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T-Mobile is sorry, to offer free expedited shipping on BlackBerry smartphones as apology

By Bla1ze on 18 Feb 2014 07:56 pm EST
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In BlackBerry CEO John Chen's response to T-Mobile's BlackBerry switcher campaign he noted that T-Mobile and BlackBerry were working on a special offer for T-Mobile customers and according to Reuters, who spoke with a T-Mobile representative, they might not have to wait all that long for it.

According to the report, starting on Friday any T-Mobile customer who purchases a new BlackBerry device from T-Mobile will be offered free but more importantly, expedited shipping for their purchases. It's hard to say if this is the offer BlackBerry CEO John Chen was referring to but it's a good kindness and show of effort to start with considering shipping is already available free on T-Mobile.

Next up, get BlackBerry 10 devices properly listed on the site.

Topics: T-Mobile Carriers

266 comments

mauro316

OK, free expedited shipping on what now? Phones are not listed. Sounds like a joke.

Posted via CB10

CDM76

T Mobile is the joke.
Their incompetence the punch line

Posted via CB10

seascape

Exactly.

T-Mobile is NOT selling the Z10 or the Z30 in their online store. They are also NOT selling new Q10s. Your choice is a refurbished Q10 or a Curve. What a joke!

lndn

But... Thy see - ONCE AGAIN - BlackBerry probably will never be let to die thanks to BB Fans, first of all. Why RIM doesn't interact with such powerful social impactor as their loyal Users? They should ask more and listen to answers with interest and respect. Palm died and WebOS, too. You see BlackBerry must live, Mr. Chen... So, you 'keep calm and carry on'! :)

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SF71

I completely agree!!!

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ryanza

It's comments like this that I think are unnecessary.

BlackBerry devices are not being promoted by many if any service providers and when one does make good on a bad call following a great response by BlackBerry supporters the critics should say thanks for the effort and take the service provider up on the offer. If T-Mobile has no response to this offer they can turn around and say that all those BlackBerry "fans" were in fact only a bunch of wind bags. If you don't see the devices on the website phone in or go into a store and order a new BlackBerry with the expedited delivery service.

Put your money where your mouth is.

Here in South Africa I've had to fight for all my BB10 devices but I've bought them despite the challenges put in my way.

Without people buying BlackBerry devices no marketing effort or amazing devices will put BlackBerry back on the map.

Go and buy a BlackBerry 10 device today if you are serious about getting one and supporting BlackBerry.

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neller2000

That's just the thing, noone is going to buy them regardless. What, you think people are now flocking warpspeed to purchase something BBRY can barely give away for almost nothing? For free expedited shipping?

Joke offer and Legere is laughing all the way to the bank. Especially because what you mentioned, this isn't going to cause a surge in BBRY sales and T-Mobile can easily claim, hey, we were right all along.

Pyrrhus victory I think is the saying we're looking for here.

juliezee

I think the people who want a BlackBerry device have a BlackBerry device. The outrage comes from the fact that an unbiased person who is shopping in store or online will not see a full range if any BlackBerry devices. They are offering free expedited shipping, feels like a slap in the face if they can't ship the proper devices. I personally check phones out online and read reviews to make my decisions. And other shopper won't be able to do that with T mobile

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slagman5

Typical T-Mobile: "Oh, we are on your side, we are not like those evil corporations, we are here to help you. Oh, we insulted you? We will be such good guys and give you FREE SHIPPING!!" Wow, really? So you're required to buy something from them just to get this? How about all of the current BB10 users you insulted? How about a discount on their monthly bill? Maybe a 15% discount on their plan?

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

darkehawke

Exactly this

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masterful

I'm with you guys

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locke7

That's a little excessive... maybe like a 3 month early upgrade.

Posted via my Q10, USA

Crypt1c

They are already offering a iPhone 5s for $0 down today. :D

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Tim Aries

and thats so tempted...

chapa6sigma

That should never be tempting
Apple is for dumb a** loser idiots who have no brain

Delta Champion

DaedalusIcarusHelios

Yeah, they should have a similar deal for Q10 and Z10. I think that would be appropriate response. Of course, they'd have to have the devices on their site to do that.

Alternatively, maybe they can start to offer the Z30 and promote it?

phylez

The fact that current BB10 users feel insulted is laughable in itself. And not only that but then to expect some sort of compensation for the insult is taking it too far. If you're insulted by this kind of move, a move which make sense in terms of dollar signs, then you should count your lucky stars that you've had such a sheltered existence. Grow up and stop being a victim of hurt feelings.

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CV4evr

Thanks man, my thoughts exactly. I'm coming from Sprint, they don't give a shit about BlackBerry to begin with. Would switch to Tmo anytime if I could convince my iSheep family...

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BerryRipe

No kidding! Do I agree with the email...no but seriously Verizon sales associate offend me each time I ask for a BlackBerry and have I complained on twitter or any social media...no because I don't do social media to complain about petty stuff such as this. I will complain here on CB but that's because it's related to the topic.

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

LordCrankypants

A move that makes sense in terms of $ signs? Really?

I find it laughable that insulting BlackBerry users on your network by trying to make them switch to another brand of phone because it's a "great offer for BlackBerry customers."

It might be a great offer (which it is), but it's a great offer for everyone who doesn't currently have an iPhone 5S, not just BlackBerry customers. The ad was an insult, and the offer is, too. It's not future BlackBerry customers who were insulted here.

JB

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claudiecat

I didn't really know that posting an ad like that (from T-Mobile) is allowed. It is indeed an insult to BlackBerry and BlackBerry lovers. I love apple products most especially my macbook air and is currently LOOOVING my BlackBerry q10! Didn't feel the slightest regret giving my iphone 4s to my dad.

