Rogers drops BlackBerry Z30 pricing, now $0 on 2-year contract

By Bla1ze on 8 Mar 2014 03:05 pm EST
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If Rogers is your carrier of choice and you've been waiting for them to ditch $130 pricing on the BlackBerry Z30, your patience has been rewarded. Although it took longer than the likes of TELUS and Bell, Rogers customers can now order the BlackBerry Z30 online through Rogers for $0 with the typical 2-year contract.

If you're not down with contracts Rogers and TELUS are still the cheapest choice with the no-term pricing at $600. Hit up the Rogers to get your order placed. Meanwhile, in the U.S. every carrier not named Verizon still has their thumb up their arse with regards to the Z30.

Purchase the BlackBerry Z30 from Rogers

Topics: Carriers Devices

196 comments

BerryRipe

Nice! That should increase sales!

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

jojo beaconsfield

I was just thinking yesterday about buying one and told myself to wait for a great deal instead,Thanks I'm on Bell but I hope they will be next!! Apparently they are according to you,blaze.I wish they would have sent me an email.I'll check it out ,Thanks again.

tonythecanuck

Please visit the Techno Buffalo site to vote for the BlackBerry Z30:

http://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/03/15/sony-xperia-z2-vs-blackberry-z30...

Thanks everyone!

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skstrials

Yes, except that all the other phones got the price drop as well

S4, One, G2, Moto X are all free now too

tonythecanuck

Best Buy at Fairview Pointe Claire had a couple if Z30's available in January 2014 if you signed up with Telus. I got a Z30 through Bell in December 2013 only because Bell matched the 0$ price of Telus, threw in one month free service, and offered 10 hours a month of free TV on the Z30 via their new Bell TVA app. Otherwise I would have bought it at BestBuy and gone with Telus for 0$ during the holiday sales.

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jojo beaconsfield

@tony...the guys at the Bell Boutique on the second floor at Fairview are complete Idiots,I hope you dealt with a girl because they seem to know much more about what goes on there.Yesterday I tried to get a Z30 the guy told me it was out of stock and I should go next door if I wanted one,really???I don't know how these people sleep at nite.

tonythecanuck

Yes, I agree the staff at the Bell boutique at Fairview are basically useless. The staff at Best Buy Fairview (Pte. Claire) are great and knowledgeable. I originally bought my first BlackBerry Torch at the Best Buy kiosque at Fairview several years ago and the salesman (Tom) at the time was Great. The staff inside the Best Buy Fairview store are also great. The problem was that BestBuy only sold the Z30 for Telus, but when I heard that Bell matched the 0$ price and offered the Bell TV app with 10 hours of free TV per month, I decided I had no choice but to go and buy the Z30 directly from the Bell boutique. Otherwise I definitely would have bought it at Best Buy and gone with Telus.

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tonythecanuck

Jojo: You can read my review of the z30 that were accepted by the BestBuy and Bell websites. Just look for the product review under TonyTheCanuck or Tony in Montreal. No, I do not work for either BestBuy nor Bell, nor do I work for BB. I have no connection to any carrier nor any electronics store. I just think people should know that BlackBerry makes great products!

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tonythecanuck

And another thing: Best Buy staff at the Fairview, Pte. Claire, Quebec, store have generally been great for cellphones as well as other devices. I have bought cameras, TV's, and printers there, and I always found the staff to be knowledgeable and helpful. I just hope that that Best Buy store stays open. Mind you, the Angrignon and Anjou Best Buy stores have been great too, especially for reserving items. NB: These are all Quebec, Canada, BestBuy outlets I'm mentioning.

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tekware

Since Bell and particularly Telus have been selling them for $0 on 2yr, and Rogers has to price match, Rogers customers have been able to get a Z30 for free since before Christmas from Rogers. That's how I got mine.

Puz_zled

But what is the minimum monthly service package? $50 or more? $60? $70?

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tekware

If you already have a smartphone, you can keep the plan you had. They were more than willing to let me keep mine. However, I went with a new plan that gave me 1GB+1GB instead of 500MB, unlimited Canada wide calls instead of 400 mins + 100 min long distance. The new plan costs me 7/mth less since there is no system access fee anymore. The only thing that blows, is Rogers new voice mail sucks. 3 messages for 3 days. WTF is that supposed to be? They'll be happy to make it into the normal voice mail for more money. I told them to shove it.

tonythecanuck

I got my Z39 from Bell for free in December 2013, and they threw in one month free service as well as ten hours per month of free TV on the Z30. That was when Telus has brought their price down to 0$ as well through BestBuy. I would have gone with Telus and BestBuy were it not for Bell's free TV offer.

