View Poll Results: Do you turn your device off, ever?

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  • Yes

    27 22.88%
  • No

    32 27.12%
  • Sometimes

    21 17.80%
  • Only if the battery died, and I did not notice

    5 4.24%
  • Never

    33 27.97%
09-19-08 02:04 PM
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  1. opiesusan's Avatar
    I turn mine off when I go to bed, and the alarm wakes me up in the morning.
    Other than that it's on ALL day.
    09-17-08 04:33 PM
  2. thelazyone's Avatar
    My turns off at nights and turns back on in the am 7 days a week. I see no reason to have it on while I'm sleeping.

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    09-17-08 04:50 PM
  3. tkerugger's Avatar
    I'm as addicted to my BlackBerry as I was to my Treo, so I use auto-off between 11:59p and 6:30a just so I can get some sleep. How many times have I thought "I'll just check out Slate for a minute" then look up and realize its closing in on 3am...


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    09-17-08 05:03 PM
  4. gabbott's Avatar
    I've had mine since june and never turned it off. Only soft resets and a few battery pulls.

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    09-17-08 05:38 PM
  5. Go Blue's Avatar
    What's a power button?
    09-17-08 05:43 PM
  6. ninjamattic's Avatar
    Um, it turns off? Lol, only if I have to restart for OS upgrades. But then I suppose it wouldn't be truly off...

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    09-17-08 05:47 PM
  7. Chief7's Avatar
    Assuming of course the air travel is not a consideration. I try to keep the air crew happy so that I don't have to deal with federal agents upon landing!
    09-17-08 09:45 PM
  8. zukir02#CB's Avatar
    When did they start putting off buttons on blackberrys?

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    09-17-08 09:49 PM
  9. mattburns9999's Avatar
    Why would u turn it off??? Lol

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    09-17-08 10:16 PM
  10. coolbrett007's Avatar
    Yeah my berry is never off except for those times when a reset or turn off is required to install/uninstall/fix a problem.

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    09-17-08 10:27 PM
  11. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    For my personal Blackberry I turn it off at night before going to bed, then turn it back on in the morning when I wake up. My work one I keep on only during business hours (I'm also on call once every 6 weeks where for that 1 week I'll keep the work BB on all the time).
    09-17-08 10:29 PM
  12. BuddyL's Avatar
    I have my auto on/off set for 2-5 on weekdays and 2-7 on weekends. I don't know if its good/bad for it to be on 24/7 so I err on the side of giving it a rest.

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    09-17-08 11:05 PM
  13. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    I turn my BB off when I go to bed. It needs to rest as well.
    09-18-08 09:30 PM
  14. manav's Avatar
    It only off when the battery's dead. And for that I have another one waiting always!
    09-19-08 01:38 AM
  15. laurent08's Avatar
    The only time i ever turn off, is on an aeroplane!
    09-19-08 03:30 AM
  16. TheSultan's Avatar
    So, I used to have it auto off/on at 3am and back on at 4am. I don't know why really, I figured I would DEFINITELY be asleep at that time.
    Now, however, I work some days, sometimes the middle of the night (I'm up and at work now at 4:30a) so I've disabled the auto on/off feature. When I go to sleep I turn to the "Quiet" profile.
    09-19-08 03:32 AM
  17. Pete6's Avatar
    I use Auto Off and my phones power down at 23:00 and come back up again at 07:30 during the week and at 08:30 at weekends.

    I also have AutoStandby installed and between that and Auto Off, my battery lfe is massively improved.

    Instant Messenger is not installed on either phone as I prefer to use emails.
    09-19-08 03:48 AM
  18. astroidea's Avatar
    Yup only when the battery dies...
    I don't see why it should be bad to leave it on 24/7

    If anything, it's usually bad to turn it on and off all the time. Having power load and unload the circuits wears it out faster.
    09-19-08 07:33 AM
  19. sn3w14's Avatar
    NEVER turn it off!

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    09-19-08 01:25 PM
  20. FLRich23's Avatar
    I see no reason for me to turn it off. Except for the occasional battery pulls. I need to be in constant contact with facebook. LOL
    09-19-08 01:45 PM
  21. cnew21's Avatar
    I have my BB set to automatically turn off at 1 am and turn back on around 7 am. I'm asleep at that time and like to give it a rest.
    09-19-08 02:04 PM
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