Posted via CB10

heyjohnnybravo

Crackberry: home of the crybabies.

..still got love for the sane population on this site, however..

Posted from my TARDIS!

slagman5

Yep, sane people just goes along with everything companies do. That's how we motivate companies to do better right? Right??

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

Mel25

How about you offer the newest BlackBerry device as a ty you f**k turd.

Posted via CB10

Crypt1c

^^this

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neller2000

That won't happen. This will only be seen as a victory on this site to be honest, do you really think T-Mobile is going to even bother much with BBRY with the lashout from Chen?

Most likely outcome is Legere will keep his mouth shut and just silently phase out anything BBRY.

BuffaloMadMan

Exactly

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

Tim Aries

Thanks for saying the truth bro. It's a fun looking at crybabies' comments though.

slagman5

Yah, since it helps them make money we should all just kneel down and go along with whatever they throw at us. I mean, demanding that companies treat their consumers with respect? Pssshhh, that's for whiners and complainers. I'm happy to just bow to whatever they want me to do...

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iwasspartacus

Dude your avatar has the American flag and you're coming down on the company for participating in that American dream: business.

They're simplifying inventory and sales training and fulfillment... everything associated with ... a brand that isn't selling.

If it was selling they'd sell it folks. It's a business.

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muddberry

So that's why the free upgrade?

Posted via CB10

slagman5

Then say so. I'm not even with T-Mobile, but I'm pointing out how they play this whole "good guy" act but in reality they don't care. I'd rather they be upfront and honest about it and simply tell people when they expressed displeasure about the ad that they simply make more money from selling iphones and if they don't like that they can go to another carrier if they want.

gokulesh

This^. For all those saying to grow up. Nobody cares whether Tmobile insulted. If it is business then run an ethical one and tell people the truth. That BlackBerry is not seeing and the cost is not worth it.

May be in America $$s are all that count?? And ethics be dammed? And before people jump to conclusions my daughter lives in the state AND has a Z10 on Tmobile. And the people she works with are some of the nicest ones you can find.

But it sure sounds people come to BlackBerry and justify every poor and unethical behaviour in the name of business.

Posted via CB10

slagman5

It's funny, you get these weird people that think it's somehow bad to make issues known. I guess they like to just conform to everything because that's the easy way out. But fortunately not everyone was like that, because if they were then ethics would be completely non-existent in the business world. But there are those companies that care about that still and it's because they know there are consumers that hold that in high regard and would reward them with their business. It's how we keep companies moving forward in ways that are beneficial to both parties. Keep quiet and conform all of the time companies will simply get worse and worse until it reaches a point where even the people who don't want to complain can simply not afford to buy their products... Then it's bad business for both parties.

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Erik Lehman

This. X1000

Z30 10.2.1.537

Mel25

Free shipping lol its already free lol!! This is an insult. This is bs!!

When you order a phone its already free shipping. And most of the time it comes with in a day or 2.

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bbfanboi

Hey, you guys don't get it, it's free shipping if you order an iPhone! :) Certainly can't find the new BB10 devices on their web site.

pvphooman

Exactly. You can't walk into a T-Mobile store and buy a BlackBerry anymore. You'd have a really hard time finding one aside from requesting one from those dumbed down reps at T-Mobile.

Why can't they just put a working Z30 on their display inventory?

Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2141 CB10

casperoui

I think I've read on another users comment that the phones are listed under business guys..

Commandment No 11 "And a Blackberry owner you shall become" :D

Xenrip

It's a start...lol

Posted via CB10

xiaohuaxing

Yea this is kind of a disingenuous offer if you can't actually buy any BlackBerry 10 phones. Man I'm itching for an upgrade, what's the next flagship phone BlackBerry?? Come on!

Posted via CB10

TMUS4iPhone

The next flagship phone?!?! Where have you been... The next flagship BB phone will be made by Foxconn for emerging markets (aka cheap junk).

Aljean Thein

Cheap junk phones isn't a flagship phones...

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Prem WatsApp

Right Aljean. Terminology doesn't sit well with some. Flagship is high-end or premium, not bargain basement. Pretty obvious.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

kscribs

That's not the flagship phone. That's for emerging markets.

Rumor has it the next flagship phone will come in September. There was a post earlier today about codename "Windermere"

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The_Dark_Knight_Forever

The next flagship  will have the 8 core processor.

Posted with my T-Mobile USA BlackBerry Q10 via CB10.

slagman5

Um, yah, you've been living under a rock. Their next flagship phone is codenamed Ontario. And BTW, Foxxconn used to build all iphones, so they don't "only" do low-end stuff...

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

LordCrankypants

You're right on that - though BlackBerry is retaining control over their high-end devices, as those are the ones being marketed for enterprise use. Hard to claim to have a complete grasp over device security from an enterprise perspective if you don't have complete control over the hardware AND software.

What using Foxconn does tell me is that they will put a lot of effort into making a good quality entry-level device.

JB

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drokssilva

Ummm.... Exactly I phones are Low end

/Lol sarcasm

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

wincyUt

Lmao!! You must keep up with the program. Ontario has been cancelled. Do your research thoroughly before you talk.

slagman5

Odd, as the device was recently benchmarked on geekbench...

wincyUt

Agreed it may seem odd; but lets not forget that no "high end device" is off the table during this restructuring period. Until the dust settles, nothing is firm. Time will tell.

battleax78

Cisco used Foxconn to build a high grade carrier side server. That Taiwanese company ain't chopped liver.

Posted via CB10

mnhockeycoach99

The definition of flagship obviously escapes you...

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raino

That means Apple's flagship--the iPhone 5c--flopped?

nademon

Well its a good start I suppose. Gotta love JC!

