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Comments for Blackberry 7100 problems

Excerpt: Does the Cingular Blackberry 7100 have quality problems? Read the whole article…

Graham Shevlin
February 5, 2006 9:38 AM

I have the same issues with my Blackberry, which was a former AT&T wireless device. When Cingular took over AT&T locally I began having reception issues with the devices. I am now on my third device. The first replacement device did not work at all - it would crash and reboot every 5-10 minutes. The current replacement device keeps losing connection to the network, the wireless email doesn't work properly, and just about every call I make crashes after 90 seconds or so. Part of the problem is that Cingular does not support the Blackberry as a new device - the last time I looked you could not order any Cingular phone plan with a Blackberry. Supporting this device does not appear to be one of their priorities. I am in the process of looking for a replacement cell service from another cellular provider. I will probably switch to a Treo.

Ed Robinson
May 11, 2006 7:59 AM

I have had the same issues with my Blackberry 7100g. The problem was that the "auto mute" would activate. The first time this happened, Cingular sent me a new phone. The second time it happened, the ROM needed updated. This is the third time I have had the issue. I don't know what they (Cingular) are going to do about the issue. I will probably switch to a Trio. The Blackberry 7100 is a POS.

September 3, 2006 4:07 PM

Unless they've addressed some serious design flaws with the newest models, I wouldn't bother with a Treo. I've learned my lesson with 3 broken Treos (and more by friends who had them) -- never again! They're lovely things when they actually work, but they've had design flaws since the beginning. First the audio problems with the faulty flip lid of the Treo 180 (a successful class action suit resulted from this), now the buzzing sound problems with the Treo 600 & higher which renders them unusable, even after Palm replaces them (another class action suit, still pending) That's why I'm searching now to see what Blackberry problems are common. All I can say is do your research before you consider a switch.

December 20, 2006 2:33 PM

can someone help me my blackberry has a notiffication that reads error 102 whats wrong with it

December 30, 2006 10:33 PM

Robert, If you have a 7100i from Nextel, just take it to a service and repair center and they will take care of it free of charge.

Terry Capps
January 13, 2007 8:31 PM

I have had a 7100T since 10/05. Worked fine but did not like the T-Mobile coverage. Then 09/06 started having many problems with dropped calls and phone turning off unexpectedly. Still under warranty so T-Mobile sent replacement, but it was a refurbished model. No more dropped calls, but now, the device turns itself off many times per day, and then has to reboot for a few minutes. Just becoming unreliable. Contract is over but I really like the how the device works. So am looking at Cingular Pearl. Just like other remarks on this website, am losing trust in the 7100.

March 5, 2007 11:39 AM

wow I am amazed at all the problems with treos and blackberrys. I have a palm treo700 right now and I am on my third replacement phone, it freezes constantly and verizon has run out of things to blame it on! I am worried eventually I won't get another phone and end up with this for 2 years. It has NEVER worked longer then a month. I guess I am screwed!

April 10, 2007 10:17 AM

I don't want emails opened on my blackberry 7130e to show emails on my desktop as being opened. Is there a setting to leave the email on my desktop as an unopened icon?

Lynn Armentrout
April 23, 2007 10:36 AM

Ever hear of a blackberry that makes calls on its own? My boss is experiencing that. She receives charges for calls from/to Italy. And her bosses blackberry keeps calling her.

May 27, 2007 8:42 PM

Hi I have a 7100 that does not turn off when holstered, is there a quick solution for this?

June 15, 2007 6:47 AM

I have a 7100 with Enterprise server with 9 BB in total. We have had headaches since day one with the 7100 esp with Outlook Date/appointments syncing and dropped calls left and right, and half the time the person on the other end cant hear you unless you scream. I find the phone to be flawed in design and had I used my money to buy it would have been back in less than a month to replace it with something different and in fact that is what we are doing here after almost a year of suffering with these things. We are going to upgrade to the pearl so I hope its better because right now the only reason I like BB is because my work pays for it not because it works.

June 26, 2007 10:46 AM

My wife's BB battery quickly (month after purch) started losing charge until it no longer held one. After going to several provider locations (Franchise stores) and getting incorrect info. The provider company store service showed her the red water indicator. She does not know of any water getting on her case let alone in the phone for the month she had it. Does anyone know of a problem with a false water damage indication?

