06-18-2009 08:51 PM
BalsGal here. It is official....I have given up on windows moble....I just bought a Pearl 8110 off ebay. I am going to have soooooo many questions (once the battery charges up) it will make you all laugh.
Welcme to the Cmmunity Balsgal!
We are here and ready for your questions!
06-19-2009 05:13 PM
06-19-2009 06:46 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums larryc!
A world traveler, excellent. Well, we have new users from all over the globe right here in this thread. Glad to have you here too. Don't be a stranger.
As to your question, start a thread in the forum appropriate for your device and someone will get right to helping you out!
Be seeing you aroung the forums!
06-19-2009 07:11 PM
Hi larryc and welcome to the forums!
Please open a thread in the 8800 series board so we can
properly address your issue. This thread is for introductions.
06-19-2009 07:13 PM
Hi Everyone.....just got the BB8830 world phone.....loving it...I do a bit of travel and would love to leave the laptop at home for the short trips...this seems just the ticket.......I do have one question already...I transferred my address book to my phone, and did the backup to my computer......Seems the backup file is an itunes icon...when i click it, it calls up Itunes......Should this be happening?
Welcme to the Cmmunity Frums larryc!
Enjy your BlackBerry!
06-19-2009 09:04 PM
Hi, I'm Lynn, mother of a 30 year old and grammy to Alyssa, 8 and Gabe, almost 7. I very obviously love being a grammy. Big surprise to me, to be honest. When dd told me she was pregnant, I told her no way, I wasn't old enough to be a grandmother and she wasn't old enough to be a mother. I was rather angry with her, to be honest. It really didn't take long for me to change my tune. The first sonogram, really. Watching my dd belly grow and feeling the child inside her kick was enough to hook me. Now I am a very proud grammy of two.
I, by profession, am a school based speech pathologist. I initially went into the school system so I wouldn't have to feel guilty about having to work since I was a single mother. Now that she's all grown up and a mother herself, I really do enjoy working with the kiddos and the age group, so I stay. Pay would be be better in another career track but I figure I'm too old to switch my career orientation now.
My road to becoming a bb owner was long. I didn't even have a cell phone til about 8 years ago, swore I'd never own one. The only reason I got one was because I was driving an older model car and I often would get one of the grandkids and I was afraid of breaking down with one of them aboard and not be able to contact anyone. I found out phones were useful for tthings besides calling people, like the calendar which was great for me. I've always been forgetful and as I've gotten older, my memory skills are awful. The calendar etc. keeps me straight.
I came due for an upgrade in May. After a lot of consideration, decided I wanted a qwerty keyboard which would make texting with dd easier and also making calendar entries etc easier too. So I got a Samsung Propel. I really liked it except for the battery life. Sucky battery life. I used it one morning to call parents about summer speech and the battery was 1/2 down.
I guess I'm a bit paranoid about battery life since I got hit by a tornado this past March. I had a crap nokia phone and for whatever criticisms I had about the Nokia, the battery held up well while I notified family, insurance companies, house and car, kept in contact with concerned friends, etc, called emergency folks for neighbors who were trapped in debris. Their home was totally gone. It just made me so aware of the value of having a cell and the importance that it lasts.
So at any rate, I ended up returning that one and went to walmart and got a blackberry curve 8310. Loved it but as it turned out, the gps was messed up. Since my dd also had a bad experience with a phone she bought from Walmart, I decided to buy a phone from an AT&T dealer. Between the time I picked up the curve and returned it, the BB curve 8900 came out and so I decided to go with that one because of the wireless. Thought about the bold but around here, 3G wouldn't help that much. So I am now a proud bb owner and love my 8900. Got a lot to learn though. I always make it a point to learn whatever electronic item I purchase. Sometimes I'm a little slow but I get there.
06-19-2009 09:36 PM
kairosogranny Welcme to the cmmunity supprt frums! What an awesome story! That is truly an introduction!!
We are glad you chose the BlackBerry!! There is alot to learn about the BlackBerry so don't get discouraged if you run into something - just drop by the community and we will be glad to help you!! I have been a BlackBerry owner since october and LOVE IT!
Can't believe I waited this long to not have one!!
have a wonderful day and enjoy those grandkids!!( I too am a Granny!)
06-20-2009 12:12 AM
Hi kairosgrammy and welcome to the forums!
When I became a grandfather the family asked me what I wanted to be called,
I picked Gramps it sounded youngest of all the choices.
I mean to me, Grandfather still refers to a clock!
See you around the forums, Grammy!
06-20-2009 12:33 AM
"When I became a grandfather the family asked me what I wanted to be called,
I picked Gramps it sounded youngest of all the choices.
I mean to me, Grandfather still refers to a clock!"
I don't know why I picked Grammy. Liked it I guess. I knew I didn't want to be a mamaw or mimaw and the hundred other assorted names southerners give their grandparents. I actually like my bff's name. Her grandson actually named her while she was still debating what she wanted her grandchildren to call her. He heard his my talking about my friend, and of course she always said "my mom" said, did whatever so he started calling her "Mymom" LOL.
06-20-2009 04:19 AM