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Contractor Web vs. BlackBerry

I am fielding a ton of calls from contractors that use internet capable phones, such as the BlackBerry.  There are several issues with phones not being compatible with our contractor web.  For those of you that encounter these problems, I do not have a lot of answers for you.

Some phones work with our contractor web, and some just don’t.  For now, our contractor web is what it is, and we are not planning on making any adjustments to it to make it more compatible with phones. Your phone, however, may be able to be adjusted to work with the contractor web.  The most common error that I see is Java Script errors.  Java Script has to be enabled for your phone to work with our contractor web. You also need to make sure that your phone is running an Internet Explorer compatible browser.

Every phone is different, and they all have different programing, and different web browsers.  If your phone is not compatible with the contractor web, the best advice that I can suggest is to go to a store location of your cell provider.  Show them our website that you are trying to access.  They know these phones inside out, so they are the most capable people of making adjustments to you phone to get it to work.  Also, if you are planning to upgrade phones, try before you buy.  Tell the salesperson that you will be using your phone to access our website, and make sure it works, before you leave the store with your new phone.

I’m sure that we will continue to encounter this problem as technology changes. If I learn any new tricks to get these phones to work, I’ll post them.

  1. John wieczorek
    November 3, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I have the I phone and it works real good with the contractor web and all of the web. Thanks John #7439

  2. scott brown
    November 4, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I have blackberry with sprint and had to download opera mini into my phone. Now I go through it to the contractor web. Libby fagan told me about this.

  3. mike
    November 4, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    i had that issue with my blackberry and was told to download opera mini and it work for match loads but wont pull up states hope this helps

  4. Jason Schaftlein
    November 5, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Opera Mini is a good solution. If you are not very computer savvy, then it might be difficult to install a new browser. It is worth a shot though. You can get the download at http://www.opera.com. If anyone needs help installing that on they’re BlackBerry, come through Louisville and see me.

  5. Scott Lagestee #10865
    November 14, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    If you have Sprint as your carrier, go look at the Palm Pre. It comes enabled with Java Script and works on the contractor web and just about any other Internet function. My only complaint is the amount of load lines available, If a particular state your viewing has more than 15 or 17 listings, you may be missing the bottom ones.

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