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Last Nights Blackberry Outage. Another Droid Rave

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by hookbill, Dec 23, 2009.

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    I searched around for a bit and didn't find any other post on this but I'm sure many of you were aware for the second time in a week BIS had a major outage. It was great fun watching people on twitter and such complaining about RIM.

    Many people don't have Verizon so they are kind of stuck with Blackberry. Many are just stubborn and refuse to admit that there might be something out there that works better then Blackberry.

    I have to say so far in my 3 weeks of owning the Droid I haven't seen any outages from Google. My Storm was a decent phone and the Storm 2 was better but Moto Droid & Google just rock.
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    My girlfriend and I used to do all of our cell communication with BBM, and that saved her money from a text message plan. Now we email (kind of whack and cheap), but three times in the last month the BIS outages have knocked out the communication. I get asked, "why don't you reply?" "Are you getting my emails". These outages are wrecking my home! Haha
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    If you are carrying a Droid and she is too. Why not use Gtalk. It's native and works just like BBM :). Enjoy!
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    Oh I'm well aware. Not just of this outage yesterday but also the other two that happened in the last week.

    I have a Droid (after three long years with various Blackberry devices) but have three BB users in my home. One is buying an Android device next week and the other two are getting off of BIS in under two months.

    RIM might just be #1 in sales but an awful lot of people are getting very sick of their antiquated service falling flat on it's face.
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    All i can say is more than you know or realize.
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    She will remain with BB to stay in touch with all of her family who all have BBs...
    Thanks for the tip though!!
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    gmail has had one or two outages, but none to the level of RIM or Hotmail. i'm looking forward to a long relationship with Google devices.
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    I actually had to sign off twitter last night because so many people I know over there are blackberry people. I kept giving them the needle and they were getting resentful. I apologized and said good night. But it is just so cool to be on the other side of the fence now and not trying to make up excuses for Blackberry's inadequacies.

    One of my friends on twitter even went and tried the Droid and said it didn't feel right. I guess the blazing speed of the browser was a bit too much to handle.:icon_ devil: With a blackberry a 30 second wait for a web site to download isn't uncommon. Even longer.

    I get his point though. If you're a long time blackberry user I guess you get kind of use to things working a certain way. I'm glad I was able to break out of my blackberry fan boy mode and try something new. I'm sure glad I did.
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    Opera mini was a necessity on the storm. I was solid about buying the storm2 but played with the Droid and never looked back!
    Those outages really make me feel like I made the right choice more and more. Just think how crippling a complete Google outage would be...
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    Thank God blackberry outages are a think of the past... I almost picked on some of my twitter friends about it, but I figured they was being tortured enough LOL.
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    Just have her download Google talk on her blackberry.
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    While true that Gmail has had a few outages I still had access to my calendar, contacts, Talk AND email via IMAP during the one incident that I experienced a few months ago.

    I know that the security that BIS and BES provides is critical to many enterprise users, most if not all consumer users could care less about the details when their phone won't do anything at all.
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    Good points, but the fact is, you could still access them. I will never really knock BB since I have had very good experiences with them. That being said, I still think they failed at keeping up with the times on their OS.
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    I sent my boss: "BB Outage? there's a Droid for that!"

    He's getting one soon.
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    BIS data outages affect all carriers... since all data passed thru a BB must go thru RIM's servers... glad those day are gone.
    I find BB users are more stubborn that any iPhone fanboi. They refuse to believe there's anything else, and especially refuse to believe there's anything better. Kind of funny actually.

    5.0 = Epic Fail
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    Man that use to get me p.o'd. How could anybody call 5.0 an epic fail? I mean sure it had it's problems like not being able to run themes and some phones (mine) had that silly little no link in the email problem. And yes, it still required a daily battery pull but FAIL?

    LMAO.

    So glad I got a Droid. It takes a lot to get off the Blackberry fanboy wagon, even when I was approaching the CSR at Verizon I almost changed my mind in a sense of loyalty. Friends were BBM me telling me don't do it, I'd be sorry while I was transferring the phones.

    I'm not sorry one bit.
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    Right Feel

    I had the same issue with the Droid. I tried it at the store, I tried the one my coworker had - meh. Then I tried the Eris! Ahhh! That's IT! I'm happy!

    Might want to mention to your friend that "Android" isn't limited to "The Droid" - there may be a phone out there for him/her!

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    So true i know a guy that told me his pearl was more usefull than my droid...
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    Google has had outages too, 2 that I remember, but it would take a Google outage and a Verizon outage at the same time to piss me off, and that's unlikely to ever happen.
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    Point taken. I kind of forget there are others out there from time to time. Glad you found the right phone for you.:)