How to fix Blackberry

When I had a a Blackberry, one of the reasons I never switched off my email was due to the ‘push’ system. It wouldn’t pick up previous emails when email was reactivated – you’d only get whatever was sent after you’d re-enabled it.

This was a pain, as having email – old and new messages – on my phone was incredibly useful.

So it stayed on, pretty much always, and work was always there. It didn’t really bother me at the time, but looking back it actually wasn’t a good idea.

Nowadays I turn email off on my iPhone, either on Saturdays or sometimes on Fridays and now always on holidays, and there’s nothing to tempt me to dive back in. Equally, if I need to, I can simply switch it on and get what I need.

Of course, back in the day, part of the Blackberry appeal was the data plan, which made it so appealing to employer, employee and consumer alike. That no longer exists.

I can’t help but wonder if that’s played a role in millions of people happily chucking their Bolds in the bin, as I did a year ago.


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