I back up to my PC daily, so most of my stuff is on my PC as well (which gets backed up to 2 seperate places daily), so I feel pretty safe. When the outages occurred however, I found myself struggling to have to "get by" with an old Moto phone that could only make calls and send basic text msgs.
Had to replace my blackberry because of a back power connector.. found out the importance of backing up at the moment when I got a new unit. Didnt really know about outages but the last one made me fully aware of how much I depend on my BB. Carrying a laptop with a ev-do card isnt as nice as the lil silver thing in the leather holster..
Well I actually experienced this a few months ago during the summer. My Blackberry was stolen. All I can say is I was panicked and wanted my Blackberry back. I went to the cops and told them that 3 guys stole my Blackberry and that is very important they find it. They came back and said they couldn't find it, I told them they have to its really important and they said they will do their best. About 6 hours later with some help from the thieves (who they apprehended) i was reunited with my BB. I was a wreck without my BB for those moments, couldn't stop pacing and thinking about what i would do to the thieves.
If I had not recovered my Blackberry that day I would've been in bad shape, devastated. Lucky I had luck on my side and I was reunited with my BB and got 3 criminals off the streets at the same time.
The thing that kept my BB safe from the thief was it was password protected. I suggest everyone enable this feature. The thief tried 6 times but couldn't get in and dumped it from frustration. It really works. It saved my BB and my important information.
Broken, I can deal with...I could get another one and restore the data, no prob.
Lost/Stolen...SURELY YOU JEST!!! This thought had not even entered my mind!!! Although, I guard it with my life...now, I'm getting paranoid as I sit in my own home and thinking how can I guard it even more to prevent such a dastardly, evil event from ever occuring! Oh, my poor BB...how it would suffer being away from me! And I from it!!!
Seriously, I am going to at least set up a password...how hideous it would be if some awful stranger were to read me' private emails and me' data!!!!!
P.S. I know not of the BB outages of which you speak...surely they are a myth???
i didnt deal with the outage I experienced very well. called my carrier, had to sit on hold, they said no problem on their end "check my settings and BES server". Finally was passed onto RIM, which went through several troubleshooting steps before admitting that there were outages.
my previous encounter with RIM support was very positive, they fixed my issue in about 5 minutes. maybe they are getting to large to admit mistakes.
Since I just got my Curve on Christmas eve, I'm still learning how to do things with it. I have never had a 'telephone' with this many features on it, so thusly, there was never any need to back up data from previous devices. I'm lovin' my new Curve 8300 though.
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