BlackBerry Bold Now Available on AT&T's Website!

BlackBerry Bold Now Available from AT&T!
By Kevin Michaluk on 3 Nov 2008 11:02 pm
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The moment SO MANY of you have been waiting for is finally here.... BUY YOUR AT&T BLACKBERRY BOLD NOW!!!

Topics: News & Rumors

Kevin Michaluk Kevin Michaluk "Founder, Editor in Chief " 3921 (articles) 3285 (forum posts)
68 comments

ivanmorr

It was a long wait, but you guys finally get your Bolds!!

WTG!!! You will soon learn, just why they call it the bold!

EPIC!

711

going to be for unlimted data on a storm compared to unlimited plan of the bold? Besides wifi - what does the bold have besides the qwerty keyboard and a smaller screen?

Waited months for this thing - i'm sure i could wait for the storm - unless there is some major drawback i'm not aware of.

billh23

How do you get AT&T to add the Bold to your Premier site, or does it just show up tomorrow.. ?

Boldly Going...

It is now on the Premeir/Business website. It went on early this morning.

RobUM2011

Alright VZW.. are you really going to let AT&T beat you???? Match them with an online release of the Storm within the next 10 minutes!!! There's no other way!!! =)

kav

7 months of waiting
finallyy
can't wait to go to the store to get mines in the morning!

rynechaloux

This is so torturing! Come on verizon give us the Storm!

dannykb24dj2

chill... we had to wait sooo freaken long just for this and your'e complaining cuz its not out yet? lol I can see why, but just be pacient... like the rest of us =)

Skyys

Riiight. Because the Bold waiters have been patient... :)

amazzajr

My ATT store was selling them today..such a long wait...but such an amazing device..you guys will be SO happy!

drewsak

Is this phone really worth the price tag?????? Think I will wait for the STORM!!!

farkasb

Does this mean ATT will be getting os 4.5 soon? Verizon has it. Why dont we?????

fantom1023

YEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!! It's about time AT&T! Thanks Kevin for making us aware of it being available a little early, I went ahead and ordered mine and now all I gotta do is wait for it to show up at my door!!!

JGbold

lucky enough to get my "IOU" blackberry from the NYC launch event today. its all i dreamed of and more!!!!!oooh blackberry bold XXX000000XX0X)X0x0x0x0

mgm1979

I gotta say - Storm anticipation aside, I'm tempted to go to a store and play with the Bold tomorrow...if I were to get swayed by its performance, I just might ditch my Storm hopes and stick with AT&T... :shock:

Likesbeeralot

I was just about to post this, but looks like im not the only one

coreyvisto

I switched to ATT around 3 months ago, so hopefully I will be able to get a discount on it if I extend my plan another 2 years. Would just be adding on another 3 months. tmobile let me.. lets hope!

DrewR

So like many other BBAddicts i was pretty upset about the pricing being $400. Well if u go to Wirefly's website they have it for $350 + $100 mail in rebate when u extend ur contract 2 years. Its only $50 difference but hey its helps in this economy. Also if your new member its only $300 so then your saving $100+$100 Rebate.

kinfolkinaz

I picked one up from my local ATT today at 6 pm. one store I went to sold out of all 4 they received and I was the first to get one from the store 2 miles down the rd!!!!

Go Obama!!

AA
Tucson, AZ

wcihlu

I got mine yesterday!! I couldnt put it down until I had too when da batt got low but i lovvve it!! im lookin for someone with an iphone tomorrow and brag to them just how much better my phone is!!

JagoMidnight

Well, i'm glad for this release, but hopefully it will usher in two things, i care about more,..the release of OS 4.5 for my BB Curve,..and then news about the Javelin which is what I really want!

Fmrnyer32

HELL YEA!!!! ITS ABOUT TIME!!! JUST FINISHED UP MY ORDER!

Dave C

Ok, so I spent all evening on the phone with Best Buy, ordered the Bold and paid flat out for it (no upgrade available on plan), $719.00 was the total, and now AT&T shows it for sale on their website? Grrr.

