Your Mobile Carrier Would Rather You NOT Know This!!

 "From the Fence with JP"

NEWS FLASH …. Carriers make mistakes! OK, so that’s not much of a news flash. Granted, everyone makes mistakes, but the frequency of errors on cell phone bills is shockingly high. 

 

Don’t think for a minute that the carrier will find these mistakes themselves and automatically correct them. If you do not identify the error and get it corrected yourself then you are potentially out of luck and out of $$!

 

Does your plan give you free minutes? Are you actually getting these free minutes? One of the most common mistakes made by carriers is charging for minutes that were supposed to be free. [Read more…]

How to Back-Up Data on Your Blackberry

Backing Up Your Blackberry Data!

There are several reasons why you may lose data on your Blackberry and none of them are usually planned.

 

It is a good idea to back up the data on your Blackberry regularly to minimize the problems when something happens to your device. [Read more…]

How to Restore a Lost Icon on Your Blackberry.

Lost a Blackberry Icon – Now What?

 

It’s happened to us all. 

You are looking through your BlackBerry menu and suddenly you realize that you can’t find your email icon. You are sure you didn’t delete it, but the icon that was once there is now gone. 

How do you get it back?  [Read more…]

Cold Fingers: Touch Screen Compatible Gloves

Touch Screen Gloves – Who Would Have Thought?

Lately around here, it has been bitter cold. Now call me a wuss, but when it is 30 below, I don’t like to go outside period, let alone go outside without being bundled up with hats, mitts and scarf.  However, for some touchscreen owners, those nice warm gloves that you have on make it very hard to, say, answer a call without taking off your glove.

 

For those who still have resistive touchscreen phones, this may not be a problem. Because this type of screen is activated by the pressure you apply to it, you can still use it with your gloves on,  or for more accuracy a stylus.  However, this is an older technology, and newer phones often use capacitive touchscreen. [Read more…]

Setting up Wi-Fi at Home for your Blackberry

Have You Set-Up Your Wi-Fi at Home for Your Blackberry?

 

Most of us have wireless networks set up at home that allow us to connect our laptops, game systems and other Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet.

 Most newer models of BlackBerries have the ability to connect to Wi-Fi networks too (some capable models include the Curve 8520 & 9300, the Bold 9000 & 9700 series, and the Torch 9800),  however –  since most of us have data plans, what is the benefit of connecting to a Wi-Fi network at home? [Read more…]

Handsfree Options for Cellphones and Smartphones

Have you chosen your Handsfree Option?

While more and more areas are making talking/texting while driving illegal,  it is in good practice to not talk on your cell phone or text while driving.  

 

Lucky for us there are many options that allow us to still do what we need to do with our mobile devices while on the raod and still stay safe – Of course check your local laws for specific details –

 

Here are a few options: [Read more…]