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tekware

I won't ever pay for streaming TV on my phone. Since it includes commercials, it should be free and work through WiFi. If one chooses to watch TV using data, that would be their problem, and they could purchase a larger data package. Even accepting their TV package as a deal such as your 10 hours a month helps to legitimize something that has no business being a paid service.

tonythecanuck

But you don' t pay for TV with the Bell TV app. The first 10 hours a month are free to watch cable new networks which you have to PAY for with cable packages. I can watch BBC world new service without advertising for free on the train or bus, as long as I don't exceed 10 hours. And there's no data charge.

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mandony

" Meanwhile, in the U.S. every carrier not named Verizon still has their thumb up their arse with regards to the Z30."
In the US, TM is not only saying na-da to the Z30, they don't even have the BB's in their retail stores.

IMO: Be-they angry with BB, or, have they been paid off with other incentives by other vendors to thumb BB?

campbecw

Same with telus

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campbecw

Oops. Didn't read the rest of the post that already says that Telus has it haha. Sorry for jumping to gun

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jon4400

When Telus had the zero dollar promotion, I just called up Rogers and had them price match it for me.

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TomJasper

Virgin mobile Canada will carry the Z30 very very soon!

Might want to wait to see what they offer in price. Virgin plans pricing kicks Rogers to the curb easily.

http://www.virginmobile.ca/en/plans/gold.html?itcid=LP:143.

TomJasper

Source is from inside Virgin Canada who just completed training on the Z30 from Blackberry reps.

Was told to keep an eye on Virgin Canada website for the Z30 very soon.

Make some calls, don't be sooooo lazy,lol. :)

CecilTsunami

Really? Hmm. I will be getting a promotion and a raise next month, perhaps I have found my celebration present. A Z30 for the collection.

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duboisstephane0

Since October 2013, i have waited.
I will believe it when I see it but so far, virgin mobile is not showing any signs but you can all feel free to contact Janelle at Virgin Mobile

RE: Z30 - when Virgin Mobile have it?

 
Oct 25
Janelle.jarrett@virginmobile.ca

Hi Stephane:
 
We currently don’t have the BB Z30 in our phone roadmap.
 
Thanks,
Janelle
 
 

| Janelle Jarrett | Manager, Training, Communications, Support and Dealer Onboarding | Virgin Mobile | 720 King Street West •Suite 905 • Toronto, Ontario • M5V 2T3 |
| my virgin mobile • 416.768.1110  | direct • 416.607.8528 | email •  janelle.jarrett@virginmobile.ca |
| Global Warming ain’t cool.  Save paper.  Do you really need to print this email? |
 
 
From: Stéphane Dubois []
Sent: October-25-13 8:22 AM
To: Jarrett, Janelle (0802550)
Subject: Z30 - when Virgin Mobile have it?
 
Hello Janelle,
 
Below is a chat with Virgin regarding the Z30
I have a Z10 and would like to upgrade.
Bell, Telus, Kodo, Rogers have it.
So when will Virgin?
 
Regards,
 
Stephane Dubois
 
---------------------------------------------
 
 
A chat representative will be with you in about 0 minute(s). Thank you for waiting.
You are chatting with Melissa.
Melissa: What’s up!! Welcome to Virgin Mobile’s chat service.
My name is Melissa, how are you?
 
You: Doing well :)
 
Melissa: Great! What can I do to help you?
 
You: but would be doing better if you told me the Z30 was available with Virgin
 
You: I havea Z10 ona supertab with Virgin and want to upgrade
 
Melissa: Let's have a look!
 
You: Bell, Telus, Kodo, Rogers have it

Melissa: I'm sorry we don't have it yet :(

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xhead75

I had a Virgin rep tell me last week that they had it coming soon. I sold her on it too. She apparently went Z10 to iPhone...Silly girl. XD

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BGK

Awesome! It's about time!

lesbmoore

@TomJasper I called Virgin customer service today to ask about the Z30 and the guy I talked to didn't seem to know anything about it. He looked it up or whatever they do and came back on the line and told me he didn't see anything coming within the next month. I hope he just didn't know what he was talking about, I have been waiting to upgrade to Z30 since it hit the market. And I would rather not switch carriers because I have a good plan with Virgin. Was your source from someone higher up that would know more than maybe the customer service rep would?

jojo beaconsfield

@jon...Yeah but I want a trade in $$ for my Z10,telus is reasonable,how much would bell give me? I owe $357 if I want to keep the phone

skstrials

Wow I was not aware that Rogers would do Price Match, thanks for letting me know.

TimJohnSmith

Maybe time to upgrade.

Tim Smith from my Z10 on Rogers

Brian Hope

Get these phones in the hands of the masses. Now bring them to the other US Carriers please.

yzerken

Upgrade. You'll love the Z30!

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SlcCorrado

I want one so bad... Where the heck is the -1 version????

miktro

Oh nice to bad I got mine over a month ago..

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Carjackd

About time..i knocked mine down to 49.00 bucks a month ago...but free is always better

Posted Via my Kick @ss BlackBerry Z30

brosee

So tempted to upgrade my Z10.

