I lent a stranger my Blackberry and now I'm totally paranoid that she was up to some unknown scam. She dialed a number and was on the phone less than a minute - it wasn't some 900 number or anything. But now I'm thinking who knows what she was up to. And my number isn't blocked either.
Am I just being paranoid? Or is there some way she could have done something shady in that minute?
And on a related note - what's the best way to clean and disinfect a bb Torch screen
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Well got two new Torch 9860 touchscreen with the new OS7 and two free playbooks with the phones. Apart from Optus (Aussie telco company) screwing up my details and mucking me about i hung in there. Friday 2 December all arrived. The instructions were all over the place so I rang OPTUS and passed on the relevant details...no worries mate they will be both activated. One was activated and the second one wasn't. Spent hours on tech support (Which sucks)...
One of the phones and playbook was not registered and does not exist. They told me I don't have it because their system say's so. Well thanks for the gift...Still need a 2nd phone that works.
Go back and forth to the local store and finally they make me resign and give me another phone and playbook that is activated. Now I have two phones and playbooks that are all connected and work.....(+ have spare torch and playbook in the drawer just in case)... thank god....Number 1 phone crashed about an hour after getting the new torch activated...it showed a app 606 error... searched internet and called tech support at OPTUS 4 hours later a software program from blackberry is used to fix it but...nup now i have a 507 error....tried again...told to go back to shop to exchange...get to shop but they cant take the phone unless i have box and all the bits...back home get all the bits...go back....have to pay for another phone in the mean time to have me up and going..wait a week to get a replacement...ah ha..i say I have a spare...go home turn on the unregistered freebie i have and away i go. so thought as it is not registered no BBM..but made calls (That will do I think)...then a hour later it crashes and freezed - have no access...so one out of three phones is only working - well I give up about to slash up i think !...at least the playbook is GOOD....as a new BB user I almost went to IPHONE.....give it a week if not -- back to plastics cups and pieces of string...that is more reliable then the TORCH 9860....
When i got two Optus 9860's was to clear the Os and install the latest .540 Os7.
Both phones work fine, auto reset them every morning keeps them going well.
Battery life is a real issue, i dont get through the day. Hopefully a newer Os build will come out that will fix this.
Kindle was not in appworld but you can get it from the kindle site. Why many apps arent in AppWorld is beyond me. Weird.
Browser is super quick, love Social Feeds, Camera is excellent, the sports mode shutter is soooo quick. Video is good also, make sure you get a large micro sd card though, goes through the storage very quick.
Until they fix the battery issue I guess i could carry a spare JM1 battery.
Unlock your OPTUS Blackberry Torch 9860 online and use it on any network worldwide.
I have a Torch 9800, which I got on a promotional deal for my contract a few months ago. I like it, but I am finding the slider a little annyoing as I am always typing and I don't really like the "stiff" feel that the keys have. They are fine, and much better than a lot of qwerty phones I have tried but I prefer the Bold keyboard. Particulary the 9780, and the 9900.
I have two choices, I am going to give my Torch to my friend who had her BlackBerry stolen and can't pay for another one right now. I'll get myself either the Bold 9780 which I have seen around, and I have seen the PlayBook heavily discounted so I thought I'd get one too!
But I am wondering if I should just ignore the PlayBook and get the Bold 9900. For the price of this I can get the Bold 9780 and a PlayBook, but if I go for the 9900 - I can only afford that.
My use for my BlackBerry really is these things: BBM, Email, SMS messaging, Twitter, Whatsapp, Music, a few apps which I think are available for the 9780 such as Dictionary & Thesaurus, Shazam Encore, Smoothie, World Clock, BB Protect, Evernote, Fancytran, BB Wallet, WeatherEye, Sudoku Supreme, some Spanish newspaper apps, Trainline, The Independent, and two online radio apps and very occasioanlly I play Sim City.
I know the Bold 9780 has a smaller screen and isn't touch screen. That doesn't bother me at all as I would be able to use the PlayBook via Bridge to browse the web. But what I am not sure is whether I should buy another OS6 device or just ignore the PlayBook and get the 9900?
Everyone I see with the 9900 says it is amazing and jumps miles ahead of the older BlackBerries.
What's your thoughts? And no, I am not ever going back to iOS, Android, and I'm not going to buy a WP7 phone. I love my BlackBerry and I'm sticking with RIM.
I just got myself a new Blackberry Torch (AT&T) from Best Buy. Since I do not live here, I would like to unlock the phone so I am able to use it back in my home country. I had a couple of questions:
1. Will the 3G work while I am back in Spain? My carrier there is Orange. Even if 3G doesn't work, the internet can work under GSM / WiFi, correct?
2. Can someone help me with all the steps required to unlock the phone. Do I need to have any SIM card inside the phone to unlock it? Does it have to be AT&T? What is exactly the process? I've seen many websites that sell you codes for $5 or so, but not sure what I need to do to actually unlock the phone and have it work in Spain.
Many thanks in advance!
OPTIONS > DEVICE > ADVANCED SYSTEM SETTINGS > SIM CARD
You will see the lock status. Only the second one should be active (Network).