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  1. Lefty724's Avatar
    Well guys, I've tried everything with my trusty 9900! I have gotten the phone to turn on but that's it...screen is black/blank with nothing showing? I'm all out of ideas here.

    The sad part is the 9900 feels great in my hand! It brings back so many memories and why I came to BlackBerry in the first place.

    Now that I can't use my 9900, I'm more curious than ever to have one again? I think the size and build quality would be perfect for my needs?! The few apps can always be filled by my iPad mini with LTE if need be.

    I'm trying to decide if I should just move on or buy a new 9900 from Amazon or eBay? If the latter,which model is the best to get? I'm on AT&T. Thanks

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    05-31-16 09:08 AM
  2. Lefty724's Avatar
    Well that took about 10 minutes lol. I decided that I miss and love my 9900 too much to not have one in my life! I just ordered a used model off of Amazon and it'll be here later this week.

    My current 9900 that has been with me thru it all will now be sent to the parts bin. Which is not a bad idea since every single part is virtually new.

    This is as far as my 9900 gets now?

    9900:Resurgence of popularity!-img_20160531_072952.jpg

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    05-31-16 09:33 AM
  3. djslam's Avatar
    Thanks! Going to check it out

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    05-31-16 09:51 AM
  4. djslam's Avatar
    You know one thing I actually miss about Bold 9930 is the illumination around the trackpad which they Classic doesn't have

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    05-31-16 09:53 AM
  5. fragment137's Avatar
    I -still- miss my 9900 sometimes. I freaking LOVED that thing. The nostalgia is so strong I may have to order one online.. lol
    05-31-16 09:59 AM
  6. lifeowner771's Avatar
    Well. I was about to get one, but the guy who had it called me and said that he broke the sim connectors when removing his sim. Shame. Hard to find one in my country.
    05-31-16 10:39 AM
  7. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    I -still- miss my 9900 sometimes. I freaking LOVED that thing. The nostalgia is so strong I may have to order one online.. lol
    Do it. Then blame Ralph like the rest of us.
    05-31-16 11:06 AM
  8. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    You know one thing I actually miss about Bold 9930 is the illumination around the trackpad which they Classic doesn't have

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    It's these little details that make the Bold 9900/9930 so appealing to me.
    05-31-16 11:07 AM
  9. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Got my brand new 9900! It's locked to T-Mobile. I bought an unlock code from cellunlocker.net (gave me a MEP2 and MEP4 code) but it isn't working. I started off using method 1 (https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-15284) which just kept reducing my number of tries. Then I tried method 2 which gave me "code error". I've stopped and contacted cellunlocker. I've got 3 or 4 tries left. Scary!

    The seal on the box was cut, but everything inside looks new. Who knows really.
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    Looks like it was made in January of 2014.
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    Amazing how the dust shows up with the camera!
    "Mexico 5" thats where MINE was made! It definately looks brand new allright!

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    05-31-16 11:39 AM
  10. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Hey you dinosaur!
    First, thanks for the great thread!
    I'm on Petrocan mobility (love the pay for what you use model!), which uses Rogers network, but no BIS on my 9320. Sound right?
    I'm looking for a 9900, but Kingston is a much smaller market repair-shop-wise, so I think I'm stuck with online availability. I'm not seeing any canadian sellers that give me a warm fuzzy feeling..... any suggestions? I've used factorydirect in the past, but with mixed results.
    hmm IDK the only prepaid (if thats what you mean by "pay for what you use") I was ever on was Virgin mobile Pre-2010 with Motorola RAZR's and Rogers with Nokia C3. With Blackberry I went full 3 year contract in 2011 with the 9780.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    05-31-16 11:43 AM
  11. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Enjoying reading and following this thread! I've recently been taking out my old Blackberry's and feeling the nostalgia as well. Definitely feel like the Bold 9930 keyboard was the best of BlackBerry. Question for everyone though.

    I'd like to start using the 9930 again as a secondary phone, but here's the catch. I don't want to activate it on my line since I have the Classic activated and I'm on Verizon. I'd just like to use the 9930 on WiFi / hotspot. Is that possible, or would I need BIS? I believe it's possible to do this with Blackberry 10 devices, and you can still get email/bbm, etc. Let me know.

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    Good question! I know that there are wifi calling apps for ios, but both people have to have the app installed. I even tried one on my iphone just for curiousity sake, but the name escapes me now.

    anyone?

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    05-31-16 11:53 AM
  12. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Thanks Ralph

    I am in the US. I am likely to use Verizon. Good to know that is was straightforward. If you have a chance I'd love to hear more about the mail setup issues you may have had. Feel free to BBM me 7BDA3D3C.