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jwyoungy

I did and and I'm so glad I did. I was happy after day one when my battery was still going strong and the speakers sounded great

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Flip4Bytes

I was so on the edge but finally just did it and was SO happy I did. Z10 feels SO old now haha

jupiter8

Yeah, when I upgraded from the 10 to the 30 I felt the same way. The two phones are not even in the same league. The z30 rocks.

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MobileMadness002

You and me both. I just may take the plunge. I don't need the physical keyboard so this might be a plan.

Jimberry Storm

You said it brother

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sandman10

Lol, my relative just ordered 3, yes three Z10s from Rogers yesterday for $0. I just told her about this deal and she's on the screamer right now to upgrade!

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freedomx20a

Ouch!!!

 BlackBerry Q10 

hashman82

Dam just got one from rogers last month

Z30

Koepman

Great deal!

Since 2010 

rickster2611

Good for Telus and Rogers.

Only Vodafone UK has the Z30

Better start saving for a sim free version.

At least Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse has the courage to display or order BlackBerry 10 devices.

As for the rest.....COWARDS!!!!

You will soon regret chasing the same customers in an increasingly difficult market . One of the Carriers will go bankrupt or get bought out.

Give the people what they want.

We want choices not conformity. I'm the customer Carriers!

YOU RE HERE TO SERVE ME!!!

If I want a BlackBerry 10 Device .....You better get me one.

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MobileMadness002

What are you babbling about?

arfin

Lmao

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Dan-AddictedtoBB

Such passion!

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Phi Nguyen

if anything that will put them in danger of bankruptcy

sorry but stocking non selling phones aint going to help a carrier get more customers

xhead75

I bought one. I made the right choice too. I don't let sales people and/or my friends decide what is best for me.

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Prem WatsApp

+10

That's right.

No Q10? -> Buy from Chen...

highoctane74

Been waiting for this. I want to pick one up for my mother.

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TheStoryUp

Rogers is a horrible company with horrible customer service. Don't get locked into them with contracts, pay the $600 and goto Koodo or Virgin. Also if you know someone that works at BlackBerry you can get a Z30 for $400. They were selling the Z10 for $200 back in December, but I'm not sure what the price is now.

Zed30

skstrials

I'm actually happy with Rogers service.

They gave me a university student discount, and I cannot find a better price anywhere else (for me).

All in all, the phone providers are all pretty similar that I do not see the need to prefer one over the others.

TheStoryUp

Ya I just get a little emotional with regards to Rogers, I've just had to many bad experiences with them. Telus is better but their plans are too expensive when compared to Koodo, which is a subsidiary of Telus.

A $80 plan on Telus is only $55 on Koodo.

@ jojo. I guess living in Waterloo has its benefits. 10's of thousands of University girls and cheap BlackBerrys keeps me happy haha :)

Zed30

jojo beaconsfield

@TheStoryUp...wish I lived in Waterloo!!

Josh S1

Sweet, wad going to order one last night, now I should save 200 bucks.

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Prem WatsApp

* wad

Saved a wad of cash by waiting for a day!

No Q10? -> Buy from Chen...

Brimlen

Just wait for a month or two and you will see more and even better prices. Bit of patience.

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jonp

Hoping this is an indication the replacement Z50 is around the corner.

I know it isn't, but I can dream, can't I?....

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jojo beaconsfield

@jonp,Z50 sounds so good.lol

Brimlen

To rickster

Talktalk is selling Z30 too alongside Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse. What puzzles me is why is it only Vodafone selling it in white.

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barney009

I think the only carrier that has the z10 in the UK is carphone warehouse - what a joke!

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JREwing

Wish AT&T had that kind of deal, but unfortunately Verizon has the exclusive in the US.

meztek

As a US customer, I do not like that exclusive deal. You can buy a Z10 or Q10 directly from Blackberry, SIM unlocked and I am willing to bet that really helps sales, what with T-Mobile pushing for contract freedom in the states.

imcurved

Great deal! Bell customers must call to price match. You never know.
Here in the state, we don't have options for the Z30.

 CB10 

deercreekmichael

Good post!

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

imcurved

I remember when Verizon had the Z10 for 1cent. Some of my BlackBerry friends switched over to use BlackBerry.

 CB10 

brunoxrs

I'd love to give the Z30 a go, but I'm afraid I'll miss my Q10's keyboard too much! The Z30 looks amazing, although I have yet to see one in the wild.