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Turnda643

Let's see if this announcement comes with the offering of the Z30. And matching Verizons current online offer of $99.

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gusmuh

Amen. My thoughts exactly!

Posted via CB10

crooked fingaz

A for the effort but they only offer bb os phones on the site.

Posted via CB10

domex

how about the Z30, wish i can purchase with T mobile!

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

ken2ts

I'm with you, I want a Z30!

Posted via CB10

Brian Scheirer

I am offering free overnight shipping on all BlackBerry devices too... And just like tmobile I am currently not selling any :)

Before anyone tries to correct me... Refurbs and bbos7 don't count

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The_Dark_Knight_Forever

+1

Posted with my T-Mobile USA BlackBerry Q10 via CB10.

mICRoMaTe

5***** joke!

Posted via CB10

scmcc16

Sorry but expedited shipping is a joke. However, having faith in JC that wasn't what was being discussed. Hopefully some promotions on BlackBerry 10 devices. Here's hoping

Posted via CB10

dtarin

Every time someone writes JC I immediately for at least a second interpret that as "Jesus Christ" thus confusing and sometimes amusing me for a fraction of a moment.

Posted via CB10

Prem WatsApp

Add "J Caloy" to the mix.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

Prem WatsApp

Love all 3!

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

scottdpreece

The awkward moment when your brain finally interprets John Chen. The Chen-O-second...

 BBZ10 10.2.1.1925

mfeliciano

Offer that Z30 and then we're talking. C'mon TMOBILE you can do it... Dare to really be different!

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bidagreat1

I double dare you to be different T-Mobile! Offer the Z30 with your Jump Program...

Bidagreat using the magnificent Z10

BBRRYISBAC

Lol can I order the Z30 Friday?

Posted via CB10

dierre

Yay free expedited shipping on phones they don't promote. Jumping for joy

Posted via CB10

3_M4N

I'm so glad T-Mobile is going to at least make an effort to show some BlackBerry love. They could have taken the low road and not been apologetic for their actions. I want the best for BlackBerry and part of that is having good relationships with the carriers.
A tip of the hat to all the BlackBerry fans who were vocal about their displeasure with the promotional offer.

Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10! 

canuckbear

Don't like this company. Seem sleezy.

Posted via CB10

Kobe Barksdale

EFF T-Mobile

Posted via CB10

canuckbear

Yeah and fuckem too.

Posted via CB10

TMUS4iPhone

[I was trolling so I had my comment edited by a moderator and my account blocked]

;)

The_Dark_Knight_Forever

"Inferior product"?! The  Z30 is the best phone on the market currently hands down. It crushes all other phones without mercy!
Take your trolling elsewhere.

Posted with my T-Mobile USA BlackBerry Q10 via CB10.

darkehawke

The z30 is good but not the best.

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

wincyUt

That's your opinion. Btw what is your best? :)

Superfly_FR

TM: actually T-mo seems to understand what business partnership for enterprises means. You can bash all you want. We don't care, neither does T-mo, finally. They just get it right.

RickTrout

Go troll iMore with your back button. This site is reserved for intelligent conversation about BlackBerry and related topics.

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Anthony Roberts5

I laughed so hard with your back button comment honestly that was comment of the year lol lol lol.

Posted via CB10

Prem WatsApp

Yeah, double-tap it hard till it
iBreaks.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

alternator77

Says the genius posting here ROTFL!!

Posted via CB10

tmf06

I didn't get to see the original comment, but I like the moderator's update :)

Posted via CB10

Brutal Efficiency

Yeah, we have some good mods!

Posted via my Z30.

mnhockeycoach99

Sweeet. Too bad you are back.

Posted via CB10

wincyUt

I guess you need to get a life. Lol!!

The_Dark_Knight_Forever

I don't get this. Unless something has changed, T-Mo is not offering the Z10 through their website or over the phone any longer & has not announced offering the Z30. The only other  10 phones their are still currently offering are the Refurbished Q10 phones. So does this little incentive give  users what they want?
T-Mo needs to get their sh*t straight & put the  10 phones back in the stores & on display, get them back on the website for ordering, offer the Z30 for an amazing price & give us the 10.2 update immediately.
F**k the dumb s**t!
But big thumbs up to John Chen at  for addressing T-Mobile's idiodic switch to iCrap ad!

Posted with my T-Mobile USA BlackBerry Q10 via CB10.

CrackedRosco

Real support would be carrying all BlackBerry 10 devices in store. I'm still annoyed I had to order Verizon Z30 online, although I'd prefer to avoid the stores anyway. The point is the option to purchase in-store should be available.

Posted via my BlackBerry Q10 or Z30 on VZW from Philly

Prem WatsApp

The stores with try to flog you iStuff, or bait-and-switch Android, no matter what.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

glidewells

They need to offer all in store! z10, Q10 and z30

Bfalcon1

Big deal...

Posted via CB10

emmuniz1

What about an availability for the Z30 in AT&T??!!

That's the only thing I care NOW!!!

#BB10Believe #BlackBerryNation #BB10Army #BB10Freak #KeepMoving #TeamBlackberry #BBMCrossPlatform #BBM4All #IChooseBlackBerry10

I'm MongezaurioBerry

raino

Then you commented upon the wrong article

LucasCouto007

Now give us the 10.2 update... :/

Posted via CB10

BBRRYISBAC

How about um that latest OS update, yeah umm lol! I think it launch globally back in January! Yeah Remember TMOBLE its 10.2.1

Posted via CB10

crackbrry fan

Piece meal offerings,?! why not stock and advertise the devices in store? Stop your staff from bad mouthing the devices, or in the least stop having them dissuade customers! That's what TMO should be doing!

