1. laxutraly's Avatar
    Hello
    In our days we are so into having the last phone in the market...
    But sincerely? When you go the pool with your kids and try to forget for a good while about posting everything on the face, insta... And etc etc
    What blackberry will you take with you, to the basics needs? Calls, sms, email?
    Why blackberry... I just don't need that my cellphone to be STOLEN... i think i am Wright... Nobody will steal your Blackberry
    Thank you all
    11-29-19 08:21 AM
  2. RoseBud68's Avatar
    This thread much like BlackBerry will soon be forgotten.......
    John Albert and ppeters914 like this.
    11-29-19 08:42 PM
  3. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    I carry my Z10 everywhere, but I would turn it off and leave it in my bag while at the pool with my family.

    I use it for email, calls, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks, all synched to multiple businesses that I run or support. That's the what.

    The why is easier. It's simply the best tool for the job that I've found. I own iOS and Android devices, which I use for testing and training, but none of them meet my requirements as well as BB10 on my Z10, even after Lost 7 years.

    From the screen of my trusty Z10 using the exceptional BlackBerry VKB.
    eshropshire and merlin29 like this.
    11-29-19 10:10 PM
  4. Crusader03's Avatar
    I carry my Passport as a daily. It does it all, including Social media. Some sites are via the Web, but that's OK in my book. Good luck,

    PS - it lasts all day too.

    Posted via my Passport
    The_Passporter likes this.
    11-29-19 11:16 PM
  5. eshropshire's Avatar
    I carry my Z10 everywhere, but I would turn it off and leave it in my bag while at the pool with my family.


    From the screen of my trusty Z10 using the exceptional BlackBerry VKB.
    Fully agree, we need to prioritize the important times of our lives. I see so many people missing key and special, and important normal family time whilen on their devices! My hats off to you!

    You have a lucky family!
    11-30-19 05:45 AM
  6. idssteve's Avatar
    This 9930 rarely leaves my hand. Frequently enough even while sleeping. Lol. Whether getting coffee down the hall or globe trotting, it keeps me in essential contact. Very much as @bb10adopter111 describes above for his Z.

    I keep one of my giants handy for things like heavy surfing, banking, etc but frequently feel no need to cary ANYthing other than this COMPACT 9930 when all I want is critical contact availability. Especially over an "off" weekend.

    For longer weekends, I'll swap its swappable battery for a 5000mAh monster that'll ensure solid 3 day endurance. Spare batt also affords confidence that critical communications WILL happen.
    11-30-19 05:59 AM
  7. merlin29's Avatar
    I am using a 9810 Torch for work mainly calls/Text on 2G network bis is still available,
    and privately a Classic & Q10 on 4G so best of all worlds, they meet my needs so staying with BlackBerry.
    11-30-19 03:13 PM
  8. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I am using a 9810 Torch for work mainly calls/Text on 2G network bis is still available,
    and privately a Classic & Q10 on 4G so best of all worlds, they meet my needs so staying with BlackBerry.
    What’s your plan when BIS goes to permanent sleep and BB10 on the backend starts breaking down. Let’s say this starts occurring throughout 2020 mid year.
    11-30-19 03:23 PM
  9. merlin29's Avatar
    2G is not going away before 2025 at earliest where I live and no message about bis ending with two remaining networks,If and when this happens who knows until it does, I am testing for work use a couple of Android phones which fortunately are on loan just in case.
    11-30-19 03:38 PM
  10. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    What’s your plan when BIS goes to permanent sleep and BB10 on the back end starts breaking down. Let’s say this starts occurring throughout 2020 mid year.
    I think it's just best practice that everyone, no matter which mobile platform they use, is prepared for their phone to be permanently damaged or lost at any time. I use something I call the pissed-off user test: if I get angry and throw my device out of a fast-moving car I should be comfortable that I won't lose any significant information. Being on BB10 is no different than being on Windows or Android in those terms.

    If BB10 were to break permanently in the next 10 seconds, the only information I'd lose is the draft of this post.