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tonythecanuck

To "brunoxrs," if you are unsure about the Z30, all I can say is I had the BlackBerry Torch2, and that was a great device. However, I traded up for the Z30 in December 2013, and I have to say it's the best electronic device of any kind I've ever owned. It does everything, and it does everything WELL. It has a great big screen, great battery life, fantastic virtual keyboard with predictive text, great HUB, great antenna, has FM radio, and with Bell you get 10 hrs of free HD TV per month (no, I don't work for Bell). You can read my review under "TonyTheCanuck " at various websites, including BestBuy, The Source, and Bell. There are a lot of great devices out there, but I find the Z30 is a solid, well-built, professional workhorse.

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brunoxrs

Cool. I'm with Bell as well, and Mobile TV has been quite useful at times.

I don't know if I'm quite ready to take the all-touch plunge just yet (still have about a year left on my Q10's contract). If I did go all touch, the Z30 would be the phone to get me.

Posted via CB10 on BB10 from Q10

tonythecanuck

You could wait and see if the Z50 comes out...

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SlapChopVince

+1

Your comments are spot-on! I'm exceptionally happy with my Z30.

What amazes me was what a jump in user experience it is going from the Z10 to the Z30. I'm glad I made the jump...

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GRojasHruska

GIVE IT TO FIDO PUHLEASE!!!

SlapChopVince

I wish Fido carried the Z30! I bought mine from Rogers and it works perfectly on Fido without having to unlock it.

Just something to think about...

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artlane3

I might stay with Rogers as a result of this. Do they have it in white?

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BlackJack-21

I've been waiting for this!

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raino

Really like that last sentence, Bla1ze.

keith1000

Anyone know if this is for new activation only? Or can we early upgrade ?
Keith

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New_Z10

You can upgrade at anytime. You just have to pay out the device costs. And enter the new two year contract.

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delroyj

My Z30 just keeps me moving.....

HCamMan

I was a few months out of contract with Telus and picked one up for 33$ taxes in! If you're near end of/out of contract, it worth asking...best phone I've ever used and my first BlackBerry!

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wincyUt

Finally Rogers is waking up. Well overdue.

tonythecanuck

Wow - it's good to hear that Virgin is finally going to offer the Z30. I now have the Z30 (with Bell) and it's FANTASTIC ! I was with Virgin and had the Torch 2 (great device) and I waited as long as I could. I wanted to trade up to the Z30 but I could never get a straight answer from Virgin whether or not they would eventually offer it. So I cancelled my plan with Virgin in December and traded up with Bell for the Z30. I have to say, the Z30 is the BEST device I've ever owned, it's just too bad Virgin waited so long to offer the Z30.

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oneil56

I love my Z30. I hope other people out there get to see its the best phone on market by far

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Sergio Gambini

Great news for rogers users!! Enjoy :)

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mnc76

Sweeeeet :)

Darn, I still have 1.5 years on my Z10...

Luckily it's a Z10 though (and therefore rocks :)

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jojo beaconsfield

@mnc76,I'm in the same boat as you but think about it for a dollar a day we could be HAPPY,you know the song don't you?LOL...Academy awards,(hint) ...check it out................................................http://youtu.be/y6Sxv-sUYtM

dbollman423

This phone's sales could take off.

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canadian nick

Anyone looking to upgrade the Z30 is amazing. I loved my Z10 but I cannot live without my Z30

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henrickrw

Love my Z30.
.. great phone

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Supa_Fly1

Perfect timing! Z30 & Q10 purchase for early April!!

Unless Apple really hits an iPhone 6 with wondrous goodies - then I can test Secure mind on it with BES10

BlackBerry Q10  & Full Metal CB10!

HotFix

You know... not being able to buy the Z30 from AT&T wouldn't be so bad if we could get the STA100-1 from someone...anyone... I can't find a true STA100-1 anywhere on the 'net...
And true means it's really an STA100-1 and not a -5 or a -2 that someone claims is a -1 just so they can sell it.

Also the irony is once we can finally can get the STA100-1, we will only get 6 months with it before BlackBerry releases a new flagship touchscreen that makes it obsolete...

tonythecanuck

To "imcurved,". I got my Z30 with Bell in December 2013, and when I told them Telstra offered the Z30 for 0$, the Bell rep dropped his price to 0$ to match, and through in one month FREE. The only reason I went with Bell instead of Telus is that Bell has their TV app and they offer 10 free hours a month of TV over and above their data plan. Otherwise I would have gone with Telus. As I mentioned in my posts above, you can read my review (TonyTheCanuck) of the Z30 at various Web sites, including Bell, The Source, and BestBuy. No, I do not work for any phone company, carrier, nor any electronic store. I find the Z30 to be a solid, professional workhorse with a big bright screen, great antenna, great virtual keyboard, FM radio, BlackBerry HUB, and even TV (with Bell).

