Blackberry total wipeout?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by LatinMind, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    those of you who are blackberry users might have noticed something today. no blackberry msgr, no internet, no anything that uses Rim. seems like something happened their whole system is shut down. the entire north american continent and going so far as south as the dominican republic as of now are without data service.

    this is big
  2. tecolote

    tecolote Well-Known Member

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    Having the same problems here in Mexico.
  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Mine worked just fine.

    Edit: Nevermind. Logged on remotely and had a bunch of e-mails. Whoops, that sucks.
  4. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    i called verizon earlier and they told me rim didnt even offer an explaination as to why yet. didnt even give them a eta of when it would be restored.

    this weekend email service was shut down for all blackberry users worldwide. well shut down or really delayed.

    i think when that new windows phone cmes out im getting out of the blackberry phone and getting that. anybody seen this phone? the screen is massive
  5. Encore

    Encore Never Enough

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    BlackBerry EVERYTHING on the Fritz??! Date Service Issues Being Reported by Users
    By Kevin Michaluk | 22 Dec 2009 15:46 | [​IMG] 772 comments
    * Update 1: OK, preliminary word coming in is that it's a partial outage affecting North American carriers: BlackBerry Messenger and things like the web browser and apps that use a data connection. Email seems ok though. And it seems not all carriers and not all subscribers are affected. I sure am though.. was in the middle of making a video on the new crackberry launcher when data quit. lol. *
    * Update 2: BlackBerry data is no more. No emails, no web browsing, no BlackBerry messenger for it's North American users. Estimated time for a fix to come through is 3 hrs to a day, yes..a day.
    * Update 4: It seems that upgrading to the newest version of BlackBerry Messenger ( may help resolve some of the BBM issues. So if you can manage to get it loaded up, you might have some life again. Man this night has been frak'd.
    * Update 5: Here is the current Google Search Results for "BlackBerry"... it makes for some additional fun reading to kill the time. Maybe we should all just go to bed now... and hopefully by morning this nightmare will be over. On the silver lining side... we set a new forum record tonight for users online. Yay outage! lol. Bad joke. This sucks. BlackBerry is also the #1 trending topic on twitter tonight! BlackBerry email update below.
    Lots of reports have been coming in over the past hour of BlackBerry Messenger service being on the fritz. You'll sometimes get a check mark on a sent message, but not the D or the R signifying that the message has been delivered and read. Some users seem to be unaffected. For others, some of the messages are getting through and others are not (as shown above - Adam received two of the six messages I sent, yet I have yet to receive confirmation of him actually reading them). We're starting to get reports from some people that it's coming back up for them... let's see how this goes. You can follow the forum threads below and use the comments to this post to stay on top of it!
  6. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Glad I got rid of my Blackberry Storm this year and got the iPhone.
  7. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I have had no problems at all on my Tour.
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Mine seems to work fine.

    First Sidekicks get wacked, now Blackberries. Though, as noted, mine seems to be fine.
  9. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    yeah systems came back up early this morning. rims explaination the new BBM caused all this
  10. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    it was the BIS that went down, nothing was hacked. it will occasionally go down for short periods of time to do maintenance but i think last night was an overload
  11. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    BlackBerry users irked by e-mail outage
    by Associated Press

    Posted on December 23, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Updated today at 9:46 AM


    E-mail messaging delays plagued BlackBerry users in North America for the second time in a week, though by early Wednesday morning the problems appeared to be resolved for some users.

    Research In Motion Ltd. said late Tuesday its technicians were working to resolve e-mail messaging delays on its Blackberry smart phones in North and South America. A representative could not immediately be reached for comment early Wednesday.

    But by Wednesday morning many Blackberry users posting on the social networking site Twitter reported their BlackBerry service was back to normal.

    Tuesday’s outage did not seem to affect phone calling and texting services. But users in the Americas were unable to send or receive e-mail messages. Some said they also could not connect to the Internet.

    Waterloo, Ontario-based Research in Motion Ltd. in a statement it apologized for any inconvenience experienced by customers.

    BlackBerry service last went out last Thursday. At the time, Research In Motion said technicians had isolated and resolved the issue and were investigating the cause of the outages. The company didn’t say how many users were affected or how long that outage lasted.

    The BlackBerry faces increasing competition from devices such as Apple’s iPhone, Palm’s Pre and the Motorola Droid. AT&T, in particular, has had had trouble keeping up with wireless data usage of the iPhone, which it carries exclusively in the U.S. Heavy data use by people watching videos and running powerful applications on their devices has led to dropped connections and long waits for users trying to run programs.

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