July 20, 2007 8:06 AM

Joe, Any contact with moisture, any contact at all shows a white dot, spot or black spot. Its called humidity. I tried to get my verizon battery replaced as well. I live where it's very humid and that alone can cause that issue.

Larry Miller
September 12, 2007 6:24 PM

Lynn, I am haveing that same issue and I think that Joes problem may be related to this as well. For a year or more I have noticed that my battery, which I replaced three times was often dead by noon or at the latest early afternoon. My boss has the same BB I have and he got his the same day. His battery always seemed good. I work at a college and we seldom if ever get to see our monthly bill, but my boss was always telling me I used more minutes than everyone else. I was always getting complaints from my wife and other people that I was butt dialing them. So I made a real effort to always lock my phone. Nothing more would be said for several months and then again my boss might say something like how come you use so many minutes. I was very confused and thought I was going stupid or something. I felt sure I was locking that dang keyboard. Recently I had to review some Bills to determine what our carrier was charging per minute and when I saw my minutes I almost fainted. Our college wont replace any our phones so I really was in a jam. I removed all my speed dials, and changed my number, I mean I tried everything I can think of to get those minutes down. I knew I wasnt really calling all those numbers. Today I tried something new, I entered just one speed dial in for a job I was doing with another work friend. We hade to call each other several times while troubleshooting between buildings. Man did I get a phone even when locked was dialing him over and over. 17 time in fact until I heard that old familiar low battery Beep. I would be standing there talking to some other co-workers and sure enough we would hear a voicemail message talking at us. So Joe if your battery is always going dead like mine you might want to check your minutes of use. I would love to know if anyone else has found a cure for this. I even pulled the battery out and after I replaced it it started again. I really neede this phone for work but yeoww you should see my minutes. Any help at all would be appreciated.

September 20, 2007 1:36 PM

I have a BB7100 and since I came back from America it only searches for the network and eventually fine none. Can anyone help.

October 28, 2007 5:54 PM

hi ,can anybody help me i have this damn blackberry that dosen't even turn on it is bb 7100v when i plug it in comp red light comes up and if i turn it on it has that wait sign i dont know what is wrong with it can anybody help thanx

November 8, 2007 3:12 PM

Hey's not the blackberry that's your problem. Your problem is one of two things- 1. Your provider (sbc, cingular, att) have horrible customer service, bad reception and are by far the worst cell company. 2. Read your instruction manual and chech the net for help. Your blackberry is like a mini-laptop, figure it out! Geez. To sum up- it's your service provider or you!!!!

January 8, 2008 9:10 PM

Wow John. Thanks! that was absolutely no help whatsoever.

February 10, 2008 9:28 AM

My blackberry 7100g freezes when I attempt to edit my profiles. I.e. My handset will freeze when I go to change option.....loud. In all actuality my profiles do not work at all my phone no longer rings and only vibrates when it wants to! Help!!

February 29, 2008 1:15 PM

I have a Nextel BB 7100i - in the last month it constantly drops calls. Actually it turns itself off but only when I'm using the phone. I have to turn the wireless back on and then I get an email that says that my wireless handheld is now registered . This email appears everytime after it turns itself off (and I turn it back on). Just about every call is dropped. Battery is charged - signal is strong. No one can tell me what the problem is. Nextel even replaced my phone - same problem. Help!!

April 10, 2008 9:07 AM

I have a blackberry that was making calls on it's own right from the moment i purchased it, I purchased the phone and a phone pouch with the megnetic flap closure, I was about to return my phone after 2 weeks when I discovered that my phone was affected by the magnetic flap, I removed the 4 magnets from the pouch flap and my phone has not made a call on it's own since.

April 24, 2008 3:38 PM

Just started having massive problems with my 7100g. Customer service at Cingular and at Blackberry of no help. Seems like a scam.

Peter Njuguna
September 4, 2008 4:42 AM

Am in Kenya and my BB 7100 battery only last for 4 to 6 hours only even after replacing the battery. Can someone help me.

terry thompson
June 30, 2010 6:31 PM

my blackberry is not working like to know if is the battery a red light comming on it can some let what to do

terry thompson
June 30, 2010 6:31 PM

my blackberry is not working like to know if is the battery a red light comming on it can some let what to do

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