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  1. silverfang77's Avatar
    Tomorrow I'm going to the viewing of an acquaintance's husband who passed away yesterday. Is it rude to use my BlackBerry during the viewing?
    07-28-10 02:50 PM
  2. Pi Guy 3.14's Avatar
    Well it might be considered rude if you whipped out some mp3s's and loud outbursts from trying to defeat an addictive game.
    07-28-10 03:30 PM
  3. silverfang77's Avatar
    I can see where that would be considered offensive.

    Thanks for the tip.
    07-28-10 03:34 PM
  4. DPSydBerry's Avatar
    I'd make sure it was on the 'silent' profile first...the black leather case gives it quite a respectful look...perhaps hide it in a hat you could carry around with you...pretend it's a camera (guest photos)...practice one-handed texting before you go...
    07-28-10 04:35 PM
  5. Ibn la Ahad's Avatar
    Awesome, this is why I love you, CB family.
    07-28-10 04:39 PM
  6. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Turn it off. Show some repect.
    07-28-10 04:52 PM
  7. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    Some people consider it bad form to tweet in-the-coffin pics while the pastor is still speaking...

    #thisdudesdead
    07-28-10 04:59 PM
  8. joe_23's Avatar
    I'd make sure it was on the 'silent' profile first...the black leather case gives it quite a respectful look...perhaps hide it in a hat you could carry around with you...pretend it's a camera (guest photos)...practice one-handed texting before you go...
    LOL who takes pictures at a funeral? I would definitely consider crackin out on your bb to be rude at the viewing. Outside the room to have a coffee or what not is okay.
    07-28-10 05:13 PM
  9. silverfang77's Avatar
    Some people consider it bad form to tweet in-the-coffin pics while the pastor is still speaking...

    #thisdudesdead
    Please tell me people don't actually do that!
    07-28-10 05:21 PM
  10. Roses.Are.Red's Avatar
    It is perfectly acceptable to use a Blackberry. The viewing is a social event to come and commiserate. Withdrawing yourself from the event for a minute or three at a time to play with a device is fine - but discretion is the better part of valor. Its not as if you will be interrupting a eulogy. Set it to silent.
    07-28-10 11:36 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Set your BB on vibrate only. Do not use it during the service when the pastor is speaking. If you get an urgent message, leave the room where the funeral service/wake is going on and call/text your family member or friend in that room.

    Basically, follow the same protocol that you would follow at a church or temple service.
    07-28-10 11:40 PM
  12. lialioness's Avatar
    ^ I agree... use it as little as possible because it is just rude. You are going to pay respect to the person and the family, I think you can take a break from the phone for that.
    07-29-10 12:11 AM
  13. vndlewis's Avatar
    Leave it in your pocket for an hour. It won't kill you. Show the family some respect.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-29-10 12:13 AM
  14. silverfang77's Avatar
    Thanks for the great advice. I'll keep it silent and be on my best behavior.
    07-29-10 08:44 AM
  15. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    A viewing is much different than an actual funeral. A lot of what would be considered "acceptable" probably depends a lot on the nature of the people that will be there, but always best to be as respectful as possible. Turning the ringer off is a no brainer, but if the setting is casual enough, I don't see any reason why it would be wrong to discretely check your blackberry. Now the actual funeral, that's a much different story...put it away.
    07-29-10 09:08 AM
  16. silverfang77's Avatar
    At a funeral, I will put it away. I'm only going to the viewing though. I'll keep it out of sight.
    07-29-10 09:34 AM
  17. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Either leave the thing in your car for the time you are there or just don't bother
    going. Trust me, you can live without the phone for that long. Show the family
    and the decedent some respect. That is what proper etiquette would dictate.

    You're welcome
    07-30-10 12:13 AM
  18. vndlewis's Avatar
    I knew you would have the proper etiquette. This one is right up your alley.

    It may not be the funeral, but you are still there to show respect to the family. Unless you are on call - medical, fire, detective - don't have it out. You have no need to.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-30-10 08:07 AM
  19. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    Wait... Was this an actual serious question???
    07-30-10 09:33 AM
  20. silverfang77's Avatar
    Oops! lol :-D
    07-30-10 01:00 PM
  21. SCrid2000's Avatar
    I know it's a little late, but make sure you mute the camera XD
    08-25-10 05:37 PM
  22. silverfang77's Avatar
    That's just wrong. :-D

    I wish there were a way to mute the camera.
    08-25-10 05:43 PM
  23. SCrid2000's Avatar
    There's a couple apps that'll do it.
    By far the best one imo is the one made by toysoft, it's called CameraToGo. Although I don't know if it'll work on an 8330...
    08-25-10 05:49 PM
  24. silverfang77's Avatar
    I've researched apps before. None of them supports CDMA Berries. I don't see what the huge difference between GSM and CDMA is when it comes to muting the camera sound.

    I wish someone could find a way to hack into the BlackBerry's internals and actually delete the camera sound file.
    08-25-10 05:52 PM
  25. SCrid2000's Avatar
    CameraToGo works on my 9650, which is cdma.
    08-25-10 05:54 PM
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