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Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 03-30-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,884
Posted By littlebigman
Re: [text msgs] Deleting SPAM silently?

Thanks, I'll check them out.
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 03-30-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,206
Posted By littlebigman
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 03-29-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,884
Posted By littlebigman
Question [text msgs] Deleting SPAM silently?

Hello,

I got a couple of SPAM recently on my cellphone, so it looks like my number finally got into someone's list :-/

Are there good applications for the Blackberry 8520 that will silently...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 03-28-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,206
Posted By littlebigman
Question [8520] Recording lectures + calls?

Hello

I've never used the 8520 as a recorder, and was wondering if it can record...

lectures/interviews, by connecting an external, self-powered mike?
voice calls?


... and if yes, how...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 10-19-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,266
Posted By littlebigman
Re: Funny characters in Contacts

Found how to get to the Wipe option: Options > Security Options > General Settings > menu button > Wipe Handheld

The funny characters seem to come from an add-in I use in Outlook (Agendus). No...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 10-19-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,266
Posted By littlebigman
Re: Funny characters in Contacts

I wanted to hard reset the 8520 so as to force the BB Desktop Manager to resync Outlook -> BB. Articles on the Net keep mentioning "Options > Security > Security Wipe", but my 8520 has Options >...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 10-18-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,266
Posted By littlebigman
Question Funny characters in Contacts

Hello

I've been syncing my 8520 with Outlook 2007 for months now without any problem.

But all of a sudden, I'm getting those funny characters (file attached.)

Has someone seen this and knows...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-18-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By littlebigman
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-18-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By littlebigman
Re: Blackberry outage for newbies?

Thanks for the info. So even with my own BES servers, an outage at BB means we're stuck, and the work-around for IM is using another venue such as Google, Yahoo, etc.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-18-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By littlebigman
Re: Blackberry outage for newbies?

The option that is displayed when I go into "SMS and MMS" > menu > "Instant Message": If I'm connected by wifi on the road, will this IM go through RIM's BES servers or is there a way to send it...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-18-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By littlebigman
Re: Blackberry outage for newbies?

So what happens if I connect to the Net through wifi at Starbuck's? Will IM go through BB's servers?
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-18-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By littlebigman
Re: Blackberry outage for newbies?

Thanks for the clarification about E-mail vs. IM in Blackberry and how to avoid relying on BB's servers.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-18-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By littlebigman
Re: Blackberry outage for newbies?

Good to know.

Apparently, "PIN" is the unique ID that identifies a Blackberry so it's a bit like a phone number, but what's the difference between Email and Instant Message?



So there's no...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-14-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By littlebigman
Re: Blackberry outage for newbies?

Thanks for the infos.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-13-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By littlebigman
Question Blackberry outage for newbies?

Hello

I don't have a data plan, and only use my Blackberry for voice over GSM/EDGE and Internet over wifi.

The recent outage for EMEA countries is the opportunity to ask what it's all about.
...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-11-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,100
Posted By littlebigman
Question Block telemarketers + SPAM?

Hello

I have a 8520 and would like the phone to handle incoming calls thusly, without bothering me (ie. no ring/beep):

if CID is blocked, play a message eg. "You have called with your number...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 09-30-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,543
Posted By littlebigman
Re: Mute incoming ring w/out caller knowing?

Thanks. I didn't know about the Mute button at the top, as I never use the 8520 to listen to music :-)

http://www.siamphone.com/review/2009/blackberry/curve_8520/image/8520_04.jpg
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 09-30-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,543
Posted By littlebigman
Question Mute incoming ring w/out caller knowing?

Hello

Bar one, cellphone providers over here send unanswered calls to voice mail after barely three rings, which is far too short when I'm outside with the cellphone in my bag. As a result, I...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 09-20-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,906
Posted By littlebigman
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 09-03-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,906
Posted By littlebigman
Question [8520] Hide my number: "Restrict My Identity" vs. "Show "My Number""?

Hello

I'd just like to hide my number sometimes when calling out. In the Call menu > Options, there are two items that seem to do the same thing "Restrict My Identity" vs. "Show "My Number""....
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-02-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,797
Posted By littlebigman
Re: Send incoming calls to voice mail?

Thanks for the confirmation. I guess an application could perform the same task in the Blackberry by answering the call, playing a message, and then let the user record a message, but I guess I'll...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 08-28-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,797
Posted By littlebigman
Question Send incoming calls to voice mail?

Hello

(I have an 8520, but this question isn't limited to that model so I figured I should ask in a more general section of the forum.)

I don't use my cellphone much, just for a few calls +...
Forum: RIM Software 08-07-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 12,391
Posted By littlebigman
Question [BDM 5.0.1] Disable application update?

Hello

I prefer to stick to Blackberry Desktop Manager 5.x instead of upgrading to 6.x because the latter is .Net-based and loads more slowly on my workstation.

After syncing the BB with...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 05-06-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,078
Posted By littlebigman
Re: Voice mail application?

Thanks for the tip. Which button do you mean? The 8300 (http://www.priceindia.net/mobile/blackberry/blackberry-curve-8300/) and the 8520...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 05-01-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,078
Posted By littlebigman
Question Voice mail application?

Hello

As my cellphone provider redirects unanswered calls to voice mail after only three rings, I asked them to disable this so I wouldn't miss calls and have to call people back at my expense.
...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 05-01-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,773
Posted By littlebigman
Re: [8520] Shortcut to clear call logs?

For the benefit of other users looking for the same thing: There's apparently no way to create a shortcut for this, but a work-around is to...

