10-17-11 07:38 PM
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  1. periwinklemoon's Avatar
    I keep finding new things.

    I had opened App Store and at the same time was running my fingertip around the rim of the case where the display protector meets it, just pressing down the edge of the protector. Out of nowhere appears a handy snapshot screen. Weather bar at the top, below that a reminder I had set, then stock ticker, and at the bottom a quick preview of my email Inbox. Had no idea how I landed there...figured out I had accidentally swiped the screen from the top down. Nice surprise

    Keeping it real; sadly Siri is in a coma & won't respond at all. I'll have to go back to VZW if she doesn't snap out of it. That's one of the highlight features of this phone, imho. I travel often and would much prefer Siri over my GPS or google maps, especially for locating stops from Starbucks to gas stations, etc. Wonder if she'll relay traffic, construction, etc.? Also she talks back so would be some company, heh. Much as I adore my dog who rides shotgun, he doesn't have much to say on road trips.
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    10-16-11 05:31 AM
  2. D2TSHR1439's Avatar
    For those having issues with Siri. *228 option 1 fixes it.
    Accidental Post likes this.
    10-16-11 07:19 AM
  3. moiselles's Avatar
    While we're all happy that you have entered the magical land of Apple, you really need to remember this is a Blackberry forum. While your transformation into an Applehead is fascinating to watch and your description of the fairy-like siri is certainly compelling, you might want to move to TiPb.

    There you will find a magical fairyland awaits you with unicorns, happy clowns, balloons.....and those nasty old angry birds.

    Peace and tranquility to all and happy rainbows for us all.......
    We are posting in the Apple iPhone/iPad section of the website, did you not see that? If Kevin didn't want anyone talking about other devices then he wouldn't have created a section for other smartphones. No one here is doing anything wrong. And if you don't like that we're talking about Apple, you certainly don't have to visit this section.
    pilsbury and auntrosie like this.
    10-16-11 07:55 AM
  4. EchoTango's Avatar
    Sorry couldn't resist......it's just too much fun !

    ..I mean that in the kindest way possible...
    10-16-11 10:32 AM
  5. periwinklemoon's Avatar
    For those having issues with Siri. *228 option 1 fixes it.
    I was just going to start a new Siri thread. I got her working again, it's been since late Friday night that she stopped. I found the fix here: Fix: Siri Canít Connect to the Network

    I don't know how long it will hold, but she's up and running again. A lot of people commenting seem to feel it's an apple server issue. Someone further down in the blog's comments said they placed a call, let it ring once, hang up, and Siri worked. But that fix didn't work for me. Only the initial instructions in the blog did.

    I'll do *228 -1 also, thanks! Can't hurt

    Just a side note, CB has been a site I've heavily frequented for so long, it wouldn't feel very good to be made to feel unwelcome anymore just because I wasn't using a Berry. Have to hand it to Kevin. He's a big enough person not to close off any discussions about any devices that aren't RIM's. Mods too. Admirable, too bad some members can't follow suit. If one bases their own sense of self (and categorizes others) on the type of smartphone they carry, time to put the phone down, get out in the big wide world and get some perspective.
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    10-16-11 11:08 AM
  6. periwinklemoon's Avatar
    OK, I did *228, 1 and then called back and updated roaming (2), just because I like to do that on a new phone and then once per month. Lost Siri altogether. The microsphone didn't even show on the screen. So went back and repeated steps in blog I linked to above, and she's back working again.

    Fickle woman
    10-16-11 11:23 AM
  7. D2TSHR1439's Avatar
    Huh ... That sucks. Worked for me and my fiancee. I dunnnno. Typical woman ...
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    10-16-11 11:37 AM
  8. periwinklemoon's Avatar
    Huh ... That sucks. Worked for me and my fiancee. I dunnnno. Typical woman ...
    10-16-11 11:46 AM
  9. pilsbury's Avatar
    Sorry couldn't resist......it's just too much fun !

    ..I mean that in the kindest way possible...
    We know how you meant it. Stick with your antique Berry, and enjoy your battery pulls.
    I mean that in the kindest way possible.
    10-16-11 01:39 PM
  10. Chrisy's Avatar
    We know how you meant it. Stick with your antique Berry, and enjoy your battery pulls.
    I mean that in the kindest way possible.
    Sounds like someone wishes they too were in magical fairyland with unicorns, happy clowns, balloons.

    Isn't that the truth, ET?

    You're actually making me want to switch to Apple describing it like that!
    10-16-11 01:44 PM
  11. avt123's Avatar
    I will be using my magical fairy to allow my unicorn to fly me down to Port Orange Florida tomorrow. I also have arranged for the angry birds to escort me as well.
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    10-16-11 01:52 PM
  12. pilsbury's Avatar
    I like unicorns. I have three.
    10-16-11 02:21 PM
  13. Chrisy's Avatar
    I will be using my magical fairy to allow my unicorn to fly me down to Port Orange Florida tomorrow. I also have arranged for the angry birds to escort me as well.
    For real? I have family In Port Orange. I go there alot!
    10-16-11 02:22 PM
  14. D2TSHR1439's Avatar
    Uhhh ohhh ... eCrackberry ... PhoneAddict Singles ....

