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Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 01-17-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,879
Posted By UncleMike
Dataviz has been around for quite a while, but as...

Dataviz has been around for quite a while, but as I understand it, Blackberries are a relatively new platform for them, so there are bound to be bugs here and there. Knowing this though, you would...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-17-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By UncleMike
SMS and MMS are not included in Verizon's BB data...

SMS and MMS are not included in Verizon's BB data plans, so if you have unlimited texting plan now, you'll likely want to keep it even after moving to the BB.
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 01-17-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,879
Posted By UncleMike
Correct. Incorrect - see next quote and...

Correct.

Incorrect - see next quote and response.

Incorrect. This is not NUM lock. This is alternate character entry.

Incorrect. You must press (or hold) ALT and then press LEFT SHIFT. ...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-17-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By UncleMike
Locking is something that's done with SIM-based...

Locking is something that's done with SIM-based phones. It prevents subsidized phones from working with any SIM not issued by the carrier that subsidized the phone. This doesn't apply to CDMA-only...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-17-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By UncleMike
If she has multiple email addresses, is it silent...

If she has multiple email addresses, is it silent when she sends from one, and notifies normally when she send from the other(s)?
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-15-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By UncleMike
I have to give a thumbs down for Google Sync for...

I have to give a thumbs down for Google Sync for contacts. Every version so far has managed to lose contacts on me. There may very well be something wrong on my device since it always seems to be...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-15-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By UncleMike
When I read the subject of the thread my first...

When I read the subject of the thread my first thought was that you'll need 64-bit drivers for it to work, but since you can successfully query the modem, my suspicion is that the problem is...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 01-12-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,068
Posted By UncleMike
Your carrier may be able to do it, but you can...

Your carrier may be able to do it, but you can also do it yourself. To do so, you'll need to login to the BIS site using the credentials associated with that device. Once you've logged in you...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 01-12-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,120
Posted By UncleMike
The problem is reported often enough here in the...

The problem is reported often enough here in the forums and elsewhere that it must have been discovered during beta, but it was released anyway. The casual observer would think that an OS update...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-11-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By UncleMike
Maybe this would work for you? Create a new...

Maybe this would work for you?

Create a new Gmail account - maybe something like XYZ_Fire@gmail.com
Create a filter on that account for messages FROM your Nextel phone (i.e....
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 01-10-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,879
Posted By UncleMike
I don't know the answer, but you're not alone. I...

I don't know the answer, but you're not alone. I have the same problem.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-10-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By UncleMike
Oh yeah. I forgot that I decided to hide...

Oh yeah. I forgot that I decided to hide facebook after getting tired of deleting it. Who in their right mind thinks their customers appreciate being sent stuff? I won't pretend to know how...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-10-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By UncleMike
The tethering option is added to a line/device,...

The tethering option is added to a line/device, it's not a blanket option on the account. If you have BIS on both Blackberries and add tethering to HIS BB ONLY, you can use HIS BB as a modem. This...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-09-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By UncleMike
No matter which data plan you have for your...

No matter which data plan you have for your Blackberry, your data plan plus tethering will add up to $60. Many people (including me) don't think that this is reasonable, but this IS how it works, at...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-09-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By UncleMike
Things that magically appear on your home screen...

Things that magically appear on your home screen arrive via Service Books. To get rid of them, go to Options, Advanced Options, Service Book and delete the entries for the offending icons. It may...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 01-07-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By UncleMike
RepliGo Reader is also very good, and I believe...

RepliGo Reader is also very good, and I believe it is the engine behind PDF to Go.



When a PDF file is attached to an email, the attachment resides on RIM's servers until you open it. When you...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-04-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,216
Posted By UncleMike
Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh. :) I enjoyed...

Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh. :) I enjoyed reading the blog, BTW.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-03-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,216
Posted By UncleMike
How many iPhone threads do we need with a brief...

How many iPhone threads do we need with a brief lead-in followed by a link to your blog?
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-03-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By UncleMike
I seem to recall seeing some reference to...

I seem to recall seeing some reference to installation of the Facebook app causing significant decrease in battery life as well as causing email not to arrive. I know you said that you changed...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-03-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By UncleMike
As Dubdub said, there is no way to change the...

As Dubdub said, there is no way to change the polling interval, it's controlled by RIM. Changing to Gmail or Yahoo will get you faster delivery of email because they initiate a connection with RIM...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-03-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By UncleMike
It sounds like Outlook is deleting the messages...

It sounds like Outlook is deleting the messages as it retrieves them, leaving nothing for the BIS system to retrieve. In Outlook's server settings, there is a setting that tells Outlook to leave a...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-02-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,285
Posted By UncleMike
The impression I'm getting from this so far is...

The impression I'm getting from this so far is that BIS retrieval of the messages from the server is somehow marking messages as having been retrieved, causing the desktop mail client to ignore them...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-01-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By UncleMike
Not to sound nerdy, but an RFC is just that - a...

Not to sound nerdy, but an RFC is just that - a Request For Comments. It is not a standard, and in fact each RFC clearly states that it is not a standard.

This RFC also states that you should...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 01-01-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By UncleMike
There may be some, but I think there are quite a...

There may be some, but I think there are quite a few out there willing to trade ease of use for features. As I said, there are a lot of people out there for whom the iPhone is the right device,...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-31-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By UncleMike
I think the OP is referring to the ability to...

I think the OP is referring to the ability to have the text of a reply positioned AFTER the corresponding text of the original message, similar to when you quote a post here in a reply. Additionally...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-31-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By UncleMike
That's the secret to the success of the iPhone -...

