Canada phones settings. But it does not take long to sort out what applies and what does not apply. You only have to ask, but I think there is a lot more activity that originates from the US/Canada as they are always ahead of the UK, which is noted for having low spec-high price electronic devices.

The situation is further complicated by incorrect/misleading information direct from the likes of O2. Having been verbally told over the phone of 7 different versions of my tariff I have just had a letter from them informing me that I am infact on a tariff that is none of the previous 7.

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I would guess that as BB becomes more and more popular in the UK there must be a growing user base here. I've thought for a while now that this forum should consider having a separate sub-forum category for UK users as the majority of messages on the general sub-forums seem to be US-focused. Carriers and accessories companies mentioned are almost always US with stock in $ and price plans only relevant to US jurisdiction.

Or rather than a UK, maybe a "non-US" forum category would be better idea?

What do people feel about this?
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I would guess that as BB becomes more and more popular in the UK there must be a growing user base here. I've thought for a while now that this forum should consider having a separate sub-forum category for UK users as the majority of messages on the general sub-forums seem to be US-focused. Carriers and accessories companies mentioned are almost always US with stock in $ and price plans only relevant to US jurisdiction.

Or rather than a UK, maybe a "non-US" forum category would be better idea?

What do people feel about this?
I actually quite like the fact that people hop onto the BESadmin corner (the one I look at most) from the UK, USA, NZ, Aus, Belgium or wherevever. It's like "follow the sun forums support" if you post at the end of a crappy day wrestling with a nasty blackberry problem in Europe, then you're likely to get someone in the usa slinging you back some answers..

OTOH the DST stuff is just dull for us Europeans..but hey this is only temporary I hope, - plus there is a definate feel from some of the newer USA users that it's a BB forums so only US based people read it..

I DONT like it when people don't put place in their post or profile - Perhaps it could be obligatory to put country in your profile, thus permitting more intelligent answers..
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My bet is that there are more US users than UK users, so how about any UK threads place a "UK" in the title. Less redundant.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/-1)

You will no doubt be correct - but even more reason to have a separate non-US sub-forum - to save us having to trawl through a load of US related posts to get more relevant stuff!
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