Best Buy was giving me a hard time. At first, it was back ordered. Then it wasn't. But not available for in store pick up (because technically it hasn't been released yet). But would ship express service, and I would have it Wednesday.

I get an email from Best Buy saying the product was on b/o for 1-2 weeks. Then moments after that, the original sales person who took my order (and also 719 dollars) assured me it would ship tomorrow, I would have it Wednesday.

At this point I am confused. Best Buy customer service urged me not to go to the store directly because most likely they would be b/o. I wonder if she fed me that bs to get the sale?

I am wondering I should cancel my oder with Best Buy in the morning, and then order with at&t? And save myself some money. The only thing is, I'd have to wait an extra day for the unit because the only offer 2 day air service with their shipping.

Booo!!!!

dakatone

Wow, you are seriously allow those two days to possibly constitute you paying almost 1.5 the amount for the unit somewhere where you were not satisfied? That is not an addiction but an all-out illness my friend. :P

daviesgravey

Oops. I hadn't logged in. I didn't like seeing 'not verified' next to my post.

Ok, so I spent all evening on the phone with Best Buy, ordered the Bold and paid flat out for it (no upgrade available on plan), $719.00 was the total, and now AT&T shows it for sale on their website? Grrr.

Best Buy was giving me a hard time. At first, it was back ordered. Then it wasn't. But not available for in store pick up (because technically it hasn't been released yet). But would ship express service, and I would have it Wednesday.

I get an email from Best Buy saying the product was on b/o for 1-2 weeks. Then moments after that, the original sales person who took my order (and also 719 dollars) assured me it would ship tomorrow, I would have it Wednesday.

At this point I am confused. Best Buy customer service urged me not to go to the store directly because most likely they would be b/o. I wonder if she fed me that bs to get the sale?

I am wondering I should cancel my oder with Best Buy in the morning, and then order with at&t? And save myself some money. The only thing is, I'd have to wait an extra day for the unit because the only offer 2 day air service with their shipping.

Booo!!!!

ucrbroker

This was my first Blackberry, and it did NOT disappoint one bit. This phone ROCKS! Amazing....4 months of waiting and watching....You will not be sorry....Helluva toy!

BYE BYE PALM TREO FOREVER!

CrisLDean

I called the store here in NC today about them getting them in and of course he told me what I didn't want to hear. They wouldn't be selling them out right. Only with new contracts.. WTF? Oh well, I came home sat my happy ass at the computer and at 12:05am ordered it. Cant wait to get my hands on this phone!

skyefalcon

Just checked wirefly and they have it for $299 / $199 after rebate and instant discount.

Not bad. My inner cheapskate is leaning toward this offer.

Anyone with feedback about wirefly?

karier13

I also looked at Wirefly and it looks like it is either for buying it at full price or a brand new ATT account. I am going to do an upgrade and I didn't see that option. Or I would have been very tempted to do it. To save that much would be great. I would hate to wait any longer but I've waited so long now another couple of days would be ok to save that much. Did I miss the Upgrade option??

NamelessLiar

I am very much OVER the Bold. Where was it when I needed it back in June? Too much time waiting leaves a bitter taste and I will never own a Bold. I'll wait for something else.

Caustin828

So my EDGE connection worked for a while this morning on my Curve but has been dead for over an hour. Indianapolis area, anybody else having issues?

castle8330

Why does AT&T list this as UMTS/HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100????

Did RIM slip something in, or is it a typo?

apw55

wirefly.com got it for 200

DeusInnomen

If you want a real laugh, go look at the no-commitment price for the Bold on the Premier webpage. $999. I wish I was kidding, but here's a snapshot from the page. http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll417/DeusInnomen/BoldPrice.png

cellularbiz

I picked one up last night from a friend that received a shippment Monday and it ROCKs! It was worth the wait..

VoltaicShock

It's on the premier site. I can get it cheaper, but I heard the AT&T stores won't match the premier site in the store - :\

I really don't want to wait 2 days for it to be shipped.

