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  1. #1
    Andrew R
    Guest
    I've just come across a second hand Blackberry, Orange branded, I believe
    it's a 7230? Wanted something to make emailing on the move easier until I
    can do a proper upgrade.

    Naively, I thought with these being the 'in-thing' for email I'd just be
    able to input a POP or IMAP server, an SMTP server and away we go. Not so
    simple it seems..

    Can someone in the know give me a clue what I need to do to get some form of
    email working on one of these? My SIM is data and GPRS enabled already, do I
    need anything else provisioning on my SIM to enable BlackBerry use? I get
    full signal on the handset, and 'gprs' shows up next to the signal
    indicator. I can't find anything at all to do with incoming server settings
    in the menus so I'm guessing these use some kind of push method to receive
    messages?

    Another thing is the bloody web browser doesn't work.. I just get
    'Requesting' for an age then a message "Unable to connect to the Internet".
    Anyone give me a hand here?





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  2. #2
    zxy
    Guest

    Re: Orange Blackberry

    Andrew R wrote:
    > I've just come across a second hand Blackberry, Orange branded, I believe
    > it's a 7230? Wanted something to make emailing on the move easier until I
    > can do a proper upgrade.
    >
    > Naively, I thought with these being the 'in-thing' for email I'd just be
    > able to input a POP or IMAP server, an SMTP server and away we go. Not so
    > simple it seems..
    >
    > Can someone in the know give me a clue what I need to do to get some form of
    > email working on one of these? My SIM is data and GPRS enabled already, do I
    > need anything else provisioning on my SIM to enable BlackBerry use? I get
    > full signal on the handset, and 'gprs' shows up next to the signal
    > indicator. I can't find anything at all to do with incoming server settings
    > in the menus so I'm guessing these use some kind of push method to receive
    > messages?
    >
    > Another thing is the bloody web browser doesn't work.. I just get
    > 'Requesting' for an age then a message "Unable to connect to the Internet".
    > Anyone give me a hand here?
    >
    >

    you need to reg at (I think !) www.blackberry.orange.co.uk and get an
    email address which you can use to spoof your own acc and then get push
    email (you'll need the blackberry pin and the imei of the handset). I
    have no idea what'll happen if the last owner has already used the pin
    on the site ?

    Your own email won't work as the server doesn't do push (very few do and
    I think a blackberry will only work with a blackberry server any way. If
    that wrong I'm sure someone will jump in and say so !!)

    Ben



  3. #3
    Andrew R
    Guest

    Re: Orange Blackberry

    "zxy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Andrew R wrote:
    > >
    > > Naively, I thought with these being the 'in-thing' for email I'd just be
    > > able to input a POP or IMAP server, an SMTP server and away we go. Not

    so
    > > simple it seems..
    > >
    > > Can someone in the know give me a clue what I need to do to get some

    form of
    > > email working on one of these? My SIM is data and GPRS enabled already,

    do I
    > > need anything else provisioning on my SIM to enable BlackBerry use? I

    get
    > > full signal on the handset, and 'gprs' shows up next to the signal
    > > indicator. I can't find anything at all to do with incoming server

    settings
    > > in the menus so I'm guessing these use some kind of push method to

    receive
    > > messages?
    > >

    > you need to reg at (I think !) www.blackberry.orange.co.uk and get an
    > email address which you can use to spoof your own acc and then get push
    > email (you'll need the blackberry pin and the imei of the handset). I
    > have no idea what'll happen if the last owner has already used the pin
    > on the site ?


    Hi zxy,

    Thanks for the help, I'd never have discovered that site otherwise. Tried
    registering with the BlackBerry's PIN and IMEI but the last owner has
    obviously beaten me to it and it won't allow me to register again. Called
    Orange up and they've said there's nothing they can do. Apparantly only the
    original owner can register. So a warning to all to stay away from second
    hand BlackBerry's!

    Unless someone knows how to get Orange to change their mind? (Unlikely!)

    > Your own email won't work as the server doesn't do push (very few do and
    > I think a blackberry will only work with a blackberry server any way. If
    > that wrong I'm sure someone will jump in and say so !!)


    I don't mind running my own server to get the thing working, I have suitable
    hardware and connectivity so I'll look into that. I'd actually prefer that
    over using whatever email address Orange were planning on giving me if I
    registered with them.

