09-12-2011 09:12 AM
I tried to swap this phone with Telus in Calgary...they wanted me to pay $350 to get out of my old plan...which I just renewed in January to get this BB bold, then $50 for the new phone. The guy on the phone wnated to try and fix this phone...I told him you will have no luck! He didn't care about this blog and what people were saying. I haven't tried the fix yet...I will today.
09-18-2011 06:51 PM
Guys. Good news. 100% solved after updating to the new OS 184.108.40.2060
This update is a must. Tons of bugs fixed. battery, lag, stuttering, long sms dialogs not showing, etc
Remember to delete "vendor.xml" before installing to the phone
BlackBerry Handheld Software v220.127.116.1158 (Multilanguage)
Package Version: 18.104.22.16858
Software Platform: 22.214.171.124
File name: 9780M_PBr6.0.0_rel2858_PL126.96.36.199_A188.8.131.520_Mobi licity.exe
File size: 170.57MB
09-20-2011 08:22 AM
09-24-2011 05:09 PM
09-24-2011 06:13 PM
The sooner you move on, the happier you will be. The phone doesn't work properly.
The last time I tried to resolve an issue where a store employee removed the security sticker from my phone and then denied my warranty claim, 3 days after the 30 day warranty, it took me at least 9 months to get Blackberry to get Digicel to give me a credit for the phone.
Because they no longer had any 8900s in stock (this was on the island of Antigua) I had to get a Storm. Which I never enjoyed one minute using.
3/5 Blackberries had issues. 0/3 Nokia. 1/3 HTC. 0/2 Motorola. 0/1 Samsung. This is a biased sample. If I had been provided with good customer support, I am sure I would only have praise to sing about Blackberry.
It is confusing to me why they do not strive for 100% customer satisfaction. Their cost benefit analysis must indicate that their strategy is feasible for continued business.
Futureshop is giving 100$ gift card towards the purchase of the playbook (399) bringing it down to 299 when you buy it online.
10-09-2011 06:40 PM - edited 10-09-2011 06:44 PM
@darcy87 - Same here, I'm in Calgary and Telus could care less about my issues. I got the phone in January as well from the outlet in Deerfoot Mall where all the employees seem to be completely useless and basically do the same things over and over again every time I take it in. They're no more helpful over the phone as they ask me to pull the battery, change the keystroke speed, all the things that everyone here has tried and tried again. Getting a replacement phone out of Telus has been completely impossible...they'll do anything to avoid it.
10-24-2011 09:13 AM
Hi people, hi BB guys,
Well. Alter being loyal Nokia user for years. And pushing back the smartphone use for a view years. I finaly got into the world of smartphones. First played a view month with Nokia 5800 then with old HTC Dream. Which is cool (and best keyboard ive seen) but slow and bulky. The size of a phone was always the biggest concern for me.
Yet in the times when i had used my first ever gsm there came blackberrys out. And i tought wow they are just amasing peace of a hardware idea. But back then i was a child and havent got the money for something like that.
Now im a busy working guy. And slow HTC Dream has wonderfull keyboard but didnt satisfy my needs being slow with Cyanogen on it. And being a heavy brick. So i tought ok, lets then try something that really should be the best of the best. And since i started to use Email on a smartphone and i heard that Blackberry had a reputation of being good in this. And im a helpdesk and a bit sysadmin guy I tought well lets try it out. And you know what i found out. BB is indeed in the mibile world like Mac in a PC world. Nice to use it becquse of its quality. And its all in those little things.
But in all this fun of using nice peace of technology comes this stuttering thing on top. Thats just so dissapointing.
I have brought it in because it is under the garantee yet. The retailer will sent it to BB. Hopely it can be fixed. Because i dont really want another model. The newer one has just a littlebit bigger keyboard wich is good. But i personally dont really like the touch screen of it. After this another flop of a view days no service. I really wuld like to see it fixed. Because otherwise im afraid i wouldnt be one happy BB user.
This stutter thing is actually not such a big problem for me. But still its not so fun.
p.s. For someone interested. People write they fixed it by replacing keyboard or/and the thing underneeth it.
peace be with you,