How to Wipe Out a BlackBerry

Do you Need to Wipe the Data from your Blackberry?

Here is a Tip of the Week that is short and sweet!

 

So you have a Blackberry that is in excellent working condition; the previous user is no longer with the company and now you are passing this blackberry along to another user. (The unit is still under contract, and you don’t want to be penalized with a huge fee to cancel). 

 

You figure it’s probably a good idea to wipe all the data from the device before passing it along to the new user – making it fresh for a new start.

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Who Are Your Top Mobile Users?

Controlling Escalating Wireless Costs

The Tele-Watch Top User Report can be an extremely valuable tool in monitoring and managing your wireless communications with just a few clicks of the mouse. 

Because all users’ billing is presented in one consistent format, these reports can eliminate grueling hours of flipping through hundreds of pages of paper bills and plotting a spreadsheet. 

 

The Top User Report gives a summarized list of your biggest users and biggest spenders.  This allows managers to hone in on trends, changes in business practices, and proactively compensate for employee activities; all leading to more efficient and effective wireless communications management.  [Read more…]

Who Should Watch Tele-Watch?

 Who’s Responsibility is it to Watch Tele-Watch?

Assigning one staff member to understand, monitor and maintain all your mobile phone activity and requirements can be an overwhelming and time consuming job, even with the greatest of software on your side.

 

A more realistic and proactive solution should give every user a share in the accountability, and responsibility of managing their costs by being aware of plans, included features and monitoring usage. [Read more…]

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…]

Managing the Manager Report

Tele-Watch Reports on Managing your Manager Report!  

 

How do you manage your managers wireless expense management? 

 

Seeing all the wireless communication billing reported in one consistent format is what Tele-Watch is about, but more than that, allocating units to their respective manager will allow a quick glance at the Manager Report to give a broad picture of the company’s spending patterns, control and budgetary compliance.  [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…]

Text messaging – Are you covered?

Rogers is Increasing the Price to TEXT in March 2011!!

Rogers has begun to notify their customers of their latest price increase, and many are speculating that the other carriers are likely to follow suit in the very near future.  Just a nickle some say… but we all know how fast those nickles can add up… 

 

Effective March 16, 2011 the cost of sending a pay-per-use text message on Rogers will increase from $0.15 to $0.20  for each sent and received message.

 

The new rate will not affect you if you have a text plan and do not send more text’s than are allotted in your plan, however, [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…]