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nathfren

Great deal! I hope they sell like crazy

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tonythecanuck

I want to share the following comment from CrackBerry with you:

To "imcurved," I got my Z30 with Bell in December 2013, and when I told the Bell rep that Telus offered the Z30 for 0$, the Bell rep dropped his price to 0$ to match, and he even threw in one month service for FREE. So some reps are willing to price-match. The other reason I went with Bell instead of Telus is that Bell has a TV app and they offer 10 free hours a month of TV over and above their data plan. Otherwise I would have gone with Telus. As I mentioned in my posts above, you can read my review (TonyTheCanuck) of the Z30 at various Web sites, including Bell, The Source, and BestBuy. No, I do not work for any phone company, carrier, nor any electronic store. I find the Z30 to be a solid, professional workhorse with a big bright screen, great antenna, great virtual keyboard, FM radio, BlackBerry HUB, and even TV (with Bell).

- TonyTheCanuck

Sent from my BlackBerry Z30 smartphone.

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espaca

It shows at $0 on Bell website right now with a 2 yr contract

alienspot

I wish Fido will carry the Z30

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Rod Smith2

We need to get the z30 out to the masses. It is a wonderful phone!!!!!

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fan_BB10

No Z30 on Wind Mobile yet, so instead I'll keep my Z10 and wait for the upcoming new BB10 Phones in the fall. I'll be waiting patiently...

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BBstarBB

Excellent news! yeah!

nucks26

Wow I wish. Still stuck on my stupid contract

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tonythecanuck

Yes the Z30 is wonderful..... I think I'm in love with my Z30..... spring is in the air.... (sigh)

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raxamillion

When are we going to hear from blackberry about a new marketing strategy? People need to know they aren't dead and in fact have arguably the best phone on the market right now.

Posted via CB10 on my sexy white Z30 rocking 10.2.1.2141

tonythecanuck

And another thing: I bought ALL the Z30 accessories (BlackBerry holster, flip cover, pocket, Otterboxes, gel covers, screen protectors, etc.) and they are all great! NB: My Z30 Otterbox cracked after six weeks, but they replaced the whole thing free by mail within three days. If anyone has any questions about Z30 accessories, I will offer my opinion.....

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Mr Barkers

Wow that's some serious accessorizing you have going on there. I just got the Otterbox commuter case and I'm thinking of getting the leather pouch for those days I need less protection.

Posted on CB10 via my Z30

Tornado99

You missed a wireless charging station for the z30.... something that's tempting my affections from my z10.

Flicked out via Zed10

tonythecanuck

Yes, that is one thing BlackBerry has not provided: there is no charging dock available for the Z30. I previously had the Torch and I really liked having the charging stand for it.

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tonythecanuck

Yes I have the BlackBerry leather pocket, the BlackBerry leather holster, and both Otterbox Commuter and Defender for my Z30. They are all great. Just note: 1) Get the genuine leather BlackBerry products since they have the magnets for auto-shut-off which the fakes do not; 2) the BlackBerry leather holster is a bit tight at first but it has to be because the leather will wear in quickly ; 3) I have had two different Otterboxes crack on me but the company will quickly send you a brand new replacement within days if it's under warranty. I have also had all these products when I had my BlackBerry Torch and had good experiences then too.

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blackberry008

Now if we can promote the Z30 to non blackberry used, it would be great.

We need more customers from other platforms to switch, cannot only have die-heart only buying up the phone.

We need sleep of the blackberry loving folks to work at the retail sales shop because every time I go to look at blackberry they all try to push iPhone or Android only.

BlackBerry 10 - Built to keep you moving

Prem WatsApp

What did you say? We need CrackBerry "sleepers" to infiltrate phone stores and push BB products?

That's be some fun! Only store selling them here are Telstra stores. And outright at Harvey Norman + JB Hifi. (Australia)

No Q10? -> Buy from Chen...

tonythecanuck

To "raxamillion," yes, BlackBerry is lacking in marketing and advertising. Sadly, it's likely a function of lack of $$$ to get the word out. Apple can still spend $$$ on marketing, even though the iPhone has a smaller screen, lousy keyboard, and no security. Unfortunately, popularity is often about advertising and not about quality.

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Mr Barkers

I priced match Telus at $49, so that takes some of the sting out of this $0 announcement.

Posted on CB10 via my Z30

tonythecanuck

Great! Most carriers will price-match if you ask (and show proof) of a competitor's lower price. Before the holidays, Telus offered the Z30 for 0$, and so I showed that to Bell and they dropped their price to 0$ and threw in one month free service as well. The only reason I went with Bell was because of their TV app and 10 free hours of TV on the Z30 each month. Otherwise I would have bought the Z30 with Telus from BestBuy.

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FMB8900

F the American carriers. Went ahead and got this awesome phone unlocked and just popped my T-Mobile simcard in and I'm good to go! :D

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jvinp

Might trade in my z30

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beantownwindsorite

Nice phone, but not for $600

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pdkd

I have a z30 now from a z10, for me I much prefer my Z10 size the hardware and screen of the z30 are great but just to big for me. I am going back.

