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    I'd put this in the Cingular/at&t forum but no one's ever in there! Not sure if this is specific to qwerty blackberry's on Cingular/at&t or not but if you hold down the * key you'll get a text showing you the amount of anytime minutes, mobile to mobile minutes, night/weekend minutes & rollover minutes remaining in the current billing cycle. Not sure if this is common knowledge but in case anyone doesn't know it's a handy trick!
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    Re: Cool Shortcut

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    Weird, because if you press and hole * on most berries, it's the key lock feature...

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    Re: Cool Shortcut

    I am on tmo and the * key also does a keypad lock for me...that would be an awesome feature though

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    Re: Cool Shortcut

    Yes it is weird, as I'm on AT&T/Cingular with a Curve and holding the */A key asks if I want to assign a speed dial number to the "A" key.

    Pressing and holding the ALT and A keys gives me nothing. However opening the phone app and typing *min# on AT&T will get this text message.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Cool Shortcut

    yeah but rcbjr he said hold * not */A

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    Quote Originally Posted by trigga15
    yeah but rcbjr he said hold * not */A
    Trigga, there is no separate * key on the qwerty devices which the OP was talking about. It is the */A key.

    That's one of the things that's really weird about it.

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    Re: Cool Shortcut

    if you type in #646# on t-mobile it will put up how many minutes you have remaining and if you type in #674# it will put up how many text messages you have used and how many you have remaining. just in case somebody didnt know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    Trigga, there is no separate * key on the qwerty devices which the OP was talking about. It is the */A key.

    That's one of the things that's really weird about it.

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    I swear when I hold down the */a it send me a text w/ the aforementioned information, I'm not crazy! Here's a cut and paste of the info I get in the text message:

    MINs Remaining
    As Of: 06/03
    Anytime: 697
    N&W: Unlimited
    M2M: Unlimited
    RO: 1,070
    See Cingular.com for applicable limitations.
    Sent via BlackBerry from Cingular Wireless

    So I am the only person who is experiencing this? The text message comes from "102," which is Cingular/at&t's vendor code obviously.
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    Hmm, I only get the speed dial question.

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    Re: Cool Shortcut

    same here on the 8300 ^^ the suretype devices will lock the keyboard

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    Well I'm stumped, when I used my 8800 (way back when last week) the same thing worked. Maybe my BB's special.

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    Re: Cool Shortcut

    That's the information I get when I dial *min# from my BB,

    Without the sent via blackberry from Cingular.

    Just curious.
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    Re: Cool Shortcut

    If I do the *min# I get the exact same text as when I hold down *. Ignore the "sent from my blackberry" message, that's just from me cutting and pasting from an email I sent to myself.

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    By the way, I can also hold down * in the phone screen and get the same text message.

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