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    Question Viewing Messages with Locked Phone?

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    My company just forced me into a Blackberry from my Palm

    When I first got the BlackBerry (7100i OS 4.1 if anyone cares)life was good.

    ...Then came the IT policy forcing my phone to lock.

    I am a field service tech, I spend 25-50% of my time on the road.
    Before this policy I was able to glance at the phone on my dash and view the sender and subject line of incoming messages.

    Now, by the time I'm at a gas station or something I have to weed through dozens of messages like: "Congratulations to Jose Ortez who is now the manager of the O-Ring plant in Brazil" and "Safety Spotlight- Shoelace Safety and Tripping Hazards" and "Does anyone have part number 2754GSD78 urgently needed in California" to get to

    "Help! My unit has a 'Shutdown Imminent' alarm. I called your 800 number and they said you were at a job and unavailable for 6 hours. Please call me!"

    Of course, I will have passed within 1 mile of this customer's building an hour ago, and the message will be timestamped 1-1/2 hours ago.

    Is there any software that allows me to view the last message received without unlocking the phone? Or better yet, flashes messages on the screen of a locked phone as they are received?

    The IT Policy DOES NOT prevent installing or running third party software on the device.

    I already read the great info at

    blackberryforums.pinstack.com/8256-blackberry_unlock_policy_help.html

    and

    voicecareaustralia.com.au/dumpster/blackberry/

    but this will not help me because I am not attempting to delete or override my IT policy.

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    Re: Viewing Messages with Locked Phone?

    Im not sure you can do that without installing a third party app

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    Re: Viewing Messages with Locked Phone?

    Nope, the only thing you can do while its locked is make a phone call, provided you have that option set under security settings




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    Re: Viewing Messages with Locked Phone?

    isn't there software that will let you do the reverse of the item stated in thread #3?

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    Re: Viewing Messages with Locked Phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by slingshotzack View Post
    Im not sure you can do that without installing a third party app
    Third party app is FINE! Is there one?

    I am already using WebMessenger Message Alerts, Empower HTML Message viewer and ---shhhh don't tell my IT--- Medieval Kings Chess.

    The policy does NOT prevent running or installing third party software
    Last edited by speters33w; 11-19-2007 at 03:15 PM. Reason: add question

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