Important reminder about daylight savings time-don't forget your smart phone!

By
Real Estate Agent with Judy Burkett Realtors

I received the following email from Verizon this afternoon:

 "Please note that Daylight Savings Time is going to take place 3 weeks earlier and end 1 week later this year as a result of the Energy Policy Act that Congress has passed.

Daylight Savings Time will begin on Sunday March 11, 2007 and will end on November 3, 2007.

Although the Verizon Wireless network is ready to seamlessly support the change, you may be required to update your device if you use a BlackBerry®, PDA or Smartphone running Palm® OS or Windows Mobile®."

Cingular in Baton Rouge is already experiencing some type of network issues with the smart phones.  All of the network providers are suggesting visiting their sites and downloading the patch today.  So, if you own on of these devices(like me!) go to the website of your cell provider and download the patch before daylight saving times takes effect.

 

Comments (5)

Anonymous
scott schmitz
I was worried about this too but the Treo 650 I have seemed to weather the time change just fine.  I didn't have to do anything, it just changed Time automatically.  Now, my web site is another matter.  Something went nutty and now incomming e-mail comes in 10 days off!  It's amazing how many products rely upon correct time to operate.  Congress should have given the software vendors another year to get everything changed over before making this change.Scott SchmitzOrganizational Real Estate Softwarehttp://www.realorganized.com
Mar 23, 2007 10:21 AM
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Ann deVane
john greene, Realtor - Naperville, IL
Naperville Real Estate, GRI, CNC, CSC, ePRO
I too am experiencing difficulties with my cingular smartphone.  It stopped synching last night around 10.  Not sure what's going on?  I changed the time manually before the time change a couple of weeks ago, so I'm not sure if I need to do something else? 
Mar 24, 2007 02:47 PM
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate
Jim's Treo had no problems with the time change, but for some reason mine didn't do it automatically.  Weird.  We'll see what the fall time change brings.
Mar 25, 2007 06:44 AM
Shannon Sims
Judy Burkett Realtors - Baton Rouge, LA

Scott-  It sounds like you and I dodge the tech bullet.  I didn't experience any of the anticipated problems either.

Ann-  Have you tried resetting it?  I find that usually solves the problem

Maria- Hopefully all the bugs will be worked out before we "fall back"!

Mar 25, 2007 11:00 PM
Shannon Sims
Judy Burkett Realtors - Baton Rouge, LA

Scott-  It sounds like you and I dodge the tech bullet.  I didn't experience any of the anticipated problems either.

Ann-  Have you tried resetting it?  I find that usually solves the problem

Maria- Hopefully all the bugs will be worked out before we "fall back"!

Mar 25, 2007 11:00 PM