1. mittenmonster's Avatar
    I had to cough up 425$ - 100$ rebate though. The 199.99 expired June 30th. :/ I know right? Well, It doesn't matter! I love my bold so far! The screen is brillant and it is 394322321 times louder then my iPhone which is weird. Any tips for a new bold owner?

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    07-09-09 09:35 PM
  2. joshwithachance's Avatar
    If you want maximize battery turn off location services and lower screen brightness. Go into phone app and turn of "dailing from homescreen" and then if you press b it opens browser and m opens messenger and so on. That's all I can think of for now, enjoy your amazing new phone<3

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    07-09-09 09:41 PM
  3. weblou's Avatar
    Welcome... Great phone, I came from an Iphone too. . And who cares about the price, if your happy that's all that counts.

    Enjoy and if you have any question. Just post people here are very helpful.
    07-09-09 09:58 PM
  4. mittenmonster's Avatar
    Welcome... Great phone, I came from an Iphone too. . And who cares about the price, if your happy that's all that counts.

    Enjoy and if you have any question. Just post people here are very helpful.
    Thank you! ERGGG I'm just pissed that the bezel is a little chipped at the top, and I bought a new one so, WTH?
    07-09-09 10:03 PM
  5. mittenmonster's Avatar
    Aim is free right? I have Unli. Data
    07-09-09 10:04 PM
  6. angelo118's Avatar
    Cough up some nuts too eh?
    07-09-09 10:05 PM
  7. rockigirl's Avatar
    Congrads on the bold
    07-09-09 10:06 PM
  8. Jonneh's Avatar
    Aim is free right? I have Unli. Data
    Yeah, AIM is free.
    07-09-09 10:10 PM
  9. Teek's Avatar
    A few good threads
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f83/sol...viewing-93295/
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f130/op...s4-6-a-174448/
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f83/thi...r-bold-189523/


    If you run into any problems like freezing, slugishness, take the battery out while the device is on. That fixes lots of issues.

    Whenever you're done with an app, always press menu> close. Don't just back out of the app.


    Blackberry Messenger is great and exclusive to BB users.

    Welcome.
    07-09-09 10:10 PM
  10. gotpancit's Avatar
    download app world and google maps. once you have app world on, get Quickpull, pandora or slacker, facebook, Viigo and of course the crackberry shortcut.

    you can get a replacement bezel for fairly cheap off of your favorite auction site, rhymes with ashtray. A black bezel and side buttons are hot.

    that should get you started.
    07-09-09 10:11 PM
  11. Teek's Avatar
    Buy a dock (ebay,amazon, or here at crackberry)

    And familiarize yourself with bedside mode.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f83/cha...52/index2.html
    07-09-09 10:20 PM
  12. joe.kent's Avatar
    I had to cough up 425$ - 100$ rebate though. The 199.99 expired June 30th. :/ I know right? Well, It doesn't matter! I love my bold so far! The screen is brillant and it is 394322321 times louder then my iPhone which is weird. Any tips for a new bold owner?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    Id say jump on up to .282 and get that thing situated like you like it. Can save some of the battery if you dont get 3G all the time....
    07-09-09 10:52 PM
  13. jsanta11's Avatar
    Congrats...Top quality BB...enjoy

    also for sick themes check out pimpmyberry.com
    07-09-09 10:52 PM
  14. rockigirl's Avatar
    Here's another good thread to check out.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f83/thi...r-bold-189523/
    07-09-09 11:22 PM
  15. rockigirl's Avatar
    grrrr@double posting...
    07-09-09 11:23 PM
  16. thejgeffect's Avatar
    Welcome... I came from an iPhone also, feels wonderful. Upgrade to .282 for sure.
    07-09-09 11:33 PM
  17. wirelessgal's Avatar
    Congrats. on your purchase! The Bold rocks!
    07-09-09 11:34 PM
  18. kluth's Avatar
    I just got a bold too, and I love it.

    just like others have said, upgrade to .282.

    download some apps that you like. Look into getting some themes.
    I found a lot, and find it easy if you find OTA downloadable themes.
    I went here http ://blackberryvids.com/free-themes/free-blackberry-bold-themes/


    and downloaded the android 2 theme. I like it so far.

    Afterwards, I decided to get some movies to watch on my bold when I am on break at work. There are some great movies here
    http ://forums.crackberry.com/f66/my-first-movies-post-194778/

    Thats all I know so far.

    You can put some music on your bold too.

    For movies and music, you can just plug your bold into your computer, set as mass storage device and then drag and drop your music or video files into the appropriate folders on your sd card in your bold.
    07-10-09 12:18 AM
  19. bboy2143's Avatar
    Ick I hate using phones as a music player. I don't know why.. Maybe because I use my phone for calling people and for txt, etc.. The music player would just drain my battery.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-10-09 12:33 AM
  20. conker's Avatar
    Aim is free right? I have Unli. Data
    Get:

    Paid
    Beejive - instant messaging anywhere (Hands down best IM program. It's worth buying)
    PodTrapper: BlackBerry podcatcher and podcast player - VersatileMonkey.com


    Free
    Download | Viigo
    AP News Reader through the App Store
    mediafly: Get ALL your podcasts from ONE place delivered ANYWHERE™
    Pandora from App Store
    Slacker Radio
    NikkiSoft - makers of QuickLaunch BlackBerry Shortcuts and App Launcher
    QSMS – Free Keyboard Shortcut To Compose SMS | BerryReview.com


    If you are into twitter:

    Yatca
    Ubertwitter
    TwitterBerry

    There, that should get you started...
    07-10-09 01:17 AM
  21. darna's Avatar
    vlingo is a nice app too. enjoy the bold, I came from iphone too. btw, you should've check walmart online they have free bold for new or upgrade lines.
    07-10-09 02:19 AM
  22. pokey318's Avatar
    I just ordered a Bold for my husband online with Walmart. It was $99 with a $99 mail in rebate on a current family plan. You can not beat free!!

    I tried to see if Costco or AT&T would match the price know they wouldn't. The guy at Costco looked online at Walmart as I don't think he believed me even though I had a print out. He was so shocked and excited, that he said he was going to order one for himself!!
    07-10-09 09:35 PM
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