Posted via CB10

raino

"It's hard to say if this is the offer BlackBerry CEO John Chen was referring to"

Bla1ze, do we know Chen was talking about something that's in the works in conjunction WITH T-Mobile? I read through the statement really quickly, and it didn't sound like it's something they were jointly working on (based on the general tone.)

Bla1ze

Good question, I'll dig in a bit and see what else I can find.

Jim Wolfson

How about if they expedite OS10.2.1?

Prem WatsApp

+fun

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

shyiaos

REALLY! REALLY! REALLY! T-MOBILE can take their free shipping, turn that SB sideways and stick it up their candy asssssssssssssss!!!!! BECAUSE it doesn't matter, if they are not pushing the updates in the US.

I'm a stoner, I'm a stoner, I'm a stoner, I'm a MF stoner

frussell06

It's a disingenuous offer, and furthermore they won't even address the fact that they don't even have a release date for the new BlackBerry software. #StillDisappointed

SWIPED FROM MY Z10... BBM CHANNEL C00121C64

hawklet00

i know its probably asking too much, but how about actually carrying the phones in the stores? i know, oi know, im asking a lot here....(note my sarcasm)

YTDW2000

To use a phrase hurled at BlackBerry all too often: too little, too late.

Sent from my BlackBerry Z30

Mr.Black.Berry

How about they start carrying the best BlackBerry to date in the Z30 for a dam apology? Just saying...

BlackBerry 4Life

SlcCorrado

Hahahaha, what's up t-mo?

BlackBerry Owner 1

I'm not even remotely impressed. If you talk to a representative long enough they will offer you this for any device for free

This is only a deal because that is what t-mobile is calling it, but in actuality it doesn't matter when or what device you get this offer is always available to current customers of the service.

I have NEVER paid for shipping on any of my devices purchased directly from T-Mobile.

Join my BBM Channel. PIN: C003A4A0D

alternator77

For people asking for the z30 that may be why they say starting friday free shipping.
Just a guess.

Posted via CB10

CrazyBack

T-mobile don't even need to display BlackBerry phones I understand shells cost money and if not enough people are buying then it's quite okay to leave them off for online purchases. Storage costs a lot less. I can't tolerate the fact that they don't even offer BlackBerry on their websites. T-mobile started out strong for BlackBerry. They were the first, if not the second carrier to offer Q10 in US, for only 99 dollars too. It was one of the reasons why I switched from AT&T to T-mobile. Since I'm not bound by any contract, I'm prepared to switch again to whoever offers the next BlackBerry qwerty flagship.

Atmarix

A bigger reason to support my petition below!

Posted via CB10

k-fos

Free shipping is the easiest, quickest, short sighted bs promotion anyone has ever thought of. Sure, free shipping.. That's great. Worth what, maybe $5 - $15 value to a company of this size? This is more like a slap in the face, really. How about trade in your old BB for a $0 Z30. This is what they should be offering BB customers.

Atmarix

Oops what the hell,
Here the link
http://www.change.org/petitions/john-legere-support-the-blackberry-z30

Signature got deleted

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SK122387

If they really cares about offering us choices, t-mobile would offer the Z30.

If T-Mobile BlackBerry users were outraged, chances are they're diehards who already have a BB10 device aka the Z10 which came out in March or the Q10 which came out in July.

If T-Mobile really wants to show BlackBerry customers that they're committed or whatever they're trying to say, they should offer the Z30, even if it's just online.

Posted via CB10

Atmarix

I like your approach, if you haven't done it, please sign the petition :p
(being annoying I know, trying to get the petition as far as possible)

Spread the word!!! http://www.petitions24.com/attz30 http://www.change.org/petitions/john-legere-support-the-blackberry-z30

SK122387

*cared

Posted via CB10

John Kastanes

A step in the right direction. Up next: Z30.

Z10

mvpcrossxover

Rather buy unlocked phone

Posted via CB10

jeffbb10

Not good enough if you ask me. But att is no gem either.

Posted via CB10

Hidjk

"According to the report, starting on Friday any T-Mobile customer who purchases a new BlackBerry 10 device from T-Mobile will be offered free but more importantly, expedited shipping for their purchases."

LOL

Unless they start offering the Z30 for sale on Friday and start pushing out updates for all BB10 phones it's very poor on their part and is a joke...

www.livingtruth.ca www.carm.org

Prem WatsApp

Let's give them the benefit it the doubt for now and see how things work out. Maybe there's a truckload of goodness on its way from Ontario.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

Hidjk

The benefit of the doubt is we will see what they do come Friday...

:o)

www.livingtruth.ca www.carm.org

Publisher1963

+1. 'Good' Friday may be coming a week early for all we Berry-ites know. Let's wait until then before, erm... crucifying TMO!

Posted via CB10 on my Z10.2.1

Hidjk

Yes sometimes something horrible must happen in order for a change to occur.

Let's just hope T-Mobile can also rise again and be a better place for their customers and BlackBerry...

www.livingtruth.ca www.carm.org

Prem WatsApp

That's exactly what I meant. Shouldn't take more than a few days to get stock in. They could have an avalanche of minimum a few thousand orders of pent-up demand for Z30s just from CB members alone.

They won't buy an iPhone, no matter how good the offer. So selling Berries will be the only way to capitalize on this demand. The follow-on effects of the devices in people's hands, showing them around can't be underestimated. Not exactly what Samsung and Apple want to see.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

neller2000

Given how abysmal sales have been and how tiny the T-Mobile BBRY customer base probably is compared to the other carriers, what makes you think sales will be anything but bad?

Most of the people who complained did so just for the sake of complaining. Most won't purchase a Z30, all those loud voices came from more than just current T-Mobile users obviously.