    Anyways.
    10-16-11 02:38 PM
  15. Chrisy's Avatar
    I'm not single. Married 13 years, happily. Try again
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    10-16-11 04:55 PM
  16. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar

    Just a side note, CB has been a site I've heavily frequented for so long, it wouldn't feel very good to be made to feel unwelcome anymore just because I wasn't using a Berry. Have to hand it to Kevin. He's a big enough person not to close off any discussions about any devices that aren't RIM's. Mods too. Admirable, too bad some members can't follow suit. If one bases their own sense of self (and categorizes others) on the type of smartphone they carry, time to put the phone down, get out in the big wide world and get some perspective.
    i've been using a bb for 4yrs now, on cb for a yr(?) and i honestly never ever could understand the hatred/hostility that some users have for others that dont use a bb, or were previous bb users and have gone to android or iOS. I ignore them I've ALWAYS been a 'neutral' user and believe the motto "use what works for you"

    I'm on a bb right now, and have been thinking about switching to the iP4/4s for a couple of mths. I've been reading your thread and so far you seem happy about the switch

    i'm honestly getting tired of the memory leaks and battery pulls every 2 or 3 days because by then i've lost 40-50mbs !! My hubby & daughter have the iP4(got'em in July) and i've used them on occassion-i also have an iPad. i find the iOS very easy to use its the whole touch screen thing that i'm worried about BUT i think at some point i'm just gonna bite the bullet and go for it when i have an upgrade avail on our family acct BTW, Siri is something that i will DEFF utilize on a daily basis multiple times indeed !!

    anyway, sorry to veer off your thread.....carry on with your new found liking of the iP4S
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    10-16-11 05:08 PM
  17. Chrisy's Avatar
    i've been using a bb for 4yrs now, on cb for a yr(?) and i honestly never ever could understand the hatred/hostility that some users have for others that dont use a bb, or were previous bb users and have gone to android or iOS. I ignore them I've ALWAYS been a 'neutral' user and believe the motto "use what works for you"

    I'm on a bb right now, and have been thinking about switching to the iP4/4s for a couple of mths. I've been reading your thread and so far you seem happy about the switch

    i'm honestly getting tired of the memory leaks and battery pulls every 2 or 3 days because by then i've lost 40-50mbs !! My hubby & daughter have the iP4(got'em in July) and i've used them on occassion-i also have an iPad. i find the iOS very easy to use its the whole touch screen thing that i'm worried about BUT i think at some point i'm just gonna bite the bullet and go for it when i have an upgrade avail on our family acct BTW, Siri is something that i will DEFF utilize on a daily basis multiple times indeed !!

    anyway, sorry to veer off your thread.....carry on with your new found liking of the iP4S
    Reposted for truth. Loving my Android but may be BB again.
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    10-16-11 05:12 PM
  18. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Reposted for truth. Loving my Android but may be BB again.
    niiiiiiiiice !!

    hey, sometimes we all have to try something different, and if it doesnt work out, or its not as 'great' as we expected--then you can always return back to what you were previously using that worked well for you....and in this case, for you--a bb possibly again
    Last edited by P1nkD1am0nds; 10-16-11 at 05:17 PM.
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    10-16-11 05:15 PM
  19. Chrisy's Avatar
    niiiiiiiiice !!

    hey, sometimes we all have to try something different, and if it doesnt work out, or its not as 'great' as we expected--then you can always return back to what you were previously using that worked well for you....and in this case, for you--a bb possibly again
    Word. It's so freeing not being a fan boy.we can try it all freely!
    Last edited by chrisy520; 10-16-11 at 05:28 PM.
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    10-16-11 05:20 PM
  20. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Word. It's so freeing not being a fan boy.we can they it all freely!
    i agree 100%
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    10-16-11 05:27 PM
  21. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I will be using my magical fairy to allow my unicorn to fly me down to Port Orange Florida tomorrow. I also have arranged for the angry birds to escort me as well.
    i was lmao when i read this !!
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    10-16-11 05:34 PM
  22. TMElectric's Avatar
    I am in the same situation here. Been with BB for awhile now. For the most part, I was trouble free. For some reason the Iphone 4S called to me. I did buy it and so far I am happy with my decision. I am not saying I won't go back to BB.. And if I do, I can respond to peoples post now because I have had both.

    Besides, aren't we all just waiting for the BBX to come out? Until then, I want to try a little strange, sow my wild oats, IF you know what I mean......
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    10-16-11 05:53 PM
  23. TMElectric's Avatar
    I asked Siri what does she look like and she responded with "Does my looks really matter?"
    I asked Siri where is she from and she responded with "It says on my box made in California."

    This is so cool.
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    10-16-11 05:56 PM
  24. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I asked Siri what does she look like and she responded with "Does my looks really matter?"
    I asked Siri where is she from and she responded with "It says on my box made in California."

    This is so cool.
    LMAO !! that Siri, she sure does have a sense of humor !!
    10-16-11 06:00 PM
  25. avt123's Avatar
    For real? I have family In Port Orange. I go there alot!
    Yea I should be there by 5pm tomorrow. Flying into Daytona airport.
    Last edited by avt123; 10-16-11 at 06:50 PM.
    10-16-11 06:48 PM
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