AT&T Pulls BB Bold Software Upgrade.. why?
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- 09-04-2009, 11:25 PM #5
My 2 theories (being mostly sarcastic)...
1) ATT losing minutes from people who no longer have to dial to check traditional VM.
2) ATT network getting data overload from all the VVM messages that are sent to the phones.
- 09-05-2009, 12:14 AM #6
1) AT&T probably doesn't make much on minute overages now anyways, with the Rollover
2) I could partially see this, especially since VVM defaults to download messages to 'Auto Downloads: Yes'. But, on the other hand, BlackBerry Bold count with VVM installed is probably rather low (based on general consumer awareness, but then again maybe a lot Bold users are pretty good on keeping up)
I'm also wondering if there may be a 3G/2G switching configuration issue/incompatiblity, for low coverage areas, in the firmware from BlackBerry or AT&T's equipment. I haven't confirmed it, but I was having some sporadic coverage changes in low 3G signal areas (3G->EDGE->no network detection, but 3 bars). This very well could have been because of the areas I was working in this week (varies)
Last edited by joemecu; 09-05-2009 at 12:24 AM.
- 09-05-2009, 12:26 AM #7
I haven't issues with 3G or 2G. The switch has been fine on the rare times I've used it. 3G coverage has been good here, so I only switched to 2G once since I started running .297.
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- 09-05-2009, 12:54 AM #8
- CrackBerry Abuser
09-05-2009, 06:01 AM #9
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It could be voice mail related. I have noticed that the VVM are taking longer and longer to get to my phone. From a couple of seconds at first to up to a minute earlier yesterday.
Then last night, one came about 1.5 hours after the missed call!!!!
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09-05-2009, 09:15 AM #10
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This is interesting- I've been spending days with ATT Tech Support to figure out why my phone drops calls in less than a minute (usually less than 10 seconds). This all started... after I upgraded to .297 with VVM. They seem to think I need a new device which now means no VVM
I also noticed that the last VVM took 5 hours to get to my device....
- 09-05-2009, 10:56 AM #14
My 3G/2G switching problem is mostly speculation, as I haven't fully tested it, but it seems a few more reports that came in above corroborate it. Even so, it's not enough of a sample to say either way, and I haven't done any sort of thorough testing. So, without numbers to back it up, it's merely heresy, until confirmed from AT&T, or a lot of other users. Either way, I don't know the reason, but hopefully AT&T does, and is working to get it fixed.
Last edited by joemecu; 09-05-2009 at 10:59 AM.
- 09-05-2009, 11:18 AM #16
I really like the OS .297 build. As I mentioned before, IT/developers and accountants should running the world to slow the rush of inadequately tested devices and OS platforms to make a quick buck in the short term but hurting the customers and their long-term profits that would be more substantial with better tested devices and OS. Whenever the Bold 9700 comes to market, the device and OS 5.0 should be thoroughly tested. I would not mind it being released in 2010 Q1 rather than Black Friday or Christmas 2009. If they are released early, I will delay my purchase for at lease 4-6 months after release.
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09-05-2009, 12:03 PM #18
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Visual Voice Mail Temp Fix
I Just Got Off The Phone With A Data Rep From At&t And I May Have Some Answers To Question. At The Time The Upgraded Software Version 220.127.116.117 For The Bold And Other Compatible Devices Are Experiencing Some Difficulties When Running On The 3g Network. Visual Voice Mail Seems To Be Affected. To Fix This Problem You Can Select To Use 2g Only (edge) By Going To Manage Connections,mobile Network Options Then Network Mode And Switch To 2g This Is A Temporary Fix But Of Course You Wont Be On The 3g Network Which Allows You To Use Data And Phone At The Same Time And Of Course Its Speed. I Must Say That Everyone Is Not Affected But To Avoid Bugs And Glitches Download The 18.104.22.1688 Version And Save It On Your Desktop And If You Experience Problems Do The Down Grad In Your Bb Desktop Manager.
- CrackBerry Abuser
09-05-2009, 12:05 PM #19
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No problems with the system here in Peru or in Chile. I have used it since it came out and everything seems fine. Takes a little longer to restart and occasionally seems to freeze then come back. Nothing I can't live with. Will keep it and then wait for the 5 version before another upgrade/ update
- 09-05-2009, 01:03 PM #21
Running 3 phones up here in the mountains evergreen co zero problems. in fact 1 dead area for years, we all went through there last night wham 3G lasted about 3 miles. So I guess who knows. So far so good to me it ain't broke so till it is, no fix.
- 09-05-2009, 01:11 PM #22
If you aren't having issues and/or don't use VVM, what is the problem? I am just tweaked that the OS was rushed out and I use the "rush" very loosely. I would rather AT&T/RIM release devices less frequently and test the devices and OS more thoroughly even if it takes more time and hurts short-term revenue. In the long run, better devices/OS make for better profits and happy/repeat customers which is the goal no matter what.
- CrackBerry User
09-05-2009, 02:50 PM #24
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