BlackBerry Z10 now available from WIND Mobile

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By James Richardson on 28 Feb 2013 09:03 am EST
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We posted earlier on this week that WIND Mobile would be offering the BlackBerry Z10 very shortly. That time is now - the beautiful Z10 is now in stock with WIND and can be yours from $299 on a $40 a month plan. They are also offering two alternative plans - $20 and $30 per month but the price of the device rises to $499 and $399.

You can order online right now. What are you waiting for?

Order the BlackBerry Z10 from Wind

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BlackBerry Z10 now available from WIND Mobile

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I didn't wait. Walked into the store and picked one up from them yesterday. Model number is the RFK121LW so once unlocked it should have all the LTE bands usable in the rest of Canada.

Hello, I have read all comments and contributions but still confused. My question is: So which one specifically do i get? Currently, my carrier is WInd Mobile!; But i need to buy one that can support all network and just incase i travel overseas too. Please, can someone tell me which one to get? Kindly specify it by typing out the exact model I need to buy from Wind, Rogers, Fido or Bell (that has it all!). I wouldn't mind changing from Wind to any other network so long as the supposed BBZ10 (you suggested) can support any network and has got LTE too (if unlocked)!. And also, which do i need to get (specify exact model from any carrier) too that needs to be unlocked (THAT CAN GIVE ME THE ALL IN ONE PACKAGE). Thanks.

So why do we need this version when the Rogers version works on Wind?

Blackberry website list the following, but not for which phone?
Quad band LTE 2, 5, 4, 17 (700/850/1700/1900 MHz)
Quad band HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, (850/1700/1900/2100 MHz)
Quad band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
*Note: HSPA+ Band 4 (AWS) is carrier dependent

So which bands do I get with Rogers version and the Wind version? I though the Z10 is a pentaband phone like nexus 4.

The Rogers version loses the AWS HSPA+ band. It's just Tri band HSPA+ 1, 2,5/6, (800/850/1900/2100 MHz)Model number RFF91LW

You call it tri-band but list 4 bands? 1, 2, 5 and 6. :)

Model numbering is all messed up. My Bell one has the 91LW model number, yet it has Band 4 (AWS) HSPA. We've seen reports that Bell/Virgin and Telus/Koodo models have AWS HSPA. So Rogers is just being Rogers by blocking Band 4. There is no reason why all HSPA carriers in Canada can't use the exact same model.

5/6 is your UMTS 800/850 bands. They are grouped together.

Pulled straight from RIMs Safety and Product information for the RFF91LW:
Tri-band HSPA+ support: UMTS 800/UMTS 850, UMTS 1900, UMTS 2100 MHz band

WIND's Z10 is the following version:

STL100-3 RFK121LW:

HSDPA 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100; LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900

I think someone copied and pasted the Rogers info into their info page, missing the LTE info as they did. This could be for 2 reasons: 1) WIND doesn't have LTE yet but may do in the near future (700Mhz); 2) There's a good chance they were trying to deter people buying the phone to use on other networks. Either way all they've done is confuse people!

I checked at a corporate store yesterday and they confirmed the model and version numbers. My son also confirmed the numbers for me last night from his Z10 that he bought that day from WIND.

Thanks Jonesy.
Imagine some people will get it and unlock it to use it in the T-Mobile network in US if they want both HSPA+ and LTE.
For LTE only, can Wind Z10 Be used in ATT and Verizon? I have to do some checking.
For those who can't wait in the US, this might be a good alternative to get the Z10 ASAP.
Imagine Crackberry can unlock Wind Z10 if they can do it for Rogers, Bell and Telus.

Hello, I have read all comments and contributions but still confused. My question is: So which one specifically do i get? Currently, my carrier is WInd Mobile!; But i need to buy one that can support all network and just incase i travel overseas too. Please, can someone tell me which one to get? Kindly specify it by typing out the exact model I need to buy from Wind, Rogers, Fido or Bell (that has it all!). I wouldn't mind changing from Wind to any other network so long as the supposed BBZ10 (you suggested) can support any network and has got LTE too (if unlocked)!. And also, which do i need to get (specify exact model from any carrier) too that needs to be unlocked (THAT CAN GIVE ME THE ALL IN ONE PACKAGE). Thanks.

So turns out all STL100-3 have quad band HSPA+. For some reason carriers don't want to list competitors frequencies. Wonder why? LoL Both the 121 and 91 versions of the STL100-3 have quad band hspa+ radios. We've confirmed that.

Kuttysark,

Not according to the "BlackBerry_Z10_Smartphone-Safety_and_Product_Information-1339609158831-en".

91LW has tri-band HSPA+, and 121LW has quad-band HSPA+ with the extra 1700MHz.

Everything else (LTE and GSM) looks to be the same.

In other word, if the document is right, unlocked Wind phone will work in Robellus and not the other way around.
Hope this will clear up some confusion.