And showing them around hasn't worked for any other BB10 device pretty much across the globe.

I don't really have anything against BB10 devices, don't get me wrong. They're just not right for me and about 95% of the rest of the people in need of smartphones these days. With that in mind, I don't see Samsung, Google, Apple, Microsoft and a whole bunch of other players having anything to worry about.

It's great that you can sideload and piggyback on Android apps through 3rd party stores, some shady and through loopholes. Most people won't do that.

It's great that you have the hub with a lot of stuff centralized and being pretty much gesture based. Most people don't want that.

People want something that can do exactly what their current device can do and BB10 devices can't. That means pretty much every app that you can get on Google Play and iTunes as native in BBRY App World. That means no piggybacking on Android apps. That means a complete ecosystem and cloud system in place from day one.

And please, I've been reading a lot of the comments on the forums here lately. Stop trying to blame the carriers, the U.S., Obama, brainwashed iToy and Fandroid people or whatever it is you call them or even lack of advertising from BBRY. Fact of the matter is I would have bought one, had every app I use on my current device been available as native that is.

Like I said, nothing against BBRY. I continously switch between iPhones, Android phones and even WP8 phones. I have several of various ages all across my house hidden away in drawers, kind of a phone horder I guess. But I don't own a single BBRY phone. Does that not bother you and make you ponder why I haven't even tried one? Again, not a fanboi of any device and i love trying out new stuff. Shouldn't BBRY worry and wonder why I'm not buying one?

Hidjk

""I don't really have anything against BB10 devices, don't get me wrong. They're just not right for me and about 95% of the rest of the people in need of smartphones these days.""

Do you really need a Home button that badly?

""It's great that you have the hub with a lot of stuff centralized and being pretty much gesture based. Most people don't want that.""

Most people don't want to be productive?
Hmm maybe you are right...

""Stop trying to blame the carriers, the U.S., Obama, brainwashed iToy and Fandroid people or whatever it is you call them or even lack of advertising from BBRY.""

Carriers that do not make the updates available or have products on display are not helping the situation, No Advertising by BlackBerry = people not knowing about the product, non of these things help...

""Fact of the matter is I would have bought one, had every app I use on my current device been available as native that is.""

First people complain No app's now that they can't say this you come up with Not enough Native Apps...
I have all the native apps I need and more.
And I can try Android apps if I so choose, but as of yet I don't really need any, but choice is a good thing at times don't you think.

""Like I said, nothing against BBRY. I continously switch between iPhones, Android phones and even WP8 phones. I have several of various ages all across my house hidden away in drawers, kind of a phone horder I guess. But I don't own a single BBRY phone. Does that not bother you and make you ponder why I haven't even tried one?""

Seems to me since you are continually switching between your hord of non BlackBerry phones you are not satisfied? And are missing out on the best phone out there. If you are not interested in trying out one there is nothing we can do to make you.
Do yourself a favor and give the Z30 a honest try and learn how to use it. Then come back here and tell us what you think...

Take care.

www.livingtruth.ca www.carm.org

randall2580

Why do they even need stock at Tmob - why cannot BlackBerry "partner" with TMob and direct ship to the customer with TMob picking up the shipping tab?

Should not be hard to do if they really wanted to impress us a turn what used to be a productive partnership into a current productive partnership - this would be a start.

neller2000

Because BBRY would nee to stock specific band phones then, not just a generic GSM one that might get you 3G instead of 4G and so on. Same reason they don't stock Verizon specific phones and so on.

It will be another money drain. Perhaps not a huge one but nonetheless a money drain. Not the best time in the world for BBRY to do something like that.

Tom Ducharme

I already have the phone I want. What they need to expedite is delivery of the update.

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deadzone8

Really TMO, that's your apology? Its a really poor one, doesn't show one bit of support for the BB user base, if anything you found a way to get units out of the warehouse faster to fill it with ifails. If they want to make amends how about give us 10.2.1, seriously that testing the software excuse is BS because if you really are doing any testing you would not have released that last OS was ruined the Z10 almost. Or better yet, make WiFI calling an OS feature like every other carrier and not some poorly built app controlled feature.

canuckbear

Well said

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MisterShark

Free expedited shipping? Be still my beating heart. : /

Maybe it's because it's an enterprise account but I'm one of our company’s buyers and VzW gives us next day delivery for free all the time, no questions asked.

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masterful

Wow john is the man.

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Alex Keb

Pathetic

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Bacon Munchers

Don't know why so any folks are surprised by this, other than it being somewhat shameless, which has become common in today's world.

It's ALWAYS all about the money, and with iPhone practically selling themselves, it is a thoughtless action for shadier companies like this to execute on.
I doubt that you would ever see a large company like Bell do this.

alternator77

Actually i think thats the problem. The iphone isnt selling like they hoped and sitting on inventory of three size capacities and three colors of the 5s (thats 9 different models) and ten versions of the 5c they simply cant move enough.

People say they arent subsidizing them but thay doesn't mean they arent on the hook to sell a certain number.
With rumor of a bigger one coming they're getting desperate. Again just my theory.

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FlashFlare11

I'm glad Chen responded the way he did. It was a stern but professional response that showed that BlackBerry is still very much a player in this business. I'm not sure what T-Mobile plans to offer free expedited shipping on, considering it doesn't currently offer any BB10 devices on its site. Though, this could also mean we see the Z10 and Q10 back on the T-Mobile site.

Although I'm sure many of us would have liked to see a bit more offered, but I think this is a very reasonable response that is owed more to BlackBerry than to T-Mobile customers, just from a business perspective. BlackBerry's response, though, hopefully prevents other carriers from doing anything that targets BlackBerry customers to other devices.