    From the screen of my trusty Z10 using the exceptional BlackBerry VKB.
    Last edited by bb10adopter111; 12-01-19 at 03:57 PM.
    11-30-19 04:44 PM
  11. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    2G is not going away before 2025 at earliest where I live and no message about bis ending with two remaining networks,If and when this happens who knows until it does, I am testing for work use a couple of Android phones which fortunately are on loan just in case.
    Interesting about BIS as it’s EOL 04/2018 but the backend services will support it sounds like until it won’t. BB just states after 12/2019 but nothing specific. AT&T here sounds like same until breakage or shutdown. Where are you located that 2G will continue so long?
    11-30-19 08:18 PM
  12. merlin29's Avatar
    I am in U.K. also a few counties in Europe are keeping 2G , a lot of M2M equipment Is still in use, where I work electricity meter head’s use 2G SIM cards to send data and in many country areas 3/4G is unreliable or not available, and about 70% of calls use 2G system at some point from sender to recipient, as for 5G and it’s short range it will be like 3/4G was a long time coming to most of but not all of the country.
    11-30-19 08:40 PM
  13. Crusader03's Avatar
    Very true. I was in Europe two years ago, Portugal to be specific and when I throw in my VodaFone Sim, 3G was the best I got. So yes, many markets outside of NA will be supporting 2G and 3G for the foreseeable future! Good on you,

    Posted via my Passport
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    12-01-19 12:44 AM
  14. merlin29's Avatar
    Crusader03 , you are still using a passport good to hear, which colour do you have?, my one a red version lost cellular connection SIM card slot failed but I enjoyed it when was working, now using a Classic for personal use.
    12-01-19 07:22 AM
  15. Crusader03's Avatar
    Crusader03 , you are still using a passport good to hear, which colour do you have?, my one a red version lost cellular connection SIM card slot failed but I enjoyed it when was working, now using a Classic for personal use.
    I have the Passport OG. I have had to rebuild and repair it. It is now a fully refurbished unit!

    Parts are very inexpensive for our Passports, worth checking into.

    I do have a K2 for my financial apps.

    Posted via my Passport
    12-01-19 03:02 PM
  16. merlin29's Avatar
    Thanks Crusader03 will look around on line, Blackberry parts not easy to find might be lucky,
    12-01-19 03:10 PM
  17. Crusader03's Avatar
    Thanks Crusader03 will look around on line, Blackberry parts not easy to find might be lucky,
    Here is the Russian company that many here have used. I ordered from them and it went very smoothly, slow shipping but smooth. Prices are very reasonable. Your sim slot connector is $9! Good luck! If you do decide to repair, let us know how it goes.

    https://inforesheniya.ru/aksessuary-dla-blackberry/en/
    12-01-19 03:50 PM
  18. merlin29's Avatar
    Thanks Crusader03, appreciate the help,
    Crusader03 likes this.
    12-01-19 03:53 PM
  19. Crusader03's Avatar
    Here is the part you need. Looking at the part, it might need soldering, above my skill set, but a shop will do it for about $40. The best BlackBerry to carry on?-screenshot_20191201-125255.jpeg
    Last edited by Crusader03; 12-01-19 at 04:13 PM.
    12-01-19 03:54 PM
  20. yamahammer's Avatar
    Here is the part you need. Looking at the part, it might need soldering, above my skill set, but a shop will do it for about $40. Click image for larger version. 

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    Replacing parts like this (and usb port) require the use of a hot air soldering tool. Don't even try with a regular soldering pencil!
    12-01-19 05:35 PM
  21. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    I've long drawn the line at the USB port! When that goes (and it will) I'll buy a replacement phone.

    From the screen of my trusty Z10 using the exceptional BlackBerry VKB.
    12-01-19 05:37 PM
  22. yamahammer's Avatar
    Crusader03 , you are still using a passport good to hear, which colour do you have?, my one a red version lost cellular connection SIM card slot failed but I enjoyed it when was working, now using a Classic for personal use.
    You may want to contact these people, they re in the UK.

    https://www.mobiledeviceworkshop.co....ice-3087-p.asp

    12-01-19 05:54 PM
  23. fanisk's Avatar
    Hello
    In our days we are so into having the last phone in the market...
    But sincerely? When you go the pool with your kids and try to forget for a good while about posting everything on the face, insta... And etc etc
    What blackberry will you take with you, to the basics needs? Calls, sms, email?
    Why blackberry... I just don't need that my cellphone to be STOLEN... i think i am Wright... Nobody will steal your Blackberry
    Thank you all
    Take care, they have stolen a key one from a friend of mine !
    12-03-19 08:06 PM

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