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Mobile network radio specifications for model number RFK121LW:•
Quad-band LTE support: LTE 700, LTE 850, LTE 1700, LTE 1900 MHz band•
Quad-band HSPA+ support: UMTS 800/UMTS 850, UMTS 1700, UMTS 1900, UMTS 2100 MHz band•
Quad-band GSM support: GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900 MHz•
Power class: Class 1 (DCS 1800, PCS 1900), Class 4 (GSM 850) as defined in GSM 5.05, Class 4 (GSM 900) as defined in GSM 02.06, Class E2 (GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900), Class 3 (UMTS, LTE)•
Transmitting frequency: GSM 824 to 849 MHz, GSM 880 to 915 MHz, DCS 1710 to 1785 MHz, PCS 1850 to 1910 MHz, UMTS 824 to 849 MHz, UMTS 1710 to 1755 MHz, UMTS 1850 to 1910 MHz, UMTS 1920 to 1980 MHz, LTE 704 to 716 MHz, LTE 824 to 849 MHz, LTE 1850 to 1910 MHz, LTE 1710 to 1755 MHz•
Receiving frequency: GSM 869 to 894 MHz, GSM 925 to 960 MHz, DCS 1805 to 1880 MHz, PCS 1930 to 1990 MHz, UMTS 869 to 894 MHz, UMTS 1930 to 1990 MHz, UMTS 2110 to 2155 MHz, UMTS 2110 to 2170 MHz, LTE 734 to 746 MHz, LTE 869 to 894 MHz, LTE 1930 to 1990 MHz, LTE 2110 to 2155 MHz

Mobile network radio specifications for model number RFF91LW:•
Quad-band LTE support: LTE 700, LTE 850, LTE 1700, LTE 1900 MHz band•
Tri-band HSPA+ support: UMTS 800/UMTS 850, UMTS 1900, UMTS 2100 MHz band•
Quad-band GSM support: GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900 MHz•
Power class: Class 1 (DCS 1800, PCS 1900), Class 4 (GSM 850) as defined in GSM 5.05, Class 4 (GSM 900) as defined in GSM 02.06, Class E2 (GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900), Class 3 (UMTS, LTE)•
Transmitting frequency: GSM 824 to 849 MHz, GSM 880 to 915 MHz, DCS 1710 to 1785 MHz, PCS 1850 to 1910 MHz, UMTS 824 to 849 MHz, UMTS 1850 to 1910 MHz, UMTS 1920 to 1980 MHz, LTE 704 to 716 MHz, LTE 824 to 849 MHz, LTE 1850 to 1910 MHz, LTE 1710 to 1755 MHz•
Receiving frequency: GSM 869 to 894 MHz, GSM 925 to 960 MHz, DCS 1805 to 1880 MHz, PCS 1930 to 1990 MHz, UMTS 869 to 894 MHz, UMTS 1930 to 1990 MHz, UMTS 2110 to 2170 MHz, LTE 734 to 746 MHz, LTE 869 to 894 MHz, LTE 1930 to 1990 MHz, LTE 2110 to 2155 MHzWi

Hello, I have read all comments and contributions but still confused. My question is: So which one specifically do i get? Currently, my carrier is WInd Mobile!; But i need to buy one that can support all network and just incase i travel overseas too. Please, can someone tell me which one to get? Kindly specify it by typing out the exact model I need to buy from Wind, Rogers, Fido or Bell (that has it all!). I wouldn't mind changing from Wind to any other network so long as the supposed BBZ10 (you suggested) can support any network and has got LTE too (if unlocked)!. And also, which do i need to get (specify exact model from any carrier) too that needs to be unlocked (THAT CAN GIVE ME THE ALL IN ONE PACKAGE). Thanks.

Okay, I usually find myself very tech savvy, but in this case can someone tell me straight up whether the Wind Z10 supports LTE or not. Not the wind service but the phone itself.

tufcustomer,
The short answer is yes!
Wind model seems to be a superset of the Robellus, with the extra 1700 HSPA+. Bonus!

@beavertail2: So you saying the Wind BBZ10 (phone itself not sim-service) supports LTE and it's also the "All in one" package if unlocked?
......It'll then start to support LTE and also work for Rogers,Fido,Bell,Koodo and Mobilicity if unlocked?
If your answer is YES!, Please...kindly type out the exact model # i need to buy. Thanks & Godbless.

This is stupid I was told at three store, since I'm an existing customer I can't do a hardware upgrade to the z10 on a tab. To get a z10 I have to be a new customer.

I just picked up my Z10 this afternoon! I'm an existing customer so I had to buy it at full price. The wait for existing customers is for using the WIND tab to buy the phone.

Hello, I have read all comments and contributions but still confused. My question is: So which one specifically do i get? Currently, my carrier is WInd Mobile!; But i need to buy one that can support all network and just incase i travel overseas too. Please, can someone tell me which one to get? Kindly specify it by typing out the exact model I need to buy from Wind, Rogers, Fido or Bell (that has it all!). I wouldn't mind changing from Wind to any other network so long as the supposed BBZ10 (you suggested) can support any network and has got LTE too (if unlocked)!. And also, which do i need to get (specify exact model from any carrier) too that needs to be unlocked (THAT CAN GIVE ME THE ALL IN ONE PACKAGE). Thanks.

So I'm in similar boat here and want to replace my 9900 wind mobile line. I also have a Rogers line I use when I travel outside of wind zones.
Has anyone purchased a wind z10, unlocked it and used it successfully with ROGERS?