Wish they had an option to pick it up in the store.

ntensive

OMG... i better get a kidney with that price. LoL

hayotammling

Just picked mine up. At the att store in east hanover, nj. They had 30 in stock and maybe 10 people waiting.

espaviv

No-Commitment/Contract pricing:

AT&T Normal site: $549
AT&T Premeire site: $999
Wirefly: $589
Bestbuy: $659

What is up with that bullshit?

xoclirpa

So, I checked my price for an upgrade and I kid you not it says $999.99!!! Has AT&T gone mental?

sonofpear

I ordered mine in the wee hours this morning. I will exhale when it ships!

Woohoo!

kp@crackberry.com

deceive

I've been waiting on the Bold to upgrade my phone using the 2 year "Upgrade Advantage". I thought for sure they would be offering a better deal than the stock deal, because it was for the Upgrade Advantage. No dice!! $399 with $100 mail in rebate? Are they serious!?! super crappy pricing

scott & his 2 iPhones

i got 2 iPhones for wifey and i because i got sick of waiting for the bold - not i'm dangerously tempted to add a bold to our family plan...

cutdacheck2003

I finally got my BOLD after waiting in front of the AT&T store since 6:15 am. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Boldly Going...

Went to the ATT store in North Miami this morning at 9:10, 10 minutes after they opened. People were already waiting in line for the Bold. Took about an hour all together, but finally got the Bold. The phone is sweet, it's fast, the display is awesome, and doesn't feel as big as I expected. Two caveats, the OS takes a while to load from power up and I've noticed the OS lags sometimes with the trackball. Overall worth the wait

nonegiven

So I see on ATT.com its $399 and included a $100 mail in rebate bringing it down to $299.

I logged into my ATT Premier account as I am with HP and it lists the price as $399 with no rebate. Every single phone price is higher in my premier account.

boldly going...

Don't buy it online. At the store or on the phone, they give you the same price no matter what account.

rolvey

I just called ATT directly to order my bold and they said because i was going to sign a 24 month commitment and because we have a Premier account, my bold was going to be FREE! I was sceptical at first, but i just got my e-mail confirmation and free bold, sim card, and shipping! I just went from being mad at ATT for delaying the bold for so long to being fairly pleased!

Knights531

I just called and they could do nothing for me. She could not even tell me how much it cost. I just wanted them to look at my account and give me some options. FREE. I am a premier customer and have been for ten years and have never been so irritated with AT&T as I am now. This is ridiculous.

Fmrnyer32

the bold is already on backorder!!! WTF

Knights531

It is on the website, but try calling a customer service representative to get more information and they are clueless. I am eligible for a new phone Jan 4, 2009 and wanted to discuss options and costs I if renewed now. I want a BOLD. They have no information on the cost or an official release date. She basically said keep checking back> Great job AT&T on coordinating a smooth roll out in a timely manner.

Mooner

Hi All-

Just bought my Bold. Purchased it at the Sterling VA company owned store. They looked at my account history (2 lines, 4+ years at over $200/month) and reduced the phone price to $349. They also gave me the rebate form for the $100 MIR.

Good luck all!

MikeFromNJ

The local AT&T store in my town had the Bold on sale yesterday, so i went there and picked it up ASAP. This phone is VERY nice. Everything that Kevin has said about it in his reviews are true to the T. If anyone is confused about pricing, i bought mine at $350 with a $100 mail-in rebate. The rebate will come in the form of a Visa Gift Card. The phone charges using a mini-USB cable, so if your previous phone used the same port, you can keep the same car charger to save a couple bucks. The Bold WILL charge on non-Blackberry chargers. The phone can cost $400 if you get a cheaper plan. with the plan that i got, i get 900 minutes a month with rollover, unlimited texting and all the blackberry services. with the $5 insurance, i'm looking at a monthly bill of $128. Yes, that is a bit pricey for me, but my current financial situation will allow this. For you cost consious users, this is the kind of money you'll be looking to shell out for your bold. Is it worth it? that depends on if it's features are worth it to you. I will say this, my internet is not yet working. I can't log onto the browser, or set up e-mail, or anything. As soon as i leave my house to go VOTE, i'll be heading back to the store to get it fixed.

att stinks

BOLD comes out before they release the new...I mean the now old 4.5 OS.

