1. RichardC300's Avatar
    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 02:51 PM
  2. RhonnieNYC's Avatar
    I am also a former BB user (5+years) and this is my first iPhone and I'm never looking back - I absolutely LOVE this damn phone!!! LOL
    10-27-2011 03:36 PM
  3. ROSES5682's Avatar
    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 07:37 PM
  4. dreamre's Avatar
    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).
    10-27-2011 08:54 PM
  5. neo_gr8est1's Avatar
    Its kind of amazing how you just cannot go back to any other phone after using the iphone...
    10-28-2011 05:30 AM
  6. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    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 05:24 AM
  7. eyeseeyou's Avatar
    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.
    To help organize your multiple email alerts I personally use a free app called boxcar. It's a notifications app that can pretty much set up a specialized alert for individual email accounts. It may help.


    Sent from my iPhone 10
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    10-31-2011 06:52 AM
  8. eyeseeyou's Avatar
    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!
    If you go to settings/general/accessibility there's a way to set up your led to flash whenever you get a notification.

    Only one color but it's as close as you're going to get.


    Sent from my iPhone 10
    10-31-2011 06:55 AM
  9. sj-performance's Avatar
    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.
    likewise...but as days go by i get used to it and totally appreciate the switch from blackberry to iphone. i dont know how good you are with smartphones. but with iphone...once you jailbreak its like a total whole new phone. it gets even better. once an offical ios5 jailbreak is out most of the stuff i missed on blackberry i shall be able to do on iphone.
    10-31-2011 09:25 AM
  10. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    To help organize your multiple email alerts I personally use a free app called boxcar. It's a notifications app that can pretty much set up a specialized alert for individual email accounts. It may help.


    Sent from my iPhone 10
    Cool, thanks for the tip! Will definitely check it out!
    10-31-2011 01:39 PM
  11. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    likewise...but as days go by i get used to it and totally appreciate the switch from blackberry to iphone. i dont know how good you are with smartphones. but with iphone...once you jailbreak its like a total whole new phone. it gets even better. once an offical ios5 jailbreak is out most of the stuff i missed on blackberry i shall be able to do on iphone.
    HI!

    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 02:05 PM
  12. dcscott's Avatar
    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 06:37 PM
  13. djg21's Avatar
    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.
    I just switched over after years with various BBs too.

    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.

    Have fun!
    10-31-2011 07:28 PM
  14. leharris22's Avatar
    I just switched over after years with various BBs too.



    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.

    Have fun!
    I miss the Sound Profiles the most. Other than that I love the iPhone. How do you close the apps completely? I've been using the home button to exit, but maybe that's not right?
    10-31-2011 08:29 PM
  15. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    I miss the Sound Profiles the most. Other than that I love the iPhone. How do you close the apps completely? I've been using the home button to exit, but maybe that's not right?
    I miss the sound profiles too - especially the ability to assign custom ringtones for individual EMAIL contacts and accounts.


    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.)
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    10-31-2011 08:41 PM
  16. sj-performance's Avatar
    I just switched over after years with various BBs too.

    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.

    Have fun!
    Where exactly do u see this "delete from server button" I have 1 gmail/2 aol accounts/1 yahoo email set up
    10-31-2011 09:55 PM
  17. dcscott's Avatar
    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.
    The point I was trying to make was that on the BB I could push once and delete hundreds of emails. With the iPhone I've got to go into edit mode and hand select each and every one that I want to delete. When you average over 200 a day that's a pain in the butt.

    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.
    10-31-2011 11:57 PM
  18. edwardreed037's Avatar
    I have seen many students and men are changed their mobile gadget from Blackberry to Iphone. Conversely says Iphone has beaten Blackberry.
    11-01-2011 02:26 AM
  19. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    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 06:39 PM
  20. djg21's Avatar
    Where exactly do u see this "delete from server button" I have 1 gmail/2 aol accounts/1 yahoo email set up
    I use a POP server, and from the posts above, this may not be available for gmail/aol/yahoo. I really cannot say.
    11-01-2011 10:06 PM
  21. sj-performance's Avatar
    I use a POP server, and from the posts above, this may not be available for gmail/aol/yahoo. I really cannot say.
    Ok thanx. In any case I'm very satisfied with the way the iPhone handles emails. I'm glad I can finally get full HTML emails on my phone. No more having to click on get more images or what not or the famous message truncated LOL
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    11-01-2011 10:15 PM
  22. CBMem's Avatar
    If there is any single thing that would make me return this iphone, it would be the lack of sound profiles. The hoops you have to jump through on this "smart"phone because of not having this common feature is ridiculous!
    11-02-2011 09:03 AM
  23. djg21's Avatar
    If there is any single thing that would make me return this iphone, it would be the lack of sound profiles. The hoops you have to jump through on this "smart"phone because of not having this common feature is ridiculous!
    I just want one additional profile -- all sounds and vibrations off apart from the ringer for incoming calls. I'd like this at night, when the only calls I'd receive are emergencies. Otherwise, the physical toggle switch is fine.
    11-02-2011 09:41 AM
  24. tct70's Avatar
    Hi

    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.

    Thanks.
    11-03-2011 09:22 AM
  25. sj-performance's Avatar
    Hi

    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.

    Thanks.
    for now set to fetch. but if you need emails for work set to PUSH. we know many of us turning push off to conserve battery. Keep in mind Apple released 5.0.1 update to developers. apparantly this has the fix to the many bugs thats causing iOS 5 to drain battery. i have all my emails set to fetch and they come in at good timing...no such drastic changed in timing noticed from fetch vs push
    11-03-2011 09:40 AM
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