Bobert_123

How does this offer benefit the customers that were actually OFFENDED BY THE EMAIL???

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owens99

How about they push the new BB10OS update tomorrow for T-Mobile Customers instead...

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ED1209

I'll never switch over to T-Mobile... I'll stick with a real phone carrier (Verizon)

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ibpluto

Their sorry, my azz

CB10'n it via da Z

SparkyBC

I'll throw in $1000 should cover the orders lol

Who cares about the ad. Carriers have always done the lure of trading in your phone for another brand.

9lives353

I'll take free shipping on the Z30 Legere, you clown.

jamesy77

TM could you do me and the other Crackberry and Blackberry loyalist a favor, and crawl back under the rock where you've been hiding? thanks!. Do you think that the USA is the only market in the world that Blackberry needs for their survival?? please!!! They has a large international market they are focusing on and the enterprise market as well, so not because, according to you that they have .5% in the US market doesn't mean that Blackberry isn't going to survive. So go and keep playing with whatever device you've been playing with (seems like an Iphone) which by the way, the sales are down on the Iphone, which they sold fewer phones over the holidays than they anticipated, and apple might be in trouble according to few business reports. Doubt me? google it and educate yourself.

Love my blackberry Z10!

La Plancha

They need to get the z30 already!

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Xopher

Woot! This means I can order my Z30 on T-Mobile!

...oh, wait...

Never mind... Nothing new to see here... :/

gniko21

Ha! I love my Z-10, but it is just a phone. Seems a bit silly to take OFFENSE at a cell phone ad. T-Mobile is making a nice gesture here. Maybe it's a bit too soon to pass judgment on their intent.

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farskija

What's T-Mobile?

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J2d2

Just get me the update quickly. Thank you. Oh, and Z30 also please. Updates same day would show something new.

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sxchan

That's it?!? After his company was trying to get BlackBerry customers to switch to an iPhone?!?! That's lame and they should offer more or BlackBerry customers should jump ship.

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OLY-JIM

Not enough, T-Mobile! Release the 10.2.1 update and offer the Z30...you're on the clock.

Sent via BlackBerry Z10

BBRYed

Lame ass "special Tmobile offer." Chen fooled Tmobile users. Free shipping? What a joke.

Poetry in Motion

Prem WatsApp

How did Chen fool T-Mo users? He's the boss of BBRY, and hasn't got an awful lot to do with T-Mo's offer.

I am pretty sure that free shipping offer was NOT what Chen was talking about.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

Byronjx

Lol. T Mobile is slick. They don't even sell new BlackBerry phones... At best you can get a refurbished Q10... that is hilarious.

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doxa sub750T

Good start. But I would like to see Z30 and 10.2.1 releases really soon.

Cheers

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xtrepador

It was free when got mine

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nutellapr

Wow lame.

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mandony

TM is a bunch of junk!

I have a sweet-heart grandfather'ed BB plan (3 BB phones). All my BB's were purchased, at full price, from TM.

TM has a lot of nerve to try to get BB faithful, like me, to change over to another phone brand that I detest.
That being said TM still is giving me the most cost effective program for my needs.

myckle

Hahahahahaha Go CEO Chen!!!

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koool1

Not enough. I'm pissed at T-MOBILE. Will never consider them ever.

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B Tompkinson

This is crazy, I went to a t-mobile store and they said, we don't sell that old cheap here, I had a new Z10 in hands and said I need a new sim card for this crappie that's faster then your icrap. Bottom line is that BlackBerry don't advertise this properly and people buy what's hot. POOR pr for a great phone. I love this thing

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wincyUt

Hey, as long as you are enjoying your phone, that's what counts. :)

pididipop

Sounds like a company I'm glad I don't deal with.

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AfroZepher

Not sure how this addresses the issue at hand... but whatever... at least folks are trying something... Meh...

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Playbookjoe

How is this a great offer?
Any other phone you can walk out of the store with, but now you get free shipping on your relegated purchase?
I'm amazed it wasn't free shipping to begin with.

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umes495

I've never paid for expedited shipping with T mobile... We want 10.2.1, not "free" shipping.

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Rory-Quintin

That's BS. That's not deal for current BlackBerry users. I'm already using a Q10. How am I going to be compensated for their insult? This has zero benefits for me. How about T-Mobile releases that update we've been hearing so much about.

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Patrick Pierobon

They lost my business if I were in the states. I'd turn my back to them and never, EVER look back! A company that conducts this type of marketing/practices is no company I would want to be a part of.

musclevnl780

They can start by releasing the the new software, 10.2

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BBRYed

Let's get back at harassing T-Mobile CEO on Twitter now!

Poetry in Motion

donmateo

ATT gave me free expedited on my warranty return just because. They should be offering something else; hope this is a coincidence.

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PegBerry

Why boarder, they don't even carry Z30. T-Mobile, thanks for the free shipping.

Prem WatsApp

Free shipping on stuff that's not available?

Either get stock in, or look like a bunch of losers or worse.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

stlscott18

Maybe they should release 10.2. That would be a nice apology

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Xenrip

T-Mobile, if you could give us 10.2.1? Yeah THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

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Paintedeyes

How about Z30 on T-mobile

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p1800nut

Weak sauce. Give us something we can all use:10.2.1

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ErinnM

How about free BlackBerry phones? :P

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donnation

Jeez, could people be any more of a crybaby. Get over it. Tmobile is a business and doesn't care if your feelings got a little hurt by an ad they ran.

idon12no

This is what I said about the "special offer" that started this whole mess in the first place. The "special offer" for BlackBerry users to jump ship was the exact same offer everyone else is getting; $25 a month for two years with no down payment.

