08-05-2013 08:09 AM
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08-05-2013 02:04 PM
Noticed that you're shopping for a new 9900. You may not be affected, but those of us who's carrier has UMA (Wi-Fi voice calling) have to be careful.
Ran into an issue - I have a 9900, unlocked, but not purchased through T-Mobile. So it does not do voice calling over Wi-Fi, even though voice calling over Wi-Fi is a feature of T-Mobile. The "branding" of the 9900 that I have is not "T-Mobile". It has a non-T-Mobile "Vendor ID", which prevents voice calling over Wi-Fi. Since it's unlocked, it does everything that it should when it's on cellular; when it's on Wi-Fi, data works fine, but not voice calling.
So now I'm purchasing a used 9900, that was used ("branded") T-Mobile, so that I'll be able to make voice calls over Wi-Fi.
It may be worthwhile -- if you get a used 9900 -- to be sure that it was used on your carrier (at least if that carrier had Wi-Fi calling). If you but a new one direct from your carrier, there would be no problems.
I did see a note in the BlackBerry Forums that it is not possible to change the Vendor ID ("branding") of a BlackBerry, that's why I'm getting a used one "branded" T-Mobile - my carrier.
I do, as I believe most of us do, wish RIM / BlackBerry to succeed. But it's a quite painful for a lot of us right now.
08-05-2013 02:31 PM
08-05-2013 02:45 PM
I moved to the Q 10 because of early rave reviews from a few people who bought the buzz but never really used the device. I thought it was exactly what I wanted/needed - a device far closer to the IPhone in compatibility with a keyboard and other blackberry features. I see the future of the device and my future satisfaction as turning on what limitations are software limitations and what are built into the hardware. It would be nice to know. If the different keys can be programmed by the user or by Blackberry to perform essential functions - answer phone, move the cursor right/left/up/down, find contacts, speed dial, etc, then I am willing to live with my mistake of becoming an unwitting beta tester and await the improvements that should be built into the next iteration of the OS, though it would be nice if BBerry (How much easier it was to write RIM) did something for us early users in the form of extended warranties or truly useful complementary aps. If the limitations are hardware limitations then as soon as my commitment to ATT ends, I become an X Blackberry user.
08-05-2013 06:29 PM
Just a heads up... using my Q10 with OS 10.2 loaded, it rocks the socks off anything.
The new Toast notifications, lock screen message preview, text editing popup menu is new, it's just almost a different device. Worth checking into.
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