01-24-2009 10:34 AM
I have had so many problems with this phone, and after I took it back to Verizon for an update it still gets me so wound up everyday! I keep holding out hoping I'm just doing something wrong and it will miraculously start being "glitch free", but another day goes by and I want to throw it!!! Am I alone here?? I love the apps and the look of it, but the phone won't answer always when calls come in, and that's just one of many problems. The Browser is horrible, and I've only been able to get online twice since having the phone when it first came out!
Any suggestions??? Maybe I should just go back to the Curve!
thanks, so frustrated!!
01-24-2009 10:39 AM
Sure there are issues... read the posts here in this forum.
But there is also some help if you want it. For example, what probs are you having using the browser? The browser is actually one of the best things about the device.
Are you getting errors or ?
01-24-2009 11:26 AM - edited 01-24-2009 11:50 AM
Official 75 was pretty stable for me.
I never had problems answering, and I have no trouble getting online with the browser.
Re: browser - make sure you mobile network is set to 1XEV, not Global.
I'm actually liking the phone more and more, as I learn how to use it - thanks to these and other forums. Two of my big frustrations - not knowing how to delete multiple emails, and not knowing the secret to easy cursor positioning, got solved from reading tips here.
Lastly, let me suggest one thing. Maybe wait until the next official update before final judgment. The latest leaked updates are showing that they are able to improve responsiveness and usability with improved firmware. I'm running leaked 90, and it completely eliminated menu lags in my Weatherbug app, improved dramatically the lock/unlock function, and has increased the overall responsiveness of the phone in general. So, maybe you will be more pleased with the result (when it is ready for general consumption).
01-24-2009 11:33 AM
Well I just got mine and I'd say the first day or so was a little frustrating, adjusting to it's particular approach to navigation but I now love it. I've had Motorola Q Phones, RAZR's, Pocket PC's, iPod Touch (this has to do with my work) and I really like the BlackBerry Storm a lot.
Every one of these devices have something that is not quite right to my way of thinking but, considered in the totality of it, this is a fine phone.
I have a real problem on forums in general when people come on and just hack up a big hairball of hate without even once actually saying what the biggest of their frustrations actually are. Maybe someone can help you with them? Maybe there is something that you missed? For one example: On Verizon there are some set up things that if not done, you will have very poor phone performance.
Do you think you could express yourself objectively? We could benefit from your observations and you might benefit from our responses. Instead, all we know is someone we don't know and never met is miserable in an ill defined way.
01-25-2009 07:26 AM
01-25-2009 09:06 AM
I am curious to know what phones you have used prior to the Storm. It's funny because my business takes me to an aquaintence with all the popular smartphones. They are all complex, less than perfect and somewhat buggy at their initial release.
In my experience, people who value the features live with the quirks. Also people who have had experience with early releases of technical devices are patient and wait for the software updates.
As for getting a refurb from Verizon, they are not simply reboxed. They are extensively reworked and tested. It's very easy for the rework plant to replace the plastic shell so it looks nice and that is what they do. Effectively, they are as new as what you currently have. In my experience, they are indistinguishable from new though not packed up in the pretty retail packaging.
It would be interesting to know what you are comparing this with or whether you simply had an unreasonably high expectation. If you look on samsung blackjack or motorola q forums, you can find persons of like mind to yours. Those too are great devices with quirks.
01-25-2009 10:26 AM
I have had issues that when in the middle of a phone conversation the person I am speaking to suddenly can't hear me. This has happen quite often
You're probably hitting the Mute key with your face. Look at TalkLock (free) or StormLock ($).
01-25-2009 11:48 AM
I hit the mute key all the time with my face. Too sensitive. But my biggest complaint (which I've taken to Verizon) is that when a call comes in, I will hit the screen, nothing...hit the actual talk button nothing! It just bounces from landscape to portrait and I willl have both keyboard on at once, and I will miss the call!!! It happens all the time. I took it to Verizon and of course it worked fine the one time he tried it, and said it was fine.....pissed me off!!! I am so close to throwing this phone against a wall everyday. I loved the curve, but I like some of the features on this one. So frustrating.
01-25-2009 08:18 PM
01-25-2009 08:58 PM