Blackberry Tips from Bulletproof InfoTech


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Bulletproof InfoTech, a leader in providing IT services to business throughout Calgary and Red Deer also supports Blackberry smartphones for our clients.

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Blackberry Tips from Bulletproof InfoTech

  1. 1. Bulletproofing Your Blackberry<br />Time and Money TipsBulletproof InfoTech<br />
  2. 2. Our Goal<br />Save you a few minutes each day<br />Put money back into your pocket<br />Average employee cost savings<br />5 minutes/day x 5 days/week x 50 weeks/year = 20.83 hours<br />$50/hour (average employee cost) x 20.83 hours/year <br />The result: $1,041.67 savings/person/year<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
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  4. 4. Why Bulletproof InfoTech<br />Practice what we preach<br />Our staff use Blackberries daily<br />Blackberry is mission critical<br />Blackberry keeps us connected<br />Effective mobile communications is essential<br />Provides us with a platform to better serve our clients<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  5. 5. What is a BlackBerry?<br />A Blackberry solution is your access to all your information on the go<br />E-mail<br />Phone<br />Internet browsing<br />Contacts<br />Calendar<br />Business applications<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  6. 6. What are Voice and Data Plans<br />What is voice?<br />Text Messaging or SMS<br />What is data?<br />Email<br />PIN<br />Texting but only with BlackBerry Users<br />Blackberry Messenger<br />Instant Messenger but only with other Blackberry Users<br />Browsing<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  7. 7. Starting in the Inbox<br />You don’t need to use the Menu<br />To move down the screen, press SPACE<br />To move up the screen, press SHIFT + SPACE<br />For the top of the list press T<br />For the bottom press B<br />To move to the next day press N<br />For the previous day press P<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  8. 8. Starting in the Inbox<br />You don’t need to use the Menu<br />Press C, to compose a message<br />Press ALT + I, view only received messages<br />Press ALT + O, view only sent messages<br />Press ALT + V, view only voicemail messages<br />Press ALT + S, view only SMS Text messages<br />Press ALT + P, view only call logs<br />Press U, To go to the next Un-Read message<br />Press S, Search; Name (In / Out / All)<br />BB Button; Reconcile Now<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  9. 9. While in a message<br />Press R to reply<br />Press L to reply to all<br />Press F to forward<br />Highlight the Message, and press I to file it<br />Same folders as in your Outlook Inbox<br />You could make a folder called ‘2B Read’<br />To view email address of contact<br />Highlight Contact and press Q<br />Repeating this will display the name again<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  10. 10. What about your calendar?<br />Note: You must have “Enable Quick Entry” disabled in your Calendar options<br />Press C, to schedule an appointment<br />Press A, to switch to agenda view<br />Press D, to change to day view<br />Press W, to change to week view<br />Press M, to change to month view<br />SPACE to switch to the following day, week, or month<br />ALT + SPACE to go back a day, week, or month<br />Press T to go to the current date<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  11. 11. Creating Your Signature<br />While on a message, hit MENU<br />Select OPTIONS and click EMAIL SETTINGS<br />Set the USE AUTO SIGNATURE FIELD to YES<br />enter your desired signature<br />Click MENU, SAVE<br />Tip: Add (mobile); Change (mobile) to the city you are in when travelling (Vancouver); even (on vacation)<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  12. 12. Fill in words automatically<br />AutoText<br />Increases efficiency by auto completing words for you<br />ex: type ‘bc’  ‘because’<br />ex: type ‘bb’  ‘blackberry’<br />There are many defaults in there to correct common typos. For example, replacing ‘snd’ with ‘and’<br />Go through your Sent items, looking for words you type often, and make an AutoText entry<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  13. 13. AutoText<br />If you text a lot, AutoText phrases as well: <br />lmao  ‘Too funny!’<br />wtf  ‘What’s up with that?’<br />Imo  ‘In my opinion, ’<br />AutoText settings transfer when you get a new BlackBerry!<br />Try these defaults, when in the body of an email: ‘sig’, ‘mypin’, ‘mynumber’, followed by ‘space’<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  14. 14. Setting up AutoText<br />To add new entries, go to options, followed by AutoText. Hit the Menu button and select New<br />From there you can enter words you want to replace with the desired word. It also gives you the option to use smart case<br />Click the trackball and save your changes<br />These will work in all BlackBerry Applications<br />Email, Calendar, BB Messenger, Notes, etc.<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  15. 15. Maximize Life/Work Balance<br />Setting up Auto ON/OFF<br />Press the BB Menu key and select options, select AUTO ON/OFF Function<br />Allows you to set the desired ON/OFF times for weekends and weekdays<br />After you’ve set it, press the menu key and select save<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  16. 16. Houston…we have a problem<br />Troubleshooting 101<br />First things first – always remove the battery first.<br />You will not lose data<br />ROGERS – reseat your SIM card<br />TELUS – Try reseating your SIM card on the World Edition<br />Is the battery strength sufficient<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  17. 17. Restarting your Blackberry<br />Press ALT, rightSHIFT, and DELETE<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  18. 18. Securing Your BlackBerry<br />Important to keep your information secure<br />Setting up your password<br />Each model is different<br />Password under options or Security Options<br />Keep password attempts at 10<br />Set timeout to meet your requirement<br />Watch numbers and letters (wersdf)<br />Keep passwords simple (alt key)<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />
  19. 19. Questions<br />New steps<br />Sign up for Blackberry tips at<br />Want a copy of these slides, we need your business card<br />Calgary-403.206.2233 Red Deer-403.340.1011<br />