Welcome to BlackBerry 101! I meet a lot of new BlackBerry users each week - many in person (I tend to talk to anyone I see carrying a BlackBerry) and many more electronically via emails and forums. I've always said the BlackBerry is an incredibly efficient and intuitive device, but it only becomes incredibly intuitive and efficient once you learn a few basics with the device - how the BlackBerry button brings up menu options pretty much wherever you are, where different settings are located, etc..
I think a lot of new BlackBerry users tend to skip "learning the device" and just begin using it immediately, which for the most part works pretty well. But sometimes this skipping a step leads to not being able to figure out how to accomplish some fairly basic tasks.
In the past week I was asked the same the same 3 questions more than 4 times each by new BlackBerry users. The questions:
They're all easy (once you know how) and all answered in detail after the jump!
How to Turn Off the Always-Blinking Green LED Light:
How To Dial Phone Numbers That Contain Text:
If people don't know this tip and you show it to them for the first time they will be really impressed (seen it dozens of times), so spread the word! EVERY BlackBerry User should be aware of this.
How to Find your BlackBerry Device PIN:
You need your BlackBerry PIN for lots of things - sending PIN messages to other BlackBerry owners, using BlackBerry Messenger (click link for How to Use it), and when purchasing software, for example from the ShopCrackBerry.com Software store, the device PIN is often required for generating software activation codes.
See you next week class! In the meantime, if you have any BlackBerry Related questions that need answering, be sure to search them out in our CrackBerry Forums. Can't find your answer? Post a Question. If you're not familiar on how to use forums, check out this CrackBerry.com How To!