    Thanks in advance for all your help.

    Cheers

    Mark


    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    I think I detailed my email set up experiences in my "My Friends Think I am Crazy" thread in here, but I will check that tonite

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    05-31-16 11:56 AM
  13. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Well that took about 10 minutes lol. I decided that I miss and love my 9900 too much to not have one in my life! I just ordered a used model off of Amazon and it'll be here later this week.

    My current 9900 that has been with me thru it all will now be sent to the parts bin. Which is not a bad idea since every single part is virtually new.

    This is as far as my 9900 gets now?

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    Definitely keep it for parts! So the new one coming is unlocked? How much?
    05-31-16 12:03 PM
  14. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Do it. Then blame Ralph like the rest of us.
    I'll just change my name in here, NO ONE will EVER know
    05-31-16 12:04 PM
  15. Lefty724's Avatar
    Definitely keep it for parts! So the new one coming is unlocked? How much?
    No I bought a new/used Att model. 9.5 out of 10 for $60. I only picked them because they were out of California lol.

    You guys are killing me!

    I miss and love my 9900! So the new plan is to swap my current sim into the 9900 and use my iPhone 6s Plus as my tablet. So we'll see how it works out!!
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    05-31-16 12:06 PM
  16. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Well. I was about to get one, but the guy who had it called me and said that he broke the sim connectors when removing his sim. Shame. Hard to find one in my country.
    Where is that?
    05-31-16 12:06 PM
  17. lenze's Avatar
    Nice thread, I like it :-) I'm still very happy with my Bold 9900, too. Started using the media player for music (MP3 player, really), works great. Found a nice little app for streaming radio along the way..
    I'm very much into the app switcher (hold menu button), the functionality is amazing. Also, I still customize my home screen icons regularly, depending on my needs at the time. Wouldn't want any other phone ;-)
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    05-31-16 01:20 PM
  18. to boldly go's Avatar
    ''''I'd like to start using the 9930 again as a secondary phone, but here's the catch. I don't want to activate it on my line since I have the Classic activated and I'm on Verizon. I'd just like to use the 9930 on WiFi / hotspot. Is that possible, or would I need BIS?'''
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    I dont know about calling apps, but I get my email on my Bold as well as my simcard phone and up to five devices with IMAP using Startmail. On wifi just make sure your 'network' button is turned on, down where you can select 2g 3g or both, my music streaming works great through the Bold. You cant use the same BBM pin on two phones, so I'm not sure how that will work unless you pick your Bold for all your BBM use.

    If it weren't for the Q10, I'd ptobably still be using my 9900 as my phone-phone too!
    05-31-16 01:21 PM
  19. lenze's Avatar
    Keyboard shortcuts! How could I forget to mention keyboars shortcuts? They're just... WOW! Also, related, The Advanced OS and LED app.
    anon(6038817) and idssteve like this.
    05-31-16 01:31 PM
  20. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    "NextPlus" is the app for wifi calling but no idea if available for Bkackberry

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    05-31-16 01:50 PM
  21. Wmsi's Avatar
    Well my new battery arrived so I transferred my sim today and am now in the 9900 club for real

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
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    05-31-16 02:14 PM
  22. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    Well my new battery arrived so I transferred my sim today and am now in the 9900 club for real

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    Welcome aboard!
    05-31-16 03:05 PM
  23. djslam's Avatar
    [QUOTE=to boldly go;12453017]''''I'd like to start using the 9930 again as a secondary phone, but here's the catch. I don't want to activate it on my line since I have the Classic activated and I'm on Verizon. I'd just like to use the 9930 on WiFi / hotspot. Is that possible, or would I need BIS?'''
    _____________________________

    That's the same thing I've been trying to figure out. From my understanding, you'd have very limited functionality without a data plan. Ex: No email, no BBM, etc. There are workarounds but they're not ideal.



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    05-31-16 03:54 PM
  24. idssteve's Avatar
    Keyboard shortcuts! How could I forget to mention keyboars shortcuts? They're just... WOW! Also, related, The Advanced OS and LED app.
    +1000 for keyboard shortcuts! Anyone thinking PKB is just for typing is missing half the experience! Also love keyboard Speed Dials. My most called # is programmed to"P". Really easy to find & press by feel.

    Advanced OS & Led would've made a great set of functions to build into the OS itself. At least the great app works on our 99's!
    lenze and anon(9721108) like this.
    05-31-16 04:03 PM
  25. MikeLip's Avatar
    So your LTE SIM card was still good to reactivate when you were ready to switch back from your Bold?
    Yes, no problem. Done it twice now, same SIM.
    experiment 626 likes this.
    05-31-16 04:03 PM
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