BKNYCity

Im trying to get my hands on the blackberry bold, but when i spoke to ATT they said I was eligable for an upgrade but wasn't eligable to upgrade to the blackberry bold. They said it would take about sixty days until any one can upgrade to the bold. Is this true or were they yanking my balls?

EmoKiller

Got mine today and it is awesome

MoneyMaker

I got mine this morning and could not wait to set it up. The first call out lasted 15 minutes and my ear was on fire. The device quickly became hot. Anyone else have this problem? Also, I am connected to Wi-Fi and that is superfast. It is much bigger and heavier than the curve and fingerprints show up everywhere.

BOLD in my Handz

Went to vote and then went to go get my bold, as my friend works at AT&T he actually confirmed for me they were in stock as the rest of the places I called wouldnt tell me. Also I fell back in love with AT&T, when I went to upgrade and buy my BOLD after being a 10 yr cingular/AT&T customer, they gave me a 100 instant credit onto my account, which couldn't come at a better time. The person at the store said that you wouldn't know until you were actually in the process of upgrading and that he see's them probably about once a day usually 50.00 but up to 100.00. MADE MY DAY, sooo, I got 100 off my bold thanks to AT&T and being a great customer and my 100.00 rebate, I'm also going to send all my old good phones to the BB trade-up program, located on their site and get 300.00 bak. For more details on that visit blackberry.com then solutions then students and quote ur old, phone, send it in with your new BOLD reciept and wait for ur check. ALLL HAIL BB. FNALLY THE DAY HAS COME!!!!

jonathan8

can you add insurance to the bold if you get it on wirefly?

coreyvisto

Well I saw it today. Tried to get a discount, no go! So I left with bold in hand for $549 usd. :(

rjarden

But, the price was $399.00 with upgrade & 2 yr. contract. Yes, I do get a $100 rebate and... if you ask nicely, they will wave the $18 upgrade fee. However, you gotta take the Blackberry Media bundle. Oh well, it is well worth it. FYI, AT&T Navigator is quite convenient.

brojoesc

I went to an AT&T store today to get a Bold. I'm eligible for an upgrade on December 26th but was told flat out that if I wanted it now it would cost $600. So I left.

mpaez_888

I just spoke with a at&t rep and was told that I would not be eligible for an upgrade until April 26th...however i could go to my local at&t store and ask for the "Advantage Upgrade", I would then pay a $75 penalty but would receive the phone at the $399 - $100 rebate and an extension on my contract for another 2yrs.

avelvethammer

Just picked mine up today....I will say it was well worth the wait...a long wait, but truly an awesome phone...enjoy it...I will

Tommy ( Vendettx )

YES!! i called last night and my local att store said they got only about 10 and ive been waiting for this phone a long long time so today during my lunch i went to ATT and as soon as i walked in ask if they had anymore and as quickly as i asked the rep said no. then he told me they would get more this week and i asked enough to last or just a little batch agian and he said he wouldnt know till he got it..

thenn.. this is where it pays knowing people i droped the name of my buddy who works at this local yet is not in this day and he said let me go ask my manager maybe we got some left. no more then 2 minutes later he walks out with a box and straight hands it to me!

i was in shock!! BUT I WAS SOOOO STOOKED!

i paid for it with new contract * bye bye tmobile * and boom there it was a BB BOLD!!!

now if only i had got some cases off crackberry because they only had generic non BB ones that were ugly and folded over the top speaker.

berryfiend586

Great. You all have your Bolds. Im happy for you. Now can AT&T PLEASE get us OS 4.5?! I bricked my last pearl trying to upgrade to non-ATT 4.5, and maybe i screwed it up but now i have a new berry and refuse to put anything but the AT&T version on it.