1. ThePoisonBerry's Avatar
    I got a bad feeling, att either removed or blocked nfc capabilities entirely.


    I'm an att customer, but if there is a company that represents corporate greed and anti-consumer, it'd be att.
    11-02-11 08:18 PM
  2. Deathcommand's Avatar
    "You can activate it for just 10 dollars a month!"

    ^If they do anything to NFC. lol
    11-02-11 08:20 PM
  3. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Verizon blocked NFC in their first OS, and TMO are still blocking it... so you won't be alone
    11-02-11 08:23 PM
  4. RoseBud68's Avatar
    Can a simple OS update from another carrier activate the NFC?

    Think I read that here somewhere.
    11-02-11 08:35 PM
  5. lockedtight's Avatar
    You should be able to just download a different carriers 9900 os with nfc and it should work fine.

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    11-02-11 08:56 PM
  6. sallenthornton's Avatar
    I haven't seen the big deal with NFC. It hasn't really caught on and when it does, I will probably be buying another phone anyway. Seems like it isn't worth worrying about right now.
    11-02-11 09:13 PM
  7. RoseBud68's Avatar
    Can a simple OS update from another carrier activate the NFC?

    Think I read that here somewhere.
    You should be able to just download a different carriers 9900 os with nfc and it should work fine.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    See I know I readed it here somewhere.....
    11-02-11 09:19 PM
  8. flyersfan76's Avatar
    I haven't seen the big deal with NFC. It hasn't really caught on and when it does, I will probably be buying another phone anyway. Seems like it isn't worth worrying about right now.
    Apps are here and more are coming.
    11-03-11 08:41 AM
  9. flyersfan76's Avatar
    "You can activate it for just 10 dollars a month!"

    ^If they do anything to NFC. lol
    I think if they try to charge a monthly fee for it I would just laugh right in their face.

    If they try that people should ask why would they do that if they don't charge for Bluetooth or Wifi usage. It makes as much sense.
    11-03-11 08:43 AM
  10. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Can a simple OS update from another carrier activate the NFC?

    Think I read that here somewhere.
    Unfortunately not... just ask any TMO user. If a carrier wants NFC blocked, it stays blocked.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-03-11 09:10 AM
  11. Vijik's Avatar
    I haven't seen the big deal with NFC. It hasn't really caught on and when it does, I will probably be buying another phone anyway. Seems like it isn't worth worrying about right now.
    Apps are here and more are coming.
    +1.
    See the thread below to see what is here already.
    Other nice things that are around the corner: Mobile payment, aceess control, transit payment, Peer2Peer apps.
    NFC is one of those cool technologies soon everyone would love to have.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...as-all-659273/
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    11-03-11 12:20 PM
  12. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Blocked is different from not being ready at launch. Verizon didn't block it. They didn't have It ready. The latest vzw os enables NFC. Maybe that will be the case with AT&T.
    11-03-11 02:09 PM
  13. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Blocked is different from not being ready at launch. Verizon didn't block it. They didn't have It ready. The latest vzw os enables NFC. Maybe that will be the case with AT&T.
    I'm not sure why a feature written into the OS by RIM and fully functional on every other device, would be deemed 'not ready at launch' by one particular carrier... it was blocked, simple as. Just like TMO are still blocking it.

    Why carriers are blocking NFC is beyond me, it has nothing whatsoever to do with them. Vodafone UK refuse to support it because they openly admit they don't know what it is, but they still didn't block it from their phones.

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    11-03-11 02:25 PM
  14. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I'm not sure why a feature written into the OS by RIM and fully functional on every other device, would be deemed 'not ready at launch' by one particular carrier... it was blocked, simple as. Just like TMO are still blocking it.



    Why carriers are blocking NFC is beyond me, it has nothing whatsoever to do with them. Vodafone UK refuse to support it because they openly admit they don't know what it is, but they still didn't block it from their phones.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    I don't know, was just thinking out loud. Maybe there was a bad bug in 274 that caused it to crash if nfc was available? Guessing, but the fact that the first os update from vzw enabled it leads me to believe they weren't blocking, just not 100% ready to release.

    In any case, I have no use for nfc anyhow. I can't see setting up tags all over my house, office and car just to shut off wifi or enable bluetooth. Installing more apps and setting up macros seems to be using technology for the sake of technology. I can disable wifi with two clicks in under a second, so passing my phone over the doorway on my way out to turn it off just doesn't seem necessary.
    11-03-11 02:48 PM
  15. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm not interested in all that tag options rubbish either, but I am looking forward to alternative payment methods using NFC.

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    11-03-11 03:02 PM
  16. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Too bad its NEAR field. I love my Mobil speedpass and New England EZ Pass (for road tolls throughout the northeast). They operate at far greater distances than nfc, register perfectly every time and have never made errors on billing to wrong person, device, etc. The batteries in the user devices last years upon years. It would be great if someday we could use our phones for everything to passing through tolls at speed, to paying for gas, to grocery shopping, all without taking it out of my pocket. Some of these just don't seem possible given the NEAR requirement. I wonder what about the existing technology we use doesn't allow it to be used as an nfc-type solution? Seems more robust to me. I can drive right through a toll at 65 with no worries about it catching my signal.
    11-03-11 03:17 PM
  17. psiclne's Avatar
    I'm not sure why a feature written into the OS by RIM and fully functional on every other device, would be deemed 'not ready at launch' by one particular carrier
    Not to rock the boat...but the same could be said about why a device deemed good enough for all the other carriers except for at&t.
    11-03-11 03:37 PM
  18. SlcCorrado's Avatar
    I'm pumped to use this technology... but isn't the att thing old news?
    11-03-11 03:41 PM
  19. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Not to rock the boat...but the same could be said about why a device deemed good enough for all the other carriers except for at&t.
    Not really, that reason is already well known... AT&T's cobbled together network system

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-03-11 03:44 PM
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