1. Hit the call/send...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-28-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,773
Posted By littlebigman
Question [8520] Shortcut to clear call logs?

Hello

On the 8520 running OS release v4.6.1.314, I must go through all those steps to clear the phone call logs: Messages > Blackberry menu (button left of trackpad) > View folder > Missed...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 10-26-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,609
Posted By littlebigman
Question [8520] Answering machine without dataplan?

Hello

I have a 8520 and no dataplan (only voice + SMS). My provider forces unanswered calls to be forwarded to voice mail after only 20s. I found this too short, so asked them to turn it off.
...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 10-19-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,476
Posted By littlebigman
Really? When I launch Desktop Software (6.0.0.43)...

Really? When I launch Desktop Software (6.0.0.43) and hit Device > Update my device, I'm told there's no updates for this device.
Forum: Developer Forum 10-16-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By littlebigman
Thanks for the tip. I'd like to sync data between...

Thanks for the tip. I'd like to sync data between Blackberry smartphones and a Windows desktop application. There's no way to interact with the Desktop Manager to sync data with a non-Java...
Forum: Developer Forum 10-15-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By littlebigman
Question Syncing Blackberry with own data?

Hello

I know nothing about the Blackberry software environment, and would like to know if it's possible to sync my data (Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes) without going through Outlook, either...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 10-15-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,476
Posted By littlebigman
Thanks for the tip. Too bad my 8520 doesn't...

Thanks for the tip. Too bad my 8520 doesn't support this out of the box.
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 10-13-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,476
Posted By littlebigman
Question Ring + vibrate when getting call?

Hello

The 8520 offers the following ring modes: Loud, vibrate, quiet, normal, phone only, off, advanced.

I'd like the phone to ring + vibrate when I get a call, but the 8520 doesn't seem to...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-08-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,879
Posted By littlebigman
Question [Google Sync] "Login failed, due to network problems"

Hello,

I don't know if this issue is common to all BlackBerry, specific to the 8520, or to the Google Sync application, so I figured I should ask in the most general section of the forum.

The...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-06-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By littlebigman
Too bad :-/ Thanks.

Too bad :-/ Thanks.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 10-05-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By littlebigman
Question GooSync through USB?

Hello

I don't have a dataplan, so the only way to connect my BlackBerry (8520) to the Net is through wifi.

To speed things up, I was wondering if it were possible to get an Internet connection...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-26-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,307
Posted By littlebigman
Thanks for the tip. That's already what I use to...

Thanks for the tip. That's already what I use to send SMS's when I'm in front of my computer, but I'm located in Europe and my new cellphone provider doesn't offer a web interface.

I'll see if I...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-26-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,067
Posted By littlebigman
Question Syncing with single-user Lotus Notes client?

Hello

I never liked Outlook, and would like some feedback from Lotus Notes users: Can I sync a 8520 with a Lotus Notes running on my XP host, without any additional server (Domino, BlackBerry...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 09-24-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,307
Posted By littlebigman
Question Type SMS on PC > USB > BBerry > wireless network?

Hello

Since it's a lot faster to type short messages on a PC than on a cellphone, even with a QWERTY keyboard like on the BlackBerry, I was wondering if there are utilities that would let users...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 09-12-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By littlebigman
Thanks for the tip.

Thanks for the tip.
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 09-09-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By littlebigman
Question [8520] How to check Contacts/Calendar while off-hook?

Hello

This is a basic question, but couldn't find it through Google, and had the problem today: While on the phone with someone, how can I open another application like Contacts or Calendar to...
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 08-18-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,382
Posted By littlebigman
Thanks. I was looking in Options, and didn't...

Thanks. I was looking in Options, and didn't think of choosing "Set Timer".
Forum: General 8500 Series Discussion - Gemini 08-16-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,382
Posted By littlebigman
Question [8520] How to change timer?

Hello

I searched the archives of this forum but didn't find how to change the timer from its default value of 5mn. Is it possible?

Clock > Menu > Timer: It only starts from 5mn.

Thank you.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 02-23-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,290
Posted By littlebigman
Thanks for the feedback. This is for personal...

Thanks for the feedback. This is for personal use, so there's no Exchange server involved.

I'll check out syncing to Yahoo instead of Google.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 02-17-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,290
Posted By littlebigman
Question Google Calendar through USB cable instead?

Hello

Some PIM applications I'm looking at as alternatives to Outlook don't support syncing with a BlackBerry directly, but can sync to Google Calendar (Google doesn't seem to support something...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 02-03-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 901
Posted By littlebigman
Question Syncing with stand-alone Lotus Notes?

Hello

I don't like Outlook and would like to know how well a stand-alone (ie. server-less) Lotus Notes syncs with a BlackBerry.

Thank you.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-02-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By littlebigman
Mm... Right, syncing with a PC seems like a...

Mm... Right, syncing with a PC seems like a better option. Thanks guys.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-09-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By littlebigman
Question Saving caller #: In SIM? Phone memory?

Hello

When a new caller calls in and I save their number, BB doesn't prompt whether to save it into its memory or the SIM card. I prefer to have them saved into the SIM because it makes it easier...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-09-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By littlebigman
Thanks for the tip. Turned out not to be e-mail...

Thanks for the tip. Turned out not to be e-mail or SMS, but rather missed calls. Deleting items from this list removed the envelop icon.

As to why it's so complicated to have the BlackBerry empty...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 11-09-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By littlebigman
Question "Envelop icon" but no msg waiting

Hello

An icon that looks like an envelop is displayed on my 8520 since yesterday, although no SMS and no voicemail is waiting on my carrier's servers (sorry, haven't posted enough to be allowed to...
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