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12-30-2011 04:39 PM
In response to Dishant's question, I don't think how I obtained my replacement is going to be of much help. I was in Jordan when my phone died. Thankfully, I knew someone who was going to be coming to Jordan from the U.S. I had Verizon ship him the replacement and he brought it with him to Jordan. Other than that, I don't know what I would have done. I will tell you that, in the interim, I also have purchased an iPhone 4S as a backup phone. Seems like a needless expense but I don't think I can rely on the 9930 continuing to function -- particularly since RIM has not yet released the software fix. When the Bold works, it is great -- but I can't risk being stuck outside the U.S. without a working smartphone.
12-30-2011 06:04 PM
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01-02-2012 07:23 AM
Yet another addition to the crowd of those with a Bold 9900/9930 (9930 specifically) paperweight. Like many others, mine was on the charger overnight, this morning I have a red light alternating with an hourglass on the screen. Numerous battery pulls result in the same red light/hourglass. I have a second battery that I keep charged, it does the same thing. Definitely a bleeding edge device. I can see going back to my years-old hardware (not Blackberry), doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but it always worked.
01-02-2012 07:43 PM
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01-03-2012 04:23 AM
Well, my 9900 died today and I'm not surprised actually, that's the price you pay for wasting your money on **bleep**ty products. I am honestly fed up with rims products and poor services, this is it for me. Its a good thing I bought an iphone 4s a couple of weeks ago. As soon as I'm posting this message I'm going straight to the bathroom to flush my 9900 in the toilet.
01-03-2012 07:51 AM
Don't count on RIM releasing anything any time soon. They have been promising this fix since at least 11/19/11 since this problem started to surface with more than just a handful of people. I know if this phone dies like my last one I am off to iPhone world and will never touch another RIM product.
01-03-2012 08:31 AM
I'm glad it worked for you. A battery pull generally is the first thing to try with Blackberry problems.
You also are very lucky. Many people with the "blinking red light" problem have been left with a "brick" -- i.e., a nonfunctioning BB device that cannot be restored via a battery pull or anything else!