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tonythecanuck

I have the Z30, but the Z10 is great too. The Z10 is more compact, is lighter, fits better in your pocket, and has a bright crisp back-lit LCD screen. I like the Z30, however, because I like the larger screen since I commute and use the Z30 both as an e-reader and as a TV. It helps on long commutes. I also like the bigger virtual keyboard. Anyway, both the Z10 and Z30 are great, it just depends what your needs and habits might be.

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fidowebhosting

its a good deal but i will wait for the next high end device from Blackberry

tonythecanuck

Yes, there are rumours that the Z50 might be coming out in 2014 with perhaps 5.2" screen, quad or octa-core processor, and even better battery. So you could take a chance and wait if you're not in a rush. If the Z50 is even better than the Z30, I think BlackBerry will once again surge ahead in popularity.

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rohetaku

Nice im going to rogers tomorrow then to get me one!

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HCamMan

Z30 is the best phone I've ever used. It just works.

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tonythecanuck

I agree, the Z30 is the best electronic device I've ever owned, and that includes laptops by IBM, Dell, Acer, and Tandy, as well as digital cameras and other cell phones. The BlackBerry Z30 is just a well-engineered professional multi-purpose device.

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freedomx20a

Tempted!

 BlackBerry Q10 

pollster_00

Damn...two weeks after I got mine. oh well. I love the z30. Too bad it's release was so weak.

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vagos2006

Sweet deal. Too bad I have 2 years left on my contract. I guess when my contract is up the z50 will be priced like this. Still love my z10. Awesome phone. Enjoy the z30 for all those picking one up.

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tonythecanuck

To Mr. Barkers: Yes, I have all the Z30 accessories. Otterbox makes excellent products, however they do sometimes break. I had the Commuter Otterbox for both the BlackBerry Torch 2 and the Z30, and both broke at some point. However, Otterbox will send you a new replacement within a few days complete with new packaging. That is what justifies the higher price; they will honour their warranties and replace any product free in a few days. Also: both the BlackBerry leather Pocket pouch and the leather holster are good. They both have the integrated magnets which shut off the screen to prevent accidental dialing. Just make sure you buy the genuine BlackBerry product since the fakes often don't have the magnets. Note: the leather holster is tight at first, but it has to be since the leather will stretch and wear in quickly.

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tonythecanuck

To "brunoxrs": Yes, I understand the concern about switching from a keyboard device to the Z30. I wasn't sure either since I had the Torch 2 which was great because it had both a keyboard and touch screen. It is definitely nice to have a physical keyboard. However, the Z30 is good because 1) the size of the screen means the virtual keyboard has large keys, 2) BlackBerry has great auto-correct capability in many languages, 3) BlackBerry has great predictive text software so that it actually suggest entire words you just "flick" or swipe into place, and it does it in many languages. It even auto-detects the language in which you are typing, and suggest words in that language. This is fantastic for me since I am in Montreal, and I often send bilingual emails. The software will even detect a change of language in the middle of an e-mail. It will also add accents and conjugate verbs correctly. This is something unique to BB10 and is very useful in a multilingual environment.

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tonythecanuck

To "pdkd,". Yes, the Z30 is bigger and heavier than the Z10. I tried the Z10 in stores and was very impressed. The Z10 has a very bright crisp screen, and the device is compact and very light. The Z10 also fits better in a pocket.
For me, however, I find I use phones for multiple purposes, including reading the news, reading a book, or watching TV on commutes to and from work. So if you drive, you may not have the needs of a transit commuter. For me, however, since I am on a train or bus often, I like to have a big screen since I use it as an e-reader and television. The bigger screen also allows for a bigger virtual keyboard which makes it easier to type. It really all depends on your needs and your habits.

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If you press and hold on the comment you want to respond to (in the CrackBerry BB10 app), your comment will appear indented below the comment you want to respond to.

Keeps things nice and clean, and conversations easier to follow.

No Q10? -> Buy from Chen...

tonythecanuck

To "vagos2006": Yes the Z30 is great and I love mine, but the Z10 is a great phone too. The Z10 has a bright crisp back-lit LCD screen
(the Z30 is AMOLED), it is light and more compact than the Z30 which has a 5" screen. I am also curious to see whether there will be a "Z50." There have been rumours that it might have a 5.2" screen, and a quad-core or octa-core processor. So it may be just as well to wait to see if a Z50 model appears in late 2014.

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dom7

Can I pick this up at a rogers store?

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SlapChopVince

On-line order on the Rogers website.

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mrbquick

I wish AT&T would get this phone. Its ridiculous how they treat us.

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UA1VM

Fuck AT&T

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YTDW2000

Thus is a bargain for what your getting.