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o4liberty

With all the free give aways at T-Mobile I don't think they can afford to stock too many devices. Blackberry should just drop them for good!

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pepidick

How about Z30 that way we can finally have OS 10.2!!!! :D 

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edu3110

Joke! I though they were going to offer the Z30.

Post via my AWESOME Q10! BBM Channel: C12140D

wincyUt

Why can't things be simple and straight forward south of the border? SMH!! Anyway, I'm glad John Chen is putting up a good fight with T-Mobile.

2ys4u

They sorry alright, we should stay on that a.....

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Spades1234

I hate almost all aspects of social media, but this is an example of some good from it.

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jasm817

It was great to see Mr. Chen stand up for Blackberry and customers. But in the end. He may have to take further action. I think punish the carriers in the US in general by selling the Blackberry phone direct and instead of all of us paying for part of the cost of the phone through our plans. Simply buy our phones direct with no contracts and we can squeeze the carriers for the cost they been charging all of us. By the way.. What does the t stand for anyway.. "Turd"?

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Q10Nutter

A joke this is.

Q10SQN100-3/10.2.1.2141, Z30, Z10, iP5, SGS3

rifka_f

All I want is OS10.2...

sunderlove

What's that got to do with the lack of software updates? Such a joke

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Mr.G_under

Let's head back to Twitter for another rant on John Legere with his empty offer.

xBURK

Did a bus load of BGR's members just show up? Seriously, what's going on here?

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TouchpadNation

I think everyone who has a twitter account and those who don't get one and twitter the shit out of that CEO of T-Mobile and say that the least you could do is offer the z30 and z10 for online ordering at the very least are we will tell family and friends to stay away from your company.

TouchpadNation

Besides I want that z50 that's coming and you us carriers had better offer it or I'm going to gsm my ass out of here lol

Erik Lehman

I doubt he meant this as an offer. This has more to do with t mobile trying to limit the damage. I'm sure john Chen has something else in mind, but this is a good start. Is it me or are you sensing a small bit of respect being gained by BlackBerry as well? :)

Z30 10.2.1.537

wincyUt

:) You are not alone. Well put.

pagozahd

T-Mobile Give the Z30 and release 10.2.1 already...... and we be cool if not. then screw you.

Sammy2010

I believe that blackberry should ask T-MOBILE to list all devices on the personal side and not just the business side.
I guess T-Mobile should make the effort to oblige the public in all there device listings if they want people to come over to T-MOBILE. I hope i am not repeating myself.

pvphooman

1. Push the OS updates when BlackBerry releases it. (10.2.1)

2. Bring the Z30 to your stores' inventory.

3. Partner with BlackBerry with advertisements and train those reps to properly show the phone to customers.

I want my Z30.

Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2141 CB10

CWhite34

"In BlackBerry CEO John Chen's response to T-Mobile's BlackBerry switcher campaign he noted that T-Mobile and BlackBerry were working on a special offer for T-Mobile customers ...."

compared to the actual statement credited to John Chen, i don't see how yours is exactly accurate. My understanding is that blackberry is the one working on the special offer and not necessarily in collaboration with Tmobile.

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harj

Pathetic! Give new customers 6 months of free line rental. T-Mobile are a joke and an embarrassment to their CEO.

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freedomx20a

NOT ENOUGH. Should be free BB phones with contract renewal. To increase BB Tmobile customers to make up for the thing they did.

shayes-7

An even better offer would be to release 10.2.1 or offer the z30 or current BlackBerrys at a discounted price

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skdiaz

I hope this isn't what they were talking about when they hinted at a special offer for BlackBerry users. I already have a Z10. Whats there to upgrade to?

SF71

This is all!! Hey T-Mobile how about a proper update!!!!

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Midgeone25

In response to phylez! If i remembered his name right us BlackBerry 10 users having experienced our phones and how good they are and I'm sure i speak not only for myself but a good number of BlackBerry 10 users WE Love our BlackBerry's we want BlackBerry to climb back to where they were a few years ago because they have started creating an amazing OS. And we will not put up with dirty tricks by greedy companies who have let themselves become enslaved by a competitor who is worrying about keeping their place in the future which frankly i dont think will go their way.

Tapping and flicking on my Zed 10

ANTIABE

So bitchies!

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LuisCast

Living in the US. Not any happy with any of the phone companies' attitude, no exception. Solution for me is to buy unlocked phones directly from Blackberry. Looking for the Z30 unlocked, STL100-5 at a convincing price is not easy to find. I don't care as much for T-Mobile than I do for any of the crappy rest. Not happy to have to hunt by myself for the right upgrade and the right way to install it. Phone companies do not pay any respect for the clients. Period. T-Mobile's reply is not any worse than the behavior of the others in general, especially AT&T.

rickster2611

NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!!!

BlackBerry...Get it done

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bd69

Exactly Luis Cast. I started to think that in the US it would be impossible....Fo over a decade I've been buying my phones there where the price is right, and have a sim only contract with a provider that has its pricing right. I'm cheaper of than buying a phone from a provider, plus free to buy what I want and to contract whom I want.

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sefrudin

Only free shipping? Not enough give more than free shipping.

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knobtviker

Not good enough.
When you look at it, it's just another way saying: "if anyone buys a BlackBerry ,we'll make sure it gets there fast. "

Good enough would be rolling goddam 10.2.1 out any day now!

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Paul Callahan

Tonight, I called in to add a little more data to my tethering/hotspot with TMOBILE. I was happy a I had a chance to speak with someone in the states being that it was so late.