    I've updated the firmware on the handset and now have the familiar APN
    settings and all the rest of it so I'm hopeful I'll get something working
    here.

    Thanks again for the reply.

    BlackBerry first impressions: Absolute ****e, avoid!





  4. #4
    Richard Sobey
    Guest

    Re: Orange Blackberry

    On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 11:11:45 +0100, "Andrew R" <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >I don't mind running my own server to get the thing working, I have suitable
    >hardware and connectivity so I'll look into that. I'd actually prefer that
    >over using whatever email address Orange were planning on giving me if I
    >registered with them.


    You're not going to get very far unless you have lots of cash to spend
    - your BES server ties into the mobile network very tightly.

    You're much better off running your own AD site with Exchange 2003 SP2
    and buying a Windows Mobile 5 device. Of course if you're willing to
    go to this expense to get email on your phone...

    >BlackBerry first impressions: Absolute ****e, avoid!





  5. #5
    zxy
    Guest

    Re: Orange Blackberry

    Andrew R wrote:
    > "zxy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Andrew R wrote:
    >>> Naively, I thought with these being the 'in-thing' for email I'd just be
    >>> able to input a POP or IMAP server, an SMTP server and away we go. Not

    > so
    >>> simple it seems..
    >>>
    >>> Can someone in the know give me a clue what I need to do to get some

    > form of
    >>> email working on one of these? My SIM is data and GPRS enabled already,

    > do I
    >>> need anything else provisioning on my SIM to enable BlackBerry use? I

    > get
    >>> full signal on the handset, and 'gprs' shows up next to the signal
    >>> indicator. I can't find anything at all to do with incoming server

    > settings
    >>> in the menus so I'm guessing these use some kind of push method to

    > receive
    >>> messages?
    >>>

    >> you need to reg at (I think !) www.blackberry.orange.co.uk and get an
    >> email address which you can use to spoof your own acc and then get push
    >> email (you'll need the blackberry pin and the imei of the handset). I
    >> have no idea what'll happen if the last owner has already used the pin
    >> on the site ?

    >
    > Hi zxy,
    >
    > Thanks for the help, I'd never have discovered that site otherwise. Tried
    > registering with the BlackBerry's PIN and IMEI but the last owner has
    > obviously beaten me to it and it won't allow me to register again. Called
    > Orange up and they've said there's nothing they can do. Apparantly only the
    > original owner can register. So a warning to all to stay away from second
    > hand BlackBerry's!
    >
    > Unless someone knows how to get Orange to change their mind? (Unlikely!)
    >


    I think your on a sticky wicket there. the server is run by Blackberry
    for Orange. So, I guess, it's Blackberry's rules rather than Orange
    (for a change).

    BTW, I'm testing one for work and I fully agree, pile of steaming dog
    doo doo. It seem to be a device for people who feel that they have to
    be available at all times (I like to turn my phone off rather than being
    ruled by the damn thing...). Poor phone, poor pda... Let the flames
    begin (just my humble opinion).



    >> Your own email won't work as the server doesn't do push (very few do and
    >> I think a blackberry will only work with a blackberry server any way. If
    >> that wrong I'm sure someone will jump in and say so !!)

    >
    > I don't mind running my own server to get the thing working, I have suitable
    > hardware and connectivity so I'll look into that. I'd actually prefer that
    > over using whatever email address Orange were planning on giving me if I
    > registered with them.
    >
    > I've updated the firmware on the handset and now have the familiar APN
    > settings and all the rest of it so I'm hopeful I'll get something working
    > here.
    >
    > Thanks again for the reply.
    >
    > BlackBerry first impressions: Absolute ****e, avoid!
    >
    >




  6. #6
    Colin Forrester
    Guest

    Re: Orange Blackberry

    zxy wrote:

    > BTW, I'm testing one for work and I fully agree, pile of steaming dog
    > doo doo. It seem to be a device for people who feel that they have to
    > be available at all times (I like to turn my phone off rather than being
    > ruled by the damn thing...). Poor phone, poor pda... Let the flames
    > begin (just my humble opinion).


    No flames here - my BlackBerry even has an on/off button on it.

    As a corporate communications tools, with over the air sync. of
    contacts, tasks, calendar and email - it is very good.



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