- 10-27-2011, 01:51 PM #51
I came from a 9700 because AT&T still has not released the 9900, and I have no regrets! Thought I would miss the physical keyboard, but I don't! I do wish there was some sort of customizable notification LED like BlackBerrys had, but it's not a deal breaker. Loving the 4S!
- 10-27-2011, 02:36 PM #52
- 10-27-2011, 06:37 PM #53
I officially ported out my tmobile number that was connected to my bb this past Wednesday, its official I will be sticking with my iphone.
Any advice on the easiest way to transfer my notes from my bb to my iphone? I tried desktop manager but the mac version always gives me issues.
- 10-27-2011, 07:54 PM #54
I had 4 BlackBerries from the past and I also love this phone.
I'm just having a hard time typing...it's been months and I'm still not used to the keyboard. Sarfari on the iPhone is superior to BB's crappy browser (I can't even stand the loading bar).
- 10-28-2011, 04:30 AM #55
- 10-31-2011, 04:24 AM #56
Love the iPhone 4S but miss the separate customized EMAIL notifications
Long time BB user and addict with a MacBook pro, iPad and iPod touch, have recently gone all-Apple (as of October 14th with our first iPhones, the 4S). Very sad to leave T-Mobile and our unlimited plans but they are the only carrier to not offer the iPhone. Was going to try the 9900 since it is a touchscreen/keyboard hybrid but we just took the leap in and went all-Apple.
Yes, I miss the physical keyboard on my 9700 and I tend to avoid writing emails on the iPhone because it just takes me so darn long and I am always hitting the wrong letters and end up backspacing all the time, whereas I would be sitting right in front of my laptop but would rather zip out emails on the BlackBerry. But I will just have to accept that it will take me a little longer to write emails and texts.
I do miss a lot of the cool BB tricks but the only REAL issues for me are the email notifications. Would love if a CONTACT could be assigned a custom ringtone for email and if each EMAIL ACCOUNT (work, personal, etc.) could have a separate, custom ringtone. Right now I get the one tone and I have to check each email account to see which email is new. And I do have the notifications set to alert which is kind of a pain because I get 100's of email a day on two separate work emails, and I do use the pull-down to get the latest 10 unread emails but I still miss a lot of important emails that don't make the top ten list but come through at the same time, especially when cousin Steve is forwarding tons of joke emails to everyone and my personal email inbox is being bombarded.
Finally, since I do have two work emails and the rest are personal (individual) and a personal account shared with my husband, I would love if I could have separate signatures on each email account. I need the signature with my business address and contact info on my work emails but I definitely don't need my work address on any personal emails. I don't need cousin Steve getting a hold of my work email and forwarding more spam!
Overall, I do like the iPhone 4S a lot. I have been an iPod Touch and IPad user for a couple of years so I wasn't as blown away by its capabilities and apps like my husband was (LOL) but it is nice to be able to play Angry Birds without having to take out another device. And the CAMERA. The winner, hands down.
Finally, the personal hotspot option on the iPhone allows me to get rid of my Verizon MiFi device. Just hope the wifi works as well. Too bad the maximum data offered by AT&T is 4 GB and no unlimited plans are available anymore.
- 10-31-2011, 05:52 AM #57
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- 10-31-2011, 01:05 PM #61
Overall, I appreciate the switch as well. I'm pretty decent with smartphones and gadgets but still new to iPhone so will hold off on the jailbreaking for a while.
I do love this phone. And you can't get my husband's away from him so the iPhone is definitely here to stay!
- 10-31-2011, 05:37 PM #62
My wife and I have been BB users for longer then I can remember. Between a bad experience with the first Torch and a dismal experience with the Playbook we decided to switch. When the 4S came out we jumped ship. So far I like the 4S a lot but there are two things that frustrate me with regards to email.
I don't like keeping a zillion email messages in my phone. With the BB you can quickly delete all emails prior to a certain date. Having to individually select each email for deletion is a pain. Also, I'd like to be able to delete messages off of my phone but have them stay on my PC (both Outlook/Exchange and Gmail). With the BB it gives you that option every time you do a deletion. I still haven't figured out how to do that with the iPhone.
My only other beef with the 4S is the battery life but I suspect that will be improved upon.
If you want a good example of how much easier the iPhone is to operate ask someone with a BB to show you how to conference a third party into an existing phone call.
- 10-31-2011, 06:28 PM #63
Regarding your first issue, When viewing your inbox, hit the edit button on the top right corner. Then select the mails you wish to delete by taping the circles on the left side of the message headers. You will be given the option to delete, move or mark (as read) all of the selected messages.
You can set up the e-mail client to leave mail on the server by tapping on the name of your e-mail server on "Mail, Contacts, Calendar" (in Settings). Scroll down and click on the "Advanced Button," and you will see the "Delete From Server" button, which can be configured the same as a BB.
My battery life has been really good compared to my BBs. I did follow the recommendations to turn of the touchscreen clicking, etc., and I try to make sure no apps are left running in the background. Otherwise, I keep Wifi and BT always on.
I do miss the ability to create and use different ringer profiles, But I understand that there is an app for jailbroken iPhones that allows this, and that the the 4s is on its way to being jailbroken.
The other thing the iPhone lacked out of the box was the ability to sync tasks, but RememberTheMilk and MilkSync has made this a non-issue, and RTM works nicely with SIRI when configured according to RTM's instructions.
I also missed a Week Agenda in the calendar, but Week Cal fixed this.
Otherwise, the iPhone just works better than the BB in every respect.
- 10-31-2011, 07:29 PM #64
- 10-31-2011, 07:41 PM #65
To close out of apps completely, double-tap the home button (same way that you would get to the lock orientation button). You'll see your open apps across the bottom of your screen. Hold an icon down for a couple of seconds and it will wiggle (like when you delete or move an app from the home screen) and you'll see a red circle with a"-" minus sign in the corner of the icon. Tap on the red minus sign while the icons are wiggling and they will disappear and "close out". (Note: They won't be deleted from your phone when in this mode.)
- 10-31-2011, 08:55 PM #66
- 10-31-2011, 10:57 PM #67
My Gmail account has an Advanced Button but no Delete from Server button and my Exchange account doesn't even have an Advanced Button so I still have no clue how to delete these emails from my phone and not the server.
- 11-01-2011, 01:26 AM #68
- 11-01-2011, 05:39 PM #69
Separate email folders in addition to customized email ringtones
Another thing I miss about BlackBerry email is the ability to have separate email folders on the home screen. I miss those red asterisks telling me that I have X unread messages on this specific email account. Right now I have to search each email account to see which ones are new since the pull-down notifications only show up to ten at a time.
Maybe it will be available in a future update. iPhone was inspired by BBM for iMessage, don't see why they wouldn't improve the email features to better suit businesses!
- 11-01-2011, 09:06 PM #70
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- 11-03-2011, 08:22 AM #74
First ever post, so excuse any Noobness!
About to go iPhone for work from my own Blackberry as it will talk to a hosted exchange out of the box (so I'm told). With regard to email via exchange, should the account be set to push from that point forward please?
Have been told (right or wrong) that push on iPhone batters the battery.
Any thoughts on this woud be much appreciated, as I have seen apps like pushmail and don't see why I need that.
- 11-03-2011, 08:40 AM #75