| | 03-16-12, 02:57 PM Thread Author #1
Nothing network related is working! D:
So here's the case, and please try catching up with me cause this is gonna be complicated. (Read all of it before you reply... trust me) - BOLD TEXT IS THE MAIN TEXT.
I had this BB9700 (OS version 188.8.131.524 platform 184.108.40.206) of mine for about 2 years now, but recently I have discovered that I really don't use the unlimited data plan I got with the cellphone -
(which I still can't comprehend its purpose and why they just don't use a regular internet plan and let it work with everything)
- unless I wanna log in to my App World -
(1st question: Which still needs Wifi to operate and made me say "WTF were they thinking making it like this? Needing a data plan to log in and Wifi to operate?" Really, RIM?")
- or use it for a quick Google search on the fly wherever I am -
(2nd question: Which still doesn't work for some reason and tells me "There is insufficient network coverage" to which I sadly respond, there were full bars coverage with that little 3G symbol where I tried to use the interwebz and it still said it was insufficient)
- or for other apps that require data plan such as the integrated Maps app
(3rd question: WHICH DOESN'T WORK EITHER MOST OF THE TIME AND SAYS it requires a data connection (which I'm pretty sure it's connected to, otherwise data plans don't work in 80% of Israel, which is a rip off D and also says "some BB devices require reconfiguration to work properly." = W.T.F.)
So, bottom line: Data plan is practically useless to me and I'm paying a LOT more from what I'm getting, basically I'm paying for the unlimited plan (about 100 shekels here in Israel) and using not more than 5 mbs, and lowering down to 1 gb will only save me like 20 shekels, which are like 5$).
(4th question: Can I truly use my Blackberry to what the purposes I mentioned before without paying for such ridiculous plan that I am not finding any use of?)
Now, you probably has given up on my thread so far but if you are reading this. You are awesome! :3
Now listen up D:
Blackberry Protect isn't working properly either, by that I mean the Blackberry app, and it tells me that "The Blackberry Protect services are not available at this time, please try again, dawg". (5th question: Sup wit dat?) (Note, it was working when the app was just released and I made a couple of backups, but since I discovered about the website that lets me locate my BB and lock it and stuff I noticed it hasn't worked ever sense, I'm not sure if that update had anything to do with the performance of the app.)
So you see, that kind of crap is gonna give me a heart attack soon if I don't do anything about it. And I know 200% that Israel has a crappy mobile services and stuff but this is too much, if all these problems are caused by what my Blackberry is saying they are caused by, then my Blackberry is pretty much useless and I'm safe to say that every cellphone user in Israel that uses a data plan is as screwed as I am at this point.
Some notes before you start ticking on your keyboard for a reply and Googling stuff I already Googled:
I already tried fully rebooting device. Restarting all Mobile Network and Wifi settings and resetting them. Pulling the battery out for 2 minutes and restoring it. Smashing my Blackberry into the ground from frustration. Smashing it with my feet while shouting "Work you piece of ****". Admiring my future self buying an Android phone or an iPhone and goodbying the crappy services I have been used to with a Blackberry device even though I'm still in love with it for some reason.
I also tried changing my APN settings from some Tmobile server into the proper Orange Israel I should have been on for ever but still nothing worked even after that change and I honestly don't know WTF that changed anyway but some Google searches said I should have that properly setup-ed.
I should also mention before you suggest anything I am trying to keep the "wiping my device option" to my last resort, it's kind of dumb of RIM to let you lose your purchased apps after a wipe (change of a Blackberry ID) and I am gonna do an OS update after I post this thread, but from my experiences with this phone and everything I had to go through and still fail to let it work properly, I doubt an OS update will fix anything.
SO, BLACKBERRY USERS AND ABUSERS: Work your magic and let my problems go away pwease! :>
Thanks a lot and have a nice day.