That's the secret to the success of the iPhone - many of its users are/were "smartphone virgins". Some of them probably had no personal need or want for it, other than wanting other people to know...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 12-30-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,838
Posted By UncleMike
Docs to Go is not installed with the OS update...

Docs to Go is not installed with the OS update unless you specifically select it. You can install it using Desktop Manager using the same procedure you would use to add any other application, and...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 12-28-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,445
Posted By UncleMike
There's a sticky at TomTom Forums.com -...

There's a sticky at TomTom Forums.com - Unofficial Site of TomTom for North America - Powered by vBulletin (http://www.tomtomforums.com) that has a lot of info on pairing your phone with a TomTom.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-28-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By UncleMike
How are the emails being "diverted"? Is...

How are the emails being "diverted"? Is googlemail forwarding them to another account that you access via Outlook, or is Outlook accessing the googlemail account directly? If that latter, is it via...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-28-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By UncleMike
I think what the OP is looking for is some way to...

I think what the OP is looking for is some way to "label" the phone numbers with something more meaningful than "work", "work 2", etc. Maybe something like "Miami" or "Chicago". I was able to do...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 12-21-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,725
Posted By UncleMike
I use my 8330 for the same thing. The Verizon...

I use my 8330 for the same thing. The Verizon 8330 can't do tethered data and device data at the same time. I don't know whether this is inherent, or a side effect of how Verizon distinguishes...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-21-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By UncleMike
The normal BIS setup only asks for your email...

The normal BIS setup only asks for your email address and password. Given this limited information, the BIS server (not sure if that's the right terminology) MUST make some assumptions/guesses about...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-19-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,316
Posted By UncleMike
I've been following this thread not because I...

I've been following this thread not because I have this problem, or think I can help, but because it's a curious problem. Twice I have seen mention of a "launcher shortcut" or "launcher icon", which...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-14-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By UncleMike
I too was disappointed with Viigo's...

I too was disappointed with Viigo's "synchronization" with Google Reader.

Prior to using Viigo I used Google Reader with the Blackberry Browser. I liked that approach because everything remained...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-14-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,596
Posted By UncleMike
Not only that, he apparently has some admin...

Not only that, he apparently has some admin responsibility for a BES installation. Now THAT'S scary!
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-14-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,596
Posted By UncleMike
Do whatever you want with THAT post, but PLEASE...

Do whatever you want with THAT post, but PLEASE don't hide this thread... it's been very entertaining. :)
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 12-13-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By UncleMike
That's apparently an upcoming feature, under...

That's apparently an upcoming feature, under "Local Interest".
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 12-02-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,704
Posted By UncleMike
One of the things I haven't seen mentioned in...

One of the things I haven't seen mentioned in most places is the improved handling a PDF attachments. The built-in attachment viewer now automatically enhances after you zoom, and allows you to pan...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-02-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,239
Posted By UncleMike
I also found the ringer to be much too quite for...

I also found the ringer to be much too quite for me, unless I'm in a quite environment. I used MP3GAIN to change the volume in the files themselves, and then loaded them as custom ringtones. If you...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-02-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,862
Posted By UncleMike
Or, Press <space> press c press o ...

Or,

Press <space>

press c

press o

press m
Forum: Aftermarket Software 12-01-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,559
Posted By UncleMike
If you're referring to the fact that Docs to Go...

If you're referring to the fact that Docs to Go (that comes with OS 4.5) appears to include only Word to Go and Slideshow to Go, all you have to do is register Docs to Go and then check for updates....
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 11-30-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By UncleMike
It's best to contact the previous owner, as they...

It's best to contact the previous owner, as they should be changing the PIN associated with their account (if they got a new BB) so that their email will go to the new device.

But if you can't get...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-30-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,620
Posted By UncleMike
That's exactly why I went with RepliGo Reader -...

That's exactly why I went with RepliGo Reader - it offers the same features as PDF to Go (specifically "reading mode"), and more, and I don't need all the other stuff that comes with Docs to Go...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-29-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,620
Posted By UncleMike
RepliGo Reader is $30. There is a thread...

RepliGo Reader is $30. There is a thread somewhere (maybe on another site) where it was speculated that the PDF to Go module of Docs to Go is a stripped down version of RepliGo Reader (based on the...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 11-29-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By UncleMike
The OP's profile doesn't say what OS they have,...

The OP's profile doesn't say what OS they have, but with OS 4.5 you can download any attachment to your device, regardless of whether the attachment service supports the specific file type. If the...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-28-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,072
Posted By UncleMike
I think I was right... FOOLISH is the word. ...

I think I was right... FOOLISH is the word. Twelve hours after my previous post, I find that I'm missing 14 contacts on my BB (they're also missing from Gmail), and at least one contact's phone...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-28-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By UncleMike
Magic DVD Ripper...

Magic DVD Ripper (http://www.magicdvdripper.com/). One feature that stands out for me is the ability to amplify the volume in the output file, which seems to be essential (for me and my hearing) if...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-28-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,406
Posted By UncleMike
When you setup your email using the setup wizard...

When you setup your email using the setup wizard you are actually creating a BIS account, but as jletendre said, there is no indication that this is what you are doing. With Verizon, the account is...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-28-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,072
Posted By UncleMike
After what happened with 0.5.9 I think foolish...

After what happened with 0.5.9 I think foolish might be the right word. That said, I am foolish enough to try 0.5.11 and haven't had any problems that I had before (contacts with many duplicate...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-28-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By UncleMike
Are there any third part applications integrated...

Are there any third part applications integrated into the mail sending and/or retrieval process on the desktop, such virus scanners, firewalls, etc? If so, try temporarily disabling them and see...
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