Sent from my BlackBerry Z30

fabfreddie

4 kids and a wife all on the Bold 9900, saw this article on CB, phoned rogers to make sure my plan will not get F**d with, they said no, I ordered 6, I pick them up tomorrow. I am pleasantly surprised how quick it became $0.

tonythecanuck

FabFreddie: wow, does this mean you ordered 6 new Z30's? I have the Z30 (switched from the Torch) and I love it!

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That's good. Indented / threaded comments are so much easier to follow.

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akdtor

congratulations & Thanks FabFreddie!. Hopefully, your 4 kids will help show their Sheeple friends that Blackberry phones are the "new cool" and great phones too.

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Half a dozen in one hit! Sure BlackBerry shares will spike! LOL

Honestly, I hope more people read this, and carriers react to the demand. They will regret it, if they limit our and their choices in the future by creating and supporting an unhealthy duopoly. BlackBerry and Windows phone are worth more than just a look.

Where are the Bolds going?

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canadian nick

You made the right choice to sure. Good job

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ATI nsider

Now market the Z30 to everybody you know. That is how awesome they are. So many people still don't know how amazing the Z30 is. User Reviews from TELUS, BELL, ROGERS, VERIZON etc., show the Z30 as a 5 Star rating.
Verizon website - 4.7 out of 5 Stars - 97 Reviews
BELL website - 5 out of 5 Stars - 73 Reviews
TELUS - 4.7 out of 5 Stars - Various via Future Shop/Best Buy, The Source etc.,
Rogers website - 5 out of 5 Stars - 61 Reviews
etc.,

tonythecanuck

Yes, and you can see my reviews of the Z30 at all those sites (Bell, BestBuy, The Source). Look under TonyTheCanuck or Tony in Montreal.

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tonythecanuck

Yup, the z30 is pretty cool... I've had one for two months now and I have to say it's the best overall electro in device i've ever owned.

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zoe sun

i am waiting for this....

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Shannon Stauffer

Good for Rogers! This doesn't affect me since I'm on Verizon but I would love the Z30! Too bad I just got my Z10 in October and renewed my 2 year contract, oh well! Hopefully something better will be out by the time I'm eligible for an upgrade =)

OS 10.2.1.537 on Verizon Z10

tonythecanuck

Well, the Z50 may come out in 2014 which may be even more advanced than the X30. So you could always wait and see...

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koool1

Sweet deal. I've got 11 months till I can upgrade though.

:-(

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tonythecanuck

Z30 is great, but you can always wait to see if the Z50 comes out later 2014.

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AtInsider

BELL also dropped the price to $0 now.

tonythecanuck

Bell actually dropped their price on the Z30 to 0$ for me in December because I challenged them to meet Telus' price of 0$. Carriers will meet competitors' prices if you ask.

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shabbs

Still $599.99 off contract...

ATI nsider

Nope. BELL off contract has it for $699
TELUS and Rogers has it for $599.

I bought the Q5 for $150 off Koodo, and got it unlocked for $35. Best money spent. Love the Z30, and was oging to buy it, but could not pass up the $150 Q5. So now I wait for the powerful Z50 with its rumoured huge battery in Sept 2014.

shabbs

The Rogers off contract is *still* $599... it was $599 before this price drop, hence, my comment.

tonythecanuck

Yes, there are rumours of the Z50 coming out in the Fall of 2014. It may have a 5.2" screen and a quad or octa core processor.

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Drmoe

I bought my Z30 and it was unlocked too. Zero regrets too! Could have got it directly from Rogers but that whole bull of not carrying it from the beginning until we pressured them was the reason I didn't get it directly from them.

I know they don't care but I do. Best decision ever!

Love my Z30 and no regrets!

Posted using the best phone ever, the Z30!

BBZ10wannabe

Sweet! I will order one on Monday. I nearly did two days ago for $80 plus $120 ECF but my rep was supposed to lend me a demo unit. He didn't have it and they wouldn’t price match Telus because it's a consumer plan and I'm on a business plan but the corporate prices are always the same or a little cheaper because we're still on 3 year contracts as the new 2 year rule only applies to consumer plans. Who Ohio Z30 here I come!!

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Bacon Munchers

After the last BlackBerry fiasco, Roger's has a lot of sucking up to do before I would ever consider going back to them.
I put them only one notch classier than T-Mobile.

Telus and Bell for us!

SlackerKing

The Z30 is cool but in the U.S. I have to wonder if AT&T or T-Mobile will ever carry it

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thinbluedba

Argh. Get the z30 now or wait? Also, what should I do with my limited edition z10?

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Marko M1

In Serbia, with medium-priced contract Z10 is 400€.
I bought mine for 300, 6 months ago without contact. Insane, right?

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mwdugas

Can buy a Z30 brand new for $400. Screw contracts.

Not approved by the NSA. My personal Q10

adonesc

The folks over at Fido seem to have more than just their thumb up their arse, their head seems to have found its way there also!