But, it was funny how the cust. service rep was spitting out 'carrier jargon' aka the usual b.s. All carrier reps spit out.. I had told him I was recording the call for 'quality and assurance purposes'.. when certain inconsistencies came up I pointed them all out to him very candidly.. and I told him to give it to me simple in layman's terms 'I don't want technical, I want simple, clear cut transparency'.. and I said that is how your ceo John Legere seems to present himself so I don't expect anything less from you.. I said 'look you taking me in circles, cut the crap we've all been through and so have you.. give it to me clear cut, plain and simple'.. I guess one of his managers was listening when I said 'keep in mind I'll make this phone call public for all to hear.. consider the pressure us blackberry users alone have put on Mr. Legere via twitter and the results and how blackberry's ceo Mr. Chen didn't mind chiming in.. I'm sure my fellow blackberry comrades and TMobile customers in general wouldn't mind hearing this..'.

He told me that I would need to Stop Recording the phone call or else he would have to terminate our conversation..lol. So I said ok I'm done recording.. I said are you still recording me? He says 'well..we may be recording for quality..' etc.. whatever.. We've all been through the scripted crap with all carriers..

Anyhow, there's no real point here other than I thought I would share this.. seems 'us' recording them is grounds for terminating phone calls but of course it's 'ok' for them to do so.. lol.

Amazing.. I never would have thought there would be so much power in social media and these forums.

I'll end tonight's experience with them on the phone with that..i could expound but it's late.

Posted from my Q10 (TMobile) Running OS 10.2.1.2102 as of 2.14.2014!

djtwistt

They need to do something for the entire t mobile blackberry community... They are starting to get as bad as at&t if you ask me... Where the hell is our 10.2...

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Ramon Santini

Insult on top of injury. Did anyone notice that the refurbished Q10 had a comment where a buyer complains, on February 2014 no less, about "Not enough apps" and goes on to list apps that are, and have been, available both native and android?

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Midgeone25

Raino the the i phone 5c is the budget one the one with the choice of different colours defo not their flagshit model thats the s. We BB10 users a lot of whom have moved from i to black. (believe in BlackBerry they have a bright future QNX has so much potential. That's why they have such a hardcore user base who stick by through good times and bad)

Tapping and flicking on my Zed 10

NYewBBie

Switched from VZW to Tmobile and it's great! Price and performance are much, much better. I'm disappointed they don't openly offer BBs anymore, but after buying a Z10 (white) directly from BB, I would probably never buy one from a carrier again. I, too, plan on purging non-BBs from my fam plan and replacing with Z and Q10s. One approach to dealing with Tmobile is for people (us) to move BBs to them (again, their service and prices are very good) for force them to deal with us. Forget about actually buying a BB from Tmobile (unless their deals are better).

AntL85

This is a joke and Blackberry is a joke. I just ordered my Nokia 928 so I'm off BB in a few days just like most others, finally. :-)

RickTrout

Good for you. Enjoy

Z10 on T-Mobile, 32 GB PlayBook - Posted via CrackBerry 10

Ebuka Allison

Noooo....why a Lumia 928? Ugh. How ridiculous. Haven't you heard of the brand spanking new Lumia Icon (formerly Lumia 929) with top of the line specs? ;)

vernonion

Why not support current customers? I want 10.2!

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abwan11

Has any other brand been singled out like this? even in tech, I think back to Atari, the commodore, zenith wooden counsel TV, Sony walkman, companies making rabbit ears, mp3 players, floppy disk drives, I can't remember anything like I've seen with BlackBerry. For a brand that changed the game, at one point in time, it's shameful.

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CrevierTony

Must be easy to offer free shipping, when you have nothing to ship

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wincyUt

Lmao!!!! That's so true.

gravymonster

Ha. AT&T would have doubled down and added a 39.99 surcharge for using a BlackBerry. Or sent agents out to slash the tires of BlackBerry owners.

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mscloutier

Smoke and mirrors!

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Tim Aries

There must be reasons Tmo doesnt give you the Z30. Sorry guys, the truth hurts.

Asuhmiaseh

It goes without saying i.e. redundant that there are reasons. Your argument however leaves a void in logic as to how or why it hurts.

Don Diego endorses the Zed.

epark88

If T-Mobile somehow, some way, offers the Z30 -just one - I'd guarantee they would make a sale in western CT, USA immediately.

Come on, already...

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AggreX

How about T-mobile and ALL ---U.S.A. carriers EXPEDITE BB10 UPDATES and keep current + future BlackBerry owners HAPPY

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Ozzy2013

Just an FYI, I have been to a few T-Mobile store of late and have found the reps to be very helpful and when I ask if they still have Blackberry’s in there store the answer has been, some of them still have a few and if not they will have it shipped direct to me. They have not offered me any other phone because they didn’t have a Blackberry in stock. You just have to ask for them and so far it has been positive. I have also called customer support for a new device and asked if I can get a Blackberry and the answer has been, yes you can – which one would you like sir. Just ask and you shall receive. I will be getting my new Z-10 (or was it the Q10 – mmmh decisions) this weekend at my neighborhood T-Mobile store. I am not upset by this and I am glad some people feel stong about this as it shows we still care. But I would like to still see a Blackberry on display in the store though.

ken_mason

Lame...

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watso656

How many phones are we talking about? 5? 500?

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FishhPoohh

What about the people who already had their blackberry 10s but had to hear all the anti blackberry crap? BlackBerry is out of business in the U.S.? Buy the new iPhone 5s to replace your now non supported phone?

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shredney

I think this is great. It is a very good sign imo. Also good on Mr Chen for taking a strong position so quickly. That's how it's done. I live in Canada but taking my unlocked Z10 to SLC in a couple of weeks and am going to pickup a sim it while in town for a trade show

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Xopher

So, how many people were paying for shipping before this "special"?

christoph77

T Mobile really Does a bad job here..

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