When I walked into a Fido store (yes there are a few of those...not just kiosks) and inquired about the present and future availability of the Z30, the sales rep, smugly told me not to look forward to it being on sale with Fido because they " no longer carry BlackBerry products..." when he started to inquire whether or not I was looking for a new phone ( a Samsung perhaps? ) I knew it was time to leave...but I forgot to say something I've been meaning to say to Fido for a few years now...

Let me see if I can be as clear as possible ...oh yeah, "Fuck you Fido! Fuck you and the horse you rode on!"

Cartman says: Screw you guys I'm going home!

bbelux1

Nice!

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gmackster

Who cares if it's free if it means a change in plans. Rogers keeps trying to hook me in with an upgrade but it always involves a different plan. A more expensive plan at that ...I keep declining their offers and they keep calling. terrible company.

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DEADP00L

That's an amazing deal!

Q10 user.

Alex Keb

Fix Q10 double typing

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WorldwideRemix

You can fix it by dropping it in a vat of acid.

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Rocco Iannarelli

Lots of justified anger with the carriers. How about a little for shopblackberry.com. The official vendor of BlackBerry and they either have outrageous pricing (Q10 $549) c'mon and no Z30 for sale here stateside at all. What does that say about BlackBerry completely out of touch with there own destiny. PS. Still waiting for att 10.2 release. I blame BlackBerry for that as well.

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edwinsberry

I guess at this point I need to move to Canada to get a decent phone and offer.

tonythecanuck

Yes, Canada seems to offer the best chance of getting the phone you want. The US still has a draconian system that carves up certain regions into GSM and non-GSM carriers only, and with some carriers that still refuse to carry certain BlackBerry models. Rumour has it that many Americans are buying their BlackBerry Z30 STA model from Canada's Telus for $600 since it does seem to work with a variety of US SIM cards.

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billcarr

AT&T now has Z10 for a similar 2 year commitment.

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velkod

Kinda wish I knew this before I upgraded to a Q10

AtInsider

I don't regret buying the Q5. Its a very nice device for a mid range phone. But as soon as the Z50 comes out, I am buying it outright.

tonythecanuck

Yep, I'm waiting for the Z50 too if it ever comes out. I love the Z30, but if the Z50 is even better, I'm gonna make the jump to to the Z50....

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highoctane74

I picked one up today. Love it. I was originally just going to hook up one of my old ones for my son, but I just got myself the Z30 and he can use my old one.

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LukynZ

I'm not so surprised that in the US (and some other countries) is problem with buying BlackBerry device. Remember...Apple, Google and Microsoft, they are spying for the government all the time. It's easy with their phones. So the best situation is that all will have only these devices.

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Monteman73

Seems all the carriers are getting the update except for the carriers here in the states. I know AT&T don't have it yet. If they don't have it by the end of this month I am going to get one of the leaks out there. BlackBerry said that pretty much everyone should have it by the end of February and that didn't happen. AT&T quit dragging your feet!!

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Tatwi

Sure, it was $179 in December when I got the Z10, because $49 was all we could afford. Now 3 months into the two year contract the flagship phone is free... talk about being fucked in the ass by a company I have supported (Robbers) for the better part of a decade.

*I* can't tell the future and companies like this plan their prices months in advance. They knew, they just didn't care.

tonythecanuck

PLEASE VOTE FOR THE Z30!!: The Techno Buffalo website is pairing phones in their 2014 "Mobile Madness" competition. It's the Z30 v. The Nokia XL: Register your vote fast!!!!

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kv_7691

Just ordered mine from Rogers! Upgrading from my z10

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tonythecanuck

OS UPDATE: I just updated my OS to 10.2.1.2102. I am with Bell.

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Ron Fischer

My wife has the z30 it's an amazing phone, I think it's time for me to convert from the z10

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tonythecanuck

Yes I have the Z30 and it's great (I had the Torch 2 before and it was great too). The Z10 is great because it has a bright back-lit screen, it's light and compact. The Z30 however I find suits my needs because I commute and really like having the bigger 5" screen in order to read and watch TV. The Z30 is well built and seems to do everything really well. The only improvements that might be made for the Z30 is maybe better voice-interaction (Apple dominates with Siri) and maybe make it a bit lighter. Other wise I have to say the Z30 Is the best device I've ever owned.

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jpilot17

Just made the switch from my Z10 to Z30!! Thanks Rogers

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tonythecanuck

Could everyone please go to the Techno Buffalo Web site to vote for the BlackBerry Z30:

http://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/03/15/sony-xperia-z2-vs-blackberry-z30...

Thanks everyone! -tony

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gbahr1

Sorry Bla1ze, Here in the states; Z30 sold out at Verizon. On back order and website says won't start shipping again until 5/19. This is the case in Saint Louis, Missouri. Not sure how their other markets are doing. I'll save a few more $